SOS has multiple educational events each year to help raise awareness of issues of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, child abuse and neglect. We also host annual fundraising events to help support our mission.
SOS offers the community the opportunity to support a family by providing basic needs and gifts to families that have dealt with crisis. Families or individuals are eligible if they have worked with SOS consistently the last three months and do not qualify for assistance from the Salvation Army. SOS generally has between 50-100 people/families for adoption within the six counties SOS serves: Chase, Coffey, Lyon, Greenwood, Morris and Osage. If you are interested in adopting a family/individual or wish to donate money for gifts this holiday season please contact us prior to December.
Hope-A-Palooza is an annual fundraising event that includes dinner, drinks and exciting auction items. Our next event will be help on Saturday February 20, 2021. More details will be available in the near future.
SOS Strong is an awareness fundraiser that encourages male leaders in our community to have conversations about domestic violence and sexual assault in order to connect with a larger male audience. These ambassadors pledge to: lead by example, not blame victims, be a positive up-stander, not engage in violence, stand up for someone in need and always use their vice to speak for what is right. Visit our SOS Strong page for more information.
Community Awareness & Prevention Training:
This is an opportunity for staff and community members to unite in continued education on topics related to domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, child abuse and neglect. The more we educate ourselves the better we can support survivors and prevent future cases.
Kydzone Extreme is a summer day camp for Chase County students in Kindergarten through 12th-grade.
Take Back The Night:
Take Back The Night is an annual event in April that focuses on sexual assault and includes a march across ESU campus.
Safe Place is a partnership between SOS and local businesses to provide individuals and families in crisis a safe place to go to call for help. If a business has a Safe Place sign posted, they are there to help you. Find a SOS Safe Place.
Mulready’s Pub was the very first SOS Safe Bar! All Safe Bar staff have been educated and trained so they know what to do when they witness alarming behaviors in their establishment. The goal of Safe Bar Alliance is to collaborate with bars to keep their staff and customers safer from predatory behavior, sexual harassment and sexual assault. Find a SOS Safe Bar.
If you would like to request a speaker or a presentation for your school, club, organization or event, please contact us at 620-343-8799 or by emailing email@example.com.