Children and Family

Administration for Children & Families – Region 7

601 E. 12th Street, Room 349

Kansas City, MO  64106

816-426-3981

Website: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/

  • Services for low- and moderate-income children and their families, including Head Start services and funding for Head Start programs.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City

1709 Walnut Street

Kansas City, MO  64108

816-561-5269

Website: https://www.bbbskc.org/

  • Youth mentoring program for children (ages 8-14) of single parent or non-traditional family households

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City

Thornberry Unit:

3831 E. 43rd Street

Kansas City, MO  64130

816-861-7419

J & D Wagner Unit:

2405 Elmwood

Kansas City, MO  64127

816-241-5252

Website: http://bgc-gkc.org/

  • Youth programs that promote the development of self-esteem, values, and skills for boys and girls, ages 5-18, with special emphasis on youth from disadvantaged circumstances

Catholic Charities of Kansas City and St. Joseph

4001 Blue Parkway, Suite 250

Kansas City, MO  64130

816-221-4377 or 800-875-4377

Website: https://www.catholiccharities-kcsj.org/

  • Offers programs in Counseling, adoption, mental health services, services for pregnant women, education/training, homeless prevention, foster care, and senior care services

Child Abuse Prevention Association

503 East 23rd Street

Independence, MO  64055

816-252-8388

Website: http://capacares.org/

  • Offers counseling, family support, and education to prevent and treat all forms of child abuse and neglect

Children’s Center

2501 NE 46th Street

Kansas City, MO 64116

816-321-7060

Website: https://www.synergyservices.org/

  • Emergency shelter for children from birth-17 years of age. Counseling services provided for children and their families.

Children International

2000 E. Red Bridge Road

Kansas City, MO  64121

816-942-2000

800-888-3089

Website: https://www.children.org/

  • Sponsorship of children in Third World countries

Child Support Services

Two offices in the KCMO area:

324 E. 11th Street, Suite 1100

Kansas City, MO  64106

816-881-3171

And

615 East 13th Street

Kansas City, MO  64106

816-889-3166

For general child support services, call 800-859-7999

Website: https://dss.mo.gov/child-support/

  • Services include locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing child/medical support orders, monitoring and enforcing compliance with child support orders, reviewing and initiating modification of support orders and distributing support collect.

Della Lamb Community Services

500 Woodland Avenue

Kansas City, MO  64106

816-842-8040

Website: http://www.dellalamb.org/

  • Offers hope and assistance to low-income Kansas City people of all ages through programs such as early education child care, youth services, adult education, services for seniors, transportation, emergency assistance, and food pantry

El Centro Inc.

650 Minnesota Avenue

Kansas City, KS  66101

913-677-0100

Website: http://www.elcentroinc.com

  • Committed to improving the lives of the people of Wyandotte and Johnson (KS) counties, particularly the growing Hispanic population, through educational, social, and economic opportunities 

Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri

8383 Blue Parkway Drive

Kansas City, MO  64133

800-728-8750

Website: https://www.gsksmo.org/

  • Youth programs for girls of all ages and volunteer opportunities

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, Family Support Division

324 E. 11th Street

Oak Tower Building

Kansas City, MO  64106

816-881-3171

Website: http://www.jacksoncountyprosecutor.com/

  • Child support enforcement for parents who have not received Medicaid or TANF in the past 5 years; also provides services to aid in establishing paternity and providing prosecutors, when needed.

Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City

5801 W. 115th St, Suite 103

Overland Park, KS 66211

913-327-8250

Website: https://www.jfskc.org/

  • Individual/family education, health care, mental health counseling

Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)

600 Broadway, Suite 300

Kansas City, MO 64105

816-474-4240

Website: http://www.marc.org/Home

  • Non-profit association of city and county governments and the metropolitan planning organization of the KC Metro in order to provide regional solutions to the city; provides access to programs such as Head Start, early learning initiatives, and regional health care access.

Missouri Department of Social Services – Midtown Resource Center

4309 E. 50th Terrace

Kansas City, MO 64130

800-392-1261 (Automated 24-hour Information Line)

855-373-4636

Website: https://dss.mo.gov/

  • Provides resource numbers, child abuse/neglect reporting, youth program information, health care programs, services for low income families.

Mother’s Refuge

Office Location

14400 E. 42nd St. South, Suite 220

Independence, MO 64055

Shelter Location

3721 Delridge

Independence, MO 64052

816-353-8070

Website: https://mothersrefuge.org/

  • Program for homeless pregnant teens and new mothers and their infants, includes a residential care facility as well as an aftercare program.

Move-Up

(I can’t find any information about this organization when I search online)

3013 East 9th Street

Kansas City, MO 64124

816.842.8515

816.753.1111 (secret witness hotline)

  • Community development – develops safe and healthy youth, safe neighborhoods, provides intervention programs against substance abuse, crime and violence for adults and youth.  Also, provides assistance for homeowners who are in default or foreclosure status.

Planned Parenthood – Midtown Health Center

1001 Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard

Kansas City, MO 64110

816-756-2277

800-230-7526

Website: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

  • Provides sexual and reproductive health care, including family planning, gynecological care, STI/STD testing and treatment, pregnancy testing and abortion services.

Restart, Inc.

918 East 9th Street

Kansas City, MO 64106

816-472-5664

Website: https://restartinc.org/

  • Homes and support programs for youth and family, emergency shelter for single adults, families with children, and youth.  Transitional living for adults, single families and youth.

 Safe Home

PO Box 4563

Overland Park, KS 66204

913-262-2868 (24-hour Hotline)

888-432-4300 (Toll Free Hotline)

913-432-9300 (non-emergency inquiries)

Website: http://www.safehome-ks.org/

  • Serves to educate the community about programs and services available for victims, and the need for domestic violence assistance programs in the community.

Sheffield Place

6604 East 12th Street

Kansas City, MO 64126

816-483-9927

Website: https://www.sheffieldplace.org/

  • Long-term transitional housing for single mothers/children, and support services.

 Synergy House

2005 NE Parvin Road

Kansas City, MO 64116

816-741-8700

Website: https://www.synergyservices.org/

  • Short-term emergency shelter that serves youth ages 12-18 who are enduring abuse, neglect, running away, abandoned, or are homeless. Also offered to families in crisis.

The Children’s Place

2 East 59th Street

Kansas City, MO  64113

816-363-1898

Website: https://www.childrensplacekc.org/

  • Offers counseling and treatment services for children 8 years and under who have suffered from abuse and neglect.

The Family Conservancy

444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 200

Kansas City, KS  66101

913-342-1110

To schedule counseling: 913-742-4357

Para servicios en español: 913-573-1110

Website: https://www.thefamilyconservancy.org/

  • Services in individual/family counseling, early childhood care and education, and community-based family support

The LIGHT House

PO Box 22553

Kansas City, MO

816-916-4434 (24-hour HOPE Line)

816-361-2233

877-552-4784

Website: http://www.mbch.org/lighthouse_home.php

  • Maternity ministry for unwed mothers.  Offers housing during pregnancy (for mothers up to 21 years of age), medical care, counseling, outreach programs, parenting classes, childbirth classes, Bible study, adoption agency, after care 2 years postpartum. 

Unbound (formerly Christian Foundation for Children and Aging)

1 Elmwood Avenue

Kansas City, KS  66103

913-384-6500

800-875-6564

Website: https://www.unbound.org/

  • Helping poor families in developing countries put food on the table, send their children to school, afford shelter, and access health care through sponsorship tailored to their specific needs.

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