MOCSA Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault
3100 Broadway
Suite 400
Kansas City MO 64111-2591
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 931-4527
Fax 816- 931-4532
Mission Statement
MOCSA's mission is to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and assault and prevent sexual violence in our community. 
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Julie Donelon
Board Chair Ms. Ann Abercrombie
Board Chair Company Affiliation Lockton Companies
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1975
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Your support makes a difference in the lives of victims of sexual abuse and assault. Making an online donation is easy, and there are multiple ways to show your support! You can become a member of the Champions of Change monthly giving club, or you can make a one-time donation at

You can also Text MOCSA to 52182 
 If you prefer to mail your donation in, MOCSA’s address is:

3100 Broadway, Suite 400
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2591

If you are interested in volunteering for MOCSA, you are welcomed to learn more at, or call 816-931-4527 and ask to speak with our Volunteer Coordinator.
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement MOCSA's mission is to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and assault and prevent sexual violence in our community. 
Background Statement
Since 1975, the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault has been the only rape crisis center for the bi-state Kansas City metropolitan area that comprehensively deals with sexual violence and its impacts on people of all ages and backgrounds. MOCSA was incorporated in 1975 through a collaboration of survivors, law enforcement, criminal justice professionals, medical and mental health providers, advocates, and researchers. In 1983, MOCSA merged with the Sexual Abuse Treatment Network to form the child sexual abuse treatment program and serve sexually abused children and their loved ones, adult survivors of child sexual abuse and court-ordered offenders. In recent years, MOCSA has begun work with children experiencing sexual behavior problems. Professional and community education has served both youth and adults for decades, and in the late 1990’s, MOCSA expanded its school-based prevention and education services to stop sexual violence from happening in the first place.
MOCSA services, always free to victims and their families, include:
  • The crisis line, available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year for those impacted by sexual violence to receive immediate person-to-person support.
  • Hospital, law-enforcement, and personal advocacy, which provides in-person support for victims of sexual violence as they navigate medical and legal processes and rebuild their lives after an assault.
  • Legal advocacy to represent and support survivors in court when they choose to seek justice for the crimes committed against them.
  • Counseling for rape and sexual assault victims and their loved ones.
  • Counseling and case management for sexually abused children and their loved ones.
  • Counseling for adult survivors of child sexual abuse and their loved ones.
  • Rehabilitative counseling for juvenile and court ordered adult sex offenders.
  • Counseling for youth who have exhibited problematic sexual behaviors.
  • Project Aware, MOCSA’s school-based sexual violence education and prevention programming for young children and the adults in their lives.
  • Programs such as Strength Clubs, Teen Education, Green Dot, and our new Youth-Led Prevention initiative, educating adolescents on healthy relationships, positive gender roles, and the leadership skills necessary to help create safe environments in their communities.
  • Specialized training to assist professionals, including police, medical personnel and therapists to improve treatment for victims.
  • Services are provided at outreach sites throughout the metro, through daytime and evening hours, and at no cost to victims, removing the most common barriers to service such as lack of transportation, financial duress, and scheduling conflicts.
Impact Statement 2018-19 Accomplishments:

With support from the Jackson County Community Children’s Services Fund, MOCSA launched a new outreach site in 2019 in Eastern Jackson County in Independence, MO. This new outreach site also allows MOCSA to increase and expand mental health services for child victims of sexual abuse and their families and improve access by decreasing the waitlist for services.

MOCSA expanded Green Dot violence prevention programing in one new Jackson County middle school with generous support of the JCCCSF, bringing the total up to three. Green Dot reduces dating violence and bullying, and MOCSA's recent evaluations have outperformed expectations set in national research.

MOCSA's 24-hour, live-answer crisis line answered a record 5,292 calls for the KC metro this year--that's almost one new call every 90 minutes.

Analyses conducted on all available counseling data revealed statistically significant reductions in symptoms at p < .005 or lower, indicating treatment at MOCSA has a substantial impact in reducing the trauma experienced by victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse.

