If you have been a victim of street harassment including such things as unwelcome words and actions by unknown persons in public places which are motivated by gender, race, or sexual orientation. Such words and actions can include: staring, leering, commenting, shouting, following, touching, grabbing, public masturbating, groping, flashing, stalking, assault there are a number of resources for you in the Manhattan/Fort Riley area and at Kansas State University. These resources include places to report crimes, find referrals, or gather more information on what to do in situations of street harassment.
RILEY COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
1001 S. Seth Child Road, Manhattan, KS 66502
Call: (785) 537-2112
If you or anyone you know would like to report an incident of street harassment to police, please know that street harassment is against the law in the state of Kansas. More information can be found here http://www.stopstreetharassment.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/SSH-KYR-Kansas.pdf regarding Kansas’s laws in regards to street harassment.
CENTER FOR ADVOCACY RESPONSE AND EDUCATION
Kansas State University 206 Holton Hall Manhattan, KS 66506
The Center for Advocacy, Response and Education provides confidential services and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence, dating violence, stalking and harassment. The CARE coordinators are available to assist survivors in understanding and navigating university policies and procedures and helps promote the academic success and personal wellness of survivors. The CARE coordinators are also available to the greater K-State community to provide education, training and facilitated conversations around the aforementioned and related topics. Please check out their website for more information. http://www.k-state.edu/care/
The Crisis Center, INC.
Dedicated to serving women and children in danger, along with educating the community. The Crisis center provides those in need with safe shelter, food, and subsistence, advocacy, referrals, support groups for women and children, supportive counseling, and assistance with protection orders. They also provide education and training programs to community members wanting to learn more. Please find more information on their website http://www.thecrisiscenterinc.org/services.htm
KANSAS COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) has been Kansas’s leading voice on sexual and domestic violence. We enhance response and prevention efforts through training, public policy advocacy, public awareness programs, and support to professionals and local crisis centers. More information can be found at their website as well, http://www.kcsdv.org/about.html.