Alphapointe Association for the Blind
7501 Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone:(816) 421-5848 Fax: (816) 237-2019
President and CEO: Reinhard Mabry
Celebrating 100 years of service to the blind and visually impaired community. Largest employer of people who are blind in the state; manufacturer of AbilityOne office and pharmaceutical products; Vocational counseling; Job placement; Low Vision Clinic with medical doctor, adaptive aids; Occupational therapy and Rehabilitation; Brailling; Audio recording services; Computer training; Youth programs including day camp, college
prep and summer internships; Diabetes education; Outreach; Senior services; Dual- disabilities; Volunteer opportunities; on-site store with adaptive devices.
American Cancer Society
Kansas City Metro Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: (816) 842-7111 Fax: (816) 471-4998
Regional Vice President: Bridgett Myers
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.
American Heart Association, Greater Kansas City Division
6800 W. 93rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: (913) 652-1913 Fax: (913) 648-0423
Executive Director: Angie Galindo
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” The volunteers and staff of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association are motivated by the organization’s powerful mission. In turn, the American Heart Association is charged with inspiring others to get moving and make lifestyle changes. The organization does this by impacting and funding medical research, providing patients access to education, inspiring policy change through advocacy, providing professional education to health care professionals, teaching standards of care for heart attack/stroke victims and continually spreading our message for healthy lifestyle to all Americans.
American Red Cross, Greater Kansas City Chapter
211 West Armour Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 931-8400 Fax: (816) 531-7306
CEO: Matt Meyer
Assistance and education is provided to help all ages prevent, prepare for and respond
to the unexpected. Emergency services provides 24/7 response to disaster victims and emergency communications for military families. Preparedness information and international tracing services are also available. Health and Safety services provides First Aid, CPR, water safety and family caregiving training. Blood services collects and distributes blood products. For more information and locations in Kansas and Missouri, call (816) 931-8400.
American Red Cross, Wyandotte County Chapter
1600 Washington Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone: (913) 321-6314 Fax: (913) 321-0937
CEO: Jason Williby
Assistance and education is provided to help all ages prevent, prepare for and respond to the unexpected. Emergency services provides 24/7 response to disaster victims
and emergency communications for military families. Preparedness information and international tracing services are also available. Health and Safety services provides First Aid, CPR, water safety and family caregiving training. Blood services collects and distributes blood products. For more information and locations in Kansas and Missouri, call (816) 931-8400.
American Stroke Foundation
5960 Dearborn, Suite 100, Mission, KS 66202
Phone: (913) 649-1776 Fax: (913) 649-6661
Executive Director: Joan McDowd
The American Stroke Foundation provides wellness services for stroke survivors who have completed their initial rehabilitation. Those services empower stroke survivors and their families to overcome ongoing challenges of life after stroke and rejuvenate their lives.
Associated Youth Services
803 Armstrong, Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 831-2820 Fax: (913) 831-0262
CEO: Dennis Vanderpool
Associated Youth Services is a community based non-profit organization which exists to help youth and their families become productive, effective members of their community through the provision of the following programs: Resource (foster care) Family Program, temporary/emergency shelter, drug and alcohol treatment and prevention, alternative education and community health program.
3220 East 23rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64127
Phone: (816) 842-5836 Fax: (816) 421-5026
Executive Director: William Kent Jewell
The goal of Benilde Hall is to promote responsible independent living by preventing
the relapse of chemically dependent homeless persons through housing and treatment services. Benilde Hall is a 60-bed transitional living facility which includes 8 Emergency Shelter beds. Also included is Matt Talbot Residence - a 12-unit Permanent Housing Apartment located across the street from Benilde Hall. Our residents, many of whom are veterans, receive food, housing, and therapeutic services.
Bethel Neighborhood Center
14 South Seventh Street, Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 371-8218 Fax: (913) 371-5206
Executive Director: Rev. Mang Sonna
Bethel Neighborhood Center serves the Kansas City, Kansas community with recreation and meal programs for adults ages 60 and better; after-school and summer enrichment programs for youth ages 6-19; and support services including notary public and Spanish speaking staff. A registered nurse serves as a health educator and advocate for adults and youth. Most adults are transported to Bethel by the Area Agency on Aging. The center provides transportation for youth who live within a 3-mile radius of the center. The center also offers clothing assistance when available, as well as refugee assistance.
BFMA (Budget & Financial Management Assistance)
P.O. Box 414711 Kansas City, MO 64141
Phone: (816) 474-2972
The mission of Budget and Financial Management Assistance (BFMA) is to foster financial stability by providing budgeting, bill payment, and advocacy as a representative payee to disabled, homeless and elderly persons in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Founded in 1996, BFMA operates in a manner consistent with the guidelines established by the Social Security Administration for representative payees.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
3908 Washington, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 561-5269 Fax: (816) 561-5273
Executive Director: Micheal Lawrence
The BBBS-KC community based program matches children ages 8-14 from one-parent or non-traditional households with caring, adult mentors. “Bigs” and “Littles” spend a few hours each week for at least one year doing normal, everyday activities that lead to life-changing friendships over time. The Kauffman Scholars Mentor Program matches high school students enrolled in the Kauffman Scholars program with a Big Brother or Big Sister. The students are first generation college students and need friendship and guidance with the transition from high school to college. Volunteer opportunities are available for adults 21 years of age and older.
Black Healthcare Coalition
6675 Holmes, Suite 650 Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 444-9600 Fax: (816) 444-9668
CEO: Melissa Robinson
Black Healthcare Coalition’s mission is to decrease disparity of health status through education, health screenings, prevention of negative health practices and promotion of healthy activities.
Boy Scouts of America - Heart of America Council
10210 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64131
Phone: (816) 569-4980 Fax: (816) 942-7646
Scout Executive: Kendrick J.E. Miller
Scouting prepares young people to make ethical choices over the course of their lifetime and builds self-esteem by emphasizing leadership, citizenship and physical fitness. Scouting serves boys and young men, ages 6 to 20, through Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing and Exploring, and young women ages 14 to 20 through Venturing and Exploring.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City
6301 Rockhill Road, Suite 303, Kansas City, MO 64131
Phone: (816) 361-3600 Fax: (816) 361-3675
President: David A. Smith
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City is to promote the development of self-esteem, values and skills for boys and girls, ages 5-18, with special emphasis on youth from disadvantaged circumstances. Programs include reading and computer literacy; drug, alcohol and violence prevention; cultural and performing arts; and recreational programming. The Clubs are also home to the RBI (Reviving Baseball
in the Inner City) and RIF (Reading is Fundamental) programs. For more information and locations of Kansas and Missouri sites, call (816) 361-3600 or visit www.helpKCkids.org.
Cabot Westside Health Center
2121 Summit, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 471-0900 Fax: (816) 471-3150
Executive Director: Liz Cessor
Cabot Westside Health Center fills a unique niche in the safety net system as the only full- service, bilingual/Spanish comprehensive health and dental facility in the Greater Kansas City area. Cabot serves nearly 8,000 patients annually through 22,000 visits. To ensure clear, culturally component communication all staff are bilingual. Services provided include family medicine, adult health, pediatrics, prevention programs, women’s health, OB program, WIC programs, cardiology services, health education and full preventative and restorative dental care.
1100 Walnut Street, Suite 1900, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 285-2006 Fax: (816) 285-9444
Chief Executive Officer: Cathy Tisdale
Director of Heartland Program and Innovation Center: Tara Markley
Camp Fire USA believes that every young person must prepare for life now with their familes fully engaged in the process. We can help them develop the assets required
to lead a healthier life connected to nature; better prepared for academic success and effective citizenship. We do that through a holistic Camp Fire experience: delivered through in-school and out-of-school programs; outdoor education and environmental stewardship; camping, Family Clubs and Teens in Action service learning groups
that address self-reliance, peer pressure, healthy living, financial literacy and civic engagement.
Cancer Action, Inc.
10520 Barkley, Suite 100, Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: (913) 642-8885 Fax: (913) 642-8886
Executive Director: Karla Nichols
Cancer Action provides programs and services addressing the physical, social, emotional and financial needs of those living with cancer in the Kansas City area. Programs and services include case management, emotional support, support groups, educational programs and information, resource library, wellness programs, transportation to medical appointments, prescription assistance, nutritional supplements, wigs, turbans, breast prosthesis, medical equipment and supplies and comfort items. Services are provided
free of charge.
CASA of Jackson County
625 East 26th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 842-CASA (2272) Fax: (816) 842-7788
Executive Director: Martha Gershun
Jackson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recruits, trains and supports lay volunteers to represent the best interest of abused and neglected children in the Jackson County Family Court system. Volunteers work to place children in a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible and advocate for medical, educational and therapeutic resources while the children are in the court system.
CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties
6901 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 112, Overland Park, KS 66202
Phone: (913) 715-4040 Fax: (913) 715-4030
Executive Director: Lois Rice
CASA empowers abused and neglected children with a volunteer’s voice in court by seeking safe and permanent homes for each child. CASA gathers information for court decisions and solutions that are in the best interest of the children.
Cass County Council on Aging
2400 Jefferson Parkway, P.O. Box 133, Harrisonville, MO 64701
Phone: (816) 380-8980, ext. 2
Contact: Regina Saling
Cass County Council on Aging’s goal is to increase the percentage of seniors/older adults who are able to live safely, healthy and independently in their own homes. Services include congregate meals, delivery of meals to homebound clients, and activities for personal interaction.
Catholic Charities of Kansas City - St. Joseph
Community Services, Services for Pregnant Women and Counseling, Financial Literacy, Children and Family Services, Housing Counseling, and Senior Services.
20 West 9th Street, Suite 600, Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: (816) 221-4377 Fax: (816) 221-9116
Turn Around Program for recently released ex-offenders is located at 3100 Main Street, Suite 10, Kansas City, MO 64111. Phone number: 816-561-1835
CEO: Michael W. Halterman
Services in the Greater Kansas City Area include foster care case management, crisis pregnancy counseling, adoption services, emergency assistance, financial literacy and budgeting, homeless prevention, foreclosure prevention, senior care services, consulting and training services, professional counseling, TurnAround Program for persons leaving prison, outreach and advocacy, disability and deaf services, and housing assistance. Special events and contributions managed by Catholic Charities Foundation, 20 W. 9th Street, Suite 650, Kansas City, MO 64105. (816) 221-4377
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Inc.