In 2018, MOCSA was honored to be selected as a site for the Client Assistance Demonstration Project by the Missouri Department of Social Services. Through this program, MOCSA developed and completed a pilot project to provide victims of sexual violence with enhanced, emergency assistance for costs arising from victimization.

Goals for 2020:

Change social and cultural norms to understand and prevent sexual violence in our community through education, outreach, and advocacy.

Utilize evidence-based treatment methods to reduce trauma symptoms and increase healthy coping skills for victims of sexual violence in counseling services.

Provide crisis line and advocacy 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and assault.

Enhance the ability of community systems to help victims secure justice when they seek it.

Needs Statement Needs For 2019:

Advocacy Program: 24-Hour Crisis Line; Hospital, Police and Court Advocacy; Coordination with the Criminal Justice System; Follow-Up and Support; Crisis Intervention and Counseling for Victims and Significant Others; Support Groups; and the new Legal Advocacy program. Total Program Cost: $1,033,655. Private Funding Needs: $150,500.

Counseling Program: Counseling for Child Victims, Non-Offending Parents and Siblings; Counseling and Support Services for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse; Treatment for Adolescent Offenders; and Specialized Groups for Underserved Populations. Total Program Cost: $1,675,960. Private Funding Needs: $66,340.

Education Program: Community Education and Outreach; Project Aware (k-5th grade); Youth-Led Prevention (High School students); Green Dot (Middle School students); Youth Education and Outreach (Middle and High School Students); Professional Training. Total Program Cost: $1,055,345. Private Funding Needed: $150,250.

Service Categories
Victims' Services
Sexual Assault Services
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Cass County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement Dear Friends of MOCSA,

As we all know, sexual violence has risen to the top of national consciousness this year. The #MeToo Movement has created a groundswell of awareness and support--to empower survivors to come forward, to believe them when they share their experiences, and provide the help they need. As the only rape crisis center in the six-county Kansas City region, the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault remains dedicated to answering the call.

Each day at MOCSA we see firsthand the impact sexual violence has on our community. From the survivors we support in local emergency rooms when they go to receive medical treatment following a sexual assault, to the calls for support and guidance we receive on our crisis-line, to the child victims, caregivers and adult survivors of abuse coming to participate in counseling, we witness the dire problem of sexual assault and abuse that occurs every day in our community.

Despite this, I see tremendous courage and enormous hope. More survivors than ever are coming forward and seeking services. Survivors are hearing our collective message that they will be believed and they are not at fault for the abused inflicted upon them. Most of all, I am hopeful because I see our community changing its response to survivors and important conversations taking place. I am encouraged by the resounding support we receive from the community. The business community, local and national foundations, governmental agencies, and the generosity of individuals who give their time and resources remind me that we are deeply fortunate to be in a community where so many people share our vision of a community free of sexual violence.

Thanks to you, our friends and supporters, over 80 percent of the children who receive counseling services show a decrease in symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Because of the generosity of the community, thousands of hours of service were provided for survivors receiving advocacy, crisis-line, and counseling services in the first half of 2019 alone. Our education and prevention efforts have reached over 65,000 people, and MOCSA's implementation of Green Dot violence prevention in area schools has already surpassed expectations established in national research.

A special thanks is also in order for the hundreds of volunteers that sacrifice so much in pursuit of MOCSA’s mission, without whom so many of our services would not be possible.

I look forward to even stronger partnerships with the entire community in the year ahead. I am more hopeful than ever that we can end sexual violence in our community.

With deep gratitude,

Julie Donelon, MSW

President and CEO


MOCSA provides therapy services to help victims from early childhood through elder adulthood and their loved ones heal from sexual abuse or assault. Individual and group counseling services are offered to children, adolescents and adult victims of sexual abuse and assault, and their loved ones. MOCSA also provides court ordered offender treatment at an off-site location for adjudicated adolescents and adults referred by the criminal justice system. We have recently expanded counseling services offered to youth experiencing sexual behavior problems.

