Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced more than $1 million in grants for the 2017 Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) grant program. The FVPSA grants provide funds to domestic violence programs that ensure services are available 24-hours a day and are free to domestic violence victims and their children.
Many programs provide outreach, shelter, support groups, crisis intervention, advocacy in obtaining protection from abuse orders, court accompaniment, transportation, and prevention education in schools and communities.
2017 FVPSA Grant Awards: Allen County, Hope Unlimited, $40,637; Barton County, Family Crisis Center, $51,121; Butler County, Family Life Center, $44,049; Crawford County, Safehouse Crisis Center, $69,428; Douglas County, The Willow Domestic Violence Center, $63,377; Ellis County, Options: Domestic & Sexual Violence Services, $67,783; Finney County, Family Crisis Services, $46,918; Ford County, Crisis Center of Dodge City, $44,802; Harvey County, Harvey Co. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force, $46,517; Johnson County, SAFEHOME, $128,952; Leavenworth County, Alliance Against Family Violence, $46,492; Lyon County, SOS, $49,617; Reno County, Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center, $49,579; Riley County, Crisis Center, $70,299; Saline County, Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas, $58,804; Sedgwick County, Catholic Charities, Harbor House, $74,465; Sedgwick County, YWCA of Wichita, $74,465; Seward County, Liberal Area Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Services, $41,917; Shawnee County, YWCA Center for Safety & Empowerment, $66,546; Wyandotte County, Friends of Yates, $58,410; Total: $1,194,178.