Hope’s Place Child Advocacy Center aims to provide training to 500 participants within the next year and to purchase 500 workbooks for a course for Darkness to Light, a program designed to educate adults on signs of child abuse. This course is completely free to adults ages 18 and over. Funded, in part, by the Putnam Agency Fund.
Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky’s new Pet Kennel program will help pay for veterinary bills for domestic violence survivors’ pets. Offenders harm pets as a tactic of domestic violence-to hurt victims, to gain power and control, and to coerce victims to stay. Many shelters do not have the means to house animals and consequently many survivors stay in abusive homes. Safe Harbor’s Pet Kennel program has been a tremendous asset to survivors, but also to their pets who need veterinary services such as shots, spay and neuter, and general healthcare. Funded, in part, by the Boyd County Fund.
King’s Daughters Health Foundation’s “A Picture Can Save a Life” project will provide lifesaving breast cancer screening using a mobile mammography unit. It will serve an average of fourteen patients a day.
The City of Russell will use this grant to purchase fire safety gear for the Russell Fire Department. The gear includes fire-retardant clothing that is worn while fighting fires, such as shirts, pants, and jackets. These pieces of clothing are vital to the safety of firefighters as it prevents them from sustaining severe burns while fighting fires.
Marshall University Research Corporation, on behalf of Robert C. Byrd Institute, Entry Accessibility Enhancements project will enhance accessibility through replacing the entry’s front step with a ramp, as well as the purchase of a new button-operated door. This will allow for safe, ease of access into the building for both mobility impaired individuals and the general public.
RenewAll’s grant will be used for the Pride in Place: Stories of Central City: Oral History Project. The Central City Museum will create a place where the community can come together. The goal of this project is to build an audio-visual archive to compliment the artifacts from Central City’s early history of manufacturing and industry. The materials included in the budget will emphasize appropriate preservation methods for each item in the collection. The new exhibit will allow visitors to push a button and hear a selection of the oral history collected.