Two area nonprofit organizations are among those receiving grants from the state of Kansas for domestic and sexual violence and children’s advocacy, the governor’s office announced Wednesday.
More than $6.4 million was awarded to more than 40 organizations across the state, according to a press release from Gov. Laura Kelly’s office.
Hays-based Options Domestic and Sexual Violence Services received $220,144. The organization serves 18 counties in northwest Kansas.
These funds can be used to leverage federal funds to help expand services and improve response throughout the state, according to the press release.
The Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center received $49,095. WKCAC is based in Scott City and has offices in Hays and Colby, and serves 33 counties in western Kansas. The funds are used to hire and train staff to provide children who are 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, according to the press release.