Standing in front of a billboard for the Domestic Violence and Rape Hotline Monday, Social Services Department officials hailed a $43,500 grant to help address those problems.
Susan F. McNamara, Chautauqua County social services deputy commissioner, said the state grant will be channeled through the Salvation Army, Family Services of Jamestown and the YWCA to fight abuse.
"Extensive collaboration and input from a community guidance team resulted in a model which simplifies the delivery of services to victims and has resulted in more victims being served," she said.
The Salvation Army operates the Agnes Home, a shelter for women and children who flee domestic abuse. Family Services and the YWCA both offer counseling, referral and other services.