Portales, NM –Roosevelt County was awarded $500,000 to construct
a new building for Arise Sexual Assault Services through the Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG). Roosevelt County was one of 12 applicants
to be fully funded for the CDBG. A little over $10.5 million has been
awarded to 23 applicants throughout the state.
Arise provides free, confidential services to victims of sexual violence
throughout Eastern New Mexico. This program was founded in 2003 at Roosevelt
General Hospital. The Roosevelt County Special Hospital District Board
of Trustees voted to donate a parcel of land to the county for the site
of this new facility.
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