Emporia, KS

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Typically, people call the police because they are experiencing or perceive an emergency and need immediate assistance. In order to provide the most effective alternatives to calling the police or 911, unless otherwise indicated, the resources included here are limited to those that offer immediate assistance through emergency or crisis services.

These resources may be obligated to call police in the case of an immediate risk of harm to the caller or another, child abuse, or abuse of a vulnerable adult. Where we know or suspect that a resource may work in cooperation with law enforcement or involve them beyond what is required by law, we acknowledge that in the listing.

These resources are not intended to cover all situations, only to provide the services described. If you are in danger of immediate harm and feel safe doing so, call 911.


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Mental Health

  • Crosswinds
    • Provides counseling and mental health services. Accepts insurance, sliding-scale for uninsured and low-income clients. 24/7 crisis line available for callers to discuss safety planning with a licensed crisis care clinician. Law enforcement only involved in the case of safety risk – will encourage caller to reach out themselves, will not involve law enforcement if caller states intent to seek other help. Serves Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Lyon, Morris, Osage, and Wabaunsee counties.
    • Daytime: (620) 343-2211
    • Toll free: (800) 279-3645, press 1 for emergency

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

  • Kansas SOS
    • Offers free and confidential services, including safe shelter, to victims of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and human trafficking. Shelter is available for all ages, genders and orientations. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Also provides advocacy services and assistance obtaining orders of protection. Serves Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Lyon, Morris & Osage counties.
    • 1 (800) 825-1295 (24/7)


Please note, people answering these calls may be mandatory reporters, and required to make a report to CPS or law enforcement in certain situations. Learn about local mandatory reporter laws here.

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Please consider using these alternatives to calling the Emporia Police Department or 911 when faced with a situation that calls for de-escalation and/or intervention.

We have tried to indicate where police or law enforcement may work with the alternative resources listed; please let us know if you have any concerns about these resources.

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