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Domestic & Sexual Violence Center

Advocates are committed to providing compassionate, non-judgmental, free and confidential services.  

Domestic Violence is unfortunately closer than you think. 

1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience domestic violence at some point in their lifetime. Someone you know probably is, or will become a victim. Help us support these victims and take a stand against domestic violence.


We Can Help

The Family Crisis Center, Inc. provides a wide array of comprehensive services designed to meet the individual needs of
each survivor or secondary victim seeking help. When someone is abused it is even harder to know where to turn for
help, guidance, and understanding. What’s a secondary victim? An individual who experienced an indirect consequence
of the abuse.


  • We serve adults and children experiencing sexual and domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking move past the trauma they have endured - regardless of their gender, legal status, or orientation. We provide services to EVERYONE.

  • Services are individualized for each survivor, and will look different for each individual. All of our services are FREE of charge.

  • Here at the Family Crisis Center, Inc. we do not require survivors to report their abuse to law enforcement. We can, however, assist with reporting incidents to law enforcements and help navigate that process if the victim would like us to.

  • We are always available! To speak to a trained advocate, call our 24/7 hotline toll free at 1-866-792-1885.

How We Help 

Counseling Services

  • Peer Support Groups

  • Individual Emotional Groups

Legal & Financial Services

  • Assistance with Orders of Protection

  • Court Accompaniment of Advocacy

  • Attorney Referral for Protection Orders

  • Financial Empowerment Group

Emergency Shelter Services

  • Supportive, Communal Living Facility

  • Case Management and Referrals

  • Safety & Goal Planning Development

  • Basic Immediate Needs: Food, Clothing, Toiletries, Etc.

  • Counseling and Support Groups

Children's Services

  • Children's Group

  • Children's Activities 

Safety Services

  • Confidential Crisis Intervention Services

  • Safety Planning

  • Domestic Violence Education

  • Referral Services

Other Services

  • Emotional Safety and Support Services

  • Goal Planning

  • Assist with Job Resumes

  • Resources and Referrals


About Our Shelter

Our shelter is a warm, welcoming, home-like environment. We have trained advocates during your stay to provide support. Our goal is for survivors to feel safe, secure, and to maintain a self-sufficient life free from abuse upon leaving our shelter.

Here's Some Things to Know About Shelter:

  • Our shelter is in an undisclosed location, for safety reasons. We have shelters in Barton and Pawnee counties.

  • We do have guidelines to promote safety and wellbeing for everyone.

  • All bedding, towels, food, and cleaning supplies are furnished by us.

  • Our shelter is a communal living shelter, with common areas such as the kitchen, dining room, living areas, and children's area. Bedroom space may be shared to accommodate more survivors in times of need. *Due to COVID-19, we do have social distancing protocols in place, including no shared bedroom spaces at this time.

  • Our shelter has limited storage space, which limits us to allowing one to two bags per survivor. We have resources to help with clothing and other needed items. If it's safe for you to do so, bring those important documents with you (birth certificates, social security cards, and other documentation). 

  • Shelter guests participate in a weekly support group to promote healing.

  • We are unable to accept family pets into our shelter at this time.

Leaving a domestic violence relationship can be a process. We can help. Our advocates can assist you with safety planning to establish a good exit from your unsafe environment.

Are you looking for shelter? Call our Crisis Line and speak to one of our friendly advocates so we can get you the help you need: 620-792-1885


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I qualify for services?
    Call or stop by to discuss your individual needs. All survivors seeking services are assessed by a trained advocate. A person becomes a client when they agree to services, and our confidentiality agreement.
  • I'm not sure what services I need. Can you still help me?
    Absolutely! We understand leaving an abusive situation can be extremely overwhelming. An advocate will have a conversation with you to learn more about your individual story and what we can help with.
  • How long is a shelter stay?
    You’ll work with your assigned advocate to establish your goals, including length of stay, with goals being reevaluated every 30 days.
  • How many times can someone stay at the shelter?
    There is no limit. Each time someone is seeking shelter they are assessed. Please note that a previous stay does not guarantee acceptance into the shelter.
  • Is transportation provided while I stay in shelter?
    We provide transportation for all appointments (doctors, job interviews, etc). All other transportation is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Quick Links to Resources


Is your perpetrator in Jail or just got arrested? Sign up for VINE to be notified of their release.

Protection Order Portal

You can now file for a protection order via an online portal. PLEASE contact our office before utilizing this service, as we can help file for protection orders and explain the process.

Statewide Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Looking for services in another region of Kansas?

Get in Touch

If you or someone you know has been affected by domestic or sexual violence, we are here to help. Don't hesitate to reach out to us by phone, or stop by in person at either of our two locations. Scroll to the bottom of the page for contact information. Everyone deserves to feel safe, and children are the most innocent of all. We can help the victim and their family with the legal process as well as with healing 

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