The Assault Survivor Kits program provides personal care items for sexual assault victims treated in hospital emergency rooms. In 2022-2023 alone, our kits provided comfort to 1,170 women and men throughout our local communities, all survivors of sexual assault.
The Assault Survivor Kits are distributed by hospital advocates of MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault) when victims present at more than 30 hospitals on both sides of the state line throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Assault Survivor Kits program provides clothing and personal items to help assault victims, whose garments are retained by the police for evidence, to leave the hospital comfortably and with dignity. Assistance League of Kansas City is the only group to provide this service for MOCSA.
Since the program began in 1997, an incredible 11,000 kits have been distributed; each kit costs Assistance League of Kansas City approximately $30.00 to produce. Each kit is lovingly assembled by our volunteers.