By Sarah Aslam
Wrangell Sentinel 

Wrangell receives $1 million toward domestic violence prevention


Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News

Women In Safe Homes executive director Agnes Moran stands outside the administrative office at the WISH facility in Ketchikan on May 11. WISH also assists domestic violence survivors from Wrangell.

A Ketchikan nonprofit has helped the Wrangell tribal council secure a $1 million federal grant toward domestic violence and sexual abuse prevention, and advocacy for survivors.

Agnes Moran, executive director at Women in Safe Homes in Ketchikan, helped Wrangell Cooperative Association apply for the grant from Indian Health Services. The entirety of the $1 million is for Wrangell, tribal and non-tribal, at $200,000 a year over the next five years, she said May 10.

The goal is to create two job positions at WCA to address domestic violence - one prevention, and one advocacy - Valerie Massie...

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