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2013 Grant Match Funded Agencies

Maximizing taxpayers’ dollars is the goal of COMBAT in both treatment and prevention programs to address drug use in Jackson County. Listed here are programs run by Jackson County agencies receiving outside funding matched with COMBAT dollars for maximum effectiveness.

List Updated April 18, 2013

Boys & Girls Clubs of GKC

Full Employment Council

Friends of Alvin Ailey


Guadalupe Center

Housing Services of Kansas City

Independence School District

Jackson County CASA

Kansas City Missouri
School District

Kauffman Center

Mattie Rhodes Center

Mt. Pleasant Development Corp


Operation Breakthrough

Summit Ridge Academy

Urban Rangers

Whatsoever Community Center


Boys & Girls Clubs of GKC
Address: 6301 Rockhill Road, suite 303, Kansas City, MO 64131
Phone: (816) 361-3600
Contact: Jason Roth

Amount Funded: $ 122,000

Program Summary: SMART Moves in a nationally acclaimed comprehensive prevention program that helps young people resist alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, as well as premature sexual activity. SMART Moves is based on a resistance training/social skills model. Using small group activities, the trained service providers teach young people to recognize and resist media influences and peer-pressure to engage in risky health behaviors.
Project Learn: Project Learn is a nationally developed framework designed to give school-age youth access to academic support away from school, improve their ability to learn, and boost their academic self-esteem. Project Learn operates daily in the non-school hours and concentrates on five major program components: 1. Homework Help and Tutoring 2.  High-Yield Learning Activities 3.Parental Involvement 4. Collaborations with Schools 5. Incentives, Recognition and Goal-Setting.

Full Employment Council
Address: 1740 Paseo Blvd., Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 691-2256
Contact: Clyde McQueen

Amount Funded: $ 54,000

Prevention Summary:  FEC will coordinate with Jackson County Family Court for referral of non-custodial parents whose lack of child payments have risen to felony crime status, with One Goal Consultants for the referral of ex-offenders re-entering the workforce and the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office and the Kansas City area career centers (located in Jackson County) for referral of 18-24 year old youth at risk of using drugs or participation in non-violent drug related crimes. Services provided clients include assessment of the client’s interest, skills, and abilities and development of and Employment Plan Strategy which outlines the educational and training needed by the client to attain their employment goals.

Friends of Alvin Ailey
Address: 1714 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 471-6003
Contact: Michael Joy

Amount Funded: $10,000

Prevention Summary:  Ailey Camp uses dance classes, creative writing, percussion and art and combines classes dealing with substance abuse, conflict resolution, violence prevention, sexuality education, peer relationships, self-esteem, health and nutrition to build skills mentally and physically.

Address: 3800 E. 44th Street, Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 921-0775 ext. 110
Contact: Pamela Pearson

Amount Funded: $6,000

Prevention Summary:  Genesis Promise Academy is a school that serves at risk/high risk students that reside in the Kansas City Missouri School District boundaries. The Weekend Prevention and Intervention for Teens is a program developed to address 6th through 8th graders who have a history of violent behavior in school, academic deficiencies and lack social skills to interact with others. The program is held on Saturdays to address behaviors that have lead to multiple suspensions and high mobility in school placements.

Guadalupe Center
Address: 2600 Belleview, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 531-6911
Contact: Mercedes Mora

Amount Funded: $ 20,000

Prevention Summary: PEP Talk teaches parents about the physical, mental and social impact of alcohol and drugs and learns effective skills to speak with their children. Parents receive a wealth of information and with that, the confidence to act and react in preventing the onset of use in their children.

Housing Services of Kansas City
Address: 1301 Vine, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 777-2924
Contact: Diana Adorno Boody

Amount Funded: $ 7,500

Prevention Summary: Youth Build Drug Prevention Program provides service to 17 to 24 year old at-risk youth who are enrolled in the Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri Youth Build Program, a nine-month education and construction skills training program. The program provides prevention education, referral to a treatment program if needed, assessment, individual counseling, psycho-education groups, relapse prevention, and supportive services.

Independence School District
Address: 201 N. Forest, Independence, Missouri 64050
Phone: (816) 521-5588
Contact: Rick Jackson

Amount Funded: $20,000

Prevention Summary: The Truancy Diversion Prevention Project includes weekly Success Court sessions for 15-20 students during each semester of the school year, directed at providing substance abuse prevention. A Circuit Court judge presides over the sessions at Nowlin Middle School. Outreach activities include: weekly Truancy Court sessions, incentive programming, Family Nights, home visiting, case management, and graduation from the program.

