Answering the call since 1972.


Started in 1972 as the first rape crisis center in Kansas, The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center promotes a culture of consent while providing 24/7 support to people of all ages and genders affected by sexual trauma & abuse in Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties.

Oskaloosa & Ottawa offices

Check out information about our offices in Oskaloosa & Ottawa by visiting our Contact page. Advocates and Therapists are able to meet with you by appointment to make sure you get the support and care that you deserve.

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Now more than ever, it is crucial for those of us at The Care Center to state our support and solidarity with all survivors of sexual trauma and abuse. With recent increased violence towards Black people, undocumented people, Native American/Alaskan Native people, Muslim-American people, Latinx people, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) people, and all marginalized individuals, we continue our commitment to anti-violence, social justice education, and unwavering belief and support of survivors. The Care Center believes that Black Lives … read more

We understand that the holidays can be stressful, so every year The Care Center hosts Handlin’ the Holidays. This event is a great opportunity to explore what The Care Center can offer, to learn some self-care tips, and enjoy crafts & food! And this year we are expanding this event to our Ottawa and Oskaloosa offices. Monday, Nov 28th from 4:00-6:30pm at the Ottawa office (114 W 2nd St) Thursday, Dec 1st from 4:00-6:30pm at the Oskaloosa office (100 Washington … read more