COMBAT Logo
Loading
 
CRIME HOTLINE GET HELP NOW!
           
  COMBAT
Jackson Co. Courthouse
415 E. 12th St., 9th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 881-1400
FAX: (816) 881-1416

email 
CRIME HOTLINE


GET HELP NOW
Call
816-361-5900 if you or someone you know needs treatment.

QUICK LINKS
Prevention Agencies
Treatment Agencies
Jackson County
Drug Task Force

Centers For Disease
Control & Prevention

Contact COMBAT
COMBAT Drug Prevention
& Resource Center

COMBAT Funding

COMBAT Staff
COMBAT History
County Corrections

County Executive
County Legislature
County Prosecutor
County Sheriff

Drug Court

Grant-Match
Funded Agencies

jacksongov.org

Jackson County
Drug Commission

The Monitoring The
Future Survey

National Drug
Intelligence Center

National Institute
On Drug Abuse

Parents The Anti-Drug

Substance Abuse &
Mental Health Services
Administration


White House Office
of National Drug
Control Policy

     

Prevention 
Prevention Agencies Receiving COMBAT Funding

Information is power and funding by COMBAT for Prevention programs offer this through alternative approaches for preventing drug abuse. The funded programs allow Jackson County citizens, young and old, to be armed with what is necessary to make prudent decisions when confronted by unscrupulous villains who for a quick profit would disregard risks to lives and community. Listed here are COMBAT-funded programs run by agencies in Jackson County deemed viable in promoting this effort.

Listing Updated July 2015

12th Street Heritage

AdHoc Group Against Crime

Arts Tech

Black Health Care Coalition

Boys & Girls Club of
Eastern Jackson County

Calvary Community
Outreach Network

Center For Conflict Resolution

Child Abuse Prevention Association

Child Protection Center

City of Blue Springs

City  of Sugar Creek

Comprehensive Mental
Health Services

Connections to Success

Crittenton Children's Center

DeLaSalle Education Center

Eastern Jackson County
Schools Collaborative

Eastern Jackson County
Youth Court

First Call

The Full Employment Council

Guadalupe Center

Housing Services of Kansas City

Independence School District

Independence Youth Court

Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council

Jackson County CASA

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey

Kansas City Metropolitan
Crime Commission

Kansas City Missouri School District

Kansas City Symphony

Kansas City Youth Court

Kauffman Center for Performing Arts

Mattie Rhodes Center

Neighborhood Housing Services of Kansas City

Operation Breakthrough

Ozanam

ReDiscover

ReStart, Inc.

Rose Brooks Center

Summit Ridge Academy/Lee's Summit School District

Synergy Services

United Inner City Services

Westside Community
Action Network Center

Whatsoever Community  Center

 

12th Street Heritage
Address: 2124 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64127
Phone: (816) 216-6242
Contact: Dwayne Williams

Amount Funded: $30,000

Program Name: Mentor KC
Program Summary:
Our organization proposes to reduce violence in one of the most violent geographical areas in Kansas City.  Based on one of the evidence based model outlined by the Center for Disease Control, programs which integrate specific key areas are highly effective in reducing violence.  The key areas: parents and families; social and conflict resolution skill; and mentoring.  Our youth mentoring program will infuse these three key areas.  These program services will be geared towards young people ages 10 – 20, during after school hours.  The purpose of this proposal is to reduce violence in an eroding community which has been infested by negative productivity, decreasing property values, and disrupting social services.



AdHoc Group Against Crime
Address: 3116 Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 861-5500
Contact: Damon Daniel
Web:  www.adhocgroupkc.com

Amount Funded: $

Program Name: Support for Families Affected by Homicide
Program Summary:  The AdHoc Group Against Crime will provide substance abuse treatment services by providing intercultural case management and mental health services through monthly support groups, Mothers and Families for Healing and Justice, 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.



ArtsTech
Address:
1522 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 461-0201
Contact: David Sullivan
Web:  www.artstech-kc.org

Amount Funded: $

Program Name: Student Tech Academy (a.k.a. Digital Connectors)
Program 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 Seven (10) twenty hour substance abuse and violence prevention training sessions using digital literacy, computer repair and trouble-shooting skill development courses as the vehicle to deliver meaningful and relevant substance abuse and prevention strategies. The STA provides at-risk youth, who are non-traditional learners, gang members, and juvenile offenders, with marketable job skills that serve to deter alcohol and other drug use /abuse and violent behavior.


