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.
Take Back The Night
5:30 pm on April 9, 2024 at C of E Park, Emporia
SOS is excited to partner with local educational and community organizations for Take Back the Night! This is a free event and is available to the public. Take Back the Night events occur each April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
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.
Heroes for Hope:
Heroes for Hope is an awareness fundraiser that lets individuals, families, and teams work together to spread awareness and raise funds for SOS. Visit our Heroes for Hope page for more information.
SOS offers the community the opportunity to support a family by providing basic needs and gifts to families that have dealt with crises. Families or individuals are eligible if they have worked with SOS consistently for 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 five counties SOS serves Chase, Coffey, Lyon, 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.
March 29, 2024 at Emporia Granada Theatre
Hope-A-Palooza is an annual fundraising event that includes dinner, drinks, and exciting auction items, as well as Joseph Hall's Elvis Rock N' Remember Tribute Show. Tickets are on sale now!
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 an SOS Safe Bar.
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 displayed, they are there to help you. Find an SOS Safe Place.
SOS Strong is an awareness fundraiser that encourages leaders in our community to have conversations about domestic violence and sexual assault in order to connect with a larger audience and bring awareness to the role men and people of all masculine genders play in preventing domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual violence. 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 voice to speak for what is right.
Visit our SOS Strong page for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.