by David Shivers
Liberty House of Albany was the recipient on September 23 of a $500 gift from the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County. Pictured, Liberty House executive director Silke Deeley accepted the check from Kiwanis DoCo president Gail Carter.
Liberty House, established in 1981, is a non-profit agency in Dougherty County that provides comprehensive services for domestic violence victims, their children, families, and friends. Liberty House also provides referral information to perpetrators of domestic violence. It is the philosophy of Liberty House that domestic violence is not a private problem, but one that must be recognized and responded to by the entire community.Liberty House is committed to working collaboratively with the community to raise awareness, strengthen policies and improve coordination to support survivors and end violence. Liberty House is funded by federal and state grants, United Way, foundations, churches, and private contributors.