The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) is a statewide coalition serving each of Kentucky's 120 counties. KCADV administers $9.5 million in state and federal funds to its 15 member programs, runs a Certification Program for all domestic violence program staff including 30 hours of classroom instruction, and operates an Economic Empowerment Program serving survivors across the state.
The Emergency Fund is one component of our Economic Empowerment Program that offers emergency assistance to domestic violence survivors when they are trying to make a monthly payment because of a crisis or unexpected expense (e.g. car repair, eviction, utility shut-off notice, or attorney fees). The average amount of an emergency assistance request is less than $400.
100% of the funds raised during the Purple Purse Challenge will go directly into the Emergency Fund.