For the last 30 years, the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) has been Kansas’s leading voice on sexual and domestic violence. We enhance response and prevention efforts through training, public policy advocacy, public awareness programs, and support to professionals and local crisis centers.
The Coalition allows all Kansans working to end violence to join forces, making our work stronger, smarter, and more effective.
In One Year, KCSDV...
- Hosted 128 trainings for advocates & allies
- Trained 2,854 people
- Answered 3,720 inquiries (TA calls)
(numbers represent July 2011 - June 2012)
Services Provided to Survivors by Local DV/SA Programs
- Crisis Hotline Calls – 28,214
- Crisis Counseling Hours – 55,761
- Victims Served – 21,150
- Victims Sheltered – 3,328
- Shelter Nights – 93,369 (1 person + 1 bed for 1 night = 1 shelter night)
(July 2011-June 2012 data as reported by 29 member programs)
- Find your local program here.
In One Day in Kansas...
- 147 Requests for Services were Unmet
Victims made more than 140 request for services, including emergency shelter, housing, transportation, childcare, and legal representation, that could not be provided because programs did not have the resources to offer these services.
- 49% of Housing Requests were Unmet
Emergency shelter and transitional housing continue to be the most urgent unmet needs with 72 requests unmet.
Of the unmet requests, the following services were the most requested:
- Emergency Shelter
- Attorney/Legal Representation
- Legal Advocacy/Accompaniment
Programs were unable to provide services for many reasons:
- 27% reported not enough staff.
- 23% reported limited funding for needed programs and services.
- 23% reported no beds and no money for hotel stays.
- 12% reported imited funding for translators, bilingual staff, or accessible equipment.
- 12% reported not enough specialized services (e.g., drug and alcohol counselor).
(2012 Domestic Violence Counts: A 24-Hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Services, Kansas Summary)
The purpose of the Coalition is the prevention and elimination of sexual and domestic violence through a statewide network of programs providing support and safety for all victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking, with primary focus on women and their children; direct services; public awareness and education; advocacy for victims; comprehensive prevention; and, social change efforts.
- Build coalition among service providers to promote communication, support and networking to ensure comprehensive quality services.
- Develop research and data collection systems that document the incidence of sexual and domestic violence and stalking and the availability of services.
- Enhance and support the provision of services for victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking in Kansas, with primary focus on women and their children.
- Conduct statewide educational efforts to inform the public, specific groups, and agencies about the nature of sexual and domestic violence and stalking and their effect on individuals, families and society.
- Provide statewide and national advocacy for public policy changes that affect victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking.
- Develop a statewide comprehensive prevention plan for ending sexual and domestic violence.
- Confront and affirm issues of empowerment affecting women and children without regard to race, color, creed, age, physical limitations, national origin, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, marital/parental status, education and income.