Donations for the Alliance Against Family Violence are critical as officials work to reopen the Leavenworth County organization.

That is according to the executive director of a statewide organization that’s helping with efforts to reopen the Alliance.

The Alliance has traditionally provided services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Leavenworth County. The organization temporary shut down last month, halting its services.

But Megan Waters, president of the Alliance’s Board of Directors, hopes the organization will be up and running again soon.

The Alliance is a member of the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. The KCSDV has been working with the Alliance’s board to reopen the Leavenworth County organization.

“The financial issues that have resulted in the Alliance Against Family Violence closing are cash flow issues,” Joyce Grover, executive director of the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, said in a news release.

She said most of the major grants the Alliance receives are paid as reimbursements.

“In other words, they have to have money in order to get money,” she said.

Grover said unrestricted donations for the Alliance “are critical right now in order to increase the cash available to reopen services.”

People can donate to the Alliance by visiting the organization’s website, www.aafv1984.com

People also can send checks to the Alliance Against Family Violence, P.O. Box 465, Leavenworth, KS, 66048.

In the meantime, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Leavenworth County who are needing help can contact the Kansas Crisis Hotline at 888-363-2287.

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