Reed and White Announce $1.75 Million for Alice Paul House Building Project in White Township
8/7/2018
HARRISBURG – The Indiana County Commissioners have been awarded $1.75 million through Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) that will go toward the Alice Paul House building project in White Township, according to Rep. Dave Reed (R-Indiana) and Sen. Don White (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana/Westmoreland), who, working together, played a key role in securing the state funding.

“Serving both domestic violence victims and sexual assault victims, the Alice Paul House is the only community program in Indiana County that provides vital services for those in dire need, and often have nowhere else to turn,” Reed said. “We are glad Gov. Tom Wolf appreciates the need for state funds to help provide the safe and welcoming environment these people deserve. The Alice Paul House is a lifeline to some, it is what sometimes stands between victims and further harm. I was pleased to be able to work closely with Sen. White to facilitate this funding.”

The lawmakers noted that the current facility is in poor condition, overcrowded and lacks adequate security measures.

“The Alice Paul House provides a critical service for Indiana County as they deal with some of the most challenging social issues of our time,” said White. “A safe, comfortable and secure environment is absolutely necessary to give those recovering from domestic violence an opportunity to regain their footing and move forward. I enjoy working with Rep. Reed to promote and support many initiatives in Indiana County, and take special pleasure in helping to bring this long overdue project to reality.”

“The Alice Paul House board of directors; I, as executive director; the staff; and most of all, our victims/survivors, would like to thank Gov. Tom Wolf; Rep. Dave Reed; Sen. Don White; Indiana County Commissioners Baker, Ruddock and Hess; the Indiana County Office of Planning and Development; and all those who have supported us on this journey,” stated Alice Paul House Executive Director Audia Boyles. “Our new facility will enable Alice Paul House to continue to provide life-changing services to those who are dealing with trauma due to their victimization. We will also be able to expand services, including prevention and awareness programs, to meet the needs of our community. Our new building will allow us to honor our 37-year history; and to build on this history, with commitment and integrity, for the next 40 years.”

“This is certainly great news for Indiana County,” said Indiana County Commissioners Chairman Mike Baker. “This funding is critical to the protection of victims of domestic abuse and violence in Indiana County. The Alice Paul House is in serious need of a new facility to continue to provide these services. The commissioners appreciate the efforts of our legislative team in Harrisburg to move the project forward.”

RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic and historical improvement projects with a focus on job creation.

Representative Dave Reed
62nd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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