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Center for Advocacy, Response and Education


Clara Valadares Kientz
VOCA Direct Services Advocate

Clara Kientz received her B.S. from Kansas State University and is currently advancing toward a MS in Counseling and Student Development. She has served as a Police Response Advocate for the Manhattan Crisis Center since 2012 where she gained experience addressing immediate safety concerns and supporting victims of domestic violence. She currently serves as the VOCA advocate for the office. 


Jessica Haymaker

Jessica Haymaker, LMSW, received her B.S. from Kansas State University and her MSW in clinical social work from the University of Kansas. She started as a volunteer at her local rural domestic violence sexual assault program in 2005, eventually transitioning into an advocate position. She worked for the Kansas Coalition against Sexual and Domestic Violence addressing rural sexual assault in a program evaluative and training capacity. She currently serves as the a co-coordinator, advocate and educator for the office.