Family violence prevention grants announced

? The Willow Domestic Violence Center will receive $51,764 under the Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Grant Program, Gov. Sam Brownback’s office announced Wednesday. The money is part of more than $1 million in federal grants for domestic violence prevention programs statewide.

“It does provide significant services,” Joan Schultz, Willow executive director, said of the grant.

The money will be used for outreach and advocacy in Franklin County, a health and wellness coordinator at the domestic violence shelter, and a portion of a community engagement position that provides information about domestic violence, Schultz said.

The Willow Domestic Violence Center serves more than 600 people annually, Schultz said.