Black Health Care Coalition
Address:
6675 Holmes, Suite 650, Kansas City, MO 64131
Phone: (816) 444-9600 ext.102
Contact: Melissa Robinson
Web:  www.bhcckc.org

Amount Funded: $

Program Name: Healthy Generations
Program Summary:
  The Black Health Care Coalition (BHCC) will provide proactive outreach and education in the faith base community to prevent prescription drug abuse. The program will address comorbid pain and substance abuse. Utilizing the Robert Woods Johnson population health model, a Community Health Worker will focus substance abuse prevention and increase treatment access for individuals who have live with chronic pain.


  
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City
Address: 4001 Blue Parkway, Ste. 102, Kansas City, MO 64130
Phone: (816) 462-0132
Contact: Jason Roth
Web: www.bgc-gkc.org

Amount Funded: $ 95,000

Program Name: SMART Moves Eastern Jackson County & SMART Moves
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.



Calvary Community Outreach Network

Address: 2940 Holmes Street
Phone: (816) 531-4683
Contact: Rev. Eric Williams
Web: www.ccon-kc.org

Amount Funded: $26,000
 
Program Name: Helping Youth Plan for Excellence “HYPE”
Program Summary:
HYPE is a media leadership group that creates a positive setting for urban youth ages 10-21. The project utilizes student involvement in media and the performing arts as the vehicle to establish ongoing youth development activities. The program will focus on HIV/AIDS testing, condom use, and reducing premarital sex through the production and performance of dramatic presentations aimed at the target group. The stage play will speak in the language of the youth and disseminate factual and culturally sensitive information in a culturally competent format.



Center for Conflict Resolution
Address: 1734 E. 63rd Street, Suite 305, Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 461-8255
Contact: Annette Lantz-Simmons
Web: www.ccrkc.org

Amount Funded: $ 20,000
 
Program Name: CORE Conflict Resolution Training
Program Summary:
CORE is a Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention Program that will engage up to 200 adults at risk for violence for up to 15 hours of training. The expanded program will build individual problem solving skills and foster supportive relationships within 8-10 groups of 15-20 participants. The target population includes ex-offenders who reside in Jackson County. CORE is partnering with Criminal Justice agencies and other non-profits who serve ex-offenders for program sites and participant referral. Expected outcomes state that participants will: Learn conflict resolution skills, develop positive peer relationships, establish constructive community connections, reduce recidivism rates among participants and decrease incidences of unresolved conflict and violence in the community.


Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)
Address: 503 E 23rd Street, Independence, MO 64055
Phone: (816) 252-8388 ext. 332
Contact: Kristina Brown
Web: www.capacares.org

Amount Funded: 
 
Program Name: Strengthening Families
Program Summary: The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a violence prevention program targeting children ages 5 years to 18 years old and their families at risk for child abuse and neglect and/or substance abuse. The program’s primary goal is to decrease the likelihood of child abuse and neglect, alcohol abuse, substance abuse and domestic violence by increasing families’ abilities to deal with adverse situations in constructive and peaceful ways. 


Child Protection Center
Address: 3101 Broadway, Suite 750, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 778-8002
Contact: Lisa Mizell
Web: www.cpckc.org

Amount Funded: $ 28,000

Program Name: Child Protection Center Program
Program Summary:
The Child Protection Center Program prevents drug abuse and drug related crimes for alleged victims of child abuse who are referred to the Child Protection Center. Forensic Interviewers provide forensic interviews and extended forensic interviews for children suspected of being sexually or physically abused, neglected, or who have witnessed homicide or extreme violence. Through forensic interviews and extended forensic interviews the CPC identifies children who have been abused and are therefore at increased risk of drug and alcohol abuse. Family Support Specialists provide support and education to caretakers of these children to help them understand the correlation between child abuse and increased risk for substance abuse and criminal activity.



