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Economic Justice Project thrives 
thanks to our funding partners

KDVA’s Economic Justice program has grown in scope and depth of services due in part to the generosity of our funders.  We are grateful to have a diverse group of grantors who value and understand the importance of economic empowerment for domestic violence survivors and low-income families.
   Thanks to their support, KDVA has helped 111 participants purchase homes, 111 pursue a post-secondary education, 30 start small businesses and 24 purchase vehicles. A total of 168 participants are saving or have applications pending. 
   Many more participants are on the road to financial self-sufficiency.  They have taken financial  education classes, participated in credit counseling and received a free credit report. 

2nd Annual World Conference of Women's Shelters

The 2nd Annual World Conference of Women's Shelters, held in National Harbor, MD, just outside of Washington D.C., was a great experience for some KDVA staff, program leadership, and advocates.  One thousand six hundred attendees working in shelters throughout the world participated in the week’s events, including sessions on everything from digital storytelling to fundraising to strength-centered advocacy and financial empowerment for survivors.
Many exciting speakers shared their insight with conference attendees, and we are pleased to be able to share a video with you of  President Bill Clinton addressing the group over lunch on Wednesday, February 29th at the Gaylord National Hotel.  Also available through the Global Network of Women’s Shelters’ YouTube channel is a variety of short videos showcasing conference events and attendees’ experiences.  You can check them out  here.  

Women's History Month with us
We invite you join us in taking a moment to recognize that March is Women’s History month in the US and across the world.  This month we recognize the important work that women around the world have done, and are doing, to improve their communities.  Check out President Obama’s proclamation honoring Women’s History Month in the US  here.
To celebrate this special month, we invite you to join us in participating in the Women and Girls Lead Online Film Festival, showcasing a variety of exciting films that explore issues related to our work here at KDVA.  This festival, sponsored by the Independent Television Service (funding, presenting and promoting award-winning documentaries and dramas on public television and cable, as well as innovative new media projects on the web), showcases (for free!) a wide variety of exciting documentaries exploring the realities of women’s lives throughout the world.  Its an amazing opportunity to reach out, and link in with people like you, who care about women, on an international scale.
Closer to home, we invite you to stop by the State Capitol building here in Frankfort the next time you are nearby to view the “Kentucky Women Remembered” Exhibit sponsored by the Kentucky Commission on Women- displaying striking portraits of Kentucky women who have shaped our Commonwealth.  More information about this exhibit is available at The Kentucky Commission on Women’s  website.
While we honor Women’s History this month, here at KDVA we work every day to honor those who experience intimate partner violence through our programming and advocacy.  We invite you to contact us if you are interested in donating your time or resources to this work, and thank you for all that you do for Kentucky.


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