Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wichita’s SAFE Project - for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault-launches website
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wichita’s SAFE Project - for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault - Launches Website
(Wichita, KS – May 2, 2013)
The SAFE Project, a collaborative partnership between Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wichita (CCW) and the Kansas Department for Children and Families, announced that it has launched its new website at www.ccwsafeproject.com.
The SAFE Project is designed to enhance safety for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors who are currently receiving Temporary Assistance to Families (TANF) benefits, thus reducing employment barriers for these families.
The SAFE Project’s website includes information about the program’s five focus areas- safety, advocacy, finances, employment and relationships- as well as eligibility requirements and enrollment information.
“The launch of www.ccwsafeproject.com provides an additional resource for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors who are seeking assistance in becoming safe and self-sufficient. The website is another tool to help these men and women achieve their goals of self-sustainability,” said Melissa Grelinger, interim executive director, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wichita.
The SAFE Project is funded by a $1.1 million, two-year grant from the Kansas Department for Children and Families to provide domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in 25 Kansas counties with access to resources to improve safety and remove employment barriers.
Counties that are included in the SAFE Project are as follows: Allen, Bourbon, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cowley, Crawford, Elk, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Labette, Marion, McPherson, Montgomery, Morris, Neosho, Reno, Rice, Sedgwick, Sumner, Wilson and Woodsen.
SAFE Project case managers are working out of Department for Children and Family Service Centers located in McPherson, Hutchinson, Newton, Wichita, El Dorado, Iola, Fort Scott, Chanute, Pittsburg, Columbus, Parsons and Independence.
For more information on the SAFE Project and the healthy relationship education classes, contact 316-264-8344 ext. 3113.
About Catholic Charities
Inspired by God’s love, Catholic Charities, Inc. – Diocese of Wichita alleviates poverty and builds strong families in the Diocese of Wichita. Established in 1943, Catholic Charities stabilizes families in crisis, and strengthens them for life in fourteen programs and projects that address hunger, homelessness and domestic violence and that provide assistance to couples and families, adults with disabilities and seniors. For more information, please visit CatholicCharitiesWichita.org.