There are fifteen domestic violence programs in Kentucky. The programs were opened to provide a safe haven for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children, but as understanding of the complex issues facing victims of domestic violence grows, domestic violence programs are becoming increasingly committed to providing strong client support services.
In addition to providing a safe, secure environment for victims/survivors and their dependent children, programs now also offer a variety of support services to shelter residents as well as non-residents.
- Legal/Court advocacy
- Case management
- Safety planning
- Support groups
- Individual counseling
- Housing assistance
- Job search assistance
- Children's groups
Programs are also working with clients on resume writing, improving basic job skills, parenting, budgeting, and drug and alcohol issues.
The programs are also committed to preventing future domestic violence through public awareness and community education efforts. Domestic violence programs are working with schools, local professionals, and community groups to increase understanding of domestic violence issues.