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Alliance​ Against Family Violence​​

Serving Leavenworth County, Kansas

ESCAPE
  1. 24/7 Crisis Hotline
    If you need us, we're here for you. AAFV Crisis Line: 913-682-9131 Toll Free: 800-644-1441 Our advocates can provide information and resources, help you create a safety plan, and always speak to you confidentially.
  2. Get Involved
    We are a nonprofit organization and we rely on the support of our community. Donations and volunteers are very important to us. Our shelter has an ongoing needs list, and you can also donate monetarily through this website.
  3. Be Safe
    Computer and phone use can be monitored. Many abusers use technology as a way to track the location and obtain personal information on those they abuse. Always call 911 if you think you are in danger.
About AAFV
The AAFV is the first and only agency in Leavenworth County that provides direct services to the victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. We provide multiple programs to better serve victims. Some services we provide: 24/7 Crisis Line, Emergency Shelter, Police Response Advocacy, Court Advocacy, Sexual Assault Advocacy, food, clothing, transitional housing, support groups, and outreach services to the community.

The mission of the Alliance Against Family Violence (AAFV) is to offer programs which provide safety and security for members of the communities in which we serve. While we provide services for all, we are especially dedicated to those who are most vulnerable in our society. The AAFV is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to facilitating and empowering positive change in the lives of those affected by domestic and sexual violence, child abuse and neglect.

Our goal is to raise awareness about family violence, community resources, and AAFV programs. Follow this website, our blog, and our social media pages to keep informed about current events and learn how you can be a part of our initiative to reach those who need support. We are a non-profit organization and rely on volunteers and donations to keep our services and programs running smoothly. There are many different ways to lend a helping hand!

Family violence is a big problem in every community. Awareness is crucial. Get involved by learning more about the facts, the resources, and the warning signs. Whether it's your neighbor, friend, family member, or stranger....please, get involved!

Read more on our Blog

Raise Your Voice!

Now more than ever, staying informed about what is going on in our government and speaking up about important issues is vital in ensuring that we defend the laws, regulations, and funding that directly impacts Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking. We have come so far in the movement but there is still a long way to go when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable in our society. Keep up to date on what your local lawmakers are doing to support survivors, and let your voice be heard on these issues! Be sure to contact your representatives and let them know how YOU feel when it comes to voting on policies, laws, and the budget that affects our funding for services, survivors' rights, and safety!

Use the link below to contact your elected officials:

https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials



The #AAFVRocks Challenge

October was National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Alliance Against Family Violence conducted our first #AAFVRocks challenge throughout  Leavenworth County to help raise awareness. We asked people to hunt for our painted rocks and post pics on social media, using the hashtags below to help us spread DV awareness.  Those people were then entered into a drawing to win a basket. Several local businesses pitched in and helped us by hosting our rocks, giving out purple ribbons, and also donating to our basket. The winner of the basket was Michelle Taylor.... congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our #AAFVRocks Challenge! Domestic Violence is closer than you think. Help us spread awareness for this very important issue year round. The more awareness we have, the more people we can help. It's time to STOP the abuse!

#DVAM2017 #AllianceRocks #AAFVRocks #GoPurple #DVAwareness #EndAbuse #AAFV

 


ARE YOU IN DANGER?

There are several different types of abusive relationships. Sometimes the abuse is verbal or emotional. Sometimes, the verbal and emotional abuse can escalate to physical abuse. It can be gradual or sudden. Take the quiz below to assess if you are in danger and need help.
You can get an immediate result from the 20 questions of the quiz. You are in extreme danger if you answered yes to 18 or more questions, severe danger at 14 to 17 yes answers, increased danger at eight to 13 positive answers, and variable danger at less than eight.

No matter what level, you should discuss your situation with an advocate at the AAFV and come up with a safety plan and consider different ways to reduce your danger. Abuse is not something that goes away. It's something that continues to grow. Break the cycle and get help now.


https://www.dangerassessment.org/DA.aspx
We must always take sides.
Neutrality helps the oppressor,
Never the victim.
Silence encourages the tormentor,
Never the tormented.

--Eli Weisel
www.thehotline.org
1-800-799-SAFE
The Alliance is a 501c3 Non-Profit Agency and a member of the Leavenworth County United Way
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