City of Blue Springs
Address: 903 W. Main Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015
Phone: (816) 228-0178
Contact: Sgt. Allen Kintz
Web: www.bluespringsgov.com

Amount Funded: $ 24,000

Program Name: Campus Law Enforcement Education Officer (CLEEO)
Program Summary:
The City of Blue Springs Police Community & Youth Outreach Unit (CYOU) Campus Law Enforcement Education Officer (CLEEO) Prevention Program supports the COMBAT goal of prevention children from experimenting with alcohol or drugs and increasing knowledge about bullying, and internet and dating safety, through educational curriculum presented in Blue Springs School District (BSSD) middle schools in Blue Springs.


 

City of Sugar Creek
Address: 1001 Heroes Way, Sugar Creek, Missouri 64054
Phone: (816) 252-5560 ext. 225
Contact: Detective Sergeant Matt Kline
Web: www.sugar-creek.mo.us

Amount Funded: $

Program Name: Community Violence Prevention Police Officer
Program Summary:
The Sugar Creek Police Department Community Violence Prevention Police Officer has diligently worked in conjunction with the Independence School District to set in motion anti-bullying and the capstone active shooter scenario training (ALICE Training), which is now in effect within all schools in the Independence School District.


Comprehensive Mental Health Services
Address: 17844 E 23rd Street, Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 254-3652
Contact: Saundra Sheppard
Web: www.thecmhs.com

Amount Funded: $ 42,000

Program Name: School Prevention
Program Summary:
Provide substance abuse prevention program to targeted youth 12-18 years old in six schools in northeastern Jackson County. Youth will be identified by school staff as at-risk for drug use and/or underage drinking due to risk factors in the youth’s background or behaviors displayed in school.



Connections to Success

Address: 3120 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone:  (816) 561-5115
Contact: Brandi Jahnke
Web: www.connectionstosuccess.org

Amount Funded: $ 26,000

Program Summary: Transition to Success-A tertiary substance abuse prevention program, with 20 men on parole supervision who are unemployed and have a history of substance abuse and violent behavior. All training classes will be provided at KCCRC to make services easily accessible for its residents. Services include Personal and Professional Development (PPD) classes, case management, and job placement assistance and retention services to support offenders in securing and maintaining gainful employment.

Raytown Empowerment Project- A tertiary substance abuse prevention program that will serve 30 men age 18 and up, with a special emphasis on fathers 18-24, in Raytown area. This program will provide employment support, case management, mentoring and substance abuse prevention services. CTS will offer classes and services at Life Changers Christian Center in Raytown on a quarterly basis. A total of three, 2-week Personal and Professional Development (PPD) classes with ten men each will begin March, 2015.


Crittenton Children’s Center
Address: 10918 Elm Ave, Kansas City, MO 64134
Phone: (816) 765-6600
Contact: Kathy Harms
Web: www.saintlukeshealthsystem.org/locations/crittenton-childrens-center

Amount Funded: $ 28,000

Program Name: Substance Abuse Prevention Program
Program Summary:
Crittenton Children’s Center Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) is demonstrated to substantially reduce the incidence of violence and substance abuse among adolescents who have been exposed to multiple adverse life experiences which, if not proactively addressed, result in high likelihood of substance abuse.  Within the structure of our residential program, SAPP engages approximately 250 Jackson County youth each year, girls and boys ages 13-19, who are challenged by mental illness and behavioral concerns.



DeLaSalle Education Center

Address: 3737 Troost, Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: (816) 561-4445
Contact: Mark Williamson
Web: www.delasallecenter.org

Amount Funded: $ 34,100

Program Name: DeLaSalle Substance Abuse Prevention Program
Program Summary:
The DeLaSalle Prevention Program is a substance abuse prevention program that targets students who exhibit risk factors of academic failure in school, truancy, antisocial behavior, rebelliousness, and lack of commitment to school.  The program has two components: the Discovery Program and the Reading Program. Discovery is a two day program required for all new students and is designed to enhance protective factors.  The reading program is to provide individual and small group reading instruction for at least 180 students.



Eastern Jackson County Schools Collaborative of Greater Kansas City

Address: 1501 NW Jefferson, Blue Springs, MO  64015
Phone: (816) 224-1383
Contact: David Foster
Web: www.bluesprings-schools.net

Amount Funded: $ 46,000

Program Name: Prevention Services & Drug Abatement Coordinator
Program Summary:
The services of the Prevention Services and Drug Abatement Coordinator are available to all school-aged children (ages 5-18) within the respective school districts of the EJCSC-GKC, although the focus differs depending upon the type(s) of service(s) to be provided. For instance, discipline referrals for substance use, violence, or related behaviors usually are made by an administrator, either at the building level or from the Central Office from the district where the student attends school. On occasion a student may present in the school environment in a state of crisis, and thus an immediate referral is made to and addressed by the Prevention Services and Drug Abatement Coordinator. Once referred, the standard practice is for the Prevention Services and Drug Abatement Coordinator to meet with the student together with his or her parent(s) for and evaluation.


