Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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October 8, 2012

Safe Harbor awarded $17K from Kentucky Colonels

LEXINGTON — The Kentucky Colonels recently awarded $17,982 to Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky to purchase new bedroom furniture for the domestic violence shelter’s expanded and renovated Emergency Shelter.

 The award was announced on Sept. 27 in Lexington and the check was accepted by Ann Perkins, executive director of Safe Harbor.

 This is the second grant from the Kentucky Colonels’ charitable foundation that was awarded to Safe Harbor. Two years ago, the foundation underwrote the purchase of a van, which is used to transport Safe Harbor clients.

 Safe Harbor is housed in the former state tuberculosis hospital complex in Ashland.  An extensive expansion and renovation of the Emergency Shelter will begin early next spring and bring the addition of 20 beds to the shelter as well as new group therapy rooms and counseling offices.

 The Emergency Shelter previously was the TB hospital’s dormitory for nurses. All the buildings on the Safe Harbor campus were constructed in the mid-1940s.

 “We were thrilled to get the news about the Kentucky Colonels’ grant,” Perkins said. “Safe Harbor will be adding 20 beds in the Emergency Shelter next year, and this grant will enable us to purchase beds and dressers.”

 Safe Harbor serves domestic violence victims throughout the FIVCO ADD, which includes Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Elliott and Lawrence counties.

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