Violence Prevention & Response Project Partner Profile: MOCSA

By Briana Ward.

The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) is a local organization that partners with the Violence Prevention and Response Project on several programs throughout the year, including V-Day and Take Back the Night.

In 1969, a coalition of criminal justice, health, mental health, and other professionals came together to address the needs of victims of sexual assault. Six years later, that coalition became MOCSA. This organization was dedicated to educating the Kansas City area on sexual assault. Included in this this created a 24/7 hotline for people who are sexually assaulted. Over time MOCSA evolved and began helping child sexual abuse victims and their families. MOCSA now offers therapy, support and advocacy for victims of rape and sexual assault, for sexually abused children and families, for adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and for others touched by sexual violence. Through the years MOCSA has enhanced and increased outreach, prevention and education programs focused on children, youth, professionals and community groups.

  • MOCSA’s Sexual Violence 24-hour Crisis Line: 816-531-0233 or 913-642-0233
  • Missouri Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-392-3738
  • Kansas Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-922-5330
  • Domestic Violence Metro 24-hour Hotline: 816-HOTLINE
  • LGBTQ Violence Kansas City Anti-Violence Project’s Hotline: 816-561-0550
  • Homeless Hotline: 816-474-4599

United Way Resource Line: 2-1-1 (cell) or 866-320-5764 (land line) or United Way 2-1-1 Online

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