Member Programs

Kentucky’s Regional Domestic Violence Programs

There are fifteen regional domestic violence programs in Kentucky.  In addition to providing safe, secure shelter for victim/survivors and their children, these programs offer a variety of support services to both residents and nonresidents.  Domestic violence program staff support survivors by:

  • Accompanying survivors to court, helping them understand their legal options and connecting them to legal resources.
  • Offering individual counseling, support groups and supportive children’s services.
  • Providing case management, safety planning, self-sufficiency planning/services and referrals to other community resources.  

The programs are also working to prevent future domestic violence through community education, increasing public awareness, and prevention programs.  Programs are working with schools, local professionals and community groups to increase understanding of domestic violence issues.

About Member Programs

Bethany House Abuse Shelter, Inc. in Somerset provided shelter and transitional housing to 181 survivors and their children and non-residential services (court and/or housing advocacy, support groups) to 516 survivors and their children in FY2016. Bethany House has two permanent housing units. The shelter has served the Lake Cumberland Area Development District since 1981. Kristi Childers is the Executive Director.

BRASS (Barren River Area Safe Space) in Bowling Green provided shelter and transitional housing to 428 survivors and their children and non-residential services to 2,780 survivors and their children in FY2016.  BRASS has 27 permanent housing slots and satellite offices in Allen, Barren, and Logan. The shelter has served the Barren River ADD since 1980.  Tori Henninger is the Executive Director.

The Center for Women and Families in Louisville provided shelter and transitional housing to 514 survivors and their children and non-residential services to 4,223 survivors and their children in FY2016. The program has 27 permanent housing slots/units. The program has satellite offices in Bullitt and Shelby counties. The shelter has served the KIPDA Area Development District since 1977. Marta Miranda is the Executive Director.

Cumberland Valley Domestic Violence Services in London provided shelter and transitional housing to 136 survivors and their children and non-residential services to 738 survivors and their children in FY2016. Cumberland Valley has satellite offices in Pineville. The shelter has served the Cumberland Valley Area Development District since 2015. Sherrie Bell is the Executive Director.

DOVES in Morehead provided shelter and transitional housing to 147 survivors and their children and non- residential services to 368 survivors and their children in FY2016. DOVES has 27 permanent housing units/slots. The shelter has served the Gateway Area Development District since 1993. Kelli Petronella is the Executive Director.

GreenHouse17 in Lexington provided shelter and transitional housing to 295 survivors and their children and non-residential services to 4,040 survivors and their children in FY2016. GreenHouse17 has 24 permanent housing units. The shelter has served the Bluegrass Area Development District since 2004. Darlene Thomas is the Executive Director. 

LKLP Safe House in Hazard provided shelter and transitional housing to 99 survivors and their children and non-residential services to 132 survivors and their children in FY2016. LKLP Safe House has a satellite office in Lee County. The shelter has served the Kentucky River Area Development District since 1984. Judy Ison is the Program Director. 

Merryman House in Paducah provided shelter and transitional housing to 156 survivors and their children and non-residential services to 557 survivors and their children in FY2016.  Merryman House has 31 permanent housing units/slots and satellite offices in McCracken, Calloway, Graves and Marshall Counties In FY2016. The shelter has served the Purchase Area Development District since 1978.   Mary Foley is the Executive Director.

OASIS (Owensboro Area Shelter & Information Services) in Owensboro provided shelter and transitional housing to 400 survivors and their children and non-residential services to 1,384 survivors and their children in FY2016. OASIS has 10 permanent housing slots and satellite offices in Daviess, Henderson, Ohio, Union and Webster Counties.  The shelter has served the Green River Area Development District since 1982. Shelly Nichols is the Executive Director.

Sanctuary in Hopkinsville provided shelter and transitional housing to 205 survivors and their children and non-residential services to 2,938 survivors and their children in FY2016. Sanctuary has 10 permanent housing units/slots and satellite offices in Madisonville and Greenville. The shelter has served the Pennyrile Area Development District since 1982.   Marion Brown is the Executive Director.

Safe Harbor in Ashland provided shelter and transitional housing to 331 survivors and their children and non-residential services to 193 survivors and their children in FY2016.  Safe Harbor has 34 permanent housing units. The shelter has served the FIVCO Area Development District since 1982.  Ann Perkins is the Executive Director.

SpringHaven in Elizabethtown provided shelter and transitional housing to 186 survivors and their children and non-residential services to 1,107 survivors and their children in FY2016. SpringHaven has satellite offices in Bardstown, Brandenburg, Hardinsburg, Leitchfield, Springfield and Hodgenville and 35 permanent housing slots. The shelter has served the Lincoln Trail Area Development District since 1984.   Tanya Thomas is the Executive Director.

Turning Point in Prestonsburg provided shelter and transitional housing to 165 survivors and their children and non-residential services to 366 survivors and their children in FY2016. The shelter has served the Big Sandy Area Development District since 2015. Connie Little is the Executive Director.

Women’s Crisis Center in Northern Kentucky provided shelter and transitional housing to 190 survivors and their children and non-residential services to 785 survivors and their children in FY2016. Women’s Crisis Center has satellite offices in Covington, Hebron, Dry Ridge, and Carrollton. The shelter has served the Northern Ky. Area Development District since 1981. Marsha Croxton is the Executive Director.

Women’s Crisis Center-Buffalo Trace in Maysville provided shelter and transitional housing to 107 survivors and their children and non-residential services to 200 survivors and their children in FY2016. Women’s Crisis Center-Buffalo Trace has satellite offices in Maysville and Vanceburg. The shelter has served the Buffalo Trace Area Development District since 1987.   Marsha Croxton is the Executive Director.