Kansas City Anti-Violence Project Shuts Down

This morning we lament the downfall of a group that was at the forefront of calling out violence against victims who were often marginalized and maligned by mainstream Kansas City.

Whilst this closing is important for the LGBTQ+ community . . . The passing of this organization is also apropos amid the worsening violence across the metro.

Here's the word and a reminder that its getting more dangerous out there and help to stay safe is getting harder to find despite an abundance of local "non-profits" who endlessly beg for donations:

“It is with the deepest sadness that the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project must announce the closure of the organization effective immediately, including the 24-hour hotline. KCAVP’s mission has always been to serve LGBTQIA+ individuals who have experienced trauma, violence, abuse, harassment, or neglect. We’ve been an organization since 2002, and truly believe we have done our best to serve the community with the love, support, respect, and dignity it deserves. We love our community. We love Kansas City.”

“We want to be as transparent as possible for the sake of best practices. Our closure comes from unforeseen complications with funding; our relentless Staff and Board of Directors have done the best they can to this point. Please know we don’t take this decision lightly.”

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

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