111 Darby Shire Circle
Frankfort KY 40601-2741
Contact Information
Address 111 Darby Shire Circle
Frankfort, KY 40601 2741
Phone (502) 209-5382
Fax 502 226-5382
Contact Name Mary O'Doherty
At A Glance
Former Names
Kentucky Domestic Violence Association (KDVA)
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
     Donations in checks can be mailed and made out to:
Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence , 111 Darby Shire Circle, Frankfort KY 40601 
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

The mission of KCADV is to mobilize and support member programs and allies to end intimate partner violence.

Background Statement
Founded in 1981, KCADV works to provide a strong voice on behalf of domestic violence victims and their children. KCADV ensures that the right to live free from any form of domestic abuse is valued, protected, and defended in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
KCADV administers state and federal funds that go to Kentucky's fifteen, state-funded domestic violence programs.KCADV advocates on behalf of domestic violence victims, provides legal assistance to domestic violence programs, and promotes public awareness of violence against women. KCADV serves all 15 Area Development Districts in Kentucky through its shelter programs, and the Executive Directors of the 15 shelters comprise KCADV’s Board of Directors. KCADV provides technical assistance to member programs and others providing assistance to domestic violence surviors.

KCADV’s programs include:

·        Training Institute on domestic violence-related issues and Certification Program for program staff.

·      Nationally recognized Economic Empowerment Project serving 2,000 participants annually through 15 member shelters and 16 community colleges. Programs help survivors obtain financial independence through financial education, credit counseling, microloans and asset-building tools.
·        Women in Prison and Clemency Project.
·        Law Enforcement and Immigrant/Refugee Issues

 -      Supportive housing program, which includes transitional and permanent housing on its shelters’ campuses and in their communities. KCADV operates 71 units of housing throughout the state.





Impact Statement

1.  KCADV administers $9.3 million in state and federal funds to Kentucky's fifteen, state-funded domestic violence programs. In FY17, KCADV programs housed 3,752 women, men and children in shelter, transitional and permanent housing units and provided 21,856 women, men and children with non-residential services.

2. KCADV advocates on behalf of domestic violence victims, provides legal assistance to domestic violence programs, and promotes public awareness of violence against women. In 2017, KCADV successfully advocated for passage of a KY law that provides leasing protects for DV victims, as well as, new, education-based referral standards for victims, to replace an outdated mandatory reporting law.

3.  KCADV  operates a Training Institute for shelter advocates, counselors and others on domestic violence-related issues.

4. KCADV’s Economic Empowerment helps domestic violence survivors work towards self-sufficiency.

  • Since 2004, 738 participants have made asset purchases or established emergency savings totaling $2.7 million. Participants have purchased homes, post-secondary educations, small businesses, cars or established emergency savings.

  • We served 657 individuals with free tax preparation assistance during 2017 bringing more than $1.1M in federal refunds to Kentucky. 40% claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit.

  • In 2016, KCADV completed an evaluation of the Economic Empowerment program that showed participants made significant improvements in their financial practices, economic conditions and quality of life over 12 months. The evaluation was conducted by University of Kentucky researcher Jennifer Cole. The research showed that participants increased their income and savings, reduced debts, and found employment.



5.   KCADV operates 71 units of supportive housing that is at or near program shelters. In June 2017, 24 units opened in Lexington, KY near GreenHouse17. Twelve units are being developed in Hazard, KY to serve the LKLP Shelter.



Needs Statement  

Our work responds to the fact that Kentucky has a rate of domestic and sexual violence that is higher than the national average, affecting women, men and children from all walks of life. According to a study released by the CDCs National Center for Injury Prevention and Control in 2011, Kentucky is ranked 11th in the nation for its percentage of women experiencing partner violence and 16th in the nation for rape prevalence by all perpetrators. 

Board Chair Statement
KCADV's Board of 17 members is comprised of DV program shelter directors and community members.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Economic Development
Geographic Areas Served
Serve all Kentucky counties, covering Kentucky's 15 Area Development Districts
Board Chair
Board Chair Marsha Croxton
Company Affiliation Women's Crisis Center
Board Members
Sherrie Bell Family Life Abuse Center - Mt. VernonVoting
Marion Brown SanctuaryVoting
Kristi Childers Bethany House Abuse Shelter, Inc.Voting
Kecia Copeland Bardstown City CouncilVoting
Marsha Croxton Women's Crisis Center - HebronVoting
Tori Henninger BRASS - Bowling GreenVoting
Beth Jurek Cabinet for Health & Family ServicesVoting
Teresa Koeller MDSt. Elizabeth PhysiciansVoting
Connie Little Turning Point Domestic Violence ServicesVoting
Elizabeth Madariaga Western Kentucky UniversityVoting
Shelly Nichols OASISVoting
Ann Perkins Safe HarborVoting
Kelli Petronella D.O.V.E.S.Voting
Norb Ryan Office of the KY Americans with Disabilities Act - retiredVoting
Richard Sanders Kentucky State PoliceVoting
Marguerite Thomas Center for Women & Families - LouisvilleVoting
Darlene Thomas GreenHouse17- LexingtonVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 15
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Sharon A Currens
Term Start Jan 1981
Full Time Staff 13
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 460
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 80%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 14
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Deputy Director
Title Senior Director Training
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually

Economic empowerment has been an important part of domestic violence work since financial independence is often the key in helping a victim leave her abuser. KCADV’s Economic Empowerment program helps survivors obtain financial independence through financial education, credit counseling, microloans and asset-building tools such asIndividual Development Accounts. In 2014, we launched a partnership with the Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) extending our self-sufficiency services to 1,000 Ready to Work students (74% report being survivors of domestic violence).

Budget $1,232,285
Population Served , ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Partner with Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) to offer Economic Empowerment services to 1800 Ready to Work students (TANF recipients) of whom 74% are domestic violence survivors.
Art of CollaborationCenter for Non-Profit Excellence2015
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $12,496,505.00
Projected Expenses $12,496,505.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Revenue$10,237,873$10,359,331$9,330,695
Total Expenses$10,350,399$10,357,802$9,324,827
Revenue Less Expenses($112,526)$1,529$5,868
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$9,523,024$9,644,361$8,275,778
Individual Contributions$391,692$445,290$514,188
Investment Income, Net of Losses$16,292$19,225$39,043
Membership Dues$75,000$75,000$37,500
Special Events$3,353$2,970$1,570
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$10,092,223$10,116,997$9,123,047
Administration Expense$258,176$240,805$201,780
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.001.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses98%98%98%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$2,643,219$2,998,112$2,963,882
Current Assets$2,005,726$2,239,440$2,236,734
Long-Term Liabilities$399,649$427,526$454,366
Current Liabilities$1,163,436$2,302,123$2,229,844
Total Net Assets$1,080,134$268,463$279,672
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration No
Address 111 Darby Shire Circle
Frankfort, KY 406012741
Primary Phone 502 209-5382
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Sharon A Currens
Board Chair Marsha Croxton
Board Chair Company Affiliation Women's Crisis Center