Q and A: How Funding for Domestic Violence Shelters Builds Thriving Communities

September 29, 2016

Q and A: How Funding for Domestic Violence Shelters Builds Thriving Communities

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, on average, 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. In follow-up to our video earlier this week about GreenHouse17, we asked Mary O’Doherty, Deputy Director of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence to help us understand how public investments are currently helping to give survivors a second chance. Q: What services do survivors of domestic violence need? Too often domestic violence and sexual assault […]
September 25, 2016

Shelters Help Build Better Lives and Communities

GreenHouse17 is one of 15 regional domestic violence centers across the state that shelter domestic violence survivors and their children at the most vulnerable point in their lives. The 15 programs are members of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV). Last year, KCADV programs housed over 3,600 men, women and children, but had to turn away over 1100 because of lack of space.  An additional 17,800 survivors who didn’t move into the shelters received services, including navigating the court […]
September 22, 2016

Support Program Helps Couple Build Thriving Community

Tina and Mark Jackson are not your typical couple. Born with cerebral palsy in Ashland, Ky., Tina has always had to be creative to pursue her passions. At 24, Tina had a stroke that left her non-verbal, forcing her to learn sign language to continue communicating. Over the years her cerebral palsy has resulted in limited mobility, with the use of only one hand and a limp while walking. When the occasion requires longer distances, she utilizes a motorized chair. […]
September 19, 2016

Low Reimbursement Rates A Barrier to Thriving Communities

The Supports for Community Living (SCL) Medicaid Waiver, funded through federal and state dollars, helps to increase the opportunities for a safe and full life for those in our community that need support to live independently. Most often the alternative to a waiver for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities is live in a restrictive facility such as a nursing home or institution. The SCL waiver not only improves the quality of life for individuals, it also costs the state […]