Crisis Services and Counseling for Survivors & Families
Educational Programming and Community Outreach
24-Hour Crisis Line
Trained MOCSA staff and volunteers answer the 24-hour anonymous hotline. The line is open to anyone who has questions or issues related to sexual violence. Crisis line advocates are trained to provide emotional support, crisis intervention, information, referrals, and problem-solving to victims of sexual violence as well as their friends and family members. MOCSA’s crisis line and advocacy services are completely confidential and independent from law enforcement or any other partners.
24-hour Crisis Line in Kansas: (913) 642-0233
24-hour Crisis Line in Missouri: (816) 531-0233
Relay Services: 711
MOCSA advocates are contacted by hospital personnel when a victim arrives at an area emergency department for a sexual assault forensic exam. They will show up 24-hours a day to provide support, resources, and information to victims during and after the exam. List of local hospitals that offer forensic exams and medical care by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.
Police and Court Advocacy
It is always a survivor’s right to choose whether to report a sexual assault. MOCSA advocates are available to accompany victims to file initial police reports, to provide support during detective interviews, and throughout the court process.
Education in Schools
Sexual abuse and violence is an issue that many young people will face, regardless of race, ethnicity or economic background. MOCSA’s education presenters provide age-appropriate programs for children in elementary, middle, and high schools. We currently work in more than 30 school districts in the Kansas City metro area, on both sides of the state line.
MOCSA’s presentations utilize a variety of teaching methods, including group discussion, lecture, question and answer sessions, and activities designed to enhance learning and behavior chance. Our free-of-charge presentations are available in both English and Spanish.
Community Prevention Programs
Learn more about steps you can take in your neighborhood to reduce violence and build connections between neighbors.
Legal Assistance for Victims
MOCSA’s legal services are focused on survivors of non-intimate partner violence. Cases involving intimate partner violence will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you have a legal need that has occurred as a result of a sexual assault, please call 816-520-7602 and ask to speak with the Paralegal.
MOCSA provides counseling services free of charge to all survivors of sexual violence and their families and significant others.
For more information about counseling call and leave a message with the crisis line (816-531-0233) and an Intake Specialist will return your call.
Support groups are free services facilitated by advocates (not counselors) who plan activities and discussions focusing on self-care and self-reflection.
For more information about support groups, leave a message with the crisis line (816-531-0233) and an Intake Specialist will return your call.
Community & Professional Education
MOCSA offers a number of community education programs as part of our ongoing effort to increase public awareness about sexual violence and the resources available to victims of sexual violence and to promote prevention.
Training for advocates, counselors, law enforcement, restaurant and bar staff, and other professionals is available to fit the needs of your group.
Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems
MOCSA has the only evidence-based outpatient program for youth with problematic sexual behaviors in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, and is part of a nationally recognized multidisciplinary team. Currently this program is only available for youth and families in Missouri.
At MOCSA, we are committed to providing trauma-informed services and accessible information for survivors. We will do our best to make sure accommodations meet your needs. Spoken and signed language interpretation can be arranged. Printed materials can be provided in multiple formats, such as large print, Braille and electronic.
If you feel you have been treated unfairly, you have the right to file a grievance. Please see our Grievance Policy for details.