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Governor Kelly Announces Federal Funding to Communities, LARC Gets $46,000 Grant

KSCB News - September 19, 2019 2:33 pm

Governor Laura Kelly announced more than $1.2 million from the Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) grant program awarded to communities across Kansas.

“It takes great courage to leave an abuser. Oftentimes, victims need to leave a dangerous situation quickly,” Kelly said. “We must do all we can to encourage women and men to leave abusive relationships. Housing and other resources must be available to keep our survivors and children safe. This grant will help provide these critical resources where they are needed most.”

The FVPSA grant program assists states in their efforts to support the establishment, maintenance and expansion of programs and projects to:

1) prevent incidents of family violence, domestic violence and dating violence;

2) provide immediate shelter, support services and access to community-based programs for victims of family violence, domestic violence or dating violence and their dependents; and

3) provide specialized services for children exposed to family violence, domestic violence or dating violence including victims who are members of underserved populations.

These programs provide outreach, shelter, support groups, crisis intervention and advocacy in obtaining protection from abuse orders, court accompaniment, transportation and prevention education in schools and communities.

2020 FVPSA Grant Awards

County

Organization Name

Grant Award

Allen

Hope Unlimited

$43,657

Barton

Family Crisis Center

$54,105

Butler

Family Life Center

$49,580

Crawford

Safehouse Crisis Center

$64,100

Douglas

The Willow Domestic Violence Center

$67,735

Ellis

Options: Domestic & Sexual Violence Services

$71,526

Finney

Family Crisis Services

$50,070

Ford

Crisis Center of Dodge City

$47,838

Harvey

Harvey Co. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force

$49,558

Johnson

SAFEHOME

$137,328

Leavenworth

Alliance Against Family Violence

$50,103

Lyon

SOS

$52,816

Reno

BrightHouse

$52,527

Riley

Crisis Center

$71,590

Saline

Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas

$61,875

Sedgwick

Catholic Charities, Harbor House

$78,668

Sedgwick

Wichita Family Crisis Center

$90,505

Seward

Liberal Area Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Services

$46,187

Shawnee

YWCA Center for Safety & Empowerment

$70,149

Wyandotte

Friends of Yates

$62,373

TOTAL

$1,272,290

 

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