Administrative Office: 9720 West 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: (913) 433-2100 Fax: (913) 433-2101
President & CEO: Jan Lewis
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ vision is that each of its neighbors-in-need will find an open door and be met with help, hospitality and hope. The organization’s work stabilizes and strengthens families through services that include emergency assistance and case management, food pantries, a men’s homeless shelter, employment assistance, legal immigration services, marriage enrichment, early childhood education and teen parenting, hospice ministry, and in-home support for infants and their mothers as well as for the elderly.
Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)
503 E. 23rd Street, Independence, MO 64055
Phone: (816) 252-8388 Fax: (816) 252-1337
CEO: Jeanetta Issa
CAPA offers counseling, family support services and education to prevent and treat child abuse. Services emphasize building positive family relationships and creating communities in which the well-being of children is a priority. Services include: children’s counseling specializing in sexual abuse treatment; general, individual, family and group counseling; play and art therapy; support groups for parents and children; Family Connections Home Visiting Program, Parents and Children Together (a self-help support group with a co-occurring class for children), Love and Logic Parenting Classes, SAFE Kids and Teens & Focusing on Children in Separation classes. Consultation on abuse prevention policies, information and referral are also available.
Child Protection Center, Inc.
3101 Broadway, #750 Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 778-8000 Fax: (816) 778-8117
Director: Julie Donleon
The mission of the Child Protection Center is to reduce trauma to children and families after a report of child abuse. It is done through a multidisclipinary team approach to: forensic interviews and extended forensic interviews; training and education for child abuse professionals and other adults; and advocacy for children and best practices.
Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired
3101 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 841-2284 Fax: (816) 753-7836
Executive Director: Mary Lynne Dolembo
CCVI provides early education for children birth to age 8 who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities. CCVI features preschool and kindergarten classes with sighted peer models in every classroom. Other services include speech, occupational, physical and aquatic therapies; Braille and low-vision training; orientation and mobility training and deaf/blind instruction. Infant/Toddler home-based program, family support services and consultation services to other agencies are also available. Nationally accredited and licensed child care.
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 234-3000 Fax: (816) 842-6107
President and CEO: Randall L. O’Donnell, Ph.D.
Comprehensive range of medical/surgical inpatient and outpatient services for children ages birth to age 18.
The Children’s Place
Two East 59th Street, Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: (816) 363-1898 Fax: (816) 822-7711
President and CEO: David Matson
Since opening its doors in 1978, The Children’s Place has worked to help heal the youngest survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma. Through treatment, education and family support, professional staff and dedicated volunteers address the emotional, behavioral and mental health needs of the most vulnerable members of our community’s children.
Children’s Therapeutic Learning Center
3101 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 756-0780 Fax: (816) 756-1677
Executive Director: Alan Murray
Children’s Therapeutic Learning Center is the premier provider of early therapeutic and educational services for young children with disabilities, developmental delays and fragile medical conditions. These services may include academic instruction along with social work, nursing and therapeutic treatment. Therapeutic treatment consists of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Therapy. Children may receive services in the center based preschool, home/community setting or on an out-patient basis.
Clay County Clothes Closet
3939 North Cleveland Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64117
Phone: (816) 454-3960
Clay County Clothes Closet provides free clothing to Northland families in need. Its volunteers assist children and families who are referred by churches, schools and social agencies. Its mission is to assist in restoring dignity, self-respect, and hope to families residing in Clay County where circumstances have denied them basic human needs, such as adequate clothing, through non-judgmental service by dedicated and committed volunteers. The Clothes Closet now serves about 2,000 people each year.
Communities Creating Opportunities
5814 Euclid Ave., Kansas City, MO 64130
Phone: 816-5-444-5585 Fax: 816-333-1341
Executive Director: Eva Schulte
Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO), a grassroots community organization, works with residents from across the metro to create innovative program, funding and policy solutions to issues impacting Kansas City. Our mission is to bring people of all faiths together to build relationships, develop strong leaders, and improve the quality of life in our communities. CCO’s leadership development initiatives bring some of the most diverse and largest numbers of people together in the metro to solve their own problems. CCO priorities include increased health care coverage, keeping people in their homes, economic empowerment, neighborhood safety and youth opportunities.
4012-14 Troost, Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 531-3727 Fax: (816) 531-4416
CEO: Laura Gray
For over 23 years, Community LINC has provided a critical safety net to homeless families in Kansas City by providing shelter and programming serving approximately 750 homeless families with more than 2,000 children. Outreach programs have provided services and case management to over 1,000 additional at-risk families. Community LINC creates self-sufficient families and communities with a focus on teaching life skills and accountability, yielding outstanding results. On average, 80 percent of our shelter residents in transitional housing remain living independently at the end of the two-year or longer follow-up period.
Community Mediation Center
1212 W. Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 461-8255 Fax: (816) 461-8222
Co-Directors: Diane Kyser and Annette Lantz-Simmons
Community Mediation Center helps in resolving, managing and preventing conflicts in communities through training, facilitation and mediation in hopes of building communities where all address their differences in just and peaceful ways. The center provides conflict resolution services on a sliding fee scale. No one is turned away for inability to pay for service.
Community Services League
404 North Noland Road, Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 254-4100 Fax: (816) 252-9906
Executive Director: Michael Levine
Food, clothing, utility and prescription assistance are provided to families in its service areas as well as housing counseling, Work Express (employment), school supplies and Christmas gifts/meals. Volunteer opportunities are available at each of its seven locations throughout Jackson County. The agency served more than 52,000 clients in 2010.
Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc.
17844 E. 23rd St., Independence, MO 64057
Mailing address: P.O. Box 260, Independence, MO 64051
Phone: (816) 254-3652 Fax: (816) 254-9243
Director and CEO: William H. Kyles, M.A., M.P.A.
Comprehensive Mental Health Services provides mental health and addiction recovery services in Eastern Jackson County and in Kansas City, MO. Services include medication services; psychiatry; rehabilitation; education; residential and outpatient therapy for adults, families, youth and elderly.
320 Armour Road, Suite 101, Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: (816) 474-3026 Fax: (816) 474-3029
Executive Director: Barbara M. Griggs
Concerned Care provides group home, apartment living, supported living, independent living assistance and community integration services to adults with developmental disabilities living in Clay County. Recreation and community integration experiences are provided for adults and youth with developmental disabilities who live in Clay County.
Crittenton Children’s Center
10918 Elm Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64134
Phone: (816) 765-6600 Fax: (816) 767-4159
CEO: Janine Hron
CEO Medical Director: Eileen Duggan, M.D.
Since 1896, Crittenton has been caring for the mental health needs of children and families throughout Kansas City. Our comprehensive services include: acute psychiatric hospital for children 4-18; intensive residential treatment for adolescents 13-18, including Missouri Level IV intensive care, specialized juvenile aggression programming, service to military dependents, and Kansas PRTF; an adolescent chemical dependency intensive outpatient program; foster care and adoption case management, recruitment and training; intensive in-home treatment and pre-school early intervention programming.
Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc.
736 Shawnee Ave., Kansas City, KS 66105
Phone: (913) 281-3388 Fax: (913) 281-2344
Executive Director: Roberta Lindbeck
Cross-Lines provides people affected by poverty with basic services and opportunities that encourage self-confidence and self-sufficiency. Over the past 44 years, Cross-Lines Community Outreach, supported by a network of businesses, churches and individuals, has provided a daily source of assistance for at-risk families, the elderly and single individuals. Programs include emergency assistance, hunger relief and a local thrift store.
Cultivate Kansas City
(formerly the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture)
4223 Gibbs Road, Kansas City, KS 66106
Phone: (913) 831-2444
Executive Director: Katherine Kelly
Cultivate Kansas City is a catalyst for the production and consumption of locally grown food in city neighborhoods. The focus is on “growing” urban farmers through technical assistance, education and networking support. They also work with communities and a wide variety of non-profit agencies and institutions interested in using the benefits of urban agriculture for the betterment of their communities.
DeLaSalle Education Center
3740 Forest Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: (816) 561-4445 Fax: (816) 561-6106
Executive Director: Mark Williamson
DeLaSalle operates two fully accredited alternative schools that provide an opportunity for students to improve their learning and life skills. The DeLaSalle Charter High School opened in 1971 and became a charter school under the sponsorship of UMKC in 2010. Services offered: individualized curriculum, small classes, post-secondary exploration, mental health services, drug/alcohol prevention/treatment, and early childhood development/parenting education. DeLaSalle also operates a Jackson County Family Court school, Hilltop School in Lee’s Summit, Mo. (816) 435-7046.
Della Lamb Community Services
500 Woodland, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 842-8040 Fax: (816) 842-7727
Executive Vice President: Judy McGonigle Akers
Della Lamb provides community-based programming for low-income Kansas Citians including Adult Education; GED; English as a Second Language; Emergency Assistance Social Services including food, utilities, rent, clothing; Seasonal Services including camping, back-to-school, Thanksgiving, Christmas; Early Education Child Care for ages 6 wks-12yrs; Elementary Charter School, K-6th Grade; Before/After School Care; International Refugee Supportive Services including case management translation; Youth Services including educational, recreational, athletic, drug/violence prevention.
Don Bosco Community Center, Inc.
531 Garfield Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64124
Phone: (816) 691-2900 Fax: (816) 691-2958
President: Nicholas Scielzo
Don Bosco provides vital services and programs for nearly 2,000 people daily, from children to senior adults, through our Counseling Center, English as a Second Language Center, Family Support Center, Senior Center and Youth Development Center. The mission is to empower individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency and independence through comprehensive services designed to meet the needs of Kansas City’s ethnically rich and culturally diverse Northeast community.
3210 Lee’s Summit Road, Independence, MO 64055
Phone: (816) 373-3434 Fax: (816) 373-3939
CEO: Brad Smith
This program’s mission is to help foster children to build successful lives by providing stable, nurturing, long-term family-style homes and positive growth opportunities on the Drumm Farm campus. Priority is given to keeping sibling groups together and to breaking the cycle of frequent and disruptive placement changes.
636 Tauromee, Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 321-2626 Fax: (913) 321-2651
Executive Director: Amy Falk
A not-for-profit, community-based primary health care clinic, Duchesne Clinic, serves the uninsured poor of Wyandotte County. Services include primary health care, medication assistance and chronic disease management education and services.
Economic Opportunity Foundation
1542 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone: (913) 371-7800 Fax: (913) 371-0457
Executive Director: LaDora Jackson
The Economic Opportunity Foundation provides Head Start, homeless assistance, HUD housing counseling, mortgage counseling, rent assistance, emergency assistance (energy assistance, clothing, food pantries and commodity distribution, etc.), emphasis on families working with Head Start parents, Total Family program, education assistance and job development/placement.
El Centro, Inc.
