Gov. Laura Kelly announced Wednesday more than $6.4 million in grants were being distributed to domestic violence and sexual assault programs statewide as well as children’s advocacy centers.

The grants are part of the 2020 state general fund grant programs. Locally, the Crisis Center in Riley County is slated to receive more than $391,000. Sunflower CASA also will receive more than $35,000 in 2020.

“These services are oftentimes life-saving,” Kelly said in a statement Wednesday. “From issues of domestic violence to children’s advocacy, it’s important that we provide the resources these important organizations and their staff members need to keep Kansans and our communities safe.”

The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault funds support the enhancement and expansion of sexual and domestic violence programs. The funds are used for support services, outreach and training for community-based programs.

The Children’s Advocacy Centers grant program provides funding to hire and train staff to provide sexual and physical abuse victims with child-sensitive forensic interviews; advocacy services for victims and non-offending caregivers; and coordinate multi-disciplinary case review teams and efforts across systems to enhance services.

020 SGF for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Grant Awards

County Organization Name Grant Award
Allen Hope Unlimited $152,625
Barton Family Crisis Center, Inc. $257,210
Butler Family Life Center $95,625
Crawford Safehouse Crisis Center $253,004
Douglas The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center $127,875
Douglas The Willow Domestic Violence Center $233,342
Ellis Options:  Domestic & Sexual Violence Services $220,144
Finney Family Crisis Services $127,126
Ford Crisis Center of Dodge City $75,157
Harvey Harvey Co. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force $251,271
Johnson SAFEHOME $276,097
Leavenworth Alliance Against Family Violence $88,971
Lyon SOS $244,783
Reno BrightHouse $146,276
Riley Crisis Center $391,604
Saline Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas $381,950
Sedgwick Catholic Charities, Harbor House $192,661
Sedgwick StepStone $72,991
Sedgwick Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center $299,762
Sedgwick Wichita Family Crisis Center $214,856
Seward Liberal Area Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Services $191,732
Shawnee Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence $412,531
Shawnee YWCA Center for Safety & Empowerment $251,747
Wyandotte Friends of Yates $376,263
Wyandotte Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault $180,610
  TOTAL $5,516,213


2020 Children’s Advocacy Centers Grant Awards

County Organization Name Grant Award
Allen Hope Unlimited $50,500
Barton Family Crisis Center $62,938
Butler Sunlight Child Advocacy Center $49,083
Cloud North Central Kansas CASA $14,346
Crawford Children’s Advocacy Center $43,861
Ford Meadowlark House Child Advocacy Center $33,796
Harvey Heart to Heart $48,237
Johnson Sunflower House $116,238
Leavenworth First Judicial District CASA Association $42,976
Lyon SOS $50,290
Reno Horizons Mental Health Center $67,304
Riley Sunflower CASA Project $35,613
Saline Child Advocacy and Parenting Services $38,990
Scott Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center $49,095
Sedgwick Children’s Advocacy Centers of Kansas $60,253
Sedgwick Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County $116,023
Shawnee LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center $61,195
  TOTAL $940,738

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