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Crisis Hotline


Toll Free Crisis Line

We continue to be the only residential facility for victims of domestic and sexual violence in Boone County. The current facility was built in 1993 and is able to house 25 women and children comfortably. Along with staff, a core group of dedicated volunteers ensure victim access to services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We provide a wide array of services to victims of domestic or sexual violence. The services are designed to empower women who have been battered or abused by an intimate partner and can provide the initial stage of the process of taking back control of their life. Services are offered at both residential and non-residential locations. We provide the following services at no cost to domestic and sexual violence victims and their children.

Emergency Shelter

Safe shelter available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year to victims and their minor children of domestic and sexual violence fleeing abusive situations.

Domestic & Sexual Violence Education

Individual sessions about the nature and dynamics of domestic or sexual violence, including crisis intervention, safety planning and advocacy services. Call us today to schedule your free domestic or sexual violence education session.


Community education and awareness for audiences of all ages. If you are interested in an outreach session, please complete our form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

24/7 Hotline

Referral information, emotional support and safety planning; Toll Free in Missouri available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call for emergency and non-emergency needs: 1-800-548-2480

Domestic Violence Enforcement Unit (DOVE)

Columbia’s coordinated community response to domestic violence, including the Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Department, Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and Probation and Parole. We can help you fill out orders of protection 24 hour a day, 7 days a week and provide emotional support in the courts.

Hospital Advocacy

Support for victims of domestic or sexual violence in local area emergency rooms through advocacy, crisis intervention, emotional support and information about community resources. Let your nurse or attendant know that you would like a trained advocate to respond.


Individual counseling sessions for meeting client goals in trauma recovery including post-traumatic stress disorder.

Support Groups

Weekly sessions offering group support and recovering from relationship and sexual violence.