For Immediate Release
December 11, 2019
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County to Fund Safety and Security Updates at Wichita Family Crisis Center

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – The Wichita Family Crisis Center (WFCC) will receive one-time funding of $29,601 from Sedgwick County. The Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners approved the request at their regular meeting today.

Funding will be used to provide more safety and confidentiality to victims of domestic abuse, specifically for a security gate and parking lot repairs, renovations to the client/ advocate space, and for client relocation or hotel costs. Commissioners first received a formal request for funding in November.

Formerly known as the Women’s Crisis Center, the WFCC has been operating since 1907; its first emergency shelter for domestic violence victims opened in 1976. The organization’s mission is “to eliminate domestic violence in our community by supporting survivors through shelter, education, and advocacy.” WFCC routinely partners with public sector agencies including Sedgwick County District Attorney, Coordinated Community Response Team, Wichita Police Department, and City of Wichita Prosecutor’s Office.

The County is in the process of drafting a policy that governs funding requests for charitable nonprofit groups whose mission and services support County functions and key service areas.