Advocacy Programs Join Forces for Survivors of Homicide
Three extraordinary local organizations are joining forces with Corey’s Network in helping the community by sharing common information while trying to help as many clients as possible. They have partnered to help victims get their lives back on track after suffering one of the greatest tragedies in their lives. They have also been supportive each other’s fundraising and other activities.
Corey’s Network, lead by Michelle Metje, Momma On a Mission, Inc., lead by Monique Willis, Justice 4 Destiny Inc., Lead by DiHaan Coody and Healing Pathway, Lead by Monica Roberts have exceptional agencies and have shown they care about clients and go the extra mile to help. All their mission statements are similar but offer unique ways to help their clients and the clients benefit from that diversity. These groups have decided to join forces and share information on a regular basis. While they will keep their separate organizations, they are going to seamlessly share information about clients, activities and fundraisers so that survivors won’t have to search for services or give contact info and details about their cases to each agency.
Today Melvin Merritt will talk with Michelle Metje about a new coalition of Corey’s Network, Momma On A Mission, Justice 4 Destiny and Healing Pathway to help victims get their lives back on track after suffering one of the greatest tragedies in their lives.
The Willow Domestic Violence Center
The Willow Domestic Violence Center dedicates itself to restoring the health and safety of people who have experienced domestic violence or human trafficking by providing safety, education, and advocacy. All of their services are free of charge, confidential, and available to all survivors of domestic abuse and human trafficking who live in Douglas, Franklin, or Jefferson County in Kansas. The Willow is a safe space for people of all sexual identities and gender expressions. All services are accessible to those in need of a translator or physical accommodation. Their services include 24 hour hotline, emergency shelter, support services, children’s services, court and systems advocacy and much more.
Host Teresa Wilke will talk with Will Averill, Director of Community Engagement at Willow Domestic Violence Center about their services, the available resources for persons affected by domestic violence and upcoming events.
24 hour hotline – 785-843-3333
The Willow Domestic Violence Center
1920 Moodie Road, Lawrence, KS 66046
Office phone number: 785-331-2034
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Email: [email protected]
website – https://www.willowdvcenter.org/
The JoJR Calendar for the week of September 10th
State Representative Courtney Curtis, Chair of the Special Committee On Urban Issues has requested a committee hearing looking into the conditions at the Crossroads Correctional Center. This hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11th 3pm in Missouri State House Hearing Rm #3, 201 W Capitol Ave, Jefferson City, MO. If the Committee hearing is denied Representative Brandon Ellington will hold a public meeting at the same place and time.
KC Freedom Project, Missouri Families for Inmate Rights, Transition 2 Freedom Campaign and KC Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee are working to fill a bus to take people to Jefferson City, MO to protest inhumane conditions at Crossroads Correctional Center and call for Ronda J Pash to be removed as Warden. Protests will be held at the Department Of Corrections Central Office and the Governor’s Office. Bus will leave at 8 am and return by 5pm on Monday September 17th To find out more about transportation and schedule contact Latahra Smith at 816-456-9776.
Applications for the 2018 Witchita Expungement Drive will only be accepted until September 30th. Individuals interested in removing a qualifying conviction from their record can apply online at kansaslegalservices.org and scroll down to the link in the middle of the page or phone 800-723-6953 by September 30th.
Survivors Unite is uniting families who have lost a loved one to violent crime. They understand that grief is experienced in different stages and help families heal and learn to properly release their emotions. Survivors United meets every third Monday of the month and will meet Monday September 17th, 7pm at Margaret’s Place, 7217 Troost, KCMO.
The monthly meeting of the KCMO Chapter of Citizens United for the Reform of Errants, MoCure will be held Monday – 6:30 PM at the Chestnut Avenue Family Resource Center, 3811 Chestnut, KCMO. MO CURE advocates for the human rights of prisoners in Missouri prisons and jails as well as those who have returned to society, by lobbying state and local government, direct contact with corrections officials and a quarterly newsletter sent to supporters and prisoners.
Sankofa for KC is an organized movement of people working to eliminate inequities in our society. We are standing up and saying out loud that we will not tolerate the injustices that prevent us and our communities from thriving. If you want to do more than talk you can join them Tuesday, September 18th 6-8pm at the Rosser-Simpson CME Church, 29th and Indiana, KCMO.