OPTIONS is KAG Agency of the Year

options Options:  Domestic and Sexual Violence Services in Hays has been named  “Agency of the Year” by the Kansas Attorney General’s office.

The award was presented by AG Derek Schmidt to director Charlotte Linsner and board president Kenton Olliff during a ceremony Wednesday in Topeka.

The mission of Options: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, Inc. is to empower individuals who experience domestic, sexual, interpersonal or stalking violence through individual support while educating our communities to identify and confront the causes of violence in society.

Options serves northwest Kansas.  The main office is in Hays with an outreach office in Colby.

In 2011, Options helped 452 individuals, answered 325 hotline calls, and provided 35 adults and 48 children with safe shelter.