What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, dating abuse, and intimate partner violence, is a pattern of behavior which involves the abuse by one person against another in an intimate relationship such as marriage, cohabitation, dating or within the family. It can be experienced by persons in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. Forms of domestic violence include physical, emotional, verbal, economic and sexual abuse, which can range from subtle, coercive forms of abuse to violent physical abuse that results in disfigurement or death.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is any involuntary sexual act in which a person is threatened, coerced, or forced to engage against their will, or any non-consensual sexual touching of a person. This includes rape (such as forced vaginal, anal or oral penetration or drug facilitated sexual assault), groping, forced kissing, child sexual abuse, or the torture of the victim in a sexual manner.

What are the signs of abuse?

Emotional Abuse
  • Isolation or ignoring
  • Controlling finances
  • Controlling employment
  • Lack of trust/suspicion
  • Following or stalking
  • Criticizing
  • Threats of suicide
  • Threats to take away children
  • Threats of violence
  • Minimizes behavior
Verbal Abuse
  • Name calling
  • Put downs
  • Yelling
  • Mocking
  • Use of profanity
  • Unfounded accusations
  • Cruel and hurtful remarks
  • Degrading the victim in public
  • Flying into rages
Sexual Abuse
  • Rape
  • Use of weapons during sex
  • Inflicts pain during sex
  • Forced sex involving multiple partners
  • Groping
  • Forced kissing
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Sexual torture
  • Drug facilitated sexual assault
Physical Abuse
  • Explosive or critical reactions
  • Choking or strangulation
  • Holding the victim down against their own will
  • Forcing sexual acts
  • Throwing or breaking objects
  • Pushing and shoving
  • Slapping
  • Kicking and punching
  • Using a weapon or Murder
  • Torture

Who We Are

Also known as” Survival House” or simply “Survival”, Survival Adult Abuse Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the service and education of victims of domestic violence since 1982. We are the only organization in Johnson County, Missouri to offer 24 hour emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Your Information will always remain confidential. Should you contact Survival for assistance we will take every measure to insure your safety and anonymity.

How We Help

  • Provides temporary shelter for women and their children.
  • 24 Hour Confidential Crisis Hotline.
  • Court Advocacy to help all victims of domestic violence in Johnson County obtain protection orders and provide support at all court proceedings.
  • Case Management to help shelter residents with housing, public assistance, job search or employment, counseling services, as well as individual needs.
  • Children’s Services to help children in the shelter with school, counseling services, and play groups.
  • Weekly Support Group Meetings are open for all victims of domestic violence. Contact Survival offices for times, dates and location.
  • Crime Victim’s Compensation Assistance for victims of sexual assault or domestic violence. We can assist you in filling out the necessary paperwork and filing your claim for assistance as the victim of a crime.

Don’t Wait, Call Now!

Police Departments
9-1-1 (throughout Johnson County)

Survival Adult Abuse Center Hotline
1-800-846-7597 or 1-660-429-2847

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 1-800-787-3224 TTY

Child Abuse or Neglect Hotline

Elderly Abuse or Neglect Hotline
1-800-392-0210 or 1-800-669-8819 TDD

Legal Aid of Western Missouri
305 N. Holden
Warrensburg, MO 64093
1-800-892-2943 or 1-660-747-7101

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