Break the Cycle of Domestic Abuse

LKLP’s Domestic Violence Program and shelter provides immediate resources and assistance to any victim of physical or mental abuse, or those under the threat of physical abuse by a spouse, partner, ex-spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend. Dependent children are also welcome. All services are free and confidential.

Here are some of the ways we can provide support.

  • 24-hour crisis line: 1-800-928-3131
  • Temporary and safe lodging
  • Housing assistance
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Legal advocacy
  • Educational assistance
  • Peer-led group counseling
  • Child advocacy
  • Public education and awareness

You are not alone. We can help. Call us 24/7.

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-928-3131

Signs of Domestic Abuse

No one deserves abuse of any kind. Below are some of the most common signs that you may be in an abusive relationship. Even one or two of these situations could be a red flag of abuse. We are always available to discuss your situation and help provide options to ensure your safety.

  • Controlling finances in the household without discussion, including taking your money or refusing to provide money for necessary expenses.
  • Showing extreme jealousy of your friends or time spent away from them.
  • Preventing or discouraging you from spending time with friends, family members or peers.
  • Insulting, demeaning or shaming you, especially in front of other people.
  • Preventing you from making your own decisions, including about working or attending school.
  • Pressuring you to use drugs or alcohol.
  • Intimidating you through threatening looks or actions.
  • Insulting your parenting or threatening to harm or take away your children or pets.
  • Intimidating you with weapons like guns, knives, bats or mace.
  • Pressuring you to have sex or perform sexual acts you’re not comfortable with.
  • Destroying your belongings or your home.

Why Survivors Stayed

Abusive relationships are extremely complex situations and it takes a lot of courage to leave. Victims and their children live in constant danger. No matter the circumstances, survivors deserve to be supported in their decisions and empowered to reclaim control over their lives. Common reasons why people stay in abusive relationships include:

  • Fear
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Intimidation
  • Economic
  • Insecurity
  • Disability
  • Children
  • Love
  • Normalized Abuse
Domestic Violence victim

Donations Welcome

In our efforts to provide food and shelter to victims of domestic violence, LKLP’s domestic violence shelter is always in need of canned food, personal and household items, and monetary donations. To make a tax-deductible donation, please call 606-439-1552 to arrange for delivery or pickup.

Domestic violence services are funded, in whole or in part from federal and state funds provided by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services through a contract with ZeroV.