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:
SOS is excited to partner with Emporia State University THRIVE (The Healthy Relationship and Interpersonal Violence Education program) and SATO (Student Art Therapy Organization) for a two-part Take Back the Night! This is a free event and is available to the public. An in-person event will be held on April 14th, at 5 pm at Union Square (located on the ESU campus near Wooster Lake), including a march around campus, stories of perseverance, and an art therapy project. In case of inclement weather, the in-person portion of the event will begin in the PKP Room at 5 pm. The virtual portion of Take Back the Night will go live on April 12th after 7 pm: emporia.edu/live.
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.
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.
Hope-A-Palooza is an annual fundraising event that includes dinner, drinks, and exciting auction items. Save the date for March 31, 2023.
Kydzone Extreme is a summer day camp for Chase County students in Kindergarten through 12th-grade.
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 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 voice to speak for what is right. *male includes all male-identifying people
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.