The OARS Program

(Orientation, Assessment, Referral, Safety)

A collaborative project between the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) and the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV).



  • Living in fear due to someone hurting or threatening you.
  • Risk danger if SRS pursues child support.
  • Are overwhelmed by trauma from current or past sexual or domestic violence & cannot work.
  • Have an intimate partner keep you from work or training.

OARS may be for you if you answered "YES" to any or all of these questions.


"To reduce the employment barrier of domestic violence and sexual assault by enhancing the safety of abused families receiving Temporary Assistance to Families."


You may enroll voluntarily for the OARS program at any time. If you decide it is not right for you today, you can choose to volunteer another time.

You need only share information necessary to develop a plan of safety and help you become self-sufficient. All information is confidential unless you decide to release it.

"I am not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my ship." Louisa May Alcott


  • Your SRS Service Center
  • Your local OARS Advocate
  • Your local Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Organization


The Toll Free Crisis Hotline: 1-888-END-ABUSE 1-888-363-2287

Available 24 hrs a day, every day.

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it." Helen Keller

The OARS Program

OARS is a special, voluntary program for families needing assistance from SRS and an alternative to traditional work requirements. An OARS Advocate, employed by the local domestic violence and sexual assault organization, will be able to assist you.

OARS is a program based on your needs with the goals of safety and self-sufficiency. While in OARS, advocates may help you with safety planning, shelter, support groups, counseling, court, economic advocacy, and when ready, help with your goals related to work or training.

OARS has helped thousands of survivors over the years to become safe and self-sufficient.

When you are ready, OARS will be available to help you achieve these goals plus more of your own!

OARS welcomes survivors regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

OARS participants say...

"It is a wonderful program and has helped me so much through rough times. I am so glad there's people out there like my advocate to help me. Thanks so much for all you do."

"The program has helped me to become more emotionally stable. I am physically safer which lowers my stress level and life is positive and enjoyable for the first time in 3 years."

Kansas Sexual and Domestic Violence Program Map

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

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 LARC/DVS, Inc. 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. Safe Homes, Inc. is temporarily closed. Victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who are in need of advocacy services in Cowley, Chautauqua, Elk, and Sumner counties should call the 24/7 Kansas Crisis Hotline at 1-888-363-2287 to receive services by the surrounding advocacy programs. Back to map

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