By Errol Castens/NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – Oxford-based Domestic Violence Project Inc. has agreed to cease operations after failing to pay long-overdue payroll taxes and continuing to solicit funds after having been previously ordered to cease.
The nonprofit was created to provide a safe haven for victims of abuse within the home in a 10-county service area.
According to the consent order signed July 7 by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, the group did not renew its registration in 2009, which made it ineligible to solicit funds.
While it did recover unspecified funds from two of its employees, Domestic Violence Project did not enter a payment agreement with the IRS or provide quarterly reports to the Secretary of State’s Office as it has agreed to, the order stated.
The group agreed to dissolve and to distribute its assets.
Another organization, Healing and Hope Center for the Abused, has already begun forming in Oxford.