Evidence-based therapies such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), along with play, art and sensory-based therapy, are utilized. Counseling and support programs promote healing from sexual abuse and assault and help to break the cycle of abuse, which is often intergenerational. Outreach sites throughout the Kansas City Metro area also help to alleviate barriers to services.

Program Budget $1,675,960.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention
Population Served Victims, Adults
Short-Term Success

Program goals are:

  1. MOCSA counseling treatment services will reach 1,400 people in 2019.
  2. 70% of youth receiving treatment will experience a reduction in PTSD symptoms according to the UCLA-PTSD Index after five sessions; 80% of youth will show a decrease in symptoms after fifteen sessions.
  3. 80% of adult victims of childhood sexual abuse and adult victims of sexual assault will experience a reduction in PTSD symptoms according to the PCL-5 clinical assessment, and a reduction in Generalized Anxiety Disorder as measured by the GAD-7.
  4. 95% of clients surveyed will report that MOCSA gave them the help they need.
Long-Term Success At MOCSA, recovery is a process of change supported by addressing trauma. Clients improve their health and wellness to live a meaningful life and achieve their own potential. For children, long-term success is defined by the formation of healthy families that have healed from the negative effects of child sexual abuse. For adults, the goal is to improve emotional and physical health and enable them to participate in meaningful adult relationships. For adolescent and adult sex offenders the goal is to eliminate future offender behaviors.

MOCSA has 23 therapists in Missouri and 8 in Kansas. All are qualified in at least one evidence-based method:

10 Nationally Rostered in TF-CBT at state or national level

12 certified in TF-CBT

6 EMDRIA Certified, 1 Approved Consultant, and 1 Consultant in Training

7 in the process of EMDRIA Certification

3 Registered Play Therapist (RPT)-Supervisors, 5 credentialed RPT

1 Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

2 iRest Yoga Nidra trained, 2 Yoga Teachers, and 1 Heart Centered Hypnotherapist

Program Success Monitored By
Therapists at MOCSA use three different psychological surveys to evaluate treatment and the reduction of trauma symptoms. The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL-5) measures PTSD in adults, while the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Seven-Question Assessment (GAD-7) measures anxiety. Additionally, the UCLA-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) index tool is used to evaluate the progress of children receiving counseling services. All of these tools measure symptoms of PTSD or generalized anxiety at certain intervals throughout the counseling process.
In addition, clients are encouraged to complete Client Satisfaction Surveys twice a year in the months of April and October. The Client Satisfaction Surveys also use a five-point scale from “strongly disagree” to “strongly agree,” and is comprised of seven questions. Qualitative follow-up questions are also asked to give clients the opportunity to give specific suggestions for improvement to our services.
Examples of Program Success In 2018, 1,430 people received counseling:

402 child victims and 158 of their parents, siblings, and/or guardians

393 sexual assault victims and their significant others

356 adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and their significant others

Outcomes in 2018 included 93% of clients surveyed reported they are getting the help they need at MOCSA

80% of counseling clients in 2018 showed a meaningful reduction in trauma symptoms.


Victims of sexual violence are in need of confidential, safe and welcoming in-person and phone-based services. Research has shown that having an appropriate first response not only increases the likelihood that a victim receives services, but also decreases psychological trauma. MOCSA’s Advocacy Program offers a 24-hour crisis line, face-to-face advocacy with survivors, and systems-based advocacy with community partners, all designed to ensure a victim-centered response. The crisis line is answered 24 hours a day allowing for anonymity and assistance with all issues related to sexual violence any time of day or night. Advocates are available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to provide personal support to survivors. Victims in emergency rooms have access to a personal MOCSA advocate during the sexual assault forensic exam and other medical processes. Advocates are also available to survivors during law enforcement and legal processes, including interviews with law enforcement and court proceedings.

