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Three Safe Havens For Women and Children In Distress
This season is not one of joy and peace for everyone. On this edition of Jaws of Justice radio host Lee Moore talks with representatives of three shelters for women escaping from physical and emotional abuse. It takes a great deal of courage to leave an abusive relationship and many stay because they do not have any safe place to go. Our guests will give information for Women in abusive relationships and those who know someone in peril on how to find safety.
Sarita Lynne Ministries – Princess House 816-561-0035 http://www.saritalynneministries.com/
Rose Brooks – 816-861-6100 http://www.rosebrooks.org/
Friends of Yates – 913-321-1566 http://www.friendsofyates.org/
MOCSA – The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault
In 1969, a metropolitan-wide coalition of criminal justice, health, mental health, and other professionals came together with committed advocates to address the needs of those who had been sexually assaulted. In 1972, they created an organization dedicated to educating the broad bi-state Kansas City area, launched an emergency hotline, and took action 24/7. That group evolved and incorporated in 1975 to become the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA), serving as the Kansas City rape crisis center.
Host Jessica Thomas will talk with Jessica Funk of MOCSA about their hotline, advocacy and counseling and support services for rape survivors. Learn what you can do to avoid being assaulted and what you can do to recover from the physical and emotional trauma of an assault.
24-hour Crisis Line in Kansas: (913) 642-0233
24-hour Crisis Line in Missouri: (816) 531-0233
Relay Services: 7 – 1 – 1
HELP FIND A’KEIRA BURRELL SLEDGE
Just Days befor Thanksgiving 14 year old A’Keira Burrell Sledge and another girl ran away from Crittenton Children’s Center in KCMO. A’Keira was in the secure facility because she kept running away from home and the state felt they could do a better job of keeping her safe than her mother.
Although Crittenton has signs up saying all activity is videotaped there is no tape of the girls escaping the facility and no records that she has been transferred or released. Iyonna Burrell, Akeira’s mother has not been able to get any information from the facility because state law does not allow them to discuss patient information.
Stae Representative has tried to get information for Iyonna but has not been successful either. He held a community meeting on Saturday and a number of civic groups, churches and a mosque have agreed to help look for A’kieira and will be helping purchase flyers to be handed out. If you want to help check out the G.Y.R.L. Face Book page or call Iyonna Burrell at 816-663-5151. or her FB page https://www.facebook.com/SexyButStillAlady