Eastern Jackson County Youth Court
Address: 3310 NE Rennau Drive, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64064
Phone: (816) 524-4301
Contact: Judge Susan Watkins
Web: www.co.jackson.ms.us/courts/youth-court.php

Amount Funded:
$ 56,355

Program Summary: The Eastern Jackson County Youth Court (EJCYC) serves as a peer diversion program for juveniles ages 7 to 17 (primary ages are 11 to 17) who commit criminal offenses within the city limits of Grain Valley, Oak Grove, Greenwood, Sugar Creek and the unincorporated areas of Jackson County, Missouri patrolled by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. The EJCYC exists to hold juvenile offenders accountable for delinquent behavior, to provide positive peer-led justice while promoting leadership and positive youth behavior to provide education for drug, alcohol and crime prevention and thus enhance juvenile criminal activity. The EJCYC as a peer court is an effective tool to handle these types of juvenile crimes by following the prevention principle that peer-led interventions for youth with non-problematic youth are more effective than adult-led approaches. “Peer pressure, which can be a risk factor for delinquency, is harnessed in youth courts to exert a powerful, positive influence over adolescent behavior.”


First Call
Address: 9091 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: (816) 800-8045
Contact: Susan Whitmore
Web: www.firstcallkc.org

Amount Funded: $

Program Name: Olweus Bullying Prevention & Caring for Kids
Program Summary:
Olweus Bullying Prevention- OBPP is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed and evaluated for use in elementary, middle, junior high or high schools. The program’s goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school. The program has been found to reduce bullying among children, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy.

Caring for Kids- Caring for Kids targets at-risk Kansas City metro-area adolescents and young children living in families where someone has a substance use disorder.  Comprised of seven, 1.5 hour sessions and utilizing a written curriculum, the purpose of the program is to help participants remain free of drug/alcohol use and regain a healthy, productive lifestyle.  Approximately 200 children/youth will be served by the project during the grant year.  Young children (7-12) and adolescents (13-17) are separated into two classes with age-appropriate curriculums.


The Full Employment Council
Address:
1740 Paseo Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 471-2330
Contact: Clyde McQueen
Web: www.feckc.org

Amount Funded: $

Program Name: COMBAT Work Connections Program & COMBAT Ex-Offender Outreach Program
Program Summary:
The FEC COMBAT Ex-Offender Outreach Program targets non-violent ex-offenders between the ages of 25-40, who reside in high-poverty, high-crime communities in the City of Kansas City, Missouri The target population includes non-violent ex-offenders who do not have sexual offenses with the exception of prostitution, who are court involved or are recently returned to the local community.  The program will provide educational-employment training activities geared toward individual career goals to obtain long-term employment.  This will assist the community to reduce and prevent the incidence of violence and conflicts demonstrated by the high-rate of substance abuse, domestic violence and crimes within the community as evidenced by crime statistics in the urban core.



Guadalupe Centers

Address: 1015 Avenida Cesar E Chavez, Kansas City, MO  64108
Phone: 816-531-6911
Contact: Mercedes Mora
Web: www.guadalupecenters.org

Amount Funded:
$54,000

 

Program Name: P.E.P. Talk (Parental Education Project)
Program 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.

Program Name: Somos El Futuro
Program Summary:
  Guadalupe Centers, Inc. will offer “Somos El Futuro” Life Skills and substance abuse prevention program, which utilizes the research-based Lions Quest Curriculum.  “Somos El Furturo” is the basis of GCI’s Youth Development Initiative, which encompasses CALMECAC, an academic component; and leadership programming. 