Jackson County CASA
Address: 2544 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 984-8208
Contact: Martha Gershun

Amount Funded: $ 38,000

Prevention Summary: Jackson County CASA is a safety net program for abused and neglected children. Agency volunteers are trained to identify, report, and seek assistance for children with at risk behaviors. Examples are emotional trauma, anti-social behaviors, anger management and drug issues. The Jackson County Family Court and Jackson County CASA work together to see that the children placed in this agency receive all necessary care required so that children can become productive citizens in the community.

Kansas City Missouri School District
Address: 1211 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 419-8844
Contact: Dr. Luis Cordoba

Amount Funded: $13,000

Prevention Summary: Success Court consists of weekly sessions for 15-20 students during each semester of the school year, directed at reducing risky behaviors including truancy and school drop-out, which are proven links to youth substance. A Circuit Court Judge presides over the sessions at Northeast High School.

Kauffman Center
Address: 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 994-7210
Contact: Jane Chu

Amount Funded: $30,000

Prevention Summary: Open Doors consists of a three-component outreach program through transportation, community tickets, and a spotlight on youth to assist school children, youth, and underserved families to attend performances at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Mattie Rhodes Center
Address: 1740 Jefferson, Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 581-5621
Contact: Alisha Gambino

Amount Funded: $25,000

Prevention Summary: The project occurs within the After School Arts program at Mattie Rhodes Center, where children come 3 days a week and participate in enriching activities which stimulate their awareness and also help prevent bullying and other aggressive behaviors.

Mt. Pleasant Development Corp
Address: 2200 Olive Street
Phone: (816) 483-3717
Contact: Rev. Darren Faulkner

Amount Funded: $10,000

Prevention Summary: The program is designed to improve the reading ability and confidence of students grades K-4 in the areas of comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, phonemic awareness and fluency. Certified teachers provide direct instruction by reading to, reading with students and providing time for students to read independently. Research has shown that these areas of skills development can be effective in the reduction of drug use risk factors while enhancing protective factors.

Address: 3100 Broadway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 931-4527
Contact: Rene McCreary

Amount Funded: $5,000

Prevention Summary: In order to prevent substance abuse, MOCSA will provide individual and group counseling to survivors of sexual assault and child sexual abuse to decrease symptoms of trauma and thereby reduce the risk of turning to substances to cope.

Operation Breakthrough
Address: 3039 Troost, Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 756-3511
Contact: Ajibola Adepoju

Amount Funded: $ 25,000

Prevention Summary: Operation Breakthrough’s Youth Empowerment Program includes weekly evidenced-based Second Step violence prevention education to 180 at-risk preschool children and 120 school-age children, and a youth leadership program for approximately 10 of the Center’s teens/preteens. The curriculum is designed to reduce impulsive, high-risk and aggressive behaviors, including drug/alcohol use, violence, and teen pregnancy, and to increase protective factors, including pro-social involvement, positive relationships with adults and peers, and positive engagement with schools and community.

Summit Ridge Academy
Address: 2620 SW Ward Road, Lee’s Summit, MO
Phone: (816) 986-4125
Contact: Burt Whaley

Amount Funded: $ 12,000

Prevention Summary: The three strategies include VIP, CHOICES and art therapy. VIP includes a 9 lesson orientation presented by the social worker of the SRA administration team over a 9-week period of time. The second level of VIIP is conducted in a group or individually. This level includes students who continue to display violent behaviors in the school and/or community environment. The CHOICES curriculum includes a 7 lesson orientation presented by the principal of the SRA administration team over a 9 week period of time.

Urban Rangers
Address: 5908 Swope Parkway
Phone: (816) 333-6455
Contact: J. Erik Dickinson

Amount Funded: $ 10,000

Program Summary: Our two phased approach directly addresses many of the pressing issues our Kansas City teens face today. During the summer, work experience and community service phase, Rangers paint the exterior of homes and renovate the yards of senior and single-mother home owners. They learn marketable job skills, job etiquette, responsibility, and participate in daily behavioral and academic enrichment activities. These enrichment activities include non-violent communication, drug and alcohol prevention, first-aid safety and training, money management and other relevant topics.

Whatsoever Community Center
Address: 1201 Ewing Avenue, Kansas City, MO
Phone:  (816) 231-0227
Contact: Charlie Gascich

Amount Funded: $ 58,8000

Prevention Summary: Youth Development program includes an after school program, summer program, G.E.D. preparation, English Language learning, boxing club, Girls and Boys leadership groups and WY Productions. This program continues to evolve to meet the needs of youth and young adults to help them be successful in life and school. By increasing school success, self-esteem, life skills and positive relationships the agency helps to reduce the amount of drug related crime, drug usage and abuse.


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