Domestic/Community Violence

Domestic Violence Network, Inc.

The metropolitan Kansas City area domestic violence shelters have formed the Domestic Violence Network (DVN), a not-for-profit organization, to improve coordination among themselves. To date, their efforts have focused primarily on developing a shared hotline and an integrated computer system.

Kansas City Metro-Wide Crisis Line
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

El Centro, Inc.

Domestic Violence Intervention

El Centro, Incorporated offers individual and group counseling, shelter placement, and case management for victims of domestic violence.

For information, please contact:
Elena Morales at 913-281-1186 ext: 120
Rebekah Moses at 913-281-1186 ext: 126

Hope House

Hope House is Missouri’s largest domestic violence shelter with two secure locations in Independence, Missouri and Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Each location features a 52-bed shelter, early childhood center, therapy space, administration offices and community training facilities. For the victims of domestic violence, Hope House offers shelter, counseling, legal services and safety planning. Hope House programs and services also include outreach therapy, court advocacy, a safe visitation center, hospital based advocacy, on-call women’s advocates who work with area police departments, and prevention programs in area schools.

Hope House
PO Box 577
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
816-461-HOPE (816-461-4673)

Mattie Rhodes Center

Mattie Rhodes Center serves children, individuals, couples and families. Over two-thirds of those we serve are recent immigrants from Latin America who speak only Spanish. Every year we serve more than 1,000 individuals who live in Jackson County, Missouri and Wyandotte and Johnson Counties, Kansas.

Nuevo D’a (“New Day”) Domestic Violence Program
The Domestic Violence Program was started in June 2000. Agencies like Mattie Rhodes Center that provide skilled counseling and support can help emotionally and physically abused women reclaim their lives and make healthier decisions. The program gives special consideration to Hispanic and Spanish-speaking women who, for a variety of reasons, typically do not utilize existing community resources to escape from violent homes.

Mattie Rhodes Center
1740 Jefferson Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Phone 816-471-2536


The Metropolitan Organization to Combat Sexual Abuse has been an advocate for better treatment of sexual assault victims as they move through the medical, law enforcement, judicial, and social service systems. MOCSA serves the Kansas City metropolitan area including Jackson, Clay, Cass and Platte Counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas.

24 hour Hotline
A bi-state 24-hour anonymous hotline is answered by MOCSA staff and trained volunteers to provide crisis intervention, information and referral services to victims of sexual assault and abuse, as well as their significant others. Callers in need of immediate medical attention can arrange to have an advocate meet them at a hospital in the metropolitan area. Trained advocates provide support and assistance during the ensuing medical evidence collection and reporting process 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Crisis Intervention Services
In total, MOCSA’s crisis intervention services include a crisis line, referral service, medical and legal advocacy, individual short-term crisis intervention counseling and support groups for both men and women, all at no charge. Multicultural counselors are available, including services for Spanish-speaking persons.

To contact MOCSA’s crisis line, please call
816-531-0233 or 913-642-0233.

The Metropolitan Organization to Counteract Sexual Assault
3100 Broadway
Suite 400
Kansas City, MO 64111

Newhouse Shelter Home

Newhouse Shelter Home offers services to the victims of domestic violence to help them lead healthy, self-sufficient lives. Newhouse strives to meet basic needs, and makes referrals to community resources to help victims reach their full potential. Even after victims leave the home, there are outreach services available.

24 hour Hotline
Newhouse offers a 24 hour hotline answered by an advocate trained in domestic violence.

Hotline number: 816-471-5800

P.O. Box 240019
Kansas City, MO 64124-0019
Phone: 816-474-6446

Rose Brooks Center

Rose Brooks Center is a comprehensive domestic violence agency that provides a full continuum of care including prevention programming, crisis intervention and other supportive services to thousands of women and children each year.

The Bridge Program provides hospital-based domestic violence advocacy and support. The program is located in six Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area hospitals including
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Research Medical Center, Saint Joseph Health Center, Saint Luke’s Hospital, Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill and The University of Kansas Hospital.

Bridge Program Advocates work within the hospital setting and respond to crisis intervention calls within 30 minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A Bridge Program advocate meets with the patient privately while they are in the hospital and will

  • Listen and support
  • Provide legal resources, such as Orders of Protection
  • Help the victim and children find a safe place to stay
  • Provide support groups and other counseling services
  • Provide ongoing support and connection to resources

24 Hour Crisis Line
(Hablamos Espa’ol)

Metro-wide Crisis Line

Synergy Services

Synergy Services is committed to creating a “safe today” and a “strong tomorrow” for women, children and families by providing child advocacy services, lifelines for families in crisis, outreach to homeless youth, and more.

SafeHaven of Clay County
Shelter for Women and their Children.
Domestic violence shelters provide safety and sanctuary to battered women and their children. Residents are provided with food, personal care products, access to public transportation as well as assistance from Synergy’s community education programs such as Court Services, and the EXCEL employment skills program. Individual, group counseling and education are required for the residents of SafeHaven. School aged children attend public school.

Domestic Violence Hotline:
Metro Kansas City Area 816-452-8535.

Synergy Services, Inc.
400 East Sixth Street
Parkville, MO 64152

Brochures are available for download on their website.