Who We Are & What We Do

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Educational Opportunities

SOS offers a variety of educational and prevention topics for schools, civic and human service organizations. Teaching future generations how to build and maintain healthy relationships helps prevent future sexual and domestic abuse. We also believe that learning from a positive role model can help to raise a child’s standard of acceptable behavior. Encouraging children to speak out against all violence may help them discover the courage to disclose any abuse they have personally endured or keep others safe. To schedule a speaker, call 620-343-8799. “Through SOS’s prevention services, I have seen students become more aware & cautious about different forms of abuse. They also display more kindness and respect for one another.” – School personnel

Volunteer Opportunities

SOS has a variety of volunteer opportunities in the six counties we serve. Regardless of the amount of time you have available, you can help SOS make a difference in your community. Volunteers learn about SOS services, the realities of sexual and domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, while receiving specialized training for their specific area of interest. Although most volunteers must pass a background check, they are supervised every step of the way and equipped with readily available resources. For information about becoming a volunteer call 620-343-2744 or visit www.soskansas.com.

24-Hour SOS Helpline: 800-825-1295 Email: info@soskansas.com Administration Office: 620-343-8799 Fax: 620-343-9460 SOS, Inc. PO Box 1191 Emporia, KS 66801 www.soskansas.com SOS provides services in Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Lyon, Morris & Osage Counties

This project is supported by the 20-VOCA-33 grant awarded through the Federal Office for Victims of Crime as administered by the Kansas Governor’s Grants Program. The information expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Office of the KS Governor or the U. S. Dept of Justice.

Who&We Are What We Do SOS proudly serves ever yone who has experienced sexual or domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, child abuse or neglect. SOS can help.

Our unwavering mission is to empower and advocate for those affected by sexual and domestic violence, child abuse and neglect. SOS believes all forms of abuse are unacceptable and that every person – adult and child alike – deserves to feel safe wherever they may be.

Who We Are Through education and personal advocacy, SOS provides services and support to protect victims. SOS partners with local service providers and community resources to ensure our clients receive the highest level of advocacy possible, while protecting a client’s right to confidentiality. We focus on safety and support, both on the home front and in a courtroom setting, for those who have experienced sexual or domestic violence, child abuse or neglect. SOS helps explore options through which families in crisis can build healthy futures. Each SOS program evaluates needs on a case-by-case basis to best serve our clients and the community. We regularly collaborate with community partners to educate and prevent interpersonal violence.

Our Vision: We envision a community in which every person lives without fear of interpersonal violence.

Crisis and Outreach Services Professionally trained advocates provide assistance for victims of sexual and domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking. Advocates meet with these individuals, listen to fully understand the nature of their abuse, help to identify specific risk factors and discuss a variety of safety measures they can choose to pursue. To reach an advocate please call our 24-Hour Helpline at (800) 825-1295. All services are free and confidential. CASA of the Flint Hills Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provides highly-trained volunteer advocates in Lyon and Chase Counties to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in the court system. CASA volunteers uncover facts and make recommendations to the court in the child’s best interest. CASA volunteers must be twenty-one years of age or older. Visit www.soskansas.com/casa or call 620-343-2744 for more information or to apply to become a CASA volunteer. Child Visitation & Exchange Center (CVEC) The CVEC offers supervised visitation or monitored exchanges in a safe, neutral environment for children and their families. With a friendly, nurturing atmosphere, the CVEC focuses on the safety and well-being of every child. The CVEC is open seven days a week. Referrals from court, community agencies and individuals are accepted. For more information please call 620-342-0076. Child Advocacy Center (CAC) The CAC receives case referrals from law enforcement or the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) regarding cases of alleged child abuse or neglect to facilitate a child disclosure interview for prosecution purposes. The CAC then facilitates an informed multidisciplinary community partner team that comes together and monitors case progression for a child victimcentered resolution. The CAC offers advocacy support from case referral to case resolution.