SAIL, or Special Assessment Intervention and Liaison,  is a program provided in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Human Resources and the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

The goal of the SAIL Project is to provide safety and self-sufficiency for the victim of domestic violence and their children.

This project was started when statistics showed a high correlation between domestic violence and receipt of welfare.

Among welfare recipients, DV victims are more likely than non-victims to be long term (5 years or more) welfare recipients. Welfare recipients are also 3 to 3 1/2 times more likely to suffer from DV than non-recipients

Domestic violence creates barriers that interfere with a woman’s ability to comply with TANF and child support requirements.

The SAIL Project provides for a domestic violence advocate at each office of DHR, either on site or by phone. The SAIL Specialist work with the staff of DHR to provide services that will help to secure the safety of their clients who live in famly violence.

Eligibility Requirements

Must be willing to be referred to the SAIL project

Must be current or past victim of domestic violence

Available income must be equal to or less than 200% of federal poverty level.

Must be member of a family that includes minor child under 18 or 18 and in school.

Must be willing to sign a release of information that allows for the sharing of information that affects her/his eligibility for cash assistance and/or other DHR services.