Legal Advice

Legal Aid of Western Missouri - Project Assist - 816-474-6750
Domestic Violence and the Law - A Missouri Bar publication 


Battered Women's Shelters*

Shelter Referral - (816) HOTLINE
Rose Brooks Center - Kansas City, Missouri 816-861-6100
Newhouse - Kansas City, Missouri 816-471-5800
Hope House - Independence, Missouri 816-461-4673 (HOPE)
Synergy Services Inc. - North Kansas City, Missouri 816-321-7050
SAFE Home, Inc. - Johnson County, Kansas (913) 262-2868
Joyce H. Williams Center - Wyandotte County, Kansas (913) 321-0951

* Most programs have free support groups for all women including those not in a shelter. Please call the hotlines for information on these support groups. 


Information & Referral Sources

Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence - 1-800-799-7233
Listing of Missouri Domestic Violence - Crisis and Support Resources (An Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid & Resources Collection)


Men's Programs

The Family Conservancy - (816) 373-7577

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community

Kansas City Anti- Violence Project - 816-561-0550 


Sexual Abuse-Sexual Assault

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault - 816-531-0233


Child Abuse Hotline

Missouri Division of Social Services - 1-800-392-3738 


Elder Abuse Hotline



Substance Abuse

National Council on Alcohol & Drugs Abuse - (314) 962-3456

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