Domestic Crisis Hotline:
1-800-928-3131

 

About Domestic Violence

Serving:  Leslie, Knott, Letcher, Perry, Breathitt, Lee, Owsley and Wolfe Counties

The LKLP Domestic Violence Program provides a safe, temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. It serves the counties of Leslie, Knott, Letcher, Perry, Owsley, Wolfe, Lee and Breathitt.

The Domestic Violence program provides both residential and non-residential services to victims of Spouse/Partner abuse and their dependent children.

Services provided for clients residing in the shelter is a temporary safe shelter as needed or determined on an individual basis. Longer stay can be allotted if it is necessary to keep victims safe or if they are seeking to re-locate and need additional time to find adequate housing.

The program serves mainly female victims and their dependent children. However, we are designed to serve male victims and their dependent children if the need occurs--and, it does occasionally!

KRS 209A Referral and Resource Information for Victims, Law Enforcement, and Professionals is available at the following link:
https://www.kcadv.org/content/krs-209a-referral-information-professionals-and-law-enforcement

Domestic Violence Residential Services

  • Free Food & Clothing
  • Free Local Transportation to various human services agencies and court hearings.
  • Free Couseling Services
  • A Planned Daily Program for children in educational games and activities.
  • A twenty-four (24) hour Crisis Hotline providing counseling, information and referrals by phone: 1-800-928-3131.
  • Court Advocacy
  • Agency Advocacy
  • Personal Advocacy

If you want more information or have questions regarding our Residential Services we offer you may contact our Business Office at (606) 439-1552 or e-mail us at safehouse@lklp.net.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency call 911, or if you need immediate Domestic Violence assistance or you feel your life is at risk call our 24-Hour hotline: 1-800-928-3131.

Domestic Violence Non-Residential Services

  • Court Advocacy
  • Personal Advocacy
  • Public Speaking Engagements to educate the community about domestic violence.
  • Free Counseling Services via the VOCA Couseling program.
  • Information and Referral Services

If you want more information or have questions regarding our Residential Services we offer you may contact our Business Office at (606) 439-1552 or e-mail us at safehouse@lklp.net.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency call 911, or if you need immediate Domestic Violence assistance or you feel your life is at risk call our 24-Hour hotline: 1-800-928-3131.

Domestic Violence Program Highlights 

The LKLP Safe House Domestic Violence Program serves the eight Kentucky River Area Development District.  The Counties are Leslie, Knott, Letcher, Perry, Breathitt, Lee, Owsley, and Wolfe.       

This past fiscal year, July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, the LKLP Safe House served seventy-seven (77) women and forty (40) children and ninety-four (94) non-residential victims.

The shelter staff provides advocacy contacts, multiple service contacts, counseling sessions and activities in a 24 hour shift coverage, 365 days a year.  The advocacy services that staff has provided for residents, children and non-residents this fiscal year are as follows:

  •   34    Legal Advocacy
  •   32    Health Advocacy
  •   31    Emergency Financial Advocacy
  •     5    Emergency Financial Transportation
  • 241    Housing Advocacy
  •   22    Economic Stability Advocacy
  • 389    Other Advocacy
  • 450    Transportation Services
  •   51     Follow-up Services
  • 814     In-Person Individual Counseling Sessions
  •   34     Individual Counseling Sessions by Phone
  • 375     Group Counseling Sessions
  • 727     Groups Counseling Service Contacts
  •   17     Family Counseling Sessions
  • 209     Children Group & Individual Sessions and Activities
  • 122     Crisis Calls
  • 546     Information and Referral Calls
  •     5     Public Awareness and Community Education Events   
  •     2    Media Contacts
  • 271    Volunteer Hours

Nineteen (19) women and twenty (20) children have been housed due to payment of rent, rent deposits, utility deposits, and utility payments.

The LKLP Safe House generated over $20,000 in donations of Goods and Services (In-Kind) and over $7,000 in Cash In-Kind mainly due to an unprecedented year in fund raising.

The LKLP Safe House will never ask for your citizenship or documentation status to seek services and we will always provide you with a interpreter free of charge. We know that domestic and sexual violence affects individuals regardless or race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientations or country of origin. 

We are ALWAYS here to help.

CALL OUR TOLL FREE CRISIS LINE NUMBER1-800-928-1313

Domestic Violence Contact Information

Deb Dunnaway
Program Director
safehouse@lklp.net

Domestic Crisis Hotline: 1-800-928-3131
Services are provided and the Crisis Line is Open 24/7

Business Office: (606) 439-1552

Mailing Address:
LKLP Safe House
P.O. Box 1867
Hazard, Kentucky 41702