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A local non-for-profit agency was awarded a $1,000 grant at the “Take Back the Night” event in Grundy County on Wednesday.

The event was held on the Grundy County courthouse lawn to raise awareness about domestic battery. The $1,000 grant was awarded to Breaking Away by Devan Galiardo with the Community Foundation of Grundy County.

The primary purpose of Breaking Away is to provide emergency services to families that are affected by domestic violence. The main service they provide is temporary housing for domestic violence victims. Breaking Away offers services to approximately 10 to 12 families per year.

The targeted population is men, women, and children involved in domestic violence on an emergency basis. For more information about Breaking Away, call 941-3276.