Governor Kelly Announces Over $1.6M to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence and Increase Safe
Child Visitation Services

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced more than $1.6 million has been awarded to Kansas to prevent family, domestic, and dating violence; to support victims of such violence; and to increase noncustodial parents’ time with their children safely. Funds are granted by the Federal Health and Human Services for the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) and the Federal State Access and Visitation Program (SAVP). 

“It is imperative we do everything we can to ensure access and support for survivors of domestic violence,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “The programs being funded are critical to the safety and well-being of the survivors and families impacted by those situations.” 

The FVPSA grants provide funds to domestic violence programs that ensure free services are available 24 hours a day for domestic violence victims and their children. Programs provide shelter, support groups, crisis intervention, advocacy in obtaining protection orders, transportation, and prevention education in schools and communities. 

The SAVP grants provide funds to increase noncustodial parents’ access to and time with their children and provide services that benefit both parents with safeguards to minimize the risk of family violence for program participants. SAVP-funded agencies provide on-site supervision, exchange monitoring, therapeutic supervision, recording observations of visits, referrals to other services, and educational parenting classes.

2024 Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Grant Awards
County Organization Name Grant Award
Allen Hope Unlimited $52,275
Barton Family Crisis Center $64,253
Butler Family Life Center $62,315
Crawford Safehouse Crisis Center $76,154
Douglas The Willow Domestic Violence Center $80,555
Ellis Options:  Domestic & Sexual Violence Services $85,293
Finney Family Crisis Services $60,160
Ford Crisis Center of Dodge City $57,196
Harvey Harvey Co. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force $59,585
Johnson SAFEHOME $168,822
Leavenworth Alliance Against Family Violence $59,783
Lyon SOS $60,295
Reno BrightHouse $62,699
Riley Crisis Center $84,176
Saline Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas $73,874
Sedgwick Catholic Charities, Harbor House $95,020
Sedgwick Wichita Family Crisis Center $108,904
Seward Liberal Area Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Services $55,087
Shawnee YWCA Center for Safety & Empowerment $86,305
Wyandotte Friends of Yates $74,813
  TOTAL $1,527,564


2024 Federal State Access and Visitation Program
County Organization Name Grant Award
Allen Hope Unlimited $8,973
Cloud 12th Judicial District Supervised Visitation Service $6,731
Crawford Safehouse Crisis Center $11,825
Leavenworth First Judicial District CASA Association $12,962
Lyon SOS $11,228
Reno BrightHouse $18,083
Riley Sunflower Children’s Collective $8,760
Sedgwick TFI Family Services-Wichita $8,739
Shawnee TFI Family Services-Topeka $7,699
  TOTAL $95,000