 

Housing Services of Kansas City
Address: 920 Main Street, #701, Kansas City, MO  64105
Phone: 816-777-2904
Contact: Diana Adorno Boody
Web:  www.nhsofkcmo.org

Amount Funded: $ 37,000

Program Name: HAKC/COMBAT Drug Prevention & Resource Center
Program Summary:
Housing Authority of Kansas City (HAKC) and COMBAT come together in a closely-held partnership to facilitate address drug and violence prevention measures in the Paseo Corridor.  The HAKC/COMBAT partnership merges COMBAT programs and other community-based service providers, and houses them in one location to form the HAKC/COMBAT Drug Prevention and Resource Center and the Clymer Community Center, in the Theron B. Watkins family development.


Independence School District
Address: 201 N. Forest, Independence, Missouri 64050
Phone: 816-521-5300
Contact: Rick Jackson
Web: www.idschools.org

Amount Funded: $

Program Name: Truancy Diversion Project
Program 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.



Independence Youth Court

Address: 111 E Maple Avenue, Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 325-7750
Contact: Judge Susan Watkins
Web: www.ci.independence.mo.us/municourt/youthcourt.aspx

Amount Funded: $ 83,636

Program Name: Independence Youth Court
Program Summary:
Peer court adjudication is conducted monthly by trained youth volunteers, under supervision of adult volunteers, in the municipal courtroom as a diversion alternative to the traditional juvenile court system. The criminal cases are referred to the Independence Youth Court by the Independence Police Department and include both status offenses (such as curfew, truancy and runaway) and delinquent offenses (such as possession of tobacco, drugs or alcohol, disorderly conduct, assault, vandalism, false information, trespassing or shoplifting). 


Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
Address: 3700 Woodland Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: (816) 921-6611
Contact: Yolanda Young
Web:  www.incthrives.org

Amount Funded: $ 30,000

Program Name: Ivanhoe Positive Alternatives
Program Summary:
The Ivanhoe Positive Alternatives project is a series of structured programs, monthly activities and special events that are designed to promote positive alternatives to delinquency, drugs, violence and other criminal activities for youth and families in the Ivanhoe neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods; thus, encouraging youth to stay in school, pursue higher education or job skills, and lead productive lives when they become adults.


Jackson County CASA
Address: 2544 Holmes, Kansas City, MO  64106
Phone: 816-248-2272
Contact:
Martha Gershun
Web:  www.jacksoncountycasa-mo.org

Amount Funded: $

Program Name: Drug Court Advocacy Program
Program Summary:
Jackson County CASA is a safety net program for abused and neglected children. This program works directly with Jackson County Drug Court.  This special court is designed to work with families affected by drug addiction, assists the parent(s) to become sober, place the children in a safe living environment, and results in family reunification.  This program specifically provides support for violence prevention, drug use reduction, and prevention of drug use in drug-exposed children.


Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
Address: 1714 E 18th, Kansas City, MO  64108
Phone: 816-471-6003
Contact: Michael Joy
Web:  www.kcfaa.org

Amount Funded: $

Program Name: Ailey Camp
Program 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.



Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission
Address: 3100 Broadway, #226, Kansas City, MO  64111
Phone: (816) 960-6800
Contact: Barry Mayer
Web:  www.kc-crime.org

Amount Funded: $ 24,000

Program Name: MCSP-Adopt Prospect Project
Program Summary:
The Metropolitan Community Service Program partners with Missouri Probation & Parole to provide positive, pro-social work environments for those ordered to perform community service while under supervision by Missouri Probation & Parole. Clients are typically 18-24 year old African-American males assessed by Missouri Probation & Parole to be medium to high risk to violate their probation/parole or commit new crimes. MCSP’s sister program, the Second Chance Program, at the Crime Commission is a resource for clients who need connections with community assistance to help with their successful re-entry. The Oasis Program is included in an assignment to the Adopt Prospect worksite and includes classroom opportunity for clients to work with staff who relate with students in interpersonally sensitive and constructive ways to address criminogenic needs or dynamic risk factors, such as, criminal personality; antisocial attitudes; values and beliefs; low self-control; criminal peers; etc.


Kansas City Missouri School District
Address: 1211 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO
Phone: 816-418-3300
Contact: Dr. Luis Cordoba
Web:  www.kcpublicschools.org

Amount Funded: $

Program Name: Northeast High School Success Court
Program 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.


