KY’s Vulnerable

Domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, child advocacy centers, etc. are all nonprofit organizations that take care of Kentucky’s most vulnerable people. But, that could soon change.“Kentucky has really high rates of people who are sexually assaulted, who are abused, children and adults,” Staff Attorney for Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs Laela Kashan said. “So, this is not a time, this is not a place where we can afford to not ensure that these services are funded.”For those programs that are part of the Kentucky Retirement Systems, they’re facing an employer contribution rate that will nearly double in July.It’s an increase many of those shelters won’t be able to afford without making cuts to critical services like crisis intervention, safety planning, the ability to provide rapid housing for individuals, and more or shutting down some centers altogether.

Source: MG News

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