CASA receives funding for therapists.

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A Washington County organization now has the money to further help those who suffer from abuse in the area.

Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused, also known as CASA of Washington County, recently received more than $5,000 in federal funding.

Officials said this money will go towards therapists that provide individual and group counseling to more than 500 victims. CASA serves more than 3,000 residents a year.

This funding comes from the office on violence against women and is authorized by the violence against women act.

“This is critical to the healing process of the victims. They transition from victims when they come in to survivors when they leave and this is  all through the counseling process,” said Vicki Sadehvandi, executive director, CASA of Washington County.

The Hagerstown police department as well as agencies in Frederick, Montgomery, Allegany and Garrett counties also received funding. 

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