A significant portion of advocacy services, both through the crisis line and face-to-face at area hospitals and law enforcement agencies, are performed by highly trained and dedicated MOCSA volunteers.

Finally, systems-based advocacy is conducted with community partners, including law enforcement, governmental agencies, elected bodies, and non-profit organizations, in order to improve the response to survivors and make systemic changes to help prevent sexual violence.

Program Budget $1,033,655.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Case Management
Population Served Victims
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Program goals are that:

  1. 90% of crisis line callers and those receiving face-to-face advocacy services will report the services they received were helpful.
  2. 90% of service participants will be satisfied with the service provided by crisis line advocates.
  3. 100% of crisis line callers and those requesting in-person advocacy will receive the personal support they need. MOCSA will respond to 100% of crisis line calls and face-to-face advocacy requests.
Long-Term Success

Long-term success means that sexual violence is both prevented in our community through systemic legal and cultural changes, and that survivors of sexual violence receive the personal support they need to overcome their trauma, navigate the criminal justice system, and improve their lives.

MOCSA’s aim with advocacy services is also to build and strengthen community relationships, and to collaborate with our partners in order to leverage greater prevention efforts and extend help to more people in our community who need it.

Program Success Monitored By

Effectiveness of our phone-based and face-to-face advocacy services are evaluated by client responses to services received by an advocate in person or through the crisis line. At the close of a service the advocate asks if the service they received was helpful to them and met their needs. This information is then recorded into MOCSA’s secure, confidential electronic data management system.

Quality of services is also evaluated through semi-annual client satisfaction surveys. The survey asks both qualitative and quantitative questions to assess the survivor’s perception of MOCSA’s services. Surveys are also administered to collaborative partners to assess the performance of MOCSA advocates providing services to victims and their loved ones during forensic exams or interviews with law enforcement.

Feedback from partners as we move to make systemic changes through the legal system and other mechanisms is also vital to advocating for an end to sexual violence in our community.
Examples of Program Success In 2018, the crisis line took 5,292 calls, while hospital advocacy services helped 700 people, and 850 victims received criminal justice or personal advocacy. Outcomes reported in 2018 include:

In 2018, 99.8% of clients using the advocacy services reported that the services they received were helpful.

In 2018, 99.9% of clients using the crisis line reported that the services they received were helpful.


This program provides public awareness, prevention and education regarding sexual violence through programs addressing children, youth and adults. These include: 

  • Project Aware: MOCSA's highly regarded child sexual abuse education program for youth in preschool through fifth grade, and Stewards of Children, the adult component, emphasizing the adult’s role in keeping children safe through preventing abuse;
  • Green Dot: An evidence-based program for middle school youth built on intervention techniques to create an environment where bullying, dating violence and harassment are not part of school culture;
  • Teen Exchange: MOCSA's multi-session prevention education program for teens;
  • Youth-Led Prevention: A new program that trains high schoolers through an evidence-based curriculum to educate their peers on consent, dating violence, and healthy relationships;
  • Youth Education and Outreach: Presentations are customized in a “pick-three” configuration where middle and high schools select what topics they want discussed. Topics include dating violence, consent, healthy relationships, and more; and
  • Community and Professional Education: Presentations and trainings for work places, faith-based organizations, colleges/universities and community groups.
Program Budget $1,055,345.00
Category Crime & Legal, General/Other Sexual Assault Prevention
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), Adults
Short-Term Success 90% of children who participate in Project Aware will leave with an understanding that sexual abuse is not the victim’s fault.

80% of students who participate in Green Dot, Youth-Led Prevention, or Youth Education and Outreach programming will identify that they know at least one thing they can do to prevent or reduce the risk of sexual assault.

100% of adults participating in Stewards of Children will recognize their own responsibility in keeping children safe from abuse.

Long-Term Success

Long-term success is realized through the changing of social and cultural norms that increase understanding of sexual violence, and continuously improving our education and outreach activities to prevent it from happening in the first place.