650 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 677-0100 Fax: (913) 362-8513
President and CEO: Mary Lou Jaramillo
El Centro provides support that helps families build meaningful and fulfilling lives
through an array of programs and services, including Pre-K Education, Family
Intervention Services, which includes emergency assistance, domestic violence counseling, and case management, Community Health Initiatives which include health navigation and promotorase program, and Financial Development and Home Buyer Education. El Centro strengthens communities and empowers families through educational, social and economic opportunities.
Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri & Kansas
Research Medical Hospital
6400 Prospect, Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 444-2800 Fax: (816) 444-6777
Executive Director: Darla Templeton
The Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri & Kansas is the only provider of services to people who have epilepsy/seizure disorders in Kansas and Missouri. The Foundation leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. Services include information, referral, community education, direct service to people with epilepsy, advocacy and a family retreat for families who have children with epilepsy.
Episcopal Community Services
11 East 40th St., Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 561-8920 Fax: (816) 561-4939
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President and CEO: John Hornbeck
Our mission is to improve access to nutritious food for the hungry, and empower the poor to advance beyond employment barriers. The network includes the Kansas City Community Kitchen (8th and Paseo); other community dining; food pantries; meals-on-wheels; and focused feeding programs for families, children and others. A Food Rescue Initiative and community gardens network strengthens food sourcing. The ECS Central Kitchen (13th and Broadway) houses the Culinary Cornerstones Career Training program, including Cornerstones Catering.
The Family Conservancy
444 Minnesota Ave., Suite 200, Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 342-1110 Phone (Spanish): (913) 573-1110 Fax: (913) 342-3632
President and CEO: Betsy Vander Velde
The Family Conservancy champions the healthy development of children in the metro by:
providing sound parenting tips for practices that best support a child’s long-term well-being, helping families to make an informed decision about child care and referrals to area child care programs; offering an online parenting class locator; providing counseling to encourage a home environment that is free from violence, drugs or depression; helping families overcome poverty through financial education and matched savings to help families buy a first home, attend college or start a new business. Many services are also offered in Spanish.
(formerly known as National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence)
633 E. 63rd, Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 361-5900 or (913) 233-0747 Fax: (816) 361-7290
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.firstcallkc.org
President and CEO: Molly O’Neill
It is the mission of First Call to reduce the impact of alcohol, drugs and other addictions by providing quality services to individuals, families and the community.
3800 E. 44th Street, Kansas City, MO 64130
Phone: (816) 921-0775 Fax: (816) 921-4268
Executive Director: Pamela L. Pearson
Genesis offers creative approaches to learning by adapting to each student’s needs. We have committed ourselves to our families, partners, supporters and community. For over 35 years, Genesis has high expectations in the area of student’s achievement and quality academic services. Genesis Promise Academy serves 1st through 8th grades and the Genesis Virtual Academy serves high-risk youths unable to attend school, 3rd through 12th grades.
8150 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: (816) 508-3500 Fax: (816) 508-3535
President and CEO: Mary Ellen Schaid
Since 1870, Gillis has operated a multi-faceted nonprofit social service agency. Today Gillis provides residential treatment for up to 40 boys, a 10-bed emergency shelter for boys and girls from infant to 18, a private therapeutic day treatment school for up to 120 emotionally disturbed and dually diagnosed developmentally delayed children, an evidence based foster care program and several evidence-based outpatient and community based therapy services provided to 1,000+ families each year. The mission of Gillis is to help at-risk children and their families reach their full potential through education, counseling and social services. Gillis’ vision is that all children will live in emotionally stable, safe and nurturing environments.
Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri
8383 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64133
Phone: (816) 358-8750 Fax: (816) 358-5714
CEO: Mary Charles (interim CEO)
Girl Scouts is the largest organization for girls in the world. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness. Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts is nearing its centennial with 2.4 million girl members from kindergarten through 12th grade. Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA and supports about 34,000 girl members and 10,000 adult volunteers in its 47-county jurisdiction surrounding the Greater Kansas City, Topeka and St. Joseph areas. The council is ranked 15th in market share compared to other councils nationwide.
Good Samaritan Project
3030 Walnut, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 561-8784 Fax: (816) 531-7199
Executive Director: David Schlomer
Good Samaritan Project is a community-based AIDS service organization established in 1985 that provides supportive and responsive care for a diverse community of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS through care, education and advocacy. The agency serves the 12-county metropolitan area and provides case management, financial assistance, transportation, care teams and support groups. Prevention and education programs include minority youth outreach, programs targeting minority women and men and programs to prevent transmission of HIV by those infected with the virus. Offices are located in midtown Kansas City, Mo., and in downtown Kansas City, Kan.
Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas
1817 Campbell, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 842-7425 Fax: (816) 842-7616
President and CEO: Bradley Burger
Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas is a community social service agency offering education; training and employment through evaluation; specialized training for the head injured; computer skills training; job placement; and sheltered, supported, transitional and competitive employment for persons with disabilities, the homeless and other disadvantages. Goodwill provides affordable quality clothing and merchandise to the community and competitive employment opportunities for the disabled and disadvantaged through the operation of the Goodwill Stores.
Gordon Parks Elementary School
3715 Wyoming St., Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 753-6700 Fax: (816) 753-3436
Executive Director: Dean Johnson
Gordon Parks Elementary is a non-profit charter school established to provide a quality education to Kansas City’s urban-core children living in poverty. Gordon Parks opened in 1999 and now serves 229 students in grades K-5, 95 percent of whom qualify for free/reduced lunch. The school’s individualized, academic program includes vital support services such as special education, speech/language pathology, vision skills, in-depth counseling and mental health therapies, behavior intervention, integrated arts and a robust after-school program.
Grace Early Childhood Education Center
614 W. Mills St., Belton, MO 64012
Phone: (816) 348-1514 Fax: (816) 348-1565
Principal: Rhonda Hardee
The Grace ECCE Center houses a variety of early childhood programming including Parents As Teachers, Early Childhood Special Education, Title I Preschool, Part-Time Free Pre-K Preschool, Full-Day Missouri Project Classes and infant and toddler child care programming. The center offers fee-based care from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Grace is open year round and implements the Project Construction Curriculum. All fulltime preschool classes are taught by early childhood certified staff.
Grace United Community Ministries
801 Benton Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64124
Executive Director: Rev. Sharon Garfield
Grace United Community Ministries’ mission is to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and substance abuse through three core programs: Emergency Assistance, Children’s Education/family development and substance abuse recovery. Worship, Christian education, witness and fellowship are available throughout. Holistic Ministry which meets spiritual, physical and educational needs of both individuals and families.
Grandview Assistance Program
1121 Main Street, Grandview, MO 64030
Phone: (816) 761-1919 Fax: (816) 744-8818
Executive Director: Sharon Kinder
The Grandview Assistance Program provides emergency assistance to residents of Grandview and the Grandview school district including a food pantry; USDA government commodities; utility assistance; rental assistance; school supplies; budget guidance; referrals; Christmas gifts and food for low-income seniors, individuals and families; computer center for job searching, resume writing, and unemployment filing.
Greater Kansas City Housing Information Center
3200 Wayne Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: (816) 931-0443 Fax: (816) 931-0722
Executive Director: Patricia Gilmore-Wilkins
Greater KC Housing Information Center is a nonprofit, HUD-certified housing counseling agency confronting housing issues for home seekers, renters and homeowners serving both Kansas and Missouri. Removes barriers to obtaining or sustaining housing, making sure all people have access to safe, decent and affordable housing on an equal opportunity basis. Through educational workshops and one-on-one housing counseling sessions, consumers can improve their housing situation and have access to a better quality of life. Financial assistance may be provided to assist in removing challenges to obtain or maintain housing.
Guadalupe Centers, Inc. (GCI)
1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 421-1015 Fax: (816) 472-1001
CEO/Executive Director: Cris Medina
The services/programs provided by Guadalupe Centers are: emergency assistance/homeless program, job placement, teen pregnancy services, bilingual substance abuse counseling, afterschool/summer enrichment program, AIDS/HIV outreach/education and management, senior citizen programs, Culinary Arts School, catering services, facility rentals, Charter High School, Charter Middle School, Pre-School, organized youth athletics and recreational activities, Federal Credit Union and cultural arts.
Harrisonville Ministerial Alliance
P.O. Box 626, Harrisonville, MO 64701
Phone: (816) 380-3505 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Kathy Schrock
The Harrisonville Ministerial Alliance has been in existence for more than 25 years. Programs include the HMA Thrift Store; HMA Help, which provides emergency assistance; and HMA Food Pantry. HMA works in conjunction with various help agencies throughout the community to ensure that needs can be met to treat the whole person and better position families and those in need to begin to provide for themselves.
Harvesters - The Community Food Network
3801 Topping, Kansas City, MO 64129
Phone: (816) 929-3000 Tollfree: (877) 353-6639
Fax: (816) 929-3123
President and CEO: Karen Haren
Harvesters, named Feeding America’s 2011 Food Bank of the Year, is the regional food bank serving 26 counties of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Harvesters collects food and household products, which are distributed through a network of more than 620 non-profit agencies, including food pantries, kitchens, shelters, and others. Harversters’ network feeds as many as 66,000 people each week. Harvesters also offers programs to increase community awareness of hunger and generate solutions to end hunger.
Head Start of Shawnee Mission, Inc.
8155 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204
Phone: (913) 649-9714 Fax: (913) 649-3485
Executive Director: Terrie Van Zandt-Travis
Head Start of Shawnee Mission provides early childhood education and comprehensive family services to families in Northeast Johnson County that meet federal poverty guidelines. Programs include an Early Head Start program for pregnant women, infants and toddlers up to three years of age and a Head Start pre-school program for children ages 3-5. Family and Community Services include parent education and opportunities for involvement, disabilities, health, nutrition and mental health screening and education.
Health Partnership Clinic
7171 W. 95th Street, Suite 100, Overland Park, KS 66212
407 S. Clairborne, Olathe KS 66061
Phone: (913) 648-2266 Fax: (913) 648-1787
Executive Director: Amanda Lowe
Health Partnership Clinic is dedicated to providing a medical home for Johnson County’s low income uninsured residents by mobilizing community resources. In its 19th year of providing free medical and dental care to the low income uninsured of Johnson County, Health Partnership Clinic partners with volunteers, community organizations and the five Johnson County hospitals. Services, which are provided at two sites in Olathe and Overland Park, include primary care, specialty care, chronic disease management , access to medications, dental care and prevention and wellness activities. These services help to keep the community healthy and decrease healthcare costs.
