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If you are in danger and need immediate assistance, dial 911.

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person with whom an intimate relationship is or has been shared through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

For help, visit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence website or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Community Resources

Kansas Coalition on Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence
This site provides a comprehensive list of services provided in the state of Kansas.

24-hour Crisis Line: 913-262-2868
SAFEHome is one of six metro domestic violence shelters and is the only program of services for victims of domestic violence in Johnson County. In addition to temporary shelter, SAFEHome also provides transitional housing, women's and children's counseling, community outreach counseling, housing, court and economic advocacy, court advocacy, substance abuse assessment and rape prevention education.

The Willow Domestic Violence Center (Lawrence/Ottawa area)
24-hour Crisis Line: 785-843-3333 or 800-770-3030
This center offers short-term housing/shelter, practical assistance to obtain housing, clothing, financial support, food, and referrals to legal counseling and medical services and more.

Web Resources

We hope the links below will provide some helpful information, but they are not intended to take the place of discussing your concerns with a counselor.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
This site offers a wide variety of comprehensive information about domestic violence. It includes safety planning with victims of domestic violence, a list of reading materials and the following pages.

Power and Control Wheel
The Power and Control Wheel is an illustration that provides an overview of all of the typical tactics that are typically used to batter someone. Physical violence is only one piece of the puzzle that makes up domestic violence. The power and control exerted over someone in a relationship with domestic violence can come in many forms. The wheel gives many different types of examples of how this power and control is used.

Protection and Restraining Orders
If you or someone you know is in a relationship that is characterized with abuse, you might consider getting a protective/restraining order as an overall part of a safety plan. A restraining order or protective order is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another. Contact SAFEHome at its 24-hour crisis line — 913-262-2868 — for more information.

National Teen Dating Violence Helpline: 1-866-331-9474
This helpline is answered by both teen and adult advocates.

JCCC Student Assistance Program

If you are a student, you may be referred by a JCCC counselor to our short-term student assistance program to help you with emotional or mental health issues.