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Commissioners fund grant to Domestic Violence Ended

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Norfolk County Commissioners fund grant to Domestic Violence Ended (DOVE) of Quincy


DEDHAM – The Norfolk County Commissioners recently presented a grant to DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended) based in Quincy, MA.  DOVE was established in 1978, and serves and protects women and children who have been abused physically, mentally, emotionally, sexually, and financially. 

(l to r) Commissioner Peter Collins; Commissioner

John Gillis; Sue Chandler, Executive Director, D.O.V.E;

Chairman Francis O’Brien

DOVE is the only domestic violence organization and emergency shelter based in Norfolk County and delivers services to over 4,000 women and children annually.  The program provides outreach and education to families and communities on the issue of domestic violence. 


Commissioners Francis O’Brien of Dedham (Chairman), John Gillis of Quincy, and Peter Collins of Milton are committed to assisting programs such as DOVE.  “The Commissioners are proud to be associated with DOVE which offers important services to Norfolk County residents,” said Chairman O’Brien.


Sue Chandler, Executive Director of DOVE, thanked the Commissioners for their support.  “On behalf of the women and children who receive our services, DOVE greatly appreciates the County Commissioners’ generous donation.  We thank you for your continued support,” said Chandler.  The grant from Norfolk County will assist in funding several programs, including an 18-bed Emergency Shelter for victims and their families, Community-based Individual Advocacy Services, and Community Outreach and Education.


For more information about DOVE’s services please call their Outreach and Family Services Center at 617-770-4065 or visit DOVE’s website at .


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