Cocoon receives $54,924 in state funding

A Bowling Green domestic violence shelter is among 67 service providers in the state to be awarded $3.6 million to support victims of crime.

The Cocoon will receive $54,924. The Cocoon is available to help anyone experiencing abuse 24/7 every day of the year. A trained advocate can be reached by calling 419-373-1730 and selection option 2. All services are provided at no cost.

Projects in 51 Ohio counties will be funded by grants through the 2022 Family Violence Prevention and Services Act program.

“The work of these agencies to support survivors of domestic violence and their families is critical,” said Gov. Mike DeWine. “Each organization receiving funding serves as a safe haven for Ohioans in need.”

The Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, is administering the funding. For more information, visit www.ocjs.ohio.gov.