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Family Crisis Center celebrates Larned shelter opening
FCC ribbon cutting
Surrounded by staff, Family Crisis Center Executive Director Kylee Graves cuts the ribbon on the organization 's Larned location last Thursday at Larned Area Chamber of Commerce Jordaan Room. The shelter was up and running Monday.

LARNED —  The Great Bend-based Family Crisis Center has opened a shelter in Larned, the agency’s Executive Director Kylee Graves said. The announcement came as the center hosted the Larned Area Chamber of Commerce coffee last Thursday morning at the LACC’s downtown office.

After introducing key personnel from the Great Bend office at 1924 Broadway Ave., Graves said they were present to conduct a ribbon-cutting for the organization’s Larned shelter location. After several months of preparation, the Larned shelter would be up and running beginning Monday, Jan. 30, she said.

The shelters are in place to provide healing, confidential living space  for abuse victims. Their locations are not made public for the safety of their clients, Graves said.

The FCC serves 12 counties, including: Barton, Ellsworth, Ness, Pawnee, Rice, Rush and Stafford. There is also an office in Pratt.

Graves became the organization’s executive director last February. The FCC’s office houses both the Domestic & Sexual Violence Center and the Child Advocacy Center.

For more information on the Family Crisis Center, find it on Facebook, call 620-793-9941, or email The crisis line is available 24/7; call 620-792-1885 or the toll-free number, 866-792-1885.