Help is available.

If you or a loved one is experiencing abuse, you are not alone.

There are advocates available 24/7 to talk, chat, or text with you about your concerns.

Call the National Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or chat at

Local Hotline: 1-816-HOT-LINE (468-5463).

Giving Hope & Help's  A-WAY of Escape from Domestic Violence (A-WAY)

The life-saving purpose of the A Way of Escape from Domestic Violence Initiative is to aide women and clients and residents of domestic violence shelters in the KC metro area with funding and resources to EQUIP, EMPOWER and provide “A Way of ESCAPE from Domestic Violence,”, leading them to live life to their fullest potential free of violence and abuse.

Giving Hope & Help has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services to fund this initiative and will be used through June 2024. GH&H will financially support women recommended to us by our Missouri DV Shelters partners to assist women residents/clients to escape domestic violence and abuse. Our Kansas DV Shelters partners will also be receiving funding through GH&H.

Domestic Violence Shelters and Agencies

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Dating violence among teens and young adults is more common than many people think. According to, one in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. Jessica Lynn McCallop-McClellan is the Founder and President of Giving Hope & Help, weighs in on when abuse starts in young people, resources, what adults and teens can do to intervene and more.

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