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2014 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 October 2014

Ad Hoc Group Against Crime


Benilde Hall

Boys & Girls Clubs of GKC

Child Abuse Prevention Association

First Call

Full Employment Council

Guadalupe Center

Independence School District

Jackson County CASA

Kansas City Missouri
School District

Kauffman Center

Friends of Alvin Ailey

Lee's Summit School District

Mattie Rhodes Center


Operation Breakthrough

Reconciliation Services


restart, Inc.

Urban Rangers

Whatsoever Community Center


Ad Hoc Group Against Crime
Address: 3116 Prospect Ave., Kansas City, MO  64128
Phone:  (816) 861-5500
Contact:  Alvin Brooks

Amount Funded:  $ 26,000

Program Summary: The Ad Hoc Group Against Crime will provide case management and mental health services through monthly support groups, Mothers In Charge, individual and family therapy sessions to all persons affected by violent crime and homicide. In addition, substance abuse counseling will be offered to all persons identified by their counselor as needing treatment.

Address: 1522 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO  64108
Phone:  (816) 461-0201
Contact:  Dave Sullivan

Amount Funded:  $ 20,000

Prevention Summary:  Student Tech Academy (STA) is a substance abuse and violence prevention program designed to offer drug and violence-free alternative activities and prevention education as an evidence based approach to reducing risk factors for troubled youth. STA proposes ten (10) twenty hour substance abuse and violence prevention training sessions using computer repair and troubleshooting skill development courses as the vehicle to deliver meaningful and relevant substance abuse and Sankofa prevention strategies. 
STA incorporates protective factors into its core programming.  These include cultural norms that set high expectations for youth (Community and School); rewards/recognition for pro-social involvement, caring and support from teachers/staff, and a positive instructional climate (School); positive sense of self, positive relationship with adults, opportunities for pro-social involvement, and rewards/recognition for pro-social involvement (individual).

Benilde Hall
Address: 3220 E 23rd Street, Kansas City, MO  64127
Phone:  (816) 842-5836
Contact:  Kent Jewell
Amount Funded:  $ 70,000
Treatment Summary: Benilde Hall provides substance abuse treatment for addicts, many with mental illness. Benilde Hall programming includes: Transitional Living-Services, provided to 50 men at any given time, includes substance abuse treatment, individual & group counseling, mental health services, health assessment, health literacy, employment counseling, independent living skills, recreation activities, legal advocacy & referrals. Benilde Hall provides housing and services 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.  The addition of the Seeking Safety program addresses the needs of those experiencing stress from past trauma events which may be contributing to mental illness or substance abuse.  By treating the mental healht needs as well as the substance abuse issues Benilde Hall continues to strive to share the missioun of COMBAT by addressing the cutting edge of drug addiction; the prevention, treatment and reduction of drug addiction; and drug-related and violent crime in our community.

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

Amount Funded: $ 105,000

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.

Child Abuse Prevention Association, Inc.
Address: 503 E 23rd Street, Kansas City, MO  64055
Phone:  (816) 252-8388
Contact:  Kerri Koehler-Butt

Amount Funded:  $ 27,000

Prevention Summary:  Child Abuse Prevention Association’s Strengthening Families Program (SFP) includes a 14-session, evidence based, and weekly parenting group training for families who are at-risk of having their children removed from their custody or families who currently have their children placed outside their home.  In addition, to the weekly parenting group training and support, families will be offered assistance in navigating the child welfare systems through access to case management and counseling
 services.  CAPA’s goal is to help decrease re-entry of children in care and to provide a resource to families with children in care.

First Call
Mobile MET
 9091 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO  64114
Phone:  (816) 361-5900
Contact:  Susan Whitmore

Amount Funded:  $ 44,000

Treatment Summary:  The Mobile MET goal Is to improve client access to treatment and increased client engagement with providers.  Mobile MET provides motivational enhancement therapy by supporting increased, person-centered motivational interviewing and communication between the client and provider. Mobile MET goals include decreased substance use, decreased marijuana use, decreased marijuana problems, increased retention among pre-treatment clients, and increase treatment retention.

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

Amount Funded: $ 42,000

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.

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.

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

Amount Funded: $ 22,000

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: $ 50,000

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: $ 18,000

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 for the Performing Arts
Address: 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 994-7210
Contact: Craig Doty

Amount Funded: $ 8,500

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.

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

 Amount Funded:  $ 14,000

Prevention Summary: The purpose of this program is to support early intervention programs for urban core youth, students are at-risk in their community, family, school and individual domains.  AileyCamp and AileyCamp group set high expectations for students, promotes health and wellness and inspires positive future life choices through the development of new skills and the use of positive role models.  These skills are taught as a strategy to improve critical thinking and problem solving and avoid choices that lead to violence and drug use.