Program Success Monitored By

Success of the program is defined by an increased knowledge as measured by pre-test to post-test responses. For Project Aware, non-reading student are evaluated by a show of hands in response to facilitator questions. The Education and Outreach team administers the evaluation tools, and continuously monitor results to improve service delivery. 

We also measure success through number of people we are able to reach and the expansion of our education and outreach footprint. While the need for prevention education services consistently outpaces our capacity to deliver them, each of the past several years has brought MOCSA volunteers and educators into more school districts, outreach sites, and community events. 
Examples of Program Success In 2018, MOCSA reached more than 65,000 people through education and outreach. MOCSA educators work in nearly 40 school districts, and provided outreach presentations and events to 69,500 people throughout the six-county metro area:

69,518 people received education presentations at schools and community organizations throughout the metro

7,188 youth participated in school-based prevention programs, including Youth-Led Prevention, Green Dot, and Youth Education

3,777 adults engaged in prevention efforts to stop sexual violence in our community, including community prevention coalitions, Stewards of Children, Project Aware, and professional education. Program results indicate that 98% of professionals surveyed identified one thing they can do to prevent or reduce the risk of sexual violence; and 98% of Project Aware participants leave with an understanding that sexual abuse is not the victim’s fault.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Julie Donelon
Term Start Jan 2012

Julie Donelon has twenty years of experience in the human services field. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from University of Missouri, St. Louis. She later earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Kansas. 

Ms. Donelon’s professional experience began at the Missouri Division of Family Services in 1993. She worked for three years as a Social Service Worker investigating allegations of alleged child abuse and neglect. In 1996, she left the Division of Family Services to work as a Forensic Interviewer at the Child Protection Center, a child advocacy center, which was a program under The Children’s Mercy Hospital. She remained with the Child Protection Center when it became a program under the 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Jackson County, Family Court Division.

While with the Child Protection Center she increased the budget from $175,000 to $800,000 through grant writing and private fundraising and increased staff from 1 to 11. In 2012 Ms. Donelon began working at MOCSA as the President/ CEO.  Ms. Donelon led the CPC through two successful re-accreditation processes.  Ms. Donelon served as Chairperson of the Missouri Kids First Agency Board from 2009-2011, and was awarded the Crystal Kipper & Ali Kemp memorial Award present by the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri in recognition of her valued contribution to preventing and responding to the exploitation of children. 

She currently is a member of the Leadership Team of Safe Family Coalition and the Kansas City Child Abuse Roundtable Coalition and serves on its Legislative Committee. She also serves on the Accreditation Committee of the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence and the Membership Committee of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

As President and CEO, Julie has led the development of a new strategic plan and organizational expansions that have enabled MOCSA to serve an unprecedented number of clients and community members. 
Former CEOs
Ms. Pat BatesOct 1981 - Sept 1984
Ms. Palle RilingerNov 1984 - Feb 2012
Senior Staff
Title Vice President of Operations

Gail Jones Kaufman, Vice President of Operations, provides day-to-day leadership and oversight to all program and service delivery functions, as well as database management and coordination of billing and grants management functions. Gail received her MPA and JD from the University of Missouri- Kansas City.

After eight years as MOCSA’s Director of Program Services, Gail left to attend law school and gaining experience at Legal Aid and Jackson County Family Court. She returned to MOCSA in August 2010 to provide key leadership as the agency transitioned to a corporate structure, and continues to provide extraordinary leadership as the organization adapts to rapid changes.


Title Director of Counseling Servics

Rene McCreary, Director of Clinical Services, has been with MOCSA since 2009. Rene’s qualifications include a Master of Counseling degree and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Rene provides supervision and oversight to MOCSA’s clinical programs. Rene has more than twenty years of experience with trauma and sexual abuse victims, as well as providing therapy and clinical supervision to other therapists. She has also provided trainings and presentations on topics such as cognitive behavioral treatment, working with youth with sexual behavior problems, and has participated in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) consultation groups.

