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LGBTQ+ Resources in Kansas City

We are deeply saddened by the closure of our former MOCADSV member agency, the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project, which leaves Kansas City and the surrounding area without domestic and sexual violence resources specifically aimed at serving the LGBTQ+ community. However, other crisis resources and LGBTQ+ organizations still exist in the area. The list below is from an article in the

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Redistricting in Missouri: District Changes in a Mid-term Election Year

Updated on May 19, 2022 - Even-numbered years are typically viewed as the most important election years and typically have the largest voter turnout, because of presidential and congressional elections. Alternately, the 2022 election year is known as the “mid-term” because the president is not on the ballot but some congressional delegates are decided. The mid-term August primary, and November

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MOCADSV Responds to Recent Missouri News in Statement about Coercive Control

March 23, 2022 -- The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MOCADSV) reiterates our unequivocal support for survivors and condemns all forms of domestic violence, sexual assault, and harassment committed against survivors and their families. Survivors, their families, and the advocates who work alongside them know that abusive individuals use their power to silence victims and maintain control over

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Missouri Supreme Court Case on the Second Amendment Preservation Act

Update: April 27, 2022 -- The Supreme Court of Missouri ruled the effort to block the Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA) can continue. Everytown Law filed an amicus brief in the case on behalf of MOCADSV earlier this year. The Supreme Court's decision is a procedural one. They declined to reach a decision on any of the plaintiffs' claims that

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MOCADSV Announces Retirement of Long-time CEO, Colleen Coble

Jefferson City, MO—The Board of Directors of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MOCADSV) has announced the December 2021 retirement of the Coalition’s long-time CEO, Colleen Coble, who has served in that position since December 1988. "For more than 30 years, MOCADSV has had the good fortune to be led by Colleen, one of the strongest and most

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Medicaid Expanded in Missouri: Apply Now!

August 12, 2021 - Earlier this week, Cole County Judge Jon Beetem ruled the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) cannot deny enrollment into Medicaid for Missourians who qualify under expansion. Although Missourians voted to expand Medicaid in August 2020, the state legislature refused to fund it, which led to a court case to resolve the issue. The latest and

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