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    Establishing Boundaries to Prevent Online Sexual Violence

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Announcing the 2023 Women of Distinction

The Center for Women and Families has recognized outstanding women in the community through the Women of Distinction Award since 1988 at our annual Celebration of Service and Survival gala. An individual honored as a Woman of Distinction has given a lifetime of professional and/or volunteer services that has left an indelible mark on the Kentuckiana community….
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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. U.S. law defines human trafficking as the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel a person into commercial sex acts or labor against their will. Victims may be coerced or forced to participate if a trafficker has taken their personal belongings and legal documents or has threatened…
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Survivor Story: Deborah

Though she just celebrated 25 years of marriage with her husband, Mark, surrounded by her three sons and their families in Disney World, Deborah still can’t go into a completely dark room. The fear stems from an evening more than 30 years ago when, after turning off the lights in the bedroom, her first husband…
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Major grant awarded to support The Center’s emergency housing services

The Center for Women and Families Receives $2.5 Million Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant to Support Emergency Housing for Families Impacted by Intimate Partner Violence Fund grants $123.45 million to 40 nonprofits across the U.S. to move the needle on re-housing and supporting families experiencing homelessness LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (November 22, 2022): The Center…
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Survivor Story: Amber

For years, Amber put romantic relationships on the backburner while she devoted herself completely to raising her son and accomplishing a number of personal and career goals. In 2015, by the time she met the man who would become her abuser, Amber had earned a college degree, realized her dream of becoming a police officer,…
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Game over: It’s a red card for sexual assault

Our community recently learned that a former member of Louisville’s professional women’s soccer team says she experienced sexual assault by her coach, who was fired in 2021 when the alleged incidences came to light. Since more details were revealed this week, both the soccer and wider communities have rallied around the team in a show…
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