Healthy Families Counseling and Support
3100 NE 83rd Street, Suite 1401, Kansas City, MO 64119
Phone: (816) 508-1600 Fax: (816) 468-0289
President: Ryan Dowis
Healthy Families Counseling and Support strengthens families through in-home and community-based parenting education and mental health treatment services designed to prevent abuse, ensure healthy physical and emotional development, increase positive fathering and mothering, build loving couples and keep families intact to ensure everyone has a safe, stable and nurturing family. Healthy Families Counseling and Support works to do this by addressing the social, emotional and mental health needs of children, families and individuals, focusing efforts on the prevention of child abuse, treatment of mental illness and development of family support networks for at-risk children and families, thereby ensuring the best possible outcomes. Innovative programming includes workshops for fathers and new parent couples, in-home parenting support for first-time parents, in-office and in-home mental health therapy.
Helping Hands Therapeutic Riding Center
31505 East Stringtown Road, Greenwood, MO 64034
Phone: (816) 697-5400 (816) 463-9549 Fax: (816) 697-5408
Executive Director: Janellen Cappo
Helping Hands Therapeutic Riding Center is a Premier Accredited Center by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). HHTRC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization staffed by licensed therapists and nationally certified instructors. HHTRC offers three distinctive programs: Hippotherapy utilizing the horses movement in occupational and physical therapy and Therapeutic Horsemanship Program where teaching equestrian skills is the primary goal.
The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC)
2130 Jefferson, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 221-3442 Fax: (816) 221-6458
Executive Director: Bernardo Ramirez
The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) was established in 1993 as a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit Community Development Corporation. Founded for the purpose of developing and implementing economic development initiatives that would positively contribute to the quality of life for Latinos in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area, the HEDC continues to accomplish its mission through the provision of business development services, employment and other asset-building initiatives.
Hope Haven of Cass County
P.O. Box 754, Harrisonville, MO 64701
Phone: (816) 380-2833 Crisis Hot Line: (816) 380-4663
Fax: (816) 884-4712
Executive Director: Linda Tessar
Hope Haven of Cass County is a dual domestic and sexual violence program serving all of Cass County. Hope Haven provides safe shelter, 24/7-crisis hotline; adult and youth support groups, counseling, outreach services, court, child, and hospital advocacy, sexual assault response, limited transitional housing, and referral services for survivors of sexual and domestic abuse and their families.
P.O. Box 577, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Phone: Hotline (816) 461-4673 Fax: (816) 257-9350
Administration (816) 461-4188
CEO: Mary Anne Metheny
Hope House has two emergency shelters in Independence and Lee’s Summit for battered persons and their children. A 24-hour hotline, individual and group therapy for women and children, court advocacy, civil legal services, outreach counseling, children’s services, supervised visitation center and hospital advocacy are provided. Support groups are available in Independence, Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit as well as educational programs for students, professionals and community groups.
Independence Meals on Wheels, Inc.
409 North Liberty, Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 254-9566
Executive Director: Linda Allen
Provides nourishing, dietetic noon meals delivered by volunteers Monday - Friday to
house-bound residents, convalescent or disabled persons unable to prepare balanced meals for themselves.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
5801 West 115th Street, Suite 101, Overland Park, KS 66211
Phone: (913) 327-8000 Fax: (913) 327-8040
Executive Director: Jacob Schreiber
Jewish Community Center provides programs for individuals, children and families. Its 35-acre facility includes a top-lined fitness center, award-winning pre-school, daycare, after-school and school vacation programs. Designed to inspire wellness, meaning and joy, its programs also include: day camp; athletics; continuing education; aquatics; programs for teens and senior adults; 500-seat community theater and cultural arts. Scholarships are offered for all services.
Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City
5801 West 115th Street, Suite 103, Overland Park, KS 66211
Phone: (913) 327-8250 Fax: (913) 327-8222
Executive Director: Don Goldman
Jewish Family Services offers a full range of services to help at every point in the life cycle within our six main program areas: Older Adult, Counseling, Life Crisis Assistance, Family Life Education, Chaplaincy and Volunteering. From transportation and aging-in-place programs for older adults, to counseling for individuals, couples and families, to volunteering opportunities for everyone, JFS can help.
Jewish Vocational Service
1608 Baltimore, Suite 10, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 471-2808 Fax: (816) 471-2930
Executive Director: Joy Foster
JVS provides vocational evaluation, job readiness training, job placement assistance, sheltered employment; comprehensive hearing impaired services; refugee resettlement, refugee employment services; immigration counseling; employment and career management services for the Jewish Community; medical and social service interpreter training; cultural competency training; interpreter services, social integration services, citizenship preparation and refugee healthy marriage classes. JVS also houses the Baltimore Ave. Dime Store, which sells new and used merchandise, snacks and beverages, while providing work opportunities to those employed in the sheltered workshop.
Johnson County Christmas Bureau
9503 Johnson Drive, Merriam, KS 66203
P.O. Box 14786, Shawnee Mission, KS 66295
Phone: (913) 341-4342 Fax: (913) 341-4342
Executive Director: Barb McNeile
The Johnson County Christmas Bureau (JCCB) provides emergency holiday assistance to qualified low-income residents of Johnson County, Kansas. At our annual Holiday Shop held in December, clients select from an assortment of groceries, personal care items, children’s clothing, hats, gloves, scarves, adult and teen gifts, toys and books pegged to family size, age, and gender. All items are new except books and coats. All clients are pre-qualified, complete applications and are referred by agencies including Kansas SRS, JOCO Human Services, JOCO Mental Health, Catholic Community Services and El Centro. From mid-November to mid-December, 3,000+ community volunteers donate their time to make the shop a success. At the 2010 Holiday Shop, 11,194 individuals, 3,202 families and 685 nursing home residents were served over a nine-day period.
Johnson County Housing Coalition
403A West Poplar, Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: (913) 390-0413 Fax: (913) 390-0358
Executive Director: Allan Quigley
Provides affordable housing opportunities in Johnson County for low-income and disabled households; maintains an inventory of approximately 260 housing units for qualified families; works with other community services to assist with housing and related issues.
Kansas Children’s Service League
15717 College Blvd., Lenexa, KS 66219
Phone: (913) 621-2016 Fax: (913) 371-0509
Healthy Families Policy Director: Tracie Lansing
Development Director: Monica Enloe
KCSL’s mission is to protect and promote the well-being of children. This is done through a number of state wide programs that strengthen families and prevent child abuse, such as Healthy Families, a 1-800-CHILDREN parent helpline answered 24/7, an annual statewide conference on prevention, parent support groups, Head Start and mental health services. KCSL is the state of Kansas‘ chapter for Prevent Child Abuse America, which is the host of the Adopt Kansas Kids website with information about the adoption process in Kansas and children available for adoption. It provides private infant adoption services, sponsors resource family homes that take teens, and provides Juvenile Intake and Assessment services for children in need of care in Johnson County, Kansas.
Kansas City Community Gardens
6917 Kensington Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 931-3877 Fax: (816) 363-4610
Executive Director: Ben Sharda
Provides assistance to low-income families throughout the metro area to produce food from vegetable gardens. By producing some of their own food, gardening families are able to reduce their food costs and improve nutrition in their diets. Eligible participants can obtain low cost vegetable seeds, fertilizer, garden tilling, gardening information, space and vegetable plants. Not-for-profit agencies, neighborhood organizations and schools can also receive gardening resources and technical assistance to develop community gardens.
Kansas City Free Health Clinic
3515 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 753-5144 Fax: (816) 777-2796
Executive Director: Sheridan Y. Wood
Since 1971, the Kansas City Free Health Clinic has provided basic health care services at no charge to uninsured adults. Services are available in General Medicine; Dental; Behavior Health Counseling & Mental Health Case Management; testing/screenings; HIV Primary Care, Testing, Treatment Adherence & Case Management; and Health Education & Prevention. Medications are dispensed. Support groups and specialty services (i.e. chiropractic, dermatology, woman’s health, optometry, etc.) are also available. Patients are seen by appointment at two locations: 3515 Broadway and 5119 E. 24th Street.
Kansas Legal Services
400 State Avenue, Suite 1015, Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 621-0200 Fax: (913) 621-3817
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Managing Attorney: Leland Cox
Kansas Legal Services provides legal advice and representation to Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Linn, Franklin and Wyandotte county residents in civil cases. Priorities are age 60 and older, in greater socioeconomic need, emphasis on domestic violence, housing, tenant rights, social security disability, public entitlement cases and mediation.
KCK Huggers / Special Olympics
5033 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 573-8331 Fax: (913) 573-8328
Executive Director: Anne Phillips
KCK Huggers sponsors activities and sports for the developmentally disabled in Wyandotte County including individuals 8-years-old and up involved in “stages of life” activities and needs. These needs range from proving one’s self upon a basketball court to learning arts and crafts skills, to understanding the health needs of their bodies, to fulfilling the need to explore their world through travel. Programming affords gains in self-esteem, increases social skills and interpersonal relationships for our clients.
480 S. Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: (913) 764-2887 Fax: (913) 780-3387
President and CEO: Bob Drummond, Ed.D.
KidsTLC is transforming lives in crisis through a residential program for children labeled “treatment resistant” due to extreme trauma and abuse, through foster care services, family counseling, homeless street outreach services, 24-hour crisis hotline, mediation, truancy, transistional living for children aging out of the system, mentoring, education and spiritual growth.
KVC Behavioral HealthCare, Inc.
21350 W. 153rd Street, Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: (913) 322-4900 Fax: (913) 621-5730
President/CEO: B. Wayne Sims
KVC sees potential in every child and knows children grow best in strong, healthy families. KVC is an integral human service provider committed to enriching the lives of children and families through medical and behavior healthcare, social services and education. Comprehensive services include foster care and adoption, inpatient psychiatric treatment for children and adolescents, outpatient and school-based mental health programs. KVC reaches out to families in a five-state region, creating one of the largest continuums of care in the nation serving 25,000 children and families annually.
Lee’s Summit CARES
901 NE Independence Avenue, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
Phone: (816) 347-3298 Fax: (816) 246-8207
Director: Roby Little
Lee’s Summit CARES is a community coalition with a mission to combat alcohol/drug abuse and youth violence. The coalition is comprised of key stakeholders from schools, businesses, city government, family, public safety, health, faith, recreation and media. The initiatives include: Parent University, You Can Make a Difference Bullying Workshops, Community of Character, Partnership to Prevent Risky Behaviors, Internet Safety, Alcohol Retailer Training, Tobacco Cessation Classes for minors and the LSC Youth Advisory Board.
