Kingdom Builder’s Family Life Center in Colorado Springs is launching a new program to help victims of domestic violence, thanks to a Community Crime Victim Services grant.
The money will allow them to offer advocacy and case management services, counseling, life skills training, a 24-hour crisis line, and more.
Their target population is underserved victims such as men, people of color, and young adults.
“They’re underserved,” Kingdom Builders founder and executive director Lisa Jenkins said. “And with that, they’re not getting support. And so the grant is specifically for those who are underserved, and so that’s our target. But we are able to help those that are not in that criteria as well. But 60 percent or more of our population need to be those. And so we have the program for them.”
The grant program is being administered by the Latino Coalition for Community Leadership.