SURVIVOR RESOURCE GUIDE

Kansas

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COUNSELING AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas
P.O. Box 1854
Salina, KS 67402-1854
Office/Hotline: (785) 827-5862
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 874-1499
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.dvack.org
Email: dvack@salhelp.org

The Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping women, children, and men who suffer from forms of domestic and sexual violence.

Service area: Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Ottawa, Republic, Saline, and Washington Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and their affected family members and friends
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; in-person support counseling by appointment and with the cooperation of corrections officials; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as a weekly support group open to any sexual assault survivor and a support group for survivors with disabilities; emergency shelter; and individual advocacy.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling, a support group for children of survivors; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Family Crisis Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 1543
Great Bend, KS 67530
Office: (620) 793-9941
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm CST
Hotline: (620) 792-1885
Toll-free Hotline: (866) 792-1885
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.familycrisiscntr.org
Email: info@familycrisiscntr.org

The mission of the Family Crisis Center, Inc. (FCC) is to provide advocacy and services to all survivors of domestic and sexual violence while encouraging social change through education.

Service area: Barton, Barber, Comanche, Edwards, Kiowa, Ness, Pawnee, Pratt, Rush, and Stafford Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual violence, their family, and friends
Services for survivors during incarceration: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, by mail or by email; court advocacy and accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release: All of the above, as well as individual counseling and a weekly support group for adult female survivors of sexual assault.
Services for loved ones: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: FCC will provide immediate crisis intervention to any survivor who contacts them. For survivors convicted of sex crimes, appropriate referrals for ongoing support services will be provided.

Good Samaritan Project
630 Minnesota, Suite 202
Kansas City, KS 66102
Office: (816) 561-8784
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm CST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes, from Positive Start clients only
Website: www.gsp-kc.org
Email: info@gsp-kc.org

Good Samaritan Project (GSP) offers a broad range of care for men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Missouri and Kansas.

Service area: Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas
Work with: All people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS
Services for survivors during incarceration include: The Positive Start Program, which offers short-term case management six months prior and six months post-release for HIV+ inmates at Chillicothe Correctional Center, Crossroads Correctional Center, Maryville Treatment Center, Western Missouri Correctional Center, and the Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center.
Services for survivors after release include: Case management; mental health counseling; transportation assistance; financial assistance for rent and utilities payments; periodic support groups; recreational and social activities; buddy companions to meet with socially isolated and/or homebound clients; interfaith volunteer teams; and spiritual support.
Services for loved ones include: Information; referrals; and assistance with funeral arrangements for clients’ families.
Fees: Free for clients enrolled in case management who have a documented HIV/AIDS diagnosis (from a physician/clinic) and can provide proof of income not to exceed 300% of the poverty level.

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
634 SW Harrison
Topeka, KS 66603
Office: (785) 232-9784
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm CST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.kcsdv.org
E-mail: coalition@kcsdv.org

The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) is a network of statewide domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy programs whose primary goals are safety, accountability, and justice. The major work of the Coalition is to support this network of services by increasing public awareness through education and advocacy, exploring new options for services and funding, and by working for social change.

Service area: Kansas
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones, sexual assault programs, and allied professional groups
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals to the nearest rape crisis center via phone or by mail and a directory of affiliated rape crisis centers on the KCSDV website.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault
3100 Broadway, Suite 400
Kansas City, MO 64111
Office: (816) 931-4527
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm CST
Hotline: (913) 642-0233
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Website: www.mocsa.org

The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) provides comprehensive services to survivors of sexual assault in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Service area: Johnson, Miami, and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas. Survivors in Atchison and Leavenworth Counties can contact MOCSA by phone or mail for assistance during their incarceration and are eligible to receive in-person services after their release.
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and their significant others
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual short-term crisis intervention counseling and support groups for men and women who are survivors of sexual abuse. Multicultural counselors are available, including services for Spanish-speaking persons.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; short-term counseling; support groups; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: MOCSA also provides services in Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties in Missouri. Se ofrece consejería multicultural y otros servicios en español para los/as sobrevivientes de la agresión sexual.

