Kreamer Resource Center for Families MH Violence Response Hotlines, Organizations
Kreamer Resource Center for Families MH Violence Response Hotlines, Organizations

Violence Response Hotlines & Organizations 


Domestic Violence Network, Inc. (a coalition of domestic violence programs serving the Greater Kansas City area)
24 hour hotline
(816) 995-1000 or (816) 468-5463

Domestic Violence Hotlines & Resources (nationwide) 

Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline (800) 392-3738
Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) (816) 252-8388
Synergy House Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 491-1114

Child Abuse Local Resources:
SCAN Clinic
For medical evaluations
Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics (816) 234-3424

Child Sexual Assault Treatment Services - MOCSA
3217 Broadway
Kansas City MO 641(816) 931-4527
See also:

ABC: A Guide to Community Resources (Missouri)
ABC: A Guide to Community Resources (Kansas)
in the Reference area for local resources for child abuse victims.

Parents Anonymous of Missouri
(314) 534-9350 for support group information 

Prevent Child Abuse America - Kansas Chapter
Kansas Children's Service League
Phone: (877) 530-5275
Parent helpline: (800) 332-6378

Children's Trust Fund (source of educational materials on child abuse prevention in Missouri)
PO Box 1641
Jefferson City MO 65102-1641
(573) 751-5147 
MO Child Abuse or Neglect Hotline (800) 392-3738

Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund (funds community-based child abuse prevention)
Landon State Office Bldg.
900 SW Jackson St., Rm 152
Topeka KS 66612-1221
Phone: (785) 368-7044
Toll free: (877) 204-5171
KS Child Abuse or Neglect Hotline (800) 922-5330

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (800) 843-5678

Domestic Violence Local Resources: 
The Bridge Program
Telephone: (816) 861-6100
Bridge Referral Line: (816) 545-4700 (after hours/ weekends/ holidays)
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
The Bridge Program provides advocacy and referral services for patients, family members, and employees who are survivors of domestic violence.

El Centro
Contact: Elena Morales ext. 120
Rebekah Moses ext. 126
Phone Number: (913) 281-1186

Hope House
Telephone: 816-461-HOPE (4673)
Metro Hotline: 816-HOTLINE
Address: Independence and Lee's Summit 
Hope House provides shelter, outreach, and legal services to survivors of domestic violence.

Jackson County CourtHouse
Telephone: (816) 881-3974 or (816) 881-4555
Address: 415 E 12th Street, 3rd Floor, Kansas City, Missouri
308 W. Kansas Ave, 2nd Floor, Independence, Missouri
Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday 
Survivors of domestic violence (18 or older) can obtain an order of protection by going to Adult Abuse Dept at the Jackson County Court House.

KC Metro Domestic Violence Hotline
Metro Hotline: 816-HOTLINE (468-5463)
24/7 Hotline that provides referrals for domestic violence resources.

Telephone: (816) 462-0502
Shelter: (816) 471-5800
Hotline: (816) 468-5463
Address: PO Box 240019 Kansas City, Missouri 64124 (Administrative)
Located in the urban core of Kansas City, Missouri, Newhouse is recognized as the oldest domestic violence shelter serving the metropolitan area. The mission of Newhouse is to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing the tools that allow women to make positive choices and lead self-sufficient lives.

RoseBrooks Center
Telephone: (816) 523-5550
Shelter: (816) 861-3460
Hotline: (816) 861-6100
Outreach Program: (816) 822-1299
Address: PO Box 320599 KC, MO 64132-0599 (Administrative)
Rose Brooks is a comprehensive, full-service 75-bed facility that meets the needs of domestic violence victims. Prevention, crisis intervention and supportive services are integral to the individualized plan that each woman and child receives.

24 Hour Hotline: (913) 262-2868
Toll Free Hotline: (888) 432-4300
Metro-Wide Hotline: 816-HOTLINE
Address: P.O. Box 4563, Overland Park, KS 66204-0563 (Administrative)
Safehome provides the crisis hotline, shelter, counseling, outreach and education, and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence.

Synergy House Teen Shelter
(816) 741-8700 (hotline) or (816) 587-4796
500 E. 6th Street
Parkville MO 64152
Crisis intervention; emergency house for youth, family sexual abuse treatment, counseling.

Local Intimate Partner Violence Protection/Prevention Organizations:

Kansas Coalition against Sexual and Domestic Violence provides support for all victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking, with primary focus on women and their children; direct services; public awareness and education; advocacy for victims; comprehensive prevention; and, social change efforts.

KC Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) Kansas City organization that provides information, support, referrals, advocacy and other services to LGBT survivors of violence, including domestic violence.

Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence works to enable victims to access services and advocates at state and national levels for improved funding, public policy, systems and responses to domestic and sexual violence.

Rose Brooks Center is a Kansas City IPV center whose services include emergency shelter, safety and support for women and children in crisis, individual, group and family counseling on site, case management, court advocacy, substance abuse counseling, housing and job assistance, among others. They also provide community education about IPV. Rose Brooks Advocates partner with Children's Mercy through the Bridge program.

Synergy Services is a Kansas City IPV center whose services include crisis hotlines, emergency shelter, transitional housing, therapeutic services, advocacy, mentoring and violence prevention programs. Additionally, they focus on community education and social change. Synergy Advocates partner with Children's Mercy through the Bridge program.

National Intimate Partner Violence Prevention/Protection Organizations:

Asian & Pacific Island Institute on Domestic Violence. Strives to eliminate domestic violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. 924 Market Street, Suite 200; San Francisco, CA 94102; (415) 954-9964; Fax: (415) 954-9999.

Futures without Violence is a national non-profit organization that focuses on domestic violence education, prevention and public policy reform. Their Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence provides support to health care professionals, policy makers and domestic violence advocates through its four main program areas: model training strategies, practical tools, technical assistance, and public policy. They have posters, pamphlets, safety cards and other materials in multiple languages and that address, among other things, GLTBQ and Immigrant issues. Phone: (888)Rx-ABUSE; email:

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community. Provides information on family violence as it pertains to the African American community.

It's Time to Ask is a comprehensive guide to developing and implementing IPV screening in the children's healthcare setting. It includes PowerPoint presentations and scripts, enrichment materials and pre-/post-course evaluations. This was developed by Children's Mercy Hospital's Denise Dowd, Jane Knapp, Chris Kennedy and Jennifer Stallbaumer and can be provided by Dr. Dowd upon request.

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA). Comprehensive resource on current research and links for domestic violence information. Many links to websites serving intimate partner violence in diverse populations. Includes links to religious and faith organizations responding to intimate partner violence.

New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project. Resources and links for gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual persons experiencing intimate partner and other forms of violence.

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence. A group of nationally recognized Latina and Latino advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence working together to promote understanding, sustain dialogue, and generate solutions to move toward the elimination of domestic violence affecting Latino communities, with an understanding of the sacredness of all relations and communities.

Sacred Circle: The National Resource Center to End Violence Against Native Women. An organization dedicated to the actions that promote the sovereignty and safety of women.

For books and videos: try the Kreamer Resource Center for Families Library Catalog or try your local public library. To locate additional resources, try your librarian.

updated 10-25-2011

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