Children and Family

Administration for Children & Families – Region 7

601 E. 12th Street, Room 349

Kansas City, MO  64106

816-426-3981

  • 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  64105

816-561-5269

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

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City

4001 Blue Parkway, Suite 102

Kansas City, MO 64130

816-361-3600

  • Ten sites throughout the greater KC area including six teen centers.  Youth programs promote 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sponsorship of children in Third World countries

Della Lamb Community Services

500 Woodland Avenue

Kansas City, MO  64106

816-842-8040

  • Offers hope and assistance to low-income Kansas City people of all ages through programs such as early education childcare, 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

  • 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

  • Youth programs for girls of all ages and volunteer opportunities

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, Child Support

324 E 11th Street,11th floor

Kansas City, MO  64106

816-881-3171

  • 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

JFS at the J

5801 W. 115th St, Suite 103

Overland Park, KS 66211

913-327-8250

Brookside East

425 E 63rd St.

Kansas City, MO 64110

816-333-1172

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

Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)

600 Broadway, Suite 300

Kansas City, MO 64105

816-474-4240

  • 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 – Family Support Division

615 East 13th St.

Kansas City, MO 64106

855-373-4636 (family support general information)

  • Child support, child abuse/neglect reporting, youth program information, food stamps, 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 (all locations)

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

Planned Parenthood – Midtown Health Center

1001 Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard

Kansas City, MO 64110

816-756-2277

  • 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

816-472-5664 (youth services)

  • 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

24-hour Hotline: 913-262-2868

  • Educates 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

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

Synergy Services

400 E 6th St.

Parkville. MO 64152

816-741-8700 or 800-233-1639

  • 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

6401 Rockhill Rd

Kansas City, MO  64131

816-363-1898

  • 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

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

Unbound (formerly Christian Foundation for Children and Aging)

1 Elmwood Avenue

Kansas City, KS  66103

800-875-6564

  • 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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