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                   Franklin County office -- 315 W. Main St., Suite 207B -- Frankfort, KY 40601
                  Main Office & Mailing Address -- 1153 Perryville Rd. -- Danville, KY 40422

Main Office: 859-936-3510

Frankfort Office: 502-875-0702


              CASA of the Bluegrass - Frankfort is a non-profit volunteer-powered network of committed people -- from all walks of life -- who believe society has a fundamental obligation to children of abuse and neglect.  A Court Appointed special Advocate (CASA) is a trained community volunteer appointed by The Honorable Squire Williams, our Family Court Judge of Franklin County.  They speak up for the best interests of abused, neglected or dependent children in Franklin County who are brought before court and bring urgency to a child's needs, both in and out of the courtroom.  CASA volunteers advocate for safety, permanency and well-being for children through independent recommendations.

Click HERE to watch this video to see what being a CASA volunteer is all about.

Eligibility:  Children who are appointed a CASA volunteer by the court

Cost:  None

Executive Director:  Laura Guerrant


                            FAMILY ABUSE SERVICES, INC (FASI)

                                                                    Mailing Address:  PO Box 1121                                                                                                                            Frankfort, KY 40602

                                               Office Address:  231 Hanna Place, Frankfort, KY

24-Hour Hotline: (502) 229-9762
All other calls:  (502 ) 229-6116
Dedicated to breaking the cycle of family violence in our community.  As part of its mission, they maintain the community's only Safe House/shelter for victims of domestic violence and abuse and operate as a clearinghouse for victims to receive critical information and assistance.

Eligibility:  Anyone in an abusive situation including women, men, children and the elderly.

Cost: None

Board President:  Ann Morse 

Executive Director:  Samuella "Sam" Daum at familyabuseservices@gmail.com


                                LEGAL AID OF THE BLUEGRASS
                104 East 7th Street
                  Covington KY 41011

T: (800) 928-4556

Provides legal services for the indigent within 125% of federal poverty guidelines; addresses family law, private landlord/tenant issues, public housing, benefits eligibility (AFDC, SSI, Food Stamps), unemployment, consumer and collection issues. 

Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Director:  Joshua Crabtree   

                                                SIMON HOUSE
                    208 West Campbell Street
                      Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

T: (502) 223-2138
The SIMON House is a transitional living home for adult women and their children where they can live in order to learn independent living skills and prepare themselves for a productive return to society. The house contains six family units and provides housing to transient women, access to the health department, Social Insurance, doctors, and education and job search assistance.

Eligibility: Women 18 years of age or older, who are homeless and are pregnant and/or are caring for children

Cost: Free (Participation in Financial Counseling is required)

Office Hours:  M-F (8am - 5pm) to public.  Open 24 hours a day to residents.  

Executive Director: Pam Hanson    phanson@simonhouseky.org 

                                     THE SUNSHINE CENTER
                212 Steele Street 
                 Frankfort, KY 40601

T: (502) 875-3495

The Sunshine Center intends to address the problem of child abuse in Frankfort, Franklin county, and the surrounding areas.  The target population includes the adult survivors and child victims in our community who have been, or are currently suffering from abuse.  The mission of the Sunshine Center is to create a safe, neutral and nurturing environment for children and families in our community through:  Education for improved parenting and life skills; Counseling and referral services to break the cycle of abuse; Charitable interventions to support families in crisis; Strengthening public awareness and understanding of the impact abuse has on families and children; and Supervised visitation with a non custodial relative to establish or maintain a relationship between the child and the relative (parent, grandparent, other).  In summary services available are victim therapy, parenting classes, supervised visitation, and crisis intervention.

Preventing Child Neglect Pamphlet

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Pamphlet

Eligibility: For victim therapy:  The individual must be a victim, witness, or survivor of some form of abuse, i.e. child abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse.  For other services:  Anyone with these needs

Cost: The only fees are for supervised visitation at $20/hour.  Parenting classes for people living outside Franklin County are charged $50.00 for 12 weeks.

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Executive Director: Angela Holecek     aholecek@outlook.com
                                                     700 Leslie Avenue
                                                       Frankfort, KY 40601

T: (502) 875-1481
Website: www.thornhilled.com
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Provides GED, English as a Second Language, Teen Parenting, and Adult Education classes and tutoring for grades K-12 and high school courses. 

Director: Dani Smith-Thorne   dani.smith-thorne@ffclc.com