Lee's Summit School District Summit Ridge Academy
Address: 2620 SW Ward Road, Lee's Summit, MO  64086
Phone:  (816) 986-4125
Contact:  Burt Whaley

Amount Funded:  $ 15,000

Prevention Summary: Summit Ridge Academy (SRA) is a voluntary program used as an intervention for students facing educational struggles.  One of our primary functions is to help students get back on track for graduation through the use of alternative interventions.  In addition to the number of academic interventions, SRA provides three focused intentional interventions.  These three interventions include the following: Violence Interruptions Process (VIP), Changing Habits or Individual Choices & Experiencing Success (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.), and art therapy curriculum and individual meetings.

Mattie Rhodes Center
Address: 1740 Jefferson, Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 471-2536
Contact: Alisha Gambino

Amount Funded: $ 25,000

Prevention Summary: Cultural Journeys will provide violence prevention through character building and life skills activities with an evidence based curriculum.  All program activities take place in a culturally sensitive environment where underserved youth and their families have access to quality services which seek to eliminate cultural barriers and address community individual, family, school, and community risk factors which contribute to the prevalence of violence within the Northeast. The after-school program operates three days a week, concentrating on low-income, predominately Latino children grades K-5 in the Northeast schools.

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

Amount Funded: $ 15,000

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: Rachel Rock

Amount Funded: $ 39,000

Prevention Summary: Operation Breakthrough’s violence prevention program is based on weekly Second Step violence prevention education to 180 at-risk preschool children and 80 school-age children.  The Second Step curriculum is evidence-based and designed to reduce impulsive, high-risk and aggressive behaviors, and to increase protective factors, including pro-social involvement, positive relationships with adults and peers, and positive engagement with schools and community.   Second Step lessons for school-aged children are reinforced in all daily activities and enhanced through periodic substance abuse prevention workshops; academic support activities; and Adventures in Peacemaking, an arts-based conflict resolution program.  The Second-Step program for preschool children is enhanced through therapeutic interventions that are provided one-on-one to children who have experienced or witnessed violence, and to classroom groups to further promote self-regulation and healthy attachment to caregivers.

Reconciliation Services

Contact: Sylvia Goodloe

Amount Funded:  $ 12,000

Program Summary: Reconciliation Services (RS) is a “safety net to the safety net agencies” working with a community and individuals falling through the cracks to provide a continuum of care.  The Reconciliation COMBAT Program prevents substance abuse and reduces incidence of violence in the community at large and with individuals by increasing the possibility of positive outcomes (Protective factors) and addressing risk
factors.  RS Staff are trained to identify, report, and seek assistance for clients with at risk behaviors when they come into RS for emergency services and/or RS digital literacy classes and the Internet Café programs.  At first the Program provides 10-hours of computer skills and job search development courses as well as an Internet Café as the vehicles to deliver meaningful alternatives and relevant substance abuse and violence preventing strategies.  Then, using evidence based approaches and a rapid-rehousing model, RS provides individual case management for the most at risk clients to see that they receive all necessary care required to become productive citizens in this community.

Address: 901 NE Independence Ave., Lee's Summit, MO  64086
Phone:  (816) 246-8000
Contact:  Marsha Page-White

Amount Funded:
  $ 260,000

Treatment Summary: The goal of ReDiscover’s Substance Abuse Programming is to provide residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment for men and women (and their children). Services include the full range of substance abuse treatment, including intensive residential treatment, three levels of outpatient treatment, transportation, child care including before/after school and transition steps toward reentering their community. With COMBAT's support, ReDiscover will serve Jackson County residents with substance use disorders.  Services, including stabilization, education, prevention and self-management are empirically proven to promote client recovery and reduce crime and violence.  Through utilization of long-term interventions, clients develop skills and support systems that lead to a balanced, legal and healthy lifestyle.

reStart, Inc.
Address: 918 E 9th Street, Kansas City, MO  64106
Phone:  (816) 472-5664
Contact:  Marcella Gladney Lee

Amount Funded:  $ 20,000

Treatment Summary:  reStart Inc., provides shelter and supportive services to assist homeless individual and families in the emergency and transitional living programs that have serious substance abuse and/or dependency issues or disorders, that left untreated, would prevent them from obtaining and sustaining employment and permanent housing which helps them toward independence and self-sufficiency, with the goal of ending homelessness in our community.  reStart began in 1981 as a crisis center to bring homeless persons off the streets, was incorporated in 1984 as a non-profit corporation, and has since evolved into being a community advocate for the homeless.  We work with numerous private and government agencies to help our clients find housing and employment, build life skills, address addiction and trauma, and improve their mental and physical health toward the goal of becoming more independent, self-sufficient and exiting homelessness.

Urban Rangers
Address: 5908 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, MO  64130
Phone: (816) 333-6455
Contact: Lynn Johnson

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  64126
Phone:  (816) 231-0227
Contact: Matt Tannehill
Web:  www.whatsoev

Amount Funded: $ 58,000

Prevention Summary: Youth and Family Services is a violence/substance abuse prevention program that provides support and opportunities for youth and young adults to achieve academic success and build a solid foundation for a productive future.  The purpose of the program is to increase school success, self-esteem, social and life skills, leadership, peer resistance, and positive relationships with adults.  These protective factors help to reduce the amount of violence and drug related crime, substance usage and abuse.


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