KASAP receives grant, launches Access Healing Project

 

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Robyn Pizzo, Communications Specialist  
Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs  
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KY ASSOCIATION OF SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAMS RECEIVES GRANT, WELCOMES NEW STAFF 

  

Frankfort, KY – 4/20/2022 – The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP) is pleased to announce that they have awarded a $750,000 grant by Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services. With this additional grant funding, KASAP will increase its impact on the people and communities it serves.  

With the new grant funding, KASAP will launch the Access Healing Project under the leadership of newly-hired Coordinator Amy Turner. The goal of the Access Healing Project is to enhance efforts in Kentucky to prevent sexual harm, provide targeted outreach and awareness to survivors who also have experience with substance use, and improve the access to services for communities we have not been reaching. The goal is to implement trauma- and resilience-informed practices at Kentucky’s 13 regional rape crisis centers. The project also includes developing an advisory council comprised of survivors and providers. 

“After doing frontline work for 18 years, I’m excited to be on this side to help cheer our Centers on and help them be better at their services to survivors of our State,” says Turner. “Helping out our communities and figuring out what can change to provide better services, are both a passion of mine, and I am very happy to have made this move over to KASAP!” 

For much of the almost 50-year history of the anti-rape movement in Kentucky, KASAP has supported support making help for sexual assault victims more accessible. KASAP is also nationally recognized for their implementation of strong evidence-based programs on violence prevention in schools and communities throughout Kentucky.  

KASAP is excited to begin accepting nominations for the Access Healing Project Advisory Council to carry on its tradition of excellence and innovation in the anti-violence movement. Visit kasap.org/healing to nominate yourself or someone else. 

 
About the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs  
The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. (KASAP) is the statewide coalition of the 13 regional rape crisis centers in the Commonwealth. The mission of KASAP is to speak with a unified voice against sexual victimization. We are committed to serving all survivors and working toward the prevention of sexual violence. We acknowledge that sexual violence does not happen in a vacuum; it impacts different groups in different ways. We also recognize that each individual survivor and community member come to our programs with diverse backgrounds and multi-layered identities that affect their access to medical and sexual assault services, experience with the Justice system, needs, and feelings of safety. As service providers, we are committed to meeting people where they are and working to ensure that our services are inclusive and responsive to the real needs of survivors.  
 

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The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. (KASAP) is the statewide coalition of the 13 rape crisis centers in the Commonwealth. The mission of KASAP is to speak with a unified voice against sexual victimization.

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