News Statement

2017 Domestic Violence Summit

  We are excited to announce Jeffrey S Bucholtz, director of We End Violence, as our 2017 Domestic Violence Summit presenter! Jeff is an award-winning instructor at Southwestern College where he teaches Oral Communication, Interpersonal Communication, TELA communication, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Small Group Facilitation. Jeff is also a public speaking consultant with Speak for Success and teaches courses on Violence Against Women
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CVEC Welcomes New Director

CVEC Welcomes New Director SOS, Inc. welcomes Tara Schnakenberg as the Director of the Child Visitation & Exchange Center. Prior to working for SOS, she was employed at TFI Family Services, Inc. as a Family Support Worker and previously as a Human Resource Specialist.  The past 1 ½ years she worked as a Legal Secretary at the Lyon County Attorney’s Office.  “Having several years
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CASA: Evidence of Effectiveness

By Mickey Edwards, SOS CASA of the Flint Hills Director Since its creation by a family court judge in Seattle, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) has become one of the most effective programs of its kind. Today there are 951 CASA programs around the country. The SOS CASA of the Flint Hills program serves Lyon and Chase County children caught in the court system due to
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Partnering to help students

By Carrie Goss, SOS/ESU Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Each fall thousands of students make Emporia their new home for a few years. There’s a reason they choose Emporia. Whether it be the great university they are about to attend or the beautiful sights of the surrounding Flint Hills, they choose Emporia. A college campus can be a community all on its own. The culture
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Advocate must have great listening skills

By an SOS Rural Victim Advocate A job application for a rural advocate position with SOS, Inc. doesn’t look any different than an advocate’s application to work in one of the more populated areas covered by our agency. There are some differences in how we accomplish our goal of increasing safety for domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking victims in the six-county areas, dependent
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Children provided a safe environment at CVEC

By Deb Schneider, SOS Child Visitation & Exchange Center Director The SOS Child Visitation & Exchange Center (CVEC) has been open in Emporia for the last 16 years. Even though I’ve lived in Emporia more than 30 years, I was unaware of the CVECs existence. For the past six years, I have been the director of the center and have realized the importance of
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SOS shelter provides safety net for victims

By Cecilia Hernandez, Shelter Manager/Victim Advocate At 3 a.m., an SOS advocate’s phone rings. Helpline staff is on another line stating an advocate is needed at a residence for a domestic dispute or at the hospital for a sexual assault. An SOS advocate arrives within 15 minutes to provide support for the victim. At SOS, safety is our primary concern, which often means utilizing
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Who’s on the front line during a crisis?

By Danielle Armitage, Outreach Prevention and Education Coordinator When someone is in an abusive relationship SOS Crisis Services is the front line of being able to help individuals. We help them move from victim to survivor within Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Lyon, Morris and Osage Counties. SOS services are available 24-hours-a-day to individuals who seek assistance from an advocate. During the workday, advocates are available
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SOS – simply a call for help!

Susan Faler, Community Relations Director “SOS” is the international call sent out by ship or plane indicating that help or rescue is needed. SOS isn’t an acronym – it stands for nothing at all – except help! Just like the local non-profit organization SOS, Inc., there is not special significance in the letters themselves, just simply – a call for help. SOS, Inc. is
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