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History of WASAC

The Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center, Inc., was organized in 1974 under the name Wichita Area Rape Center, by a group of ten women concerned about the lack of understanding given to victims of sexual assault. In 1977, the agency was awarded a 3 year grant and has continued to grow and expand services ever since. In 1980, the WASAC became a Member Agency of the United Way of the Plains. Now the agency is fortunate to be funded through United Way, several state and federal grants including the Violence Against Women Act and Victims of Crime Act funding, contributions from community members and groups, and special events.

 

What started out as the vision of ten dedicated community volunteers has grown into an agency that serves thousands of survivors and their support systems every year.  WASAC currently has 19 full-time and 11 part-time staff members and over 35 volunteers.  We continue to move forward and strive towards our vision of a community free of the occurrence and threat of sexual violence.

Mission

Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center works with individuals and communities through comprehensive services and education to create a culture of intolerance for sexual violence and an atmosphere of healing for those impacted by it.

Vision

The Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center (WASAC) strives towards a community free of the occurrence and threat of sexual violence.
  • Confidentiality – Your privacy, confidentiality and safety are our top priorities.  To read more about our confidentiality policy — click here.
  • Non-Discrimination – Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center will not tolerate discrimination.  To read more about our non-discrimination statement and policy — click here.
  • Non-Profit Status – We are a 501c3 non-profit organization. To view WASAC’s 990 tax form — click here.
  • Accredited – WASAC is an accredited advocacy agency through the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. To view our accreditation certification — click here.
  • WASAC Staff

CONTACT INFO

WASAC offices are located at

355 N Waco, Suite 100 Wichita KS 67202
121 College Street, Winfield KS 67156
204 S. Washington Ave, Wellington KS 67152

24-Hour Hotline

Wichita: (316) 263-3002
Cowley County: (620) 229-7233
Sumner County: (620) 440-3700

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00 pm

Advocates are available to meet with you anytime during office hours. You are welcome to make an appointment or you are welcome to come in and just ask to speak with an advocate.

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