Title Director of Education

Melanie Austin, Director of Education holds a Master of Public Health degree for health promotion and disease prevention from the University of Missouri. She began work with MOCSA as an Education Specialist in 2011 and became the agency's Program Services Coordinator in 2012. Melanie has over eight years’ experience in the realm of public health.

Title Vice President of Finance & Administration
Experience/Biography Jessica Johnson holds a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Kansas and has just under 10 years of experience in nonprofit accounting. Jessica started in accounting performing annual financial audits for a range of nonprofit entities including hospitals, cities, and associations. She has focused mostly on preparation of nonprofit tax and other nonprofit state and federal filings. Jessica served as the financial leadership for several nonprofit agencies, some with federal grants, and has served as treasurer on nonprofit boards.
Title Vice President of Development
Experience/Biography Kassie Sands is thrilled to have joined the MOCSA team as the Vice President of Development this last May. Kassie has spent the majority of her career serving nonprofits and comes to MOCSA from Support Kansas City, where she held the Director of Development and Administrative Services position. Over the last ten years with Support Kansas City, Kassie assisted more than fifty nonprofit clients with fund development services including planning, grant writing, special events, board training, donor communications and database design. Kassie’s passion is working with donors, boards and staff to find creative and community driven ways to raise the funding needed to deliver vital programs in our community. She particularly looks forward to helping MOCSA continue to increase funding for prevention and education programs which help stop sexual violence before it can even occur. Kassie completed major course work toward a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Kansas, and received her B.S. in Organizational Management and Leadership from Friends University. Kassie completed her Certificate in Professional Fundraising through UMKC’s Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership in 2011 and became a Certified Fund Raising Executive in 2015. She is a board member with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mid America Chapter, and has served on the board for the UMKC Friends of the Library, and KC’s Young Nonprofit Professional Network. 

Title Director of Advocacy
Experience/Biography Victoria Pickering, Director of Advocacy, started with MOCSA in 2015 and has been a long-time advocate for survivors of gender-based violence in the Kansas City area. She started her work in the field nearly 15 years ago, as a MOCSA volunteer and working weekends in a domestic violence shelter, while obtaining her B.A. in Philosophy from UMKC. In her current role, Victoria manages MOCSA’s Advocacy and 24-hour Crisis Line Services, and works to improve our community responses to survivors by training professionals on trauma-informed and inclusive services and advocating for systems and policy change. Additionally, Victoria sits on the Membership Committee of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and is the coalition’s Regional Liaison to the Kansas City Region. Outside of her professional work at MOCSA, Victoria is a member of the Next Generation Advisory Board of the Midwest Innocence Project.
Title Director of Major Gifts
Experience/Biography Kate Schwaller, Director of Major Gifts, has worked at MOCSA starting in 2018. She is a Kansas City native and has 15 years of non-profit advancement experience. She has led development offices for several Kansas City metropolitan area non-profits and specializes in expanding development programming through strategy creation and implementation. She has been a key participant in multiple capital campaigns. Additionally, Ms. Schwaller has fundraising experience in both the higher education sector and Chicago, Illinois markets, where she focused on creating donor-centric experiences to move constituents closer to the organization’s mission and increase their financial support. Ms. Schwaller also volunteers locally on the board of Project Homeless Connect KC.
Title Director of Grant Development
Experience/Biography Joshua King serves as the Director of Grant Development at the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA). He has worked in the nonprofit sector in grant writing, project management, quality assurance, and evaluation for over ten years. His work spans domestic and sexual violence and environmental advocacy, with consulting clients across the United States. Mr. King is a member of the Grant Professionals Association and holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Title Director of Human Resources
Experience/Biography Cheyenne Clonch is a Director of Human Resources working with nonprofit professionals to help them succeed in their careers. Passionate about social justice, Cheyenne has worked for 15 years in the Kansas City nonprofit community serving as a leader within public health, crisis intervention and youth-serving organizations. As the Director of Human Resources at MOCSA, she was instrumental in helping the agency receive the nationally recognized 2017 When Work Works Award for flexible and effective workplaces. Cheyenne earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Studies from Kent State University and a Master’s of Science in Management at Baker University. She holds a professional certification with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM - CP) and volunteers for Prep-KC.
Paid Full-Time Staff 73
Paid Part-Time Staff 10
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 203
Retention Rate 84%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes

