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EmberHope receives grant to combat human trafficking

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at 4:03 p.m.

EmberHope of Wichita is one of a handful of victims service providers in Kansas to receive Human Trafficking Victim Assistance grants from the Kansas Attorney General’s office.

“As we continue to combat human trafficking in Kansas, more trafficking victims are being identified and are in need of support,” Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a prepared statement. “These funds will help local organizations provide those services to victims in their time of need.”

EmberHope received a grant of $20,442 from the Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Fund, which was created by the new Kansas human trafficking law enacted last year. During state fiscal year 2013, Schmidt said, more than 200 trafficking victims were identified by victims service organizations in Kansas.

Along with EmberHope, which is the new name for Youthville and features expanded services, other grant recipients were:

• Veronica’s Voice, Kansas City: $14,957

• GaDuGi Safe Center, Lawrence: $13,384

• YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment, Topeka: $23,000

• SafeHomes, Winfield: $13,000

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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