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Family Crisis Center receives donation
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The Family Crisis Center Inc. is one of 10 organizations that will benefit from a recent fundriaser by Kansas Department of Corrections employees.

KDOC employees banded together during Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 10-16, to raise nearly $4,100 to support organizations that serve crime victims throughout the state. This year’s total is more than twice the amount that was raised last year.

The Family Crisis Center provides advocacy and services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, while encouraging social change through education. Based in Great Bend, the Center serves 10 counties: Barber, Barton, Comanche, Edwards, Kiowa, Ness, Pawnee, Pratt, Rush and Stafford. The telephone number for its 24-hour crisis hotline is 792-1885, or for toll-free calls outside of Great Bend, 866-792-1885.

Other organizations receiving funds include: Cowley County Safe Homes Inc.; Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Association of Central Kansas; Family Life Center (Safehouse) in Butler County; Leavenworth Child Advocacy Center; LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center; Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD-Kansas); Parents of Murdered Children (POMC); Sunlight Children’s Advocacy and Rights Foundation (SCARF), in Butler County; and the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center (WASAC).

Employees at the El Dorado, Ellsworth, Lansing, Topeka, and Winfield Correctional Facilities, the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility, the Wichita Work Release Facility, the Northern and Southern Parole Regions and the KDOC Central Office participated this year.

The Kansas Department of Corrections Office of Victim Services staff offers assistance to victims of offenders in a Kansas correctional facility or on parole/post-release supervision. Questions or concerns may be directed to the Office of Victim Services; its toll-free telephone number is 866-404-6732. Information is also available on the Internet at