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Women’s Crisis Center and Brighton Center team up for services to NKY Scholar House in Newport

Women’s Crisis Center (WCC) and Brighton Center’s Northern Kentucky Scholar House are collaborating to provide services to Northern Kentucky Scholar House residents.

Northern Kentucky Scholar House (NKSH) is a comprehensive statewide, two-generational self-sufficiency program for single parent families as they pursue a degree in higher education.

It is at 400 West Sixth Street in Newport.

Neighborhood Foundations provides affordable housing in partnership with Brighton Center who provides child development services, life skills workshops, and case management support as the parents pursue a degree in higher education.  The two-generational approach of Scholar House invests in educational opportunities for both parents and children together.

Northern Kentucky Scholar House reached out to Women’s Crisis Center to discuss possible opportunities to provide supportive services to residents.   WCC has started offering therapeutic groups, serving residents on site, and implementing Green Dot at NKY Scholar House. WCC is also offering training to staff at Brighton Center’s NKY Scholar House, Center for Employment Training and Career Connections in the Green Dot bystander training.

This bystander training is crucial to support the customers in Green Dot and to reinforce that violence won’t be tolerated and everyone is expected to do their part.

A kick-off event for NKY Scholar House residents will take place this Friday at NKY Scholar House.

A health, wellness, and resource fair for parents that provides an opportunity to connect with resources in the community and an overview of Green Dot and ways they can get involved with Green Dot at Scholar House. 

Another segment will be for NKY Scholar House residents and their families and will include a Green Dot scavenger hunt, bounce house, face painting, carnival games, and more! 

After the kick-off event, WCC will continue to implement Green Dot with monthly therapeutic groups at NKY Scholar House, offer weekly fitness classes for relationship building, and train the 48 residents in the Green Dot bystander training.

Additionally, a counselor will be housed at Scholar House for 4 hours a week to make services more accessible for residents.

Women’s Crisis Center (WCC) is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit social service agency committed to leading our community in the social change needed to end domestic violence, rape, and sexual abuse.  Services are provided confidentially and at no cost to our clients.  To learn more visit www.wccky.org.

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You might also want to read NKyTribune’s story about the Northern Kentucky Scholar House.

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