COVERSA provides 24-hour on call service to sexual assault patients ages 14 and older. COVERSA refers patients under age 14 to Children’s Mercy Hospital for post assault care.

Additional services include:

  • Forensic evidence in sexual assault cases and expert witness testimony when requested
  • Train and educate sexual assault nurse examiners (SANES) enabling 24-hour on-call service
  • Collaborate with hospitals to provide a safe, secure, private room for sexual assault examinations
  • Train the hospital staff on the intricacies of dealing with a sexual assault patient
  • Credential SANE staff with respective hospital
  • Collaborate with law enforcement and first responders to spread awareness about the program, explain what a forensic nurse does, as well as educate them on everything from how to interact with sexual assault victims, confidentiality protocols, what victims endure during the forensic exam, medical terminology, etc.
  • Collaborate with sexual assault advocates and provide a continuum of care and support for victims
  • Extend outreach and education to the community at-large to expand awareness about sexual violence and preventative measures


Additional Information and Resources

Sexual Violence
24/7 Access CareLine at 1.855.717.1136.

Child Abuse
Missouri Hotline: 1.800.392.3738
Kansas Hotline: 1.800.922.5330

Domestic Violence
Metro 24-hour Hotline: 816.HOTLINE

LGBT Violence
Kansas City Anti-Violence Project’s Hotline: 816.561.0550

Homeless Hotline

Sexual Assault Advocates

Hope Haven of Cass County
Crisis Hotline: 816.380.4663

House of Hope
Crisis Hotline: 660.259.4766

Crisis Hotline: 816.531.0233 or 913.642.0233








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