In The News

Verizon makes $20,000 grant to KCADV's Economic Empowerment Program

October 17, 2016

Verizon supports statewide economic empowerment and financial education services for domestic violence survivors.

Kentucky grocery shoppers helping domestic violence victims

October 12, 2016

Governor Matt Bevin and First Lady Glenna Bevin announced the results of the 8th annual "Shop and Share" event.

KCADV Replenishing Emergency Fund for Domestic Violence Survivors

October 10, 2016

KCADV has set a $15,000 goal to replenish its Purple Purse Emergency Fund to assist survivors with emergency expenses. Visit to see all the contributions and the progress we made toward our goal.

Purple Purse Campaign Helps Abuse Survivors Reach Economic Self-Sufficiency

September 30, 2016

Mary O'Doherty, KCADV Deputy Director, speaks with Kentucky Educational Television host Renee Shaw about the importance of the Purple Purse campaign and Economic Empowerment Program services. Interview begins at 13:49.

How Funding for Domestic Violence Shelters Builds Thriving Communities

September 29, 2016

KCADV Deputy Director Mary O'Doherty gives an overview of KCADV member program services and statistics and explains KCADV's funding structure.

Volunteers and donations sought for one-day Shop and Share drive

September 26, 2016

Saturday, October 1 marks a one-day fundraiser to benefit survivors at all of KCADV's domestic violence programs. 132 grocery stores, including Kroger and Food City, participate throughout Kentucky.

KCADV partners with Allstate agents for school supply drive

July 26, 2016

More than one dozen Allstate agents in The Center for Women and Families service area partnered with KCADV to collect school supplies for children of domestic violence survivors at The Center. The drive aims to helps kids show up for school prepared and to reduce financial burden on single moms in Jefferson, Bullitt, Shelby, and Oldham counties.

Kentucky Bar Foundation awards KCADV $34,000 for Interpersonal Protective Order trainings

June 15, 2016

A $34,000 Kentucky Bar Foundation grant will support KCADV in training K-12 and post-secondary shool administrators to assist students in obtaining Interpersonal Protective Orders (IPOs) and ensure safe learning environments.  The 2015 Kentucky General Assembly created IPOs to extend civil protections to individuals in dating relationships, and the law went into effect January 2016.

KCADV receives $45,000 JP Morgan Chase grant to support Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) partnership

April 19, 2016

The JP Morgan Chase Foundation has awarded $45,000 to a KCADV/KCTCS initiative that provides financial empowerment and domestic violence services to students at KCTCS's 16 colleges.  This grant will specifically support KCADV's work with Ready-to-Work students at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

Allstate agents volunteer at regional shelters

April 10, 2016

Allstate agents recently hosted financial empowerment group and one-on-one counseling sessions at local shelters. The agents reflect upon their experiences and the importance of financial empowerment.

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