Lee’s Summit Social Services
108 SE 4th Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Phone: (816) 525-4357 Fax: (816) 525-6859
Executive Director: Geneva J. High
Emergency assistance including Kansas City Medicine Cabinet, food pantry, rent and utilities assistance, home repair for low-income elderly provides budget counseling, referrals, school supplies, clothing, Christmas store and holiday baskets for seniors and families.
Lee’s Summit Underwater Recovery, Inc.
3315 Rennau Drive, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
Mailing Address: PO Box 6575 Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
Executive Director: Jennifer Feller
This program is designed to provide the KC metro area, as well as surrounding states, 24-hour specialized water rescue and recovery services to save lives, protect property and educate the public about water safety. LSURR performs dive operations in all types of water ranging from rivers, ponds, lakes, creeks, and quarries. The subject matter of the operation could be flood evacuation, weapons/evidence recovery, small aircraft recovery, human/animal rescue or recovery, vehicle recovery, swiftwater/river rescue, ice rescue, ice diving recovery, sonar searches, missing person searches.
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
1125 Grand Avenue, Suite 1900, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 474-6750 Fax: (816) 747-9751
Executive Director: Gregg Lombardi
Legal Aid provides free legal services to low-income persons in Jackson, Platte and Clay counties. We focus on domestic violence, denial of Medicaid and other public benefits to people with disabilities, housing, immigration, guardianships and other legal issues of low-income people. We also work with neighborhood groups to eliminate blight in the city’s urban core. We emphasize legal services to victims of domestic violence and child abuse, homeless/near homeless, elderly, and persons with AIDS.
Lifeskills Management Center
413 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: (913) 254-0001 Fax: (913) 782-4997
Executive Director: James J. Khalili, Ph.D.
Lifeskills Management Center provides prevention, intervention, education and treatment programs for families, children and adolescents at-risk for or involved in the juvenile justice system. Programs include: after-school program for youth 12-18; short term out-of-school suspension supervision; residential and continuing care program for court-ordered youth 15-18; awareness and cessation of tobacco; comprehensive anger management for teens 13-18; stress and anger management for parents and adults; multi-family program for reduction of domestic aggression; parenting for challenging youth; and teaching youth skills of peer pressure resistance and problem solving without being bullied or bullying. All programs are based on sliding scale fees.
Literacy Kansas City
211 West Armour Blvd., Third Floor, Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: (816) 333-9332 Fax: (816) 444-6628
Interim Executive Director: Lynne Brown
Literacy Kansas City’s mission is to advance literacy through direct services, advocacy and collaboration. Literacy Kansas City provides reading, writing and math instruction to adults, age 16 and older, through individual tutoring and small group instruction. Emphasis is placed on personalized coursework that meets individual needs. The agency serves students from basic literacy levels through GED preparation. Literacy Kansas City is an accredited member of ProLiteracy America.
8000 W. 127th St., Overland Park, KS 66213
Phone: Hospital Services (913) 681-KIDS (5437); All Other Services (913) 663-KIDS
Fax: (913) 681-1440
President and CEO: Mark Richards
Marillac provides comprehensive mental health services for children, adolescents and their families. Our services include acute, sub-acute and partial hospitalization; longer-term residential treatment; specialized therapeutic day school programs; crisis assessment; psychiatric evaluation; individual, family and group therapy; 24-hour nursing care; expressive therapies, including art, music and recreation; substance abuse treatment; case management and discharge planning; specialized treatment for sexual behavior problems; and programs for children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders.
Mattie Rhodes Center
1740 Jefferson Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 471-2536 Fax: (816) 471-2521
Executive Director: John Fierro
Founded in 1894, Mattie Rhodes Center bridges cultures and communities through the arts, mental health and social services by providing culturally competent, bilingual services in a respectful and compassionate environment. Program areas include:
behaviorial health, family violence, substance abuse, supportive living, in-school intervention, youth development, health & wellness, community engagement, cultural arts education, and art exhibits & collections.
Mental Health America of the Heartland
739 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 281-2221 Fax: (913) 281-3977
President and CEO: Susan Crain Lewis, MSSW
Mental Health America of the Heartland is dedicated to promoting the mental health of the community and improving the quality of life of persons with mental illness through advocacy, education and support. Programs include Advocacy and Recovery Support Services, Heartland Housing, Mental Health Promotion and the Child and Youth Mental Health Initiative. Services are centered around advocacy and recovery through employment opportunities, leadership development, peer support and subsidized housing, teen suicide prevention presentations, information and referral resources and educational workshops, seminars and conferences.
Metro Lutheran Ministry
3031 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: (816) 931-0027 Fax: (816) 931-3511
Executive Director: Jim Glynn
Metro Lutheran Ministry assists low-income families and provides services to the elderly and disabled, homeless services, emergency assistance (utilities, rent, food, clothing), case management, pre-job training, job development and the Christmas Program. Other programs include: permanent supportive housing for the chronically mentally ill, chronically homeless persons and a Saturday breakfast program.
Metropolitan Council on Early Learning
Mid-America Regional Council, 600 Broadway, Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: (816) 474-4240 Fax: (816) 421-7758
Director: James M. Caccamo, Ph.D.
The vision of the Metropolitan Council on Early Learning (MCEL) is that all children will enter school prepared for success. Since 1989, MCEL has served as a think tank and change catalyst for the development and implementation of an exceptional learning system in Greater Kansas City. Through Partners in Quality, other community stakeholders partner with MCEL on strategic planning and advocacy. Mid-America Regional Council is the Head Start grantee for Clay, Platte and Jackson counties, which is administered through MCEL.
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)
3100 Broadway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 931-4527 Fax: (816) 931-4532
President & CEO: Palle M. Rilinger, ACSW
MOCSA provides a 24-hour crisis line; crisis intervention; therapy and support for rape victims and their significant others; therapy for sexually abused children and their families; therapy and support for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse; training for professionals; and prevention and education for youth and adults throughout the metropolitan area.
Miles of Smiles
6301 North Oak Trafficway Suite 204, Gladstone, MO 64118
Phone: (816) 413-9009 Fax: (816) 817-0469
Miles of Smiles Inc.’s mission is to provide charitable, portable, comprehensive dental care to the needy children of Clay and Platte counties. Miles of Smiles has two dental teams, each consisting of one dentist and two dental assistants, who go into schools and social services agencies to provide dental care on-site. Children who meet the income guidelines receive the dental care at no charge. For more information, call (816) 413-9009.
Mid America Assistance Coalition, Inc.
One West Armour Blvd, Suite 301, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 561-2727 Fax: (816) 561-7277
Executive Director: John Rich
Mid America Assistance Coalition’s mission is “to strengthen the social service community through information systems, training and advocacy.” The MAACLink data system is a web-based HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) used by HUD-funded agencies serving the homeless. In the 7-county Greater Kansas City area over 180 individual agencies with over 260 direct service locations use MAACLink to provide online, real-time information about homeless and emergency assistance resources and services. Aggregate reporting from MAACLink is used to inform public policy makers and planning organizations about the plight of low-income and homeless individuals and families to assist in decision-making. Through the Strengths Based Case Management program, SBCM case managers at over 35 area agencies receive training and support through monthly meetings and an annual training conference. Mid America Assistance Coalition does not provide direct services to clients. Rather, it provides services to agencies through the MAACLink data system, which provides a wide range of homeless and emergency assistance services directly to clients.
Missouri Association for Social Welfare
606 E. Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 634-2901 Fax: (573) 635-1648
Executive Director: Robert J. Quinn, Jr.
Missouri Association for Social Welfare conducts research on public policy and its impact on social and economic justice and then uses the results of that research to educate the public, to build new coalitions or enhance existing ones and to advocate to opinion leaders and policymakers.
Mother & Child Health Coalition (MCHC)
6400 Prospect Ave, Suite 216, Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 283-6242 Fax: (816) 283-0307
Communications Coordinator: Anne Biswell
Mother & Child Health Coalition believes that every child deserves a healthy start. It is the best gift a community gives its children and itself. MCHC activities focus on education, advocacy, collaboration, assessment, networking and resource sharing. Members from over 200 organizations address infant mortality, immunization, low birth weight, injuries, teen pregnancy, childhood obesity, substance abuse and child abuse. Focus is on traditionally low-income families who reside in hard-to-reach neighborhoods. Programs include Mid America Immunization Coalition, Safe Kids Metro KC, Breastfeeding Public Awareness, Weighing-In Childhood Obesity Prevention Collaborative, Safe Haven for Newborns and Kansas City Healthy Start.
Mount Carmel Redevelopment Corporation
1220 Troup Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66104
Phone: (913) 621-4111 Fax: (913) 621-4448
Executive Director: Ervin Sims, Jr.
Mount Carmel Redevelopment Corporation provides holistic services to individuals of all ages in KCK including emergency food assistance, utility assistance, rent/mortgage assistance, case management, transitional housing, crisis intervention, information and referral, youth development initiatives, ex-offender reentry support, life skills training and affordable single family and senior housing.
Myasthenia Gravis Association
6400 Propsect Avenue-East, Suite 300A, Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 256-4100 Fax: (816) 333-1402
Executive Director: Chris Almvig
The Myasthenia Gravis Association informs and supports those diagnosed with MG and their families by providing one-on-one consultation, physician and human service referrals, MG clinic counseling, support groups, quarterly newsletters and opportunities to meet with others coping with this autoimmune, neuromuscular disease. The Association provides educational and public awareness events.
National Kidney Foundation Serving Kansas and Western Missouri
6405 Metcalf Ave, Suite 204, Overland Park, KS 66202
Phone: (913) 262-1551 Fax: (913) 722-4841
CEO: Steve Engel
The National Kidney Foundation prevents kidney disease through the promotion of a healthier diet and exercise for children, as well as provides direct services for patients, early intervention screening for those at risk (high blood pressure/diabetes), professional education and promotion of organ and tissue donor awareness.
P.O. Box 240019, Kansas City, MO 64124
Phone: (816) 474-6446 Hotline: (816) 471-5800 Fax: (816) 474-4157
President and CEO: Leslie Caplan
NEWHOUSE is a 24-hour staffed treatment center for battered women and children. NEWHOUSE provides individual and group counseling; resource referral services; material needs; a 24-hour hotline; child care program; family therapy; education and training services and community education, transitional housing, job readiness center, municipal court advocacy and bilingual services.
Niles Home for Children
1911 East 23rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64127
Phone: (816) 241-3448 Fax: (816) 231-9368
President and CEO: Valerie Nicholson-Watson
The Niles Home for Children is a 128-year-old agency serving children ages 6 to 17 through Residential Treatment, which provides 24-hour custodial and therapeutic care to children experiencing the trauma of abuse, abandonment or neglect; Day Treatment, which provide education in a therapeutic setting for children with behavorial or emotional challenges; and Substance Abuse Treatment/Prevention for children exposed to or experimenting with drugs or alcohol. Niles’ Second Chances case management program serves adolescents and families.