MOCSA was founded by a collaborative effort and this tradition lives on today. To ensure a consistent response to sexual assault from the justice system, MOCSA is part of three Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) with hospital personnel, police departments and prosecutors in Kansas City, Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties.

MOCSA serves on a campus-based SART at Johnson Co. Community College, and collaborates with more than 40 law enforcement agencies, 32 hospitals, 40 school districts and six district attorney’s offices. We work closely with the Child Protection Center, Children’s Division, and Family Court to ensure those in need receive treatment.

Wyco-SAP: The Wyandotte County Sexual Assault Prevention Coalition (WyCo-SAP) is a community-based coalition affiliated with MOCSA that works to prevent sexual assault in Wyandotte County, Kansas.

WyCo-SAP’s mission is to mobilize the community toward the prevention of sexual violence by changing the norms, beliefs, and policies that allow sexual violence to happen. Community leaders, advocates, government officials, and law enforcement collaborate to stop violence by enacting policies and practices aimed at the root causes of sexual violence.

Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership AwardSupport KC2018
AccreditationKansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence2014
Safety First Initiative: Kansas City Collaboration to End Violence Against Women with DisabilitiesAwarding Institute-Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)2011
Certified ComplianceUnited Way2011
Choose Respect ProjectAwarding Institute - Centers for Disease Control2005
Special Working conference/National Research project participantEnd Violence Against Women International2005
AccreditationMissouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence2014
Program of the YearKansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence2009
National Sexual Assault Resource Sharing Project Invited ParticipantOffice on Violence Against Women2011
Justice Award for dedication and commitment to Crimes against ChildrenMissouir Attorney General2011
Visionary Voice Award for Missouri Awarded to President and CEO Julie DonelonNational Sexual Violence Resource Center2016
AccreditationKansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence2015
AccreditationKansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Ann Abercrombie
Company Affiliation Lockton Companies
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2019
Board Members
Ms. Ann AbercrombieLockton Companies
Ms. Lauren Allen
Ms. Jamie AllenSt. Luke's Health System
Ms. Denise DelcoreSpencer Fane, LLP
Ms. Melanie FenskeCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Spence Fitzgibbons
Mr. Charlie J. Harris Jr.Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC
Mr. Terry HillmanTicket Solutions, Inc
Mrs. Jennifer LaueCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Laura McCarthyGlobal Prairie
Ms. Stacey McLeyCrestwood Midstream Partners
Ms. Kate MitchellCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Karen MiyawakiCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Sonya NutterCommunity Volunteer
Captain Jonathan PattonKCPD
Ms. Jean Peters BakerJackson County Prosecutors Office
Mr. William L. PryorGrant Thornton, LLP
Mr. Josh RowlandLead Bank
Mr. Martin T. Rucker IIEngineer
Mr. Vince SabiaThe Goddard Group, LLC
Ms. Judi TauberCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Kerri ThurstonC2FO
Ms. Kristin TysonCross First Bank
Ms. Ingrid VanBiberPolsinelli
Ms. Kathy Woodward
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 22
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 17
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Advisory Board Members
Ms. Kathryn AlexanderMerrill Lynch Wealth Management
Ms. Lauren AllenLauren Allen, LLC
Ms. Michelle AndersonOMNI
Ms. Mikaela BlocherFirst National Bank
Mr. Harvey S. BodkerBodker Realty
Chief Frank DonchezOverland Park Police Department
Mayor Peggy DunnLeawood Mayor
Ms. Shelby FrigonSt. Luke's South Hospital
Ms. Sheri HawkinsShawnee Mission Medical Center
Mr. Stephen HoweJohnson County District Attorney
Mr. Kevin JeffriesCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Michele Manne NeylonCrossFirst Bank
Ms. Kay MartinCommunity Volunteer
Chief Steve MenkeOlathe Police Department