Kansas City Symphony
Address: 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO  64108
Phone: 816-471-1100
Contact: Eric Williams
Web:  www.kcsymphony.org

Amount Funded: $

Program Name: Jackson County Education Program
Program Summary:
KC Symphony Youth Programs provide opportunities for students in grades 3-12 throughout the KC metro to experience symphonic music along with various co-curricular elements.  Research throughout the country has shown the value of using exposure to and participation in music to build strong character and social skills that help to provide positive alternative activities and direct students away from substance abuse. Music also helps to build community through shared experience, exploring cultures, and uniting people through action and principle.



Kansas City Youth Court

Address: 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 235-1663
Contact: Mary Kay O’ Malley

Amount Funded: $ 40,000

Program Name: Kansas City Youth Court
Program Summary:
A diversion program of the Jackson County Family Court, in collaboration with the Kansas City Police Department, for first-time, non-violent youth offenders who live in Kansas City. Using a strategy of peer adjudication and mentoring, KCYC assists young people, who have committed delinquent acts and are at risk for drug pressure and high tolerance towards drug use, by taking personal responsibility for their actions (sanctions), learning positive strategies for avoiding delinquent conduct in the future, and increasing connectedness with the community through service. 


Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO  64108
Phone: 816-994-7200
Contact: Joanna Polley
Web: www.kauffmancenter.org

Amount Funded: $

Program Name: Open Doors : Transportation Fund
Program Summary:
The Open Doors program is an art outreach program that helps school-age children to be able to attend performances at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts.  Transporting these children to and from the Kauffman Center is part of a violence and substance abuse prevention program, the Open Doors Transportation Fund contributes to young people’s overall positive environment and introduces them to role models, career choices and leisure time activities that they might not otherwise experience or think of as available to them.  The opportunity to experience the arts in a world-class venue like the Kauffman Center offers a protective feature related to preventing or delaying the use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.



Mattie Rhodes

Address: 1740 Jefferson, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 471-2536
Contact: Alisha Gambino
Web:  www.matterhodes.org

Amount Funded: $42,000

Program Name: Northeast Youth Violence Prevention
Program Summary:
This project concentrates on high-crime areas in the Northeast to deliver this evidence-based violence, crime, and drug prevention project. The first component, the EXPLORE after school violence prevention program, takes place at our Northeast Mattie Rhodes location. The second component, the in-school crisis intervention, takes place in partnership with the KCMO School District with Mattie Rhodes Center school social workers at James Elementary, East High School, and Northeast High School. Together, these components represent evidence-based violence prevention programming aimed at the needs of (predominantly Hispanic) youth in the Northeast neighborhood, which is characterized with high violent crime.



Neighborhood Housing Services of KCMO
49/63 Neighborhood Coalition
Address: 5418 Lydia, Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 333-4963
Contact: Vonda Jones
Web:  www.4963.org

Amount Funded: $ 24,000

Program Name: NHS-49/63 COMBAT Initiative
Program Summary:
The Community Youth Council is a mentoring and re-entry program for youthful offenders housed in the residential facilities of the Jackson County Court. The Council brings youth services professionals together with adult volunteers recruited from the 49/63 and adjacent Blue Hills neighborhoods, to prepare juveniles about to be released from residential programs for a successful transition back into their home neighborhoods.


Operation Breakthrough
Address: 3039 Troost, Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: 816-756-3511
Contact: Marsha Gillespie
Web:  www.operationbreakthrough.org

Amount Funded: $

Program Name: Second Step Violence Prevention Program
Program 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.



Ozanam
Address: 421 E. 137th Street, Kansas City, MO 64145
Phone: (816) 508-3652
Contact: Linda Hosman
Web:  www.ozanam.org

 

Amount Funded: $ 20,000

Program Name: Behavior Intervention Support Team
Program Summary:
The Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST) is an outreach program of Ozanam with a mission to reduce the risk of and incidence of illegal or age-inappropriate use or abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. BIST is a preventive/proactive model that provides a systematic way for teachers to intervene early with students whose behavior(s) are disruptive and/or harmful. Funds are used to train educators to address students who are experiencing academic and behavioral failure and a lack of commitment to school.



