Senator Joseph Griffo has secured funding for domestic violence awareness programs and training for two local organizations.

The YWCA Mohawk Valley will get $20,000 to support the Safe Horizons transitional housing program.

Safe Horizons consists of seven transitional housing units in the Utica area.   It serves homeless victims of domestic and sexual violence and their children with 24-month transitional living and wrap-around case management.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office will receive $10,000 to go toward training related to domestic violence awareness.

“Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, it is a time for us to raise awareness about the negative impact this type of violence can have on loved ones and families,” Griffo said. “No one should be abused by their supposed loved one and we must make sure that we are doing all we can to make sure no one is affected by domestic violence. I am hopeful that this funding will help to cut down on the number of domestic violence cases and will help provide valuable resources to those looking to end this problem or to escape a bad situation.”.