SOS, Inc.’s Capital Campaign

In February 2019, leaders of SOS, Inc. (SOS) in Emporia, Kansas announced a capital campaign in efforts to create a new home base in Emporia.

The new home base combines SOS’ emergency shelter and advocacy services in one location, helping improve client service delivery and enhance access to services. Right now, the emergency shelter and advocacy services offices are separate.

SOS has raised about $2.3 million of the $3.1 million capital campaign goal.

“Victims of sexual and domestic violence, children and adults, across six counties will directly benefit from this campaign,” said Mark Schreiber, Co-chair of the campaign. “The capital campaign will consolidate all SOS’ services under one roof of operation, allowing for both new and existing clients to be served more effectively and efficiently.”

Founded in 1976 to assist local rape survivors, SOS is the only organization offering integrated sexual and domestic violence, crisis, and educational services in Lyon, Chase, Osage, Coffey, Greenwood, and Morris counties.

“The need for this center cannot be overstated. The children, women, and men SOS serves are in immediate, physical danger. The safety and security provided by the shelter is paramount,” said Honorary Campaign Chair Don Cannon.

For more information and to discuss benefactor opportunities, contact SOS’ Executive Director Connie Cahoone by email at or by phone at 620-343-8799.

The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)’s mission is to prevent and eliminate sexual and domestic violence. Find more information on KCSDV’s website at

The 24-hour Kansas Crisis Hotline is 888-END-ABUSE (888-363-2287).


Last Updated on Oct 30, 2019