4747 Troost Avenue, Suite 207D, Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 809-2772 Fax: (816) 235-5727
President and CEO: Michele Davis
Nonprofit Connect links the nonprofit community to education, resources and networking so organizations can more effectively achieve their missions. Membership is open to nonprofit organizations, individuals and businesses that serve nonprofits. Programming is open to members and non-members and includes: seminars, learning forums and intensives, and the Philanthropy Midwest Conference. Topics: nonprofit management, governance, fundraising, marketing, and volunteer management. Also offered: Nonprofit career services including JobLink, Job Club, and Shadow Day.
Northland Family Counseling Center, Inc.
429 NE 69 Highway, Kansas City, MO 64119
Phone: (816) 452-8777 (24 hours) Fax: (816) 452-8795
Executive Director: Maurice L. Cummings, MSW
Northland Family Counseling Center provides partial hospital day treatment and an intensive outpatient program for the treatment of alcohol and other drug dependency, alcohol and drug abuse education groups, anger management group, individual/group counseling for persons and families with alcohol/drug related problems and information and referral services to business and industry for workers with personal problems.
Northland Health Care Access
P.O. Box 14414, Parkville, MO 64152
Phone: (816) 365-8683
Executive Director: Karen Dolt
NHCA seeks to ensure timely access to quality health care services for the uninsured and underinsured residents of the Northland. One initiative of NHCA in partnership with Metropolitan Medical Society is the Northland CARE/MetroCARE (NC/MC) which is a volunteer network of private physicians who provide both primary and specialty care services for uninsured residents within physicians’ own offices in Clay, Platte and Jackson counties. Referrals rotate among the providers to maintain a balanced distribution of patients. Approximately 700 physicians are partners in NC/MC with more than 2,300 patient referrals processed.
NorthWest Communities Development Corporation
217 S. Cedar, Independence, MO 64053
Mailing Address: PO Box 520532, Independence, MO 64052
Phone: (816) 252-5094 Fax: (816) 252-5118
Executive Director: Bill Rogers
The NorthWest Communities Development Corporation (NWCDC) is building a vibrant community in Western Independence through advocacy and service. Incorporated in August 1997 as a broad-spectrum community development organization, the NorthWest CDC has launched youth and senior programs, worked with the police to address crime issues and spurred housing redevelopment. NorthWest CDC envisions Western Independence as a community of thriving neighborhoods and businesses where people live, work, love and grow together.
Olathe Meals on Wheels
222 S. Pine Street, Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: (913) 782-3046
Coordinator: Gwen Anderson
Delivery of meals to shut-ins and temporarily disabled people of all ages living within the city limits of Olathe; minimum cost, three days a week (M,W,F), no income requirement.
Operation Breakthrough, Inc.
St. Vincent’s Family Service Center, 3039 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: (816) 756-3511 Fax: (816) 756-0393
Interim CEO: Susan Stanton
In addition to early childhood education for more than 360 children, the center also provides before and after school services to another 240 children. The center provides emergency services, food, clothing, diapers, on-site medical and dental care, occupational, speech and play therapy. The center also provides programs and case management for parents and caregivers.
421 East 137th Street, Kansas City, MO 64145
Phone: (816) 508-3600 Fax: (816) 508-3797
President: Doug Zimmerman
Ozanam provides co-educational, residential treatment and group home services (ages 12-18) including intensive in-home after care services; co-educational day treatment for children and families experiencing emotional problems and learning difficulties (ages 12-18); Pathways independent living and support services (ages 17-21); educational consultation services through Behavioral Intervention Support Services (BIST).
Platte Senior Services, Inc.
11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 700, Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: (816) 270-4104 Fax: (816) 587-3747
Executive Director: Deanna Armstrong
Platte Senior Services provides information and services to allow seniors to stay independent in their own homes through nutritional services (Meals-on-Wheels and senior center lunches), transportation and essential shopping trips, health screening, and much needed socialization opportunities including group meals, recreational activities, exercise, special events, educational opportunities, information and referral.
Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders
900 NW Woods Chapel Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015
Phone: (816) 229-3869 Fax: (816) 229-4260
Executive Director: Marilu W. Herrick
Rainbow Center is an educational day school for children ages 3-21 with special needs including: Autism, Down Syndrome and other behavioral disabilities. Transition and prevocational programming for older students is available with a small staff-to-student ratio. Summer programming is offered, along with before and after school care. Rainbow Options is a day habilitation program for adults over age 21 with severe disabilities. Respite care is available. Programming includes community integration, recreation, volunteerism, daily living and fitness.
Raytown Emergency Assistance Program
9300 E. 75th Street, Raytown, MO 64138
Phone: (816) 356-0054 Fax: (816) 353-2550
Executive Director: Al Brown
REAP provides emergency assistance for daily living, food pantry, school supplies, Christmas store, budget counseling and client self-help classes.
3101 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: (816) 931-4751 Fax: (816) 931-0142
Executive Director: Father Paisius (David) Altschul, MSW, LCSW
Reconciliation Services provides emergency assistance and therapeutic services to individuals and families in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, who otherwise would ‘fall through the cracks.’ Located in the heart of the city, Reconciliation Services rebuilds community one person at a time by enabling growth, forging connections, and empowering individuals.
Redemptorist Social Services Center
207 W. Linwood, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 931-9942 Fax: (816) 531-0583
Executive Director: Diana Kennedy
The mission of Redemptorist Social Services Center is to prevent a temporary crisis from becoming a permanent tragedy. Our programs of assistance stabilize individuals, families and neighborhoods with long-term results benefiting the entire community. The center has maintained a lifeline to the poor and elderly in Kansas City for over 25 years. Emergency Client Assistance, Health Maintenance, Senior Services and Legal Assistance programs minister to the physical, social and economic needs of people in need.
901 NE Independence Avenue, Lees Summit, MO 64086
Phone: (816) 966-0900 (24 Hour Crisis) Fax: (816) 246-8207
Executive Director: Alan L. Flory
ReDiscover provides community-based mental health and substance abuse treatment as well as treatment for co-occurring disorders for children, adults and families including persons with limited ability to pay. Basic services include 24-hour Crisis & Access Intervention; counseling and psychiatric evaluations; intensive day treatment; comprehensive psychiatric rehabilitation; children’s home-based treatment; school based treatment and prevention services; and residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment. Primary service area is Jackson County.
Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City
3011 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 751-7700 Fax: (816) 751-7985
President and CEO: Don Harkins
The Rehabilitation Institute builds brighter futures for 2,300 children and adults with disabilities annually. Services address the most basic activities of daily living such as self-care, communication and mobility to more complex issues related to driving, attending school or working and living independently. Services include medical rehabilitation, employment placement and extended work adjustment (sheltered workshops). Participants have disabilities ranging from brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke and neurological conditions such as MS and ALS to developmental disabilities and mental health conditions.
918 East Ninth Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 472-5664 Fax: (816) 472-6127
Executive Director: Evelyn E. Craig, MA, CFRE
reStart provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, emergency assistance and outreach and supportive services to homeless men, women, families with children and unaccompanied youth. Provides permanent supportive housing to homeless adults and information and referral, physical and behavioral services to all residents.
Riverview Health Services
722 Reynolds Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 371-7070 Fax: (913) 342-3132
Executive Director: Rose Tiszka
Riverview Health Services’ mission is to facilitate access to health care services and provide health literacy services. Riverview provides individualized and group diabetes education staffed by certified diabetes educators. Blood glucose testing supplies are provided for uninsured clients. Riverview also enrolls clients in pharmaceutical patient assistance programs for medications and refers uninsured clients to appropriate safety-net clinics. Provides services free of charge.
Rose Brooks Center
P.O. Box 320599, Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 523-5550 24-Hour Crisis Line: (816) 861-6100
Fax: (816) 523-8177
Executive Director: Susan K. Miller
Rose Brooks Center provides a 24-hour hotline with language line accessibility; emergency domestic violence shelter; supportive services for adult and child survivors of domestic violence including counseling, support groups, case management, court advocacy, economic empowerment education and chaplaincy program; community education and training; transitional housing program; 24-hour on-site domestic violence advocacy services at local hospitals and clinics; and prevention education, support groups and individual counseling for youth on-site at local schools.
P.O. Box 4563, Overland Park, KS 66204
Phone: (913) 432-9300 Fax: (913) 432-9302
Executive Director: Sharon Katz
Safehome provides services for victims of domestic violence and their children in Johnson County and throughout the metro area including shelter; counseling; housing, economic and court advocacy; transitional housing; community education and prevention; outreach counseling, support groups and advocacy; legal advocacy; on-site advocacy at Johnson County District Court, SRS Office in Johnson County and Miami County, Johnson County hospitals and medical clinics; and outreach advocacy and education in the Latino community. Bilingual (Engligh-Spanish) counseling and advocacy are available.
The Salvation Army
Headquarter Offices: 3637 Broadway, P.O. Box 412577, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 756-1455 Fax: (816) 756-1382
Divisional Secretary for Program: Major Andrew Miller
The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance, shelter for abused/neglected children, emergency lodging, transitional housing, safe haven for mentally ill, homeless outreach, day care/pre-school, disaster services, camping, drug and alcohol treatment, correctional services, feeding programs, visitation to senior citizens hospitalized or in nursing homes, services to military inductees, youth development programs for ages 6-18, low-income housing for elderly and/or physically disabled persons, senior services including transportation assistance.
Salvation Army (Wyandotte County)
6723 State Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone: (913) 232-5400 Fax: (913) 232-5454
Commanding Officer: Major William Heaver
Salvation Army provides addictions recovery services including diagnosis, referral, social detox, intermediate, reintegration and outpatient counseling; homeless services emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing; veterans services; transitional housing; emergency and disaster services; community center: family worship service, youth character building programs, summer camps, monthly senior luncheons, shut in services; pre-school and day care.
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, Inc.
825 Euclid, Kansas City, MO 64124
Phone: (816) 474-4920 Fax: (816) 474-6475
Chief Executive Officer: Hilda Fuentes
The Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center provides comprehensive outpatient primary care services to low-income and uninsured residents in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Services include: Adult Medicine, Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse, Dentistry, Family Medicine, Youth and Adolescent, and Women’s Health. Ancillary and supportive services include laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, interpreters and patient transportation. The Health Center also offers a full range of health screenings, education, outreach, Medicaid enrollment assistance and nutrition services.
Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City Central
5200 Oak, Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: (816) 444-1121 Fax: (816) 444-1177
Executive Director: JoEllen Wurth
Shepherd’s Center provides unique community-based programs for mid-life and older adults serving the Plaza, Brookside and Waldo neighborhoods in Kansas City, Mo. as well as Johnson County, Kan. Shepherd’s Center offers opportunities to continue to learn, grow and have meaningful volunteer experiences throughout the life span. Programs include Meals on Wheels and Wheels that Care (transportation); metro wide programs include Coming of Age: Kansas City, KC Caregiver Supportline, Adventures in Learning and Medicare counseling.
Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kansas
757 Armstrong Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 281-8909 Fax: (913) 281-8910
Executive Director: Linda Siemens
The Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kansas, is an interfaith, multicultural, non-profit organization that promotes and supports successful aging. Shepherd’s Center provides services and programs that reach senior citizens in Wyandotte County, focusing on health enrichment, education and home services. Shepherd’s Center hosts support groups for those affected by Alzheimer’s, Parkinson disease or diabetes.
Shepherd’s Center of Raytown
7900 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Raytown, MO 64138
Phone: (816) 356-9000 Fax: (816) 356-6526
Executive Director: Patty Stock
Shepherd’s Center of Raytown promotes the dignity, independence and continued productivity of adults 55 and older. We offer Meals on Wheels, Wheels That Care, Respite Care/Senior Companions, Telephone Reassurance and Handyman Repair services. Programs include: Adventures in Learning, Bridge/Card Group, Book Club, Exercise Class, Stroke Support Group, Breaktime Club, Caregivers Group, Tai Chi, as well as being an information center. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Shepherd’s Center of the Northland
4805 NE Antioch Road, Kansas City, MO 64119
Phone: (816) 452-4536 Fax: (816) 452-5326
Executive Director: Rebecca Gordon
Shepherd’s Center promotes physical, mental and social well being of older adults living in southern Clay and Platte counties, assisting them to maintain their dignity, productivity and independence, allowing elderly to remain in their own homes as long as reasonable. Provides a number of programs and services to meet the needs of older adults. Services are provided free by volunteers.
Sherwood Center for the Exceptional Child
7938 Chestnut, Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 363-4606 Fax: (816) 822-1988
Executive Director: Deborah Wood
Program Director: Elizabeth Cindrich
Sherwood Center provides year-round special education, adult day services and in-home family support for children and adults with autism and related developmental disabilities.
Somali Bantu Foundation of KS
2001 N. 2nd Street, Kansas City, KS, 66101
Phone: (913) 839-6282
Executive Director: Yusuf Abdi
Somali Bantu Foundation of Kansas advocates on behalf of Somali Bantu community members in Kansas for access to professional and educational services so that families can make a successful cultural, economic and social transition to life in the United States and to provide services to assist Somali Bantu families in becoming self-sufficient in the U.S.A. In 2004 more than 50 Somali Bantu families living in a Kenyan refugee camp were granted “persecuted” status and relocated to Kansas City, Kan., with the help of Catholic Charities. Living primarily in the Juniper Gardens public housing project, these refugees created a community-based organization to sustain their cultural identity while assimilating into the United States, achieving 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 2006.
Somali Foundation, Inc.
1101 Euclid Kansas City, MO 64127
Phone: (816) 483-0130 Fax: (816) 483-0130
Executive Director and CEO: Farah Abdi
The mission of the Somali Foundation is to assist East African refugees and other immigrants to adjust socially to the United States and live in economic security and good health by providing services, education and advocacy, while honoring their culture.
Currently, Somali Foundation runs four programs namely, Healthcare access (transportation/translation and health education), Education program (English as Second Language for adults and After School for children k-12), Employment and Entrepreneurship programs.
9700 Grandview Road, P.O. Box 9888, Kansas City, MO 64134
Phone: (816) 508-3400 Fax: (816) 508-3425
CEO/President: Allen Unklesbay
Spofford is a therapeutic treatment center offering behavioral health care to severely emotionally disturbed children, ages 4 to 12, and their families. Residential services include a 30-day evaluation program as well as intensive therapeutic programs for children who have been sexually abused, physically abused or neglected. Spofford utilizes a family-focused approach, providing family therapy, in-home counseling, aftercare support, school-based care management and SCAMPS summer day camp. Spofford is COA accredited and a member agency of Cornerstones of Care.
StandUp Blue Springs
PO Box 614, Blue Springs, MO 64013
Phone: (816) 478-4500 Fax: (816) 478-4502
Executive Director: Monica Meeks
StandUp Blue Springs’ Dental for Kids program provides free dental care for low-income children living within the boundaries of the Blue Springs School District, which includes Blue Springs, Lake Tapawingo and portions of Independence, Grain Valley and Lee’s Summit. Referrals are made through the school district and local social service agencies. More than 500 children have received dental care since 2003. We receive no government funding and rely on private, corporate and personal contributions.
Sunflower House, A Child Abuse Prevention Center
15440 W. 65th Street, Shawnee, KS 66217
Phone: (913) 631-5800 Fax: (913) 631-5885
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
President and CEO: Michelle Herman
Sunflower House is a state of the art, non-residential Children’s Advocacy Center serving Johnson and Wyandotte counties. Its mission is to protect children in the community from physical and sexual abuse through education, advocacy, forensic and medical services. They present child abuse prevention/personal safety education and mandatory reporter training to 25,000+ children, parents and professionals, in addition to providing forensic interviews, family advocacy and medical evaluations for more than 450 children ages 0-17 involved in abuse investigations each year.
18400 E. Salisbury Road, Independence, MO 64056
Phone: (816) 461-0893 Fax: (816) 521-5686
Director: Patti Simcosky
Sunshine Center provides early childhood education and therapy in an inclusive setting where children with special needs are grouped with typically developing children in the classroom. Sunshine Center is operated by the Independence School District, which provides occupational, physical and speech therapy as well as special education on-site.
The Swope Corridor Renaissance/Upper Room Inc.
5930 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64130
Phone: (816) 363-3819 Fax: (816) 926-9724
Executive Director: Jerry McEvoy
The primary goal of the After School and Summer Programs is to help children improve their reading ability and get them at or above grade-level, as many of the students in the Kansas City School District are below grade level. We use certified classroom teachers to deliver the Accelerated Reader program for literacy instruction. The program is provided to K-8th graders at no cost to the families. Youth counselors and volunteer tutors provide individualized instruction.
Swope Health Services
3801 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64130
Phone: (816) 923-5800 Fax: (816) 923-9210
President: Verneda Bachus Robinson
Swope Health Services is a community-based, outpatient health delivery system that offers an array of accessible and affordable primary medical and behavioral healthcare services to more than 40,000 uninsured and underinsured families and individuals in Missouri and Kansas. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on patients’ ability to pay and include adult medicine, pediatrics, ob-gyn, dental care, eye exams and optical services, pharmacy and radiology. Behavioral health services include children and adolescent services, crisis intervention, parenting training, individual, family and group psychotherapy, psychiatric services, school-based services, and substance abuse treatment and prevention.
Swope Ridge Geriatric Center
5900 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64130
Phone: (816) 333-2700 Fax: (816) 333-3438
Administrator: Patricia A. Wyatt, RN
Swope Ridge Geriatric Center provides long-term and short-term services for elderly and disabled persons needing skilled or intermediate licensed nursing home care: physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy available as well as respite care. Medicaid/Medicare certified approved.
Synergy Services, Inc.
400 East Sixth Street, Parkville, MO 64152
Phone: Counseling/Admin. Center (816) 587-4100 Fax: (816) 587-6691
Executive Director: Robin S. Winner
Through a spectrum of programs for young children, teens and adults, Synergy Services strives to overcome violence in our community. Annually, the agency reaches nearly 40,000 people metro-wide through emergency and transitional shelter; counseling and mental health services; community education programs and legal advocacy. The agency’s programs include: Synergy in Style Thrift Store; Synergy Services Children’s Advocacy Center, offering forensic interviewing to children who disclose severe physical or sexual abuse; SafeHaven Domestic Violence Shelter, providing shelter and counseling to battered women and their children; SafeHaven Children’s Center, providing residential care and day treatment for children ages birth to 12; Synergy House, providing shelter and counseling to youth ages 12-18; Synergy Youth Resiliency Center, offering creative arts education, a mental, dental and health care clinic, a drop-in center, culinary education, physical fitness and recreational opportunities for homeless and abused adolescents; Transitional Living Program, providing housing and independent living support to young adults ages 16-21; and Family Care, providing marriage, family and children’s therapy, domestic violence and sexual abuse survivor and offender groups and school-based counseling. Synergy Services also offers court advocacy, school-based prevention education, school-based bullying curriculum, a mentoring program for pregnant and parenting teens and BridgeSPAN, a hospital-based domestic violence advocacy program.
12404 E. U.S. 40 Highway, Independence, MO 64055
Phone: (816) 373-5060 Fax: (816) 373-5787
Executive Director: James Landrum
TNC Community provides residential services and integration into the community to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the Greater Kansas City metro area. Individuals choose from a wide range of options and opportunities (residential, community integration, health care oversight, occupational therapy and recreation activities) designed to enable them to acquire the confidence and skills to lead a meaningful and enriched life.
Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc.
3100 NE 83rd Street, Suite 1001, Kansas City, MO 64119
Phone: (816) 468-0400 Fax: (816) 468-6635
CEO: Thomas H. Cranshaw
Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc. provides a comprehensive array of mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention services for Clay, Platte and Ray counties. Services, provided regardless of the client’s ability to pay, are delivered at
Tri-County’s main facility and in four satellite locations, in the client’s home, in residential and institutional settings and in conjunction with numerous community agencies. The focus is on evidence-based practices with an emphasis on integrated, comprehensive programming for those with co-occurring mental disorders, addiction disorders and chronic physical health disabilities. Tri-County’s prevention staff coordinates awareness and education programs on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs throughout 15 school districts and all communities in the Northland. The prevention programs have been nationally recognized for their effectiveness in reducing alcohol and drug use in school-aged children and adolescents.
Truman Medical Center
2301 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 404-1000
President: John Bluford
Truman Medical Centers (TMC) are critical to Kansas City’s healthcare with two acute-care hospitals and comprehensive adult mental health services, including emergency, primary and specialty clinics and outreach services. As the teaching hospital for University of Missouri-Kansas City, TMC is distinguished for care in asthma, diabetes, trauma, women’s health (including high-risk pregnancies) and delivers one-third of newborns in Jackson County. A full one-third of uncompensated health care provided in the community is provided by TMC.
