Domestic Violence Awareness With The Willow Domestic Violence Center; and MISD Annual Women of Courage Event

The Willow Domestic Violence Center

The Willow Domestic Violence Center dedicates itself to restoring the health and safety of people who have experienced domestic violence or human trafficking by providing safety, education, and advocacy. All of their services are free of charge, confidential, and available to all survivors of domestic abuse and human trafficking who live in Douglas, Franklin, or Jefferson County in Kansas. The Willow is a safe space for people of all sexual identities and gender expressions. All services are accessible to those in need of a translator or physical accommodation. Their services include 24 hour hotline, emergency shelter, support services, children’s services, court and systems advocacy and much more.

Host Teresa Wilke will talk with Will Averill, Director of Community Engagement at Willow Domestic Violence Center about their services, the available resources for persons affected by domestic violence and upcoming events.

24 hour hotline – 785-843-3333

The Willow Domestic Violence Center
1920 Moodie Road, Lawrence, KS 66046
Office phone number: 785-331-2034​
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Email: [email protected]
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Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters (MISD) Annual Women of Courage Event

MISD advocates for humane treatment of MO inmates with the MO Department of Corrections and th.rough legislative efforts in the state capital. Their members provide support to Families with loved ones in state & federal institutions who are seeking solace & justice. By coming together they find strength in themselves and in cooperation with other groups with common interest. They meet the at noon on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Waldo Branch of the KCMO Public Library, 201 E 75th St, Kansas City, MO 64114.

Host Keith Brown El talks with Beverly Livingston of Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters about their advocacy and support work as well as their upcoming Women of Courage Awards fundraising event that honors women who give service to make our community safer and stronger.
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MISD Women of Courage Fundraising Event
$25.00 donation
Saturday, October 26, 2016 at 2:30 PM
Bruce Watkins Cultural Center
3700 Blue Parkway, KCMO

JoJR Calendar Events week of 10-21

More Squared is having Kansas Issues2Action Night at First Baptist Church, 500 Nebraska AVE, Kansas City KS on Monday, October 21st from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Go to

Survivors Unite is uniting families who have lost a loved one to violent crime.  They understand that grief is experienced in different stages and help families heal and learn to properly release their emotions.  Survivors United meets every third Monday of the month and will meet Monday October 21st, 7 PM at Margaret’s Place, 7217 Troost, KCMO.  

The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants will have their monthly meeting Monday, October 21st, 6:30 PM at the Chestnut Avenue Family Resource Center, 3811 Chestnut Ave, KCMO.   MO CURE advocates for the human rights of prisoners in Missouri prisons and jails as well as those who have returned to society. MO CURE lobbys state and local governments, makes direct contact with corrections officials and sends a quarterly newsletter to supporters and prisoners. 

The mission of KC Mothers in Charge is to reduce violent crime through prevention, education and intervention and to guide and support the families of victims. On October 22, KC Mothers in Charge presents the 2019 Unity Awards for excellence in collaboration with law enforcement. This 2nd annual event will be held at the UMB Financial Corporation, First Floor Auditorium & Atrium, 1010 Grand AVE, KCMO, beginning at 5:30. Tickets are available at

Veronica’s Voice, the KC Collaboration against sexual exploitation, is holding their Butterfly Boutique, resale event, October 25 and 26th, at 10211 Nall AVE, Overland Park, KS. Shop for a good cause between 10 AM – 5 PM both days. See Veronica’s Voice on facebook

Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters is an advocacy support group for people affected by the criminal justice system. They are having their 10th Year Anniversary and Women of Courage event on October 26th, 2:30 PM at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center, 3700 Blue PKWY, KCMO. Tickets are available at the door and at

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