Governor Kelly announces $7,801,967 in Grants for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs and Children’s Advocacy Centers in Kansas

Joe Denoyer - August 31, 2020 11:10 am

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced the 2021 State General Fund (SGF) Grant Programs funding awards for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs and Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC), and the 2021 awards for the Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) grant program.

“COVID-19 has kept us in our homes more than usual, and for some households, this has worsened the forces of domestic violence and sexual assault,” Governor Laura Kelly said. We have a responsibility to do all we can to protect vulnerable Kansans, and I am hopeful this grant money will provide support to those who need assistance and assurances of safety the most.”

The SGF Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault funds support the enhancement and expansion of sexual and domestic violence programs. The funds are used for support services, outreach, and training for community-based programs located in large and small communities across Kansas. These programs provide services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including emergency safe shelter, crisis helpline calls, crisis intervention, on-going counseling and support, and advocacy to help victims and survivors increase safety for themselves and their families.

The SGF CAC awards are made to initiate, enhance, or expand children’s advocacy centers. The funding supports child-focused, community-oriented programs that coordinate investigation and intervention services for abused children by bringing together professionals and agencies in a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary model.

The Federal FVPSA grant program funds community-based nonprofit domestic violence organizations. These organizations provide outreach, shelter, support groups, crisis intervention, advocacy in obtaining protection from abuse orders, court accompaniment, transportation, and prevention education in schools and communities.

The SGF grant funds also are used to leverage federal funds, including FVPSA funds, to help expand services and improve responses across the state. Without these funds, millions of federal dollars would not be available to help these vulnerable families or to increase safety in Kansas communities.

2021 SGF for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Grant Awards

County

Organization Name

Grant Award

Allen

Hope Unlimited

$149,609

Barton

Family Crisis Center, Inc.

$257,210

Butler

Family Life Center

$95,625

Crawford

Safehouse Crisis Center

$252,753

Douglas

The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center

$127,875

Douglas

The Willow Domestic Violence Center

$229,142

Ellis

Options: Domestic & Sexual Violence Services

$218,165

Finney

Family Crisis Services

$120,913

Ford

Crisis Center of Dodge City

$74,979

Harvey

Harvey Co. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force

$251,271

Johnson

SAFEHOME

$272,802

Leavenworth

Alliance Against Family Violence

$79,572

Lyon

SOS

$240,377

Reno

BrightHouse

$146,276

Riley

Crisis Center

$391,030

Saline

Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas

$381,950

Sedgwick

Catholic Charities, Harbor House

$192,661

Sedgwick

StepStone

$72,991

Sedgwick

Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center

$299,762

Sedgwick

Wichita Family Crisis Center

$214,856

Seward

Liberal Area Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Services

$191,730

Shawnee

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

$446,017

Shawnee

YWCA Center for Safety & Empowerment

$251,747

Wyandotte

Friends of Yates

$369,490

Wyandotte

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault

$176,071

TOTAL

$5,504,874

2021 Children’s Advocacy Centers Grant Awards

County

Organization Name

Grant Award

Allen

Hope Unlimited

$51,327

Barton

Family Crisis Center

$63,627

Butler

Sunlight Child Advocacy Center

$49,719

Cloud

North Central Kansas CASA

$14,346

Crawford

Children’s Advocacy Center

$47,953

Ford

Meadowlark House Child Advocacy Center

$33,796

Harvey

Heart to Heart

$48,909

Johnson

Sunflower House

$116,238

Leavenworth

First Judicial District CASA Association

$46,680

Lyon

SOS

$47,220

Reno

Horizons Mental Health Center

$67,304

Riley

Sunflower CASA Project

$35,791

Saline

Child Advocacy and Parenting Services

$39,941

Scott

Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center

$49,085

Sedgwick

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Kansas

$60,253

Sedgwick

Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County

$115,586

Shawnee

LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center

$62,010

TOTAL

$949,785

2021 Federal Family Violence Prevention & Services Act Grant Awards

County

Organization Name

Grant Award

Allen

Hope Unlimited

$46,240

Barton

Family Crisis Center

$57,155

Butler

Family Life Center

$52,569

Crawford

Safehouse Crisis Center

$67,721

Douglas

The Willow Domestic Violence Center

$71,976

Ellis

Options: Domestic & Sexual Violence Services

$75,799

Finney

Family Crisis Services

$52,986

Ford

Crisis Center of Dodge City

$50,608

Harvey

Harvey Co. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force

$52,556

Johnson

SAFEHOME

$147,006

Leavenworth

Alliance Against Family Violence

$52,655

Lyon

SOS

$55,977

Reno

BrightHouse

$55,583

Riley

Crisis Center

$74,449

Saline

Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas

$65,465

Sedgwick

Catholic Charities, Harbor House

$83,383

Sedgwick

Wichita Family Crisis Center

$95,880

Seward

Liberal Area Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Services

$48,816

Shawnee

YWCA Center for Safety & Empowerment

$74,272

Wyandotte

Friends of Yates

$66,212

TOTAL

$1,347,308

 

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