Turner House Children’s Clinic
21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone: (913) 342-2552 Fax: (913) 342-2550
Executive Director: Janet Burton
Turner House Children’s Clinic has provided quality, competent health care to uninsured and underserved children in Wyandotte County and surrounding communities since 1989. Services include well-child exams, non-emergency acute and chronic care, developmental screenings, immunizations, lab, medications and referrals for specialty care. Services are provided regardless of their family’s ability to pay. In 2008, health care was provided to more than 3,000 children in nearly 7,000 visits. Over 80 percent of patients are Hispanic.
UCP of Greater Kansas City
3100 Broadway, Suite 330, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 531-4454 Fax: (816) 531-3383
Executive Director: Bruce Scott
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City (UCP) provides services and support to individuals with developmental disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, and intellectual disabilities. Services include long-term residential support; information and education for families on disability issues; disability awareness program for schools and community groups; sports program for children and adults; special education advocacy; support groups; financial assistance; care management for seniors; and Targeted Case Management services through the HCBS/Medicaid Waiver.
United Community Services of Johnson County
12351 W. 96th Terrace, Suite 200, Lenexa, KS 66215
Phone: (913) 438-4764 Fax: (913) 492-0197
Executive Director: Karen Wulfkuhle
United Community Services of Johnson County (UCS) provides leadership for community-based planning and marshals resources to address human service needs in Johnson County, Kansas. To accomplish this mission, UCS documents trends, convenes and mobilizes community partners, advocates for policy choices that promote positive outcomes for people and leverages resources to increase human service capacity. Current areas of emphasis are children and families, poverty and homelessness and substance abuse. UCS is United Way‘s planning partner.
United Inner City Services
2008 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64127
Phone: (816) 994-5400 Fax (816) 421-5072
Executive Director: Dorice Ramsey E-mail: email@example.com
Executive Assistant: Rev. KeVin Jones E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
United Inner City Services promotes sustainable and beneficial change through individual and family empowerment. UICS has established itself in Kansas City’s urban core, addressing the community through six major core components; quality early childhood education in a state licensed child care center accedited by The National Association for the Education of Young Children, youth recreation/education in a cultural arts program, emergency assistance, homelessness prevention, community development and drug prevention programs.
United Services Community Action Agency
6323 Manchester Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64133
Phone: (816) 358-6868 Fax: (816) 358-0143
Director: Tommie Barnett
United Services Community Action Agency (USCAA) is a private, nonprofit corporation confronting both the immediate and the long term needs of low-income individuals and families living in Jackson, Clay and Platte counties. Crisis intervention programs include utility, food, rent and clothing assistance. Long-term solutions are provided through our case management, housing, employment, education and community level programs. To access any of our programs, potential participants are encouraged to contact the office nearest them for more information.
Urban League of Greater Kansas City
1710 Paseo Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 471-0550 Fax: (816) 471-3064
President and CEO: Gwendolyn Grant
Empowering communities and changing lives defines the legacy of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City from the time it was founded in 1919 and continuing today. The Urban League’s empowerment agenda addresses four critical areas that impact the quality of life for African Americans and other minorities in the Greater Kansas City area: Education, Economics, Leadership Development and Race Relations. Race Relations fosters social justice and racial inclusion. The Career Marketplace links career seekers with career opportunities and Destination: Wealth Creation initiative guides individuals and families from poverty to financial stability. Education Empowerment Center promotes and facilitates student achievement and parental engagement to facilitate improvement in urban schools. The Servant Leadership Development Program develops highly skilled, purpose-driven minorities to serve on boards and commissions.
5908 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64130
Phone: (816) 333-6455 Fax: (816) 817-0777
CEO: Rev. John Wandless
The corporation began in June 2005 launching the “Urban Ranger” program, a nine-weeks summer work experience and community service program for at-risk youths (14-18). In summer 2009, the program was expanded by adding a career planning component which (a) helps each ranger develop an Individual Career Plan (ICP) for post-high school employment, technical training or admission to college and (b) provides an ICP Manager/Coach to help rangers implement their ICP’s. The mission of the Urban Ranger Corps is to help prepare at-risk inner city youth (14 – 18) for wholesome, responsible and productive futures through a program of disciplined work experience and service in their community; leadership development; and individualized planning for post-High School careers.
Vaughn Trent Community Services
246 Shadyside, PO Box 75, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
Phone: (913) 441-0461 Fax: (913) 441-0463
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.vaughntrent.org
Director: Debbie Lohmann
Emergency assistance center for low-income residents of Kansas Unified School District #204 (Bonner Springs/Edwardsville). Provides food, clothing and utility assistance. Hidden Treasures (Thrift Shop): 205 Oak, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (913) 441-2194.
P.O. Box 172472, Kansas City, KS 66117
Phone: (816) 483-7101 Hotline: (816) 728-0004
Excecutive Director: Kristy Childs
Veronica’s Voice is Kansas City’s only program dedicated to victims of commercial sexual exploitation (prostitution/sex trafficking). Our mission is to end commercial sexual exploitation in the United States. Our goal is to influence systemic change through
survivor informed leadership by: providing community education and awareness of the realities of prostitution in America and all its forms, advocating for demand reduction, and connecting with American women and youth on their way to recovery.
Visiting Nurse Association Corporation
1500 Meadow Lake Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: (816) 531-1200 Fax: (816) 561-8439
Director: Richard G. Roberson, CEO/President
The Visiting Nurse Association Corporation provides intermittent home health care services in the comfort and convenience of a patient’s home during a time of medical need and under physician’s orders. VNA’s services include skilled nursing care; physical, occupational and speech therapy; social service and dietary counseling; cardiopulmonary care; infusion nursing; mental health; and enterostomal therapy. VNA utilizes tele-health home monitoring to manage patients seven days a week, providing preventative and proactive care to patients. Community health screenings are conducted at health fairs and senior nutrition/residential sites. Screenings, which include blood pressure, blood sugar and blood cholesterol, are offered with education and referrals to appropriate agencies, when appropriate.
W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center
6409 Agnes Ave., Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 523-3339 Fax: (816) 523-4353
Executive Director: William B. Grace
DLC focuses on youth leadership and development by providing free/low cost supplemental educational tutorial services to Kansas City metropolitan area youth in grades 2-12 in the core areas of math, communication arts, science and computer technology and access to free information systems technology via the DLC Telehub. DLC’s programming addresses the risk factors of poor academic preparation, decreased post-secondary educational opportunities, and limited economic opportunities. Major program outcomes include improved academic performance, school behavior and communication with adults; increased awareness of college and career opportunities and increased levels of parental, family and volunteer involvement.
West Central Missouri Community Action Agency
106 West Fourth Street, PO Box 125, Appleton City, MO 64724
Phone: (660) 476-2185 or (800) 293-3532 Fax: (660) 476-5529
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
President and Chief Executive Officer: Amos Jackson
WCMCAA operates programs such as: Community Services (family intake/assessment and referral, energy assistance, homeless program, family support and emergency funds); housing assistance; family self-sufficiency; housing counseling; early childhood education (Head Start and Early Head Start); Employment and Training; Energy Conservation (weatherization and housing rehab); In-Home Health Services; Women’s Health Services; Property Development and Management; and Community Development.
Whatsoever Community Center
1200 Ewing, Kansas City, MO 64126
Phone: (816) 231-0227 Fax: (816) 231-0092
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.whatsoevercc.org
Executive Director: Charlie Gascich
Whatsoever Community Center is a complete social service agency with community-based services focusing on our community families. Programming includes an after-school youth program, G.E.D. preparation, computer lab, amateur boxing, special events, tutoring and literacy, community assistance, E.S.L., Spanish classes and employment readiness, nationally accredited preschool, infant/toddler daycare.
The Whole Person, Inc.
3420 Broadway, Suite 105, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 561-0304 F ax: (816) 753-8163
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.thewholeperson.org
Director: David C. Robinson
The Whole Person (TWP) is a Center for Independent Living providing a full range of community-based services for people with disabilities. TWP is a leader in representing people with both mental and physical disabilities and providing independent living services. TWP is a consumer-controlled advocacy organization that provides a variety of community-based, consumer-driven services to people with disabilities and assists them to live independently. TWP encourages change within the community to expand opportunities for independent living.
Working Families’ Friend
1021 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: (816) 842-5600 Fax: (816) 842-5606
Executive Director: Mike Montgomery
Working Families’ Friend is a not-for-profit agency whose mission is to gather community resources in order to enable employed and recently unemployed individuals to sustain and maintain quality of life through assistance, training, advocacy and financial support.
YMCA of Greater Kansas City
3100 Broadway, Suite 930, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 561-9622 Fax: (816) 753-2903
President and CEO: David Byrd
With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of Greater Kansas City is committed to strengthening communities. The Y engages more than 175,000 men, women and children across the Kansas City area to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y ensures all people - regardless of age, income or background - are able to grow stronger through memberships and programs including sports, exercise, swim lessons, early education and summer day camp.
Youth Volunteer Corps of America
4600 W 51st St. Suite 300, Shawnee Mission, KS 66205
Program Director: Paul Marksbury
Youth Volunteer Corps of Greater Kansas City connects 11-18 year olds to their community through service. YVC plans projects throughout the year with various local nonprofits all across the KC metro area. We have ongoing projects after school, single projects on Saturdays and our Summer Sensation program allows youth to serve week-long projects where they learn what it really means to give back.
YouthFriends of Greater Kansas City
1740 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 842-7082 Fax: (816) 842-7907
President: Laura Norris
YouthFriends supplies school districts with comprehensive tools, training and technology necessary to provide YouthFriends school-based mentoring. More than 4,000 screened and trained volunteers mentor nearly 20,000 students in 30 Greater Kansas City school districts and charter schools each year. Mentors meet in one-to-one or small group settings with students, grades K-12, at school to promote student success. Mentors have
flexibility in choice of school, time and age of student. Branches: YouthFriends Greater Kansas City, YouthFriends Kansas, YouthFriends Missouri.
YWCA of Greater Kansas City
1017 North Sixth Street, Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 371-1105 Fax: (913) 371-3251
Interim Executive Director: Lisa Rockley
The mission of the YWCA of Greater Kansas City is the empowerment of women and girls and the elimination of racism. Services include: programs for girls 9-18, including pregnant/parenting teens, focusing on leadership, life skills and adolescent health; women’s economic empowerment through nontraditional career exploration and mentoring; a womens’ and girls’ health and fitness facility; racial justice initiatives; and a coffee café, gallery, theater and community meeting space.