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Community Initiatives and Resources

Helps patients and families find resources at Children’s Mercy and in their community

Home-Based Family Support Programs

Programs provided by clinical social workers and other staff to support infants and children exposed to substance use and other risks.

Helps prepare young-adult patients to manage their own health care and to successfully transition to the care of adult providers.

Trauma Informed Care

Trauma impacts each person in different ways. Trauma Informed care is how we acknowledge this and provide the best care.

Safety Alert:

Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet use might be monitored, call the Kansas City Metro Domestic Violence Crisis Line at 816-HOTLINE (468-5463).

Everyone deserves a safe and caring home. And when you’re in a relationship that makes you feel bad, your children are hurting too.

What is Intimate Partner Violence?

Resources and information that may be helpful for families:

KC Metro Domestic Violence Crisis Line

816 HOTLINE (468-5463)
24/7 help line that provides referrals for domestic violence resources.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone advocacy services offered 24/7:
1 800 799 SAFE (7233)
1 800 787 3224 (TTY)
1 855 812 1001 (video phone)

What is domestic violence?
What does a healthy relationship look like?

Support for Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence

CMH and partnering agencies work together to provide specialized services and support for patients, family members, and employees who are survivors of domestic violence. Resources include safety planning, counseling, group programs, legal advocacy, financial advocacy, and shelter. These services are free and confidential.

To find out more about this program, talk to your child’s Children’s Mercy health care provider or a Children’s Mercy social worker.

KC Metro Domestic Violence Agencies

These agencies provide resources for domestic violence survivors and their families, including safety planning, counseling, group programs, legal advocacy, financial advocacy, transitional living, shelter, and children’s services.

Hope House

24-hour Crisis Line: (816) 461-HOPE (4673)

Mattie Rhodes Center

(816) 471-2536 (west side)
(816) 241-3780 (northeast side)
Phones answered during regular business hours


24-Hour Crisis Line: (816) 471-5800
Telephone: (816) 474-6446

Rose Brooks Center

24-Hour Crisis Line: (816) 861-6100
Shelter: (816) 861-3460
Outreach Program: (816) 822-1299
Telephone: (816) 523-5550


24-Hour Crisis Line: (913) 262-2868
Toll Free 24-Hour Crisis Line: (888) 432-4300

Synergy Services

(816) 587-4100
Domestic Violence 24-Hour Crisis Line: (816) 321-7050, or 1 (800) 491-1114
Youth Crisis 24-Hour Crisis Line: (816) 741-8700, or (888) 233-1639

MOCSA- Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault

24 Hour Crisis Line MO: (816) 531-0233
24 Hour Crisis Line KS: (913) 642-0233

Jackson County Court House

Survivors of domestic violence (17 or older) can obtain an order of protection by going to the Adult Abuse Department at the Jackson County Court House 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.

415 E 12th Street, 3rd Floor
Kansas City, MO
(816) 881-3974

308 W. Kansas Ave, 2nd Floor
Independence, MO
(816) 881-4555

Children and Domestic Violence

Learn more about children and domestic violence from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

Learn about your child’s Amazing Brain from Futures Without Violence.

Adolescent Relationship Abuse


Love is Respect

Text LOVEIS to 22522
24-hour crisis line: (866) 331-9474
Go to the website for a 24-hour crisis online chat service

That’s Not Cool

Take a relationship quiz: CoolNotCool

Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

(800) 392-3738 (When calling inside of Missouri)
(573) 751-3448 (When calling outside of Missouri)

Kansas Protection Report Center

(800) 922-5330 (when calling from inside of Kansas)

Court Appointed Special Advocacy for Children (CASA)

(816) 842-CASA (2272)

2544 Holmes St. Kansas City, MO 64108
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Call 911 if you or a person you know is in immediate danger.

The following crisis lines are available 24 hours/day:

2-1-1 is a national dialing code for free, confidential 24-hour access to thousands of health and human services, such as housing, shelter, food, legal aid, clothing, counseling, utility assistance, health care, transportation and more. During disasters, 2-1-1 also provides important public information that frees up 9-1-1 to handle life-or-death emergencies.

United Way of Greater Kansas City
(816) 474-5112 or toll free at (866) 320-5764

United Way of Greater St. Louis
(314) 421-4636 or toll free at (800) 427-4626

United Way of the Plains
(316) 267-1321

A partner of the Children’s Services Fund of Jackson County

Children’s Mercy is a partner of Children’s Services Fund of Jackson County, making it possible to provide more care for kids in our area.