Information About Stalking

What is Stalking?

Stalking is a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that causes a person to feel fear. Stalking can take many forms, including: following, continuously contacting, animal abuse and vandalizing.

Stalking Facts

  • There are over 7 million victims of stalking each year in the U.S.1
  • Most victims are stalked by someone they know.2
  • Stalking is one of the significant risk factors for homicide of women in abusive relationships.3
  • Kansas averages just under 5000 Protection from Stalking Order filings each year.4
  • 46% of stalking victims experience at least one unwanted contact per week.5
  • 11% of stalking victims have been stalked for 5 years or more.5
  • 29% of stalking victims fear the stalking will never stop.6
  • 1 in 8 employed stalking victims lose time from work as a result of their victimization.6
  • 1 in 7 stalking victims move as a result of their victimization.6

You Can Help

  • Believe victims.
  • Refer victims to 888-END-ABUSE (888-363-2287) and the sexual or domestic violence organization serving your community.
  • Learn more about stalking and share information with others.
  • Donate time or resources to your local sexual or domestic violence organization.

Kansas Crisis Hotline
888-END-ABUSE
(888-363-2287)



1 Michele C. Black et al., “The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Summary Report,” (Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011).

2 Kansas Bureau of Investigation, “Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Rape in Kansas As Reported by Law Enforcement Agencies, 2014.”

3 Jacquelyn C. Campbell et al., “Risk Factors for Femicide in Abusive Relationships: Results from a Multi-site Case Control Study,” American Journal of Public Health 93 (2003): 7.

4 Kansas Bureau of Investigation, “Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Rape in Kansas As Reported by Law Enforcement Agencies, 2014.”

5 Katrina Baum et al., “Stalking Victimization in the United States,” (Washington DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2009)

6 Eric Blauuw et al., “The Toll of Stalking,” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 17, no. 1 (2002): 50-63.

Kansas Sexual and Domestic Violence Programs

Programs are listed below alphabetically by city with their HOTLINE phone numbers. The numbers on the map correspond to the programs listed. Call the program nearest you. You do not have to live in the city where the program is located to use their services.

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DV = domestic violence services provided
SA = sexual assault services provided

CITYSERVICESKCSDV MEMBER PROGRAMCRISIS HOTLINE NUMBER 
1. Atchison DV/SA DoVES 800-367-7075 or 913-367-0363 Back to map
2. Dodge City DV/SA Crisis Center of Dodge City 620-225-6510 Back to map
3. El Dorado DV/SA Family Life Center of Butler County 800-870-6967 or 316-321-7104 Back to map
4. Emporia DV/SA SOS, Inc. 800-825-1295 or 620-342-1870 Back to map
5. Garden City DV/SA Family Crisis Services 800-275-0535 or 620-275-5911 Back to map
6. Great Bend DV/SA Family Crisis Center 866-792-1885 or 620-792-1885 Back to map
7. Hays DV/SA Options: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, Inc. 800-794-4624 or 785-625-3055 Back to map
8. Hutchinson DV/SA Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center 800-701-3630 or 620-663-2522 Back to map
9. Iola DV/SA Hope Unlimited 620-365-7566 Back to map
10. Kansas City - Wyandotte Cnty DV Friends of Yates Joyce Williams Center 913-321-0951 Back to map
11. Kansas City - Johnson Cnty DV Safehome 888-432-4300 or 913-262-2868 Back to map
12. Kansas City DV El Centro, Inc. ¡Si Se Puede! 913-281-1186 Back to map
13. Kansas City DV/SA KCAVP 816-561-0550 Back to map
14. Kansas City SA MOCSA 816-531-0233 Back to map
15. Lawrence SA GaDuGi Safe Center 785-843-8985 Back to map
16. Lawrence DV The Willow Domestic Violence Center 800-770-3030 or 785-843-3333 Back to map
17. Leavenworth DV/SA Alliance Against Family Violence 800-644-1441 or 913-682-9131 Back to map
18. Liberal DV/SA Liberal Area Rape Crisis and DV Services 620-624-8818 Back to map
19. Manhattan DV/SA The Crisis Center, Inc. 800-727-2785 or 785-539-2785 Back to map
20. Mayetta DV/SA Prairie Band Potawatomi Family Violence Prevention Program 866-966-0173 or 785-966-8330 Back to map
21. Newton DV/SA Harvey County DV/SA Task Force 800-487-0510 or 316-283-0350 Back to map
22. Pittsburg DV/SA Safehouse Crisis Center, Inc. 800-794-9148 or 620-231-8251 Back to map
23. Salina DV/SA Domestic Violence Assoc. of Central Kansas 800-874-1499 or 785-827-5862 Back to map
24. Topeka DV/SA YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment 888-822-2983 or dia 785-354-7927 o tarde / fin de semana 785-234-3330 Back to map
25. Wichita DV Catholic Charities Harbor House 866-899-5522 or 316-263-6000 Back to map
26. Wichita DV StepStone 316-265-1611 Back to map
27. Wichita SA Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center 316-263-3002 Back to map
28. Wichita DV YWCA Women's Crisis Center 316-267-7233 Back to map
29. Winfield DV/SA Safe Homes, Inc. 800-794-7672 or 620-221-4357 Back to map

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