Helpful Resources


What to do if your child tells you about abuse(pdf)

Reporting in Kansas: Department for Children and Families 1-800-922-5330

Reporting in Missouri: Department of Social Services 1-800-392-3738

Take Two Minutes to Learn (two minute educational videos)



KC Metro Hotline: 816-HOTLINE

SAFEHOME: 913-262-2868, serving Johnson/Miami County

Joyce Williams Center/Friends of Yates: 913-321-0951, serving Wyandotte County



Homeless Hotline: 816-474-4599

Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network 913-345-2121

Catholic Charities 913-433-2100

KIDSTLC and KC Homeless Guide, SOS hotline for Teens: 913-324-3619

Contact your school district



LGBTQ Violence KCAVP Hotline: 816-561-0550

Children’s Mercy Hospital Gender Pathway Services for Gender-Variant, Gender-Questioning and Transgender Children. For Patients and Families 816-960-8844, for Healthcare Professionals 1-800-466-3729

Trans-Parenting is an organization dedicated to providing support and educational resources to parents and their advocates (pediatricians, mental health professionals, lawyers, schools, friends, family, and churches) raising a gender independent child.

Center for Inclusivity Center for Inclusivity (CFI) is a Chicago-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that exists to support inclusive community building through curating public forums promoting thoughtful dialogue. We foster environments where people of all faith, gender, and sexual identities can seek to learn and be fully known.

PFLAG Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.

Transformations: A KC Trans And Gender Expansive Youth Group- A social, support group for trans and gender expansive young people ages 12-18. On FB @kctransformations

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project  The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. If you are in need of help call KCAVP at 816-561-0550



For information or help on sexual assault, sexual harassment, or other sexual violence…

MOCSA exists to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual assault and abuse, and to prevent sexual violence in our community.

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault MOCSA Crisis Line: 913-642-0233

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-565-HOPE(4673)



If this is an emergency, please go to the nearest emergency room or dial 911.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255

Kansas Suicide Prevention 1-785-841-2345

Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition

Tom Karlin Foundation  The mission of the Tom Karlin Foundation (TKF) is to improve the quality of teens’ lives and reduce teen suicides through education and awareness of depression, suicide prevention and mental wellness. (KC Metro)



KIDSTLC SOS hotline for Teens: 913-324-3619

KidsTLC provides children with a continuum of care through innovative and successful psychiatric treatment, outreach to homeless teens, outpatient behavioral health, autism and parent support programs.

Synergy Services Youth Crisis Line: 816-741-8700

Synergy Offers a wide variety of service to survivors including emergency shelter for both domestic violence survivors and youth, 24-hour crisis hotlines, support groups, residential shelter for abused and neglected children, transitional living and clinical services.

National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-RUNAWAY



Stop It Now this link specifically leads to help and guidance for concerns regarding adult and child behaviors, including your own thoughts and behaviors. National Prevention Hotline 1.888.PREVENT

National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth Resources for Professionals and Parents, Youth resources coming soon. Click here for Resources specifically for parents/caregivers concerned about sexual behaviors of youth



Johnson County: 913-715-3004

Wyandotte County: 913-573-8251


Other Resources not listed here; Resource Line United Way 2-1-1

From Cell: 211

From Landline: 816-474-5112

United Way 2-1-1 spans a 23-county area, including seven counties in Kansas and 16 in Missouri, and has access to literally thousands of resources. The comprehensive database is constantly being updated so you’ll have accurate information.

Johnson County Resource Center

Parent Helpline by KCSL

App search “Parent Helpline” in Apple or Android shops.

Number 1-800-CHILDREN






Additional resources can be obtained by a call/email to Sunflower House. You do not have to identify yourself to receive additional resources for help on this topic.