Kansas City Domestic Violence Facts, Resources and More
Beginning in 1987, domestic violence activists organized National Domestic Violence Awareness Month to be recognized each October, bringing awareness to the widespread issue and resources to prevent it as well as help those experiencing it.
Domestic violence is one of the leading reasons individuals experience homelessness. For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022, GKCCEH has compiled national and local resources to aid victims of domestic violence and put a stop to the tragedies that result from domestic violence in our nation and local communities.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NACAD)
As a voice of victims and home for advocates, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NACAD) leads, mobilizes and raises their voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism. To learn more about NACAD, click here.
In an effort to raise awareness and support this month, NACAD developed this page to teach others about the significance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and help advocates get involved to make change.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available to victims of domestic violence 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With call, chat and text options, the organization is doing everything in its power to give victims safe and viable options to receive, in some cases, live-saving assistance. Click here to learn more about the hotline.
The National Domestic Violine Hotline wrotes this when it comes to National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022 (here referred to as DVAM):
“Why DVAM? DVAM is a chance for anyone and everyone to unite in the work to end domestic violence. We invite advocates, loved ones, supporters, and political leaders to join together in solidarity to listen to and uplift survivors directly. With so many people speaking in a unified voice throughout October, we can raise our collective awareness about domestic violence to end abuse for good.”
Click here to visit the organization’s National Domestic Violence Month 2022 page.
Kansas City Domestic Violence Shelters
The Greater Kansas City Area has many shelters on a mission to help victims of domestic violence. Some of the organizations we are proud to work with include:
True Light Family Resource Center
“We serve individuals and families by providing for critical needs, connecting to community resources, and teaching job and life skills in a safe and supportive environment.”
Learn more and offer support at https://www.truelightfrc.org/.
“The mission of Rose Brooks Center is to break the cycle of domestic violence so that individuals and families can live free of abuse.”
Learn more and offer support at https://www.rosebrooks.org/.
We shatter the barriers that feed the cycle of abuse and for all people to live a life free of domestic violence.
Learn more and offer support at https://newhousekc.org/.
“Creating a community free of family violence.”
Learn more and offer support at https://www.synergyservices.org/.
Friends of Yates
“Friends of Yates strives to continuously provide services and a sense of identity to children, youth, adults and senior citizens that facilitates safe and productive lives.”
Learn more and offer support at https://friendsofyates.org/.
Hope House is dedicated to making sure every man, woman, and child affected by domestic violence can find refuge and freedom.
Learn more and offer support at https://www.hopehouse.net/.