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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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P.S. It’s My Body!

When most people think of coming into contact with a six foot tall bear the most common feeling is fear! However, not when our friendly 6 foot tall Happy Bear comes to visit. Happy Bear is a friendly character in a personal safety curriculum called P.S. It’s My Body!, which is used by SOS advocates in local schools. He is a loving bear that teaches safety to children beginning at preschool age and used most often until 1st grade.
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