Grant: $500,000 - Department of Justice - Sep. 17, 2009
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Award Description: The project will serve rural Madison County, Kentucky, located in the southern portion of Appalachia and will provide services to 100 victims over the 30-month project period. Services will include: 1) culturally-appropriate victim advocacy services which address factors unique to rural and Appalachian populations, 2) culturally appropriate, ongoing stabilization and self-sufficiency services, including housing, transportation, and job training, which focus on assisting victims to become stable in housing; and 3) other support services necessary for success, including transportation and child care. The program will create 3 new full time jobs with fringe benefits. The project will increase the availability of housing and services for persons fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault in Madison County. The goals and objectives of the project are: Goal I: To develop the best approach for providing comprehensive and coordinated domestic violence victims? services and housing/economic stability services in a collaborative manner in Madison County. Objective 1: To implement a continuous quality improvement protocol to insure that project goals and objectives are met in a timely manner, Objective 2: To implement additional requirements related to the Recovery Act, including reporting on the use of funds; and all requirements under ?Accountability and Transparency Under the Recovery Act?. Goal II: To assist 100 victims of domestic violence obtain and maintain housing during the 30-month implementation phase of the project by providing individualized direct services necessary to housing stabilization and economic self-sufficiency. Objective 1: To provide crisis stabilization services for persons who are fleeing domestic violence. Objective 2: To provide support services to enable persons fleeing domestic violence to access transitional or permanent housing, including advocacy, safety planning, follow-along, assistance with necessities, child care and transportation. Objective 3: To provide services essential for maintenance and stabilization in housing, including continuing advocacy, safety skills, referrals to needed services such as counseling, child services, and education; and direct services such as job preparation, life skills training such as budgeting, credit repair, stress reduction, time management and nutrition. Goal III: To implement a project sustainability plan beginning in the second project year. Objective 1: To identify grant and other funding sources to increase the availability of services and transitional and permanent housing for persons fleeing domestic violence in Madison County Objective 2: To hold annual community fundraisers for this project. Objective 3: To develop a volunteer training program which would enable community volunteers to provide some program services, including peer mentoring and life skills training.
Project Description: The project will begin offering services on 10/01/09. Work toward achieving project sustainability will begin in the 2nd year, and will continue throughout the project period, with fundraisers held annually. The volunteer program will continue throughout the project. The project goals are discussed in the Award Description. Goal I: tasks and activities include finalizing CQI meeting schedule and agendas; identifying the location for meetings and preparing supporting materials as needed, such as information summaries, etc.; holding CQI meetings and documenting attendance and activities conducted; preparing minutes and progress reports for each meeting; supporting management team members, and devising action plans to ensure that planning progresses as scheduled. Tasks also include developing protocols and procedures necessary to ensure that the additional requirements related to the Recovery Act and all requirements under ?Accountability and Transparency Under the Recovery Act? are met on a timely basis. Goal II: tasks and activities include outreach to the community about the project and the services available, orientation and ongoing training of staff, and implementation of the project, including provision of security deposits and other direct services. Goal III: tasks and activities include assisting the County Judge Executive?s Office in advocacy for increased funding; educating potential housing providers about other housing resources; outreach to domestic violence victims? service providers about LIHEAP and other programs that can help survivors remain in housing; other activities related to increasing housing resources, including sharing of information about funding sources, outreach to community housing providers, etc.; research into potential fundraisers and presentation of research to management team; implementing fund raisers annually; and continued development and implementation of the volunteer program.
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Project Status: Not Started
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