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Family Crisis Center has ribbon cutting
Student designs new logo
family crisis ribbon cutting
Family Crisis Center celebrated its new logo recently with a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting in front of the sign.
Family Crisis Center logo

A new logo at the Family Crisis Center, designed by Hoisington High School student Coryn Reif, was celebrated with a ribbon cutting in front of the sign outside the headquarters at 1924 Broadway Ave.

On July 30, the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Family Crisis Center, which has been in the process of rebranding with the emphasis of a more family-focused positive image in the community. Those involved in the rebranding began by seeking a new logo and offering a contest that invited high school art classes within the counties the center represents. Four communities, Claflin, Hoisington, Pratt and Skyline, accepted the challenge to compete.

The Family Crisis Center Leadership team picked two entries from each school to be in the finals, sharing the artwork submissions to Facebook and in the halls of Family Crisis Center for voting. Though tough to decide on a winner, Reif, a sophomore from Hoisington High School, ultimately won the competition. The judges said her submission clearly encompassed family and the heart of what the Family Crisis Center represents. Reif also utilized the colors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Ribbons, which made it a perfect new logo choice. The Family Crisis Center is moving forward as a collaborative community driven, family friendly agency.

The Family Crisis Center has three programs at this time: the Domestic and Sexual Violence Program, which is under the leadership of Becky Davis; the Child Advocacy Program, which is under the leadership of Kasey Dalke; and the Shelter, which is managed by Gail Wagner.

Family Crisis Center has 24 employees and has been in business for 39 years. This organization has served hundreds of men, women, and children annually. The coverage area extends to 12 counties through north and southcentral Kansas.

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.