Northwest Kansas Domestic and Sexual Violence Services
P.O. Box 284
Hays, KS 67601
Office/Hotline: (785) 625-3055
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 794-4624
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.help4abuse.org

Northwest Kansas Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (NKDSVS) is a non-profit organization working to end the trauma of sexual or domestic violence.

Service area: 18 counties in Northwest Kansas
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault over the age of 17, their friends, and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; in-person peer counseling, by arrangement; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well support groups for sexual assault survivors; peer counseling services; personal advocacy; and emergency shelter, depending on availability.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Positive Directions, Inc.
414 S. Commerce
Wichita, KS 67202
Office: (316) 263-2214
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm CST
Hotline: (316) 263-5214
Hotline Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm CST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.pdiks.com
Email: info@pdiks.com

Positive Directions, Inc. (PDI) is an AIDS service organization that provides community, resources, education, and support to those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Service area: Sedgwick County and surrounding counties. The prison program operates out of State prisons in El Dorado, Ellsworth, Hutchinson, Larned, Norton, Wichita, and Winfield.
Work with: All people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information on HIV/AIDS and referrals to appropriate services via the hotline or by mail. PDI also works in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Corrections to facilitate educational programs for inmates just prior to release. These classes deal with risky sexual behaviors, triggers, and behavior modification. Presentations are currently held at the Hutchinson, Winfield, Larned, Norton, El Dorado, Ellsworth, and Wichita Work Release facilities. To enroll in this program, contact the appropriate prison staff person or write to PDI for more information. PDI also assists HIV+ detainees to arrange for services after their release and can coordinate with the prison to obtain medical eligibility for Ryan White (HIV/AIDS) services. Finally, PDI offers a five night behavioral modification class for men arrested in public parks and adult bookstores. Two night classes are also held for women arrested in conjunction with prostitution charges and men arrested for purposes of solicitation. This class educates on the risk of HIV and other STDs, as well as how to make safer choices.
Services for survivors after release include: Confidential HIV testing and counseling; case management; nutrition program and grocery delivery; housing assistance; a monthly support group for HIV+ African American women and a quarterly support group for clients who have been diagnosed with HIV for 15 or more years; information; and referrals for other needed services, such as counseling.
Services for loved ones include: HIV testing; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center
335 N. Washington, Suite 240
Hutchinson, KS 67501
Office: (620) 665-3630
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm CST
Hotline: (620) 663-2522
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 701-3630
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.sexualassaultdomesticviolencecenter.org
Email: sadvc@nbc.kscoxmail.com

The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center provides confidential, non-judgmental support to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, their families, and friends.

Service area: Harper, Kingman, Marion, McPherson, Reno, and Rice Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and their concerned friends and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; in-person crisis counseling, by arrangement; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling; housing assistance; and support groups, depending on interest and availability.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; support; advocacy; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Topeka AIDS Project
708 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66606
Office: (785) 232-3100
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm CST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes, with prior arrangement
Website: www.topekaaidsproject.org
Email: topaids@sbcglobal.net

The Topeka AIDS Project (TAP) is a community-based program committed to working with HIV-infected persons and their loved ones and to minimizing the HIV infection rate through education.

Service area: Atchison, Brown, Coffey, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lyon, Morris, Nemaha, Osage, Shawnee, and Wabaunsee Counties
Work with: People with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: A monthly pre-release program for women prisoners at the Topeka Correctional Facility; bi-monthly prevention education at the Shawnee County Jail in Topeka; and specialized prevention education and pre-release planning for women arrested for prostitution-related offenses at the Shawnee County Jail, regardless of their HIV status. TAP also provides information and resources by mail, by phone, or by email.
Services for survivors after release include: Free, confidential HIV testing; comprehensive case management; a support group for people who are HIV+; a support group for GLBT persons 18 and older, regardless of HIV status; a support group for youth who are 18 and under, regardless of HIV status; food pantry, emergency financial assistance, and housing assistance for HIV+ case management clients; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: Free, confidential HIV testing; individual support; information; and referrals. All TAP support groups are open to the loved ones of people with HIV/AIDS.
Fees: Free

Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center
355 N. Waco, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67202
Office: (316) 263-0185
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm CST
Hotline: (316) 263-3002

Línea de Ayuda en Español: (316) 263-2044
Toll-free Hotline: (877) 927-2248
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.wichitasac.com
Email: advocate@wichitasac.com

The Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center (WASAC) offers crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals for survivors of sexual assault and their family and friends. All services are free and confidential.

