The following community resources are available in the event of a sexual assault or suspected sexual assault.
Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center
316-263-3002 or 1-877-WASAC 4U (1-877-927-2248)
355 N. Waco, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67202
Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center offers a 24-hour a day crisis line. The center additionally provides support and information to people who have been victimized by sexual assault at any time in their lives, as an adult or a child. The center will provide a support staff to meet and stay at the hospital with a victim of sexual assault. The staff member will explain the process of what to expect next and answer any questions. They also provide emotional support through ongoing counseling and support groups and may provide legal services and court advocacy if needed, free and confidentially. All services provided by the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center are available for males as well as females regardless of sexual orientation.
Via-Christi St. Joseph's Hospital SANE/SART program
316-689-5252 (Preadmission Clinic)
SANE/SART Services are available 24-hours a day through the Via-Christi Medical Center in Wichita.
SANE stands for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. A SANE is a specially trained registered nurse who provides comprehensive care to victims of sexual assault. The role of a SANE includes taking a history from the victim for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment of health care concerns; conducting a complete physical assessment; performing a thorough genital exam; collecting and documenting any forensic evidence; providing appropriate information and referrals; working with the victim advocate and other SART members to assure coordinated service; and providing courtroom testimony when needed.
SART stands for Sexual Assault Response Team, and it is a community based coordinated response to sexual assault. The community team includes representatives from health care providers, advocacy programs, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors’ offices as well as any other professionals that serve victims of sexual violence in the community. Ultimately, a SART should coordinate to ensure that victims of sexual assault receive appropriate services and referrals that promote the safety and dignity of victims.
City of Wichita Police Department
455 N. Main St, Suite 501
Wichita, KS 67202
Victims of sexual assault may receive transport to and from the hospital by our local law enforcement agencies.
Shocker Safe Ride
Shocker Safe Ride is a service for all WSU students and is available from the hours of 7pm-7am to provide transportation from the hospital if a student is a victim of sexual assault and is in need of transportation. A WSU student Shocker ID will be needed for transport. All information will be kept confidential.
The Kansas Crisis Hotline
888 END ABUSE (888-363-2287)
Service through the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence (KCSDV).
The Kansas Crisis Hotline is a referral service to connect women of abuse with a women’s shelter in their area. The shelters provide a warm, free of violence atmosphere where victims are provided with support groups, counseling and assistance in rebuilding the lives of the adults or children victims of domestic violence, rape, incest or molestation.
Kansas Legal Services
1-800-723-6953 (Topeka) or 316-265-9681 (Wichita)
340 S. Broadway, 2nd Floor
Wichita, Kansas 67202
To receive assistance in obtaining restraining orders and, in some cases, legal help, low-income individuals may qualify to get an attorney to represent them for free in certain situations.
STEPSTONE through Sisters of St. Joseph
1329 South Bluffview Drive
Wichita, KS 67218-3031
The goal of STEPSTONE is to help women and children who have been victims of domestic violence find security, self-sufficiency and a life free of fear and abuse. This is achieved through providing safe, affordable housing; support services; and advocacy for these women and their children.
Catholic Charities Harbor House
This shelter exists to help break the cycle of violence against women and their children by providing them a safe place to stay and support services, like counseling, education and referrals to community resources. All services are free for clients including the 24-hour hotline , counseling, support groups, transportation assistance, and domestic violence advocacy.
YWCA Women’s Crisis Center
24-Hour Crisis Line: 316-267-SAFE (316-267-7233)
1111 N. St. Francis
Wichita, Kansas 67214
The YWCA shelter houses hundreds of women and children. The YWCA provides safe/confidential housing, basic needs, advocacy, crisis and supportive counseling, domestic violence education, parenting, support groups, agency referrals, and a children’s program.
WOMEN'S INITIATIVE NETWORK, INC. (WIN)
510 E. 3rd Street
Wichita, KS 67202
WIN does not provide emergency services. WIN provides transitional employment opportunities for economically disadvantages women, especially survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
SEDGWICK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
1900 E. 9th Street
Wichita, KS 67214
Sedgwick County Health Department provides information, education, resources, and guidance for a healthier, happier community. STI’s/HIV testing fees are on a flexible pay scale.
SIECUS- Sexuality Information and Education Council for the United States
SIECUS DC Office
1012 14th Street, NW, Suite 107
Washington, DC 20005
SIECUS works to make sure that information, knowledge, and skills are within everybody's reach. Each year, SIECUS distributes hundreds of thousands of print and electronic resources to educators, advocates, parents, researchers, physicians, and others working to expand sexual health programs, policies, and understanding.
316-263-7575 or 1-800-230-PLAN
2226 E. Central Avenue
Wichita, KS 67214
The Wichita campus offers services such as: abortion referral, birth control services, emergency contraception, HIV testing, HPV and Hepatitis Vaccines, LGBT services, men’s health services, patient education, pregnancy testing, option and services, STD testing and treatment and women’s health services.
PREGNANCY CRISIS CENTER of Wichita
STD services: 316-946-9474
Pregnancy services: 316-945-9400
1040 N. West St.
Wichita, KS 67203
The crisis center offers pregnancy confirmation, and planning services, adoption, education services, and therapy along with the Wichita Initiative for Sexual Health W.I.S.H. Clinic, pregnancy confirmation, option counseling, and ultrasound.