There was once a time where resources for those experiencing domestic violence were few and far between. Thankfully, that is no longer the case.
There are so many organizations with the same core mission to provide resources and tools to empower survivors to live lives free of violence. If you do not live near Johnson County, or you are experiencing any issue in addition to domestic violence, please review the organizations that are here to help below.
The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual exists to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual assault and abuse, and to prevent sexual violence in our community. Without support and help, the trauma of sexual violence can stay with victims for a lifetime. “We do everything we can to prevent these crimes from happening in the first place, and to offer support, healing, and hope when they do occur. We help victims become survivors.”
Rainn is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
KCAVP is a nonprofit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.
Currently, they are the only LGBTQ-specific domestic violence or sexual assault services in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, or Iowa. KCAVP was created to address this gap by providing support and services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender queer and questioning victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate violence in the region, with a home base in the Kansas City area and services throughout Missouri and Kansas.
The L.E.A.D Institute
The L.E.A.D Institure provides crisis intervention services to Deaf individuals who are experiencing domestic violence from skilled victim and court advocates. Their 24-hour crisis hotline for Deaf survivors is available to provide assistance with all Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients.
loveisrespect’s purpose is to engage, educate and empower youth to prevent and end abusive relationships. loveisrespect has an array of online educational resources catered to young people. loveisrespect strives to be a safe, inclusive space for young people to access information and get help in an environment that is designed specifically for them. Their website provides comprehensive education on healthy, unhealthy and abusive dating relationships and behaviors.
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. They are committed to providing free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is there to listen “whether you are thinking of running away or already have.” Their services are confidential and nonjudgmental. If you’re thinking about leaving home, or you have and are seeking information and help, the Safeline is one of the top resources for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth and their families.