Service area: Sedgwick County
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, including men, women, and children; their family; and friends
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals. Through a partnership with the YWCA Women’s Crisis Center, WASAC co-facilitates a 12-week support group for adult women survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault at the Sedgwick County Detention Facility. For survivors who are interested in joining this group, please contact Cheryl Webb at the YWCA Women’s Crisis Center at 1111 N. St. Francis, Wichita, KS 67214.
Services for survivors after release include: Crisis intervention; hospital accompaniment; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; short-term crisis counseling; support groups for adult female survivors of sexual assault and adolescent female survivors of sexual assault (ages 13-17); information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; short-term crisis counseling; a support group for adult family and friends of survivors; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: WASAC will provide immediate crisis intervention to any survivor who contacts them. For survivors convicted of sex crimes, WASAC will provide appropriate referrals for ongoing support services.

YWCA of Topeka Sexual Assault Center
225 SW 12th St.
Topeka, KS 66612
Office: (785) 233-1750
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8am-4:30pm and Friday, 10am-4:30pm CST
Toll-free Hotline: (888) 822-2983
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.ywcatopeka.org

A program of the YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment, the Sexual Assault Center provides comprehensive services for survivors of sexual assault.

Service area: Shawnee County
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their concerned friends, and family members
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; supportive counseling; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals. The Sexual Assault Center also offers educational groups and individual counseling to adult female survivors of sexual assault at the Topeka Correctional Facility.
Services for survivors after release: Crisis intervention; counseling; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

LEGAL RESOURCES

ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri
3601 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Office: (816) 756-3113
Website: www.aclukswmo.org
E-mail: aclu@aclukswmo.org

The mission of the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri is to protect and defend the Constitutional rights and civil liberties of every individual in Kansas and Western Missouri through education, advocacy, and litigation. The ACLU provides free legal assistance in cases that raise important constitutional issues. Survivors of sexual abuse behind bars who believe their civil rights have been violated can fill-out a complaint form online or print it off and mail it to the ACLU at the address above. Written letters are also accepted as intakes. Please only send copies of documents and try to limit the length of letters. If more information is needed, the ACLU will contact you.

Kansas Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
1200 SW Harrison
Topeka, KS 66612
Office: (785) 234-5696
Toll-free: (800) 928-3111
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm CST
Website: www.ksbar.org

The Kansas Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (KBA LRS) is a nonprofit organization designed to assist people with legal problems in finding the right attorney. When you call the KBA LRS, you will be asked a few questions to determine the nature of your problem. Any information that you divulge will be held in the strictest confidence. If it is determined that you would benefit from legal services provided by an attorney or other services, staff will refer you to the appropriate agency or person. All services provided by KBA LRS are free.

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Secretary of Corrections, Kansas Department of Corrections
900 SW Jackson - 4th Floor
Landon State Office Building
Topeka, KS 66612-1284
Office: (785) 296-3317
Toll-free (in Kansas and Missouri): (888) 317-8204
Website: www.doc.ks.gov

Inmates who have been sexually assaulted in a Kansas Department of Corrections’ facility can contact the Secretary of Corrections to report the assault and any concerns regarding the handling of investigations into such abuse after exhausting the complaint appeals process.

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JDI has directly contacted each organization listed in the Resource Guide in hopes of pointing survivors toward those currently accepting new clients. However, the inclusion of any group or individual in the Resource Guide does not necessarily constitute an endorsement or recommendation by JDI, nor can JDI guarantee the availability of the services described here.