Domestic Violence Advocacy

Della Gill / Joyce H. Williams Center provides much more than just a shelter. In fact, some clients never even enter our shelter, yet we’re able to assist them in other ways through our outreach efforts. Call our 24 Hour Hotline for assitance.

24 Hr. Crisis Hotline
If you are in immediate danger please call 911. To speak to a Friends of Yates representative please call 913.321.0951.
Emergency Shelter
In an emergency, survivors and their families turn to us for help—and we stand ready to provide shelter and support—free of charge. The Della Gill/Joyce H. Williams Center helps domestic violence survivors by providing safe shelter, hot meals, essential personal care items, and emotional support in additional to programs and advocacy services. Staff often meets one-on-one with survivors to develop individual safety plans and identify available resources to help survivors to become self-sufficient and economically independent.