Ms. Susan MillerCommunity Volunteer
Com. Jason L. OsterhausJohnson County Commissioner
Mr. Vince SabiaThe Goddard Group
Ms. Judi TauberCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Pam VassarJohnson County Community College
Ms. Cynthia WendtCommunity Volunteer
Mrs. Helen WewersCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Kristin WingMize Houser & Company P.A.
Ms. Kathy WoodwardDDI Commercial, Inc.
Ms. Ronda ZillnerCommunity Volunteer
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $5,477,476
Projected Expenses $5,536,628
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,802,516$1,257,075$889,608
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$103,586$65,366$60,485
Membership Dues----$0
Special Events$621,814$696,067$750,090
Revenue In-Kind$128,711$105,266$68,616
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$3,093,632$2,896,476$2,417,592
Administration Expense$338,360$278,951$243,551
Fundraising Expense$363,763$300,022$241,660
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.080.981.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%83%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$5,437,626$4,794,646$4,749,876
Current Assets$1,890,577$1,626,364$1,969,232
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$247,684$218,820$209,840
Total Net Assets$5,189,492$4,575,826$4,540,036
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.637.439.38
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountVOCA Grant, MO Dept of Social Services $607,569VOCA Grant, KS Governor’s Grants Program   $430,299Healthcare Foundation of Kansas City $127,953
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountVOCA Grant, KS Governor's Grants Program $579,151VOCA Grant, MO Department of Public Safety   $267,732Speas Memorial Trust $115,300
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountHealth Care Foundation $365,000Jackson County Mental Health Levy, Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund $175,000William T. Kemper Foundation $70,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose MOCSA is honored to share a strategic co-location opportunity in partnership with the Child Protection Center. Together with allied agencies, we are creating a one-stop center for traumatized children and families, and survivors of sexual abuse and assault, to receive help and find justice. While remaining individual operating nonprofit entities, we have created a separate, jointly-governed 501(c)3 nonprofit entity, The Alliance Against Assault and Abuse. The Alliance will own and operate a building to house our new partnership, with funds raised through the Step Up Capital Campaign run by the CPC and MOCSA.

This project reflects a best-practice model known as co-location: the principle that a single site for serving victims is more trauma-informed, effective, and honoring of survivors’ time and experience, facilitated by better communication, reduced costs, and more integrated case management. This model is used across the United States and is the new normal for serving victims.

Goal $22,000,000.00
Dates Jan 2018 to Dec 2021
Amount Raised to Date $7,400,000.00 as of Nov 2019
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments

MOCSA staff and the Board of Directors are committed to agency sustainability and fiscal responsibility. In light of this commitment, MOCSA pursues a diverse funding base. A funding base of government support from multiple agencies and levels, private and corporate foundations, special event revenues, individual contributions and purchase of services.

Administrative and managerial expenses are kept to a minimum, while programmatic costs are carefully budgeted and consistently monitored. Various policies and procedures and robust internal controls ensure strong fiscal oversight and financial stewardship. The Board of Directors reviews the agency’s financial statements monthly and the agency’s Finance Committee meets on a quarterly basis to evaluate the state of organizational finances.

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Organization Name MOCSA Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault
Address 3100 Broadway
Suite 400
Kansas City, MO 641112591
Primary Phone (816) 931-4527
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Julie Donelon
Board Chair Ms. Ann Abercrombie
Board Chair Company Affiliation Lockton Companies
Year of Incorporation 1975