ReDiscover

Address: 901 NE Independence Avenue, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
Phone: 816-347-3239
Contact: Marsha Palmer-Thelwell
Web:  www.rediscovermh.org

Amount Funded: $ 135,000

Program Name: School-Based Prevention Services
Program Summary:
The project mitigates risks and enhances protective factors among youth at-risk for substance abuse. It links the efforts of police, prevention, and treatment providers through the delivery of substance abuse prevention programming and support for crime reduction safety and treatment. Assessment, therapy, education, and referral are provided in nine middle and high schools across two cities (Lee’s Summit and Grandview).



ReStart, Inc.

Address: 918 E. 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 472-5664
Contact: Rita Carr
Web:  www.restartinc.org

Amount Funded: $ 40,000

Program Name: Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Program
Program Summary:
  reStart’s Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Program provides intensive, targeted prevention serves to homeless using a modified version of the Residential Student Assistance Program (RASP) – an evidence based practice proven effective in preventing and reducing alcohol and other drug use among high-risk, multi-problem youth and young adults ages 12-25.  Although the program was designed for youth in residential settings like reStart’s YES and YTL programs, it has also been implemented in other community settings.  Our Youth Substance Abuse Prevention specialist has successfully adapted the program to meet the needs of both residential and outreach youth and young adults at reStart, Inc.


Rose Brooks Center
Address: P.O. Box 320599, Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 523-5550
Contact: Stephanie Milby
Web:  www.rosebrooks.org

Amount Funded: $ 82,000

Program Name: Project Safe
Program Summary:
Rose Brooks Center’s Project SAFE program is a unique and dynamic school-based prevention program that addresses the multiple domains of community, school, and the individual’s risk factors of: favorable attitudes toward use of substances; lack of attachment and involvement in school; aggressive behavior; isolation, and lack of knowledge about the negative consequences of using illegal substances. The protective factors of Prevention Specialists who are caring adults located in the schools offer students individual counseling, weekly peer support groups, and specialized prevention curriculum.


Summit Ridge Academy/ Lee’s Summit School District
Address:
2620 SW Ward Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082
Phone:
816-986-4122
Contact:
Burt Whaley
Web:  www.sra.leesummit.k12.mo.us

Amount Funded: $

Program Name: Summit Ridge Academy
Program 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.



Synergy

Address: 3620 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO  64111
Phone: (816) 587-4100
Contact: Brandy Harrington
Web:  www.synergyservices.org

Amount Funded: $ 40,000

 

Program Name: Get Connected Bullying and Violence Prevention Program
Program Summary:
Synergy’s Connected program (part of the agency’s overall STOP Violence program) is a comprehensive, semester-long program that is facilitated at the classroom level. It is an age appropriate bullying prevention program that promotes empathy and helps address and eliminate bullying behavior in children. The program focuses on identifying bullies, understanding the types and causes of bullying, and offers children strategies to counteract peer abuse. Get Connect targets students in grades K-8 in Jackson County, Missouri and gives thousands of children the knowledge, tools and confidence needed to prevent and overcome many of the everyday conflicts and challenges they often confront.


United Inner City Services
Address: 2008 E 12th St, Kansas City, MO  64127
Phone: 816-994-5400
Contact: Bryan Love
Web:  www.uicskc.org

Amount Funded: $

Program Name:
Program Summary:



Westside Community Action Network Center

Address: 2136 Jefferson, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 842-1298
Contact: Jorge Coromac
Web:  www.westsidecan.org

Amount Funded: $ 40,000

Program Name: Westside CAN Center
Program Summary:
WCAN provides opportunities through a variety of special events where children and youth can be involved in productive pro-social roles, instruction in the necessary skills for success in those roles, and consistent systems of recognition and reinforcement for pro-social development. Community bonding activities include: Spring Fling/Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Splash Picnic, Back to School Pep Rally, Family Campout, Old Fashioned Family Fall Festival, Holiday Party, neighborhood sidewalk sales, and a community garden worked with Alta Vista High School and Primitivo Garcia School. In addition, the police officers make weekly visits to the four neighborhood schools discussing bullying, the consequences of decision-making, and the repercussions of drug usage.



Whatsoever Community Center

Address: 1201 Ewing Avenue, Kansas City, MO
Phone: 816-231-0227
Contact: Charlie Gascich
Web:  www.whatsoevercc.org

 

Amount Funded: $

Program Name: Youth and Family Services
Program 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.

 
           
red_spacer

Privacy Policy | Site Map | Contact Us | © 2015 Jackson County, Missouri

Translate this page: