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Community Resources

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)
www.dcf.ks.gov

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.
jacksoncountycasa-mo.org

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.

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?
LGBTQ Abuse
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 healthcare 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)
hopehouse.net

Mattie Rhodes Center


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

Newhouse


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

Rose Brooks Center


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

Safehome


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

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
synergyservices.org

MOCSA- Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault


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

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

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for eligible women, infants, and children up to age five with the goal of improving their nutritional health status. The following services are provided by WIC:

  • Quality nutrition education and services
  • Breastfeeding promotion and support
  • Breast pumps
  • A monthly food prescription

WIC services are available at Children’s Mercy Clinics on Broadway:
Center for Community Connections, 7th Floor
3101 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111

Monday through Friday 1:00pm-4:30pm

To make an appointment call (816) 404-3659

*Walk-in appointments are available

Missouri WIC

Kansas WIC

National WIC

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

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

The following crisis lines are available 24 hours/day: