Center for Advocacy, Response and Education: Changing Seasons
Since shifting from the K-State Women's Center to CARE, immense growth and new initiatives are underway in our office.
The Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE) received a grant from the Kansas Governor’s Grant Program to strengthen the quality and consistency of direct services to survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence, and stalking. This is the second year CARE has received this grant. The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) serves as a major source of funding for victim services throughout the country. That project budget of the grant project totals $261,438.
The VOCA grant will allow CARE to expand its services on the Manhattan campus and provide resources to crime victims on the Salina and Olathe campuses as well. In order to reach the goals of the grant, the CARE office is looking to hire one full-time, grant-funded Survivor Advocate.
The Survivor Advocate will serve as a confidential source for students, faculty, and staff who have been affected by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. Additionally, advocates will present campaigns and educational programs to the K-State community. The campus community is invited to be a part of the interview process. Candidates will give a presentation based on the prompt “Important Aspects of Survivor-Centered Advocacy when working with Underserved Populations.”
K-Staters are encouraged to return to the CARE website to review the application materials and attend the presentations and open forums.