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12th Street Heritage Development Corporation
Dwayne Williams
2124 E. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64127
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Phone: 816-216-6242
Link: http://twelfthstreetheritage.org/
2017 Award: $72,000 Prevention Summary: 12th Street Heritage’s Mentor KC is an after school program for youth ages 10 to 21. The program exposes them to activities centered on personal development and intervention strategies for success. Activities include life skills training, sex education, teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol awareness, techniques to handle post-traumatic stress, and tutoring for academic success. Mentor KC is a mentoring program whose primary purpose is providing positive influences and role models to youth residing in single family homes, youth with incarcerated parent(s), or youth that has been identified as “at risk” due to social and economic barriers.
Ad-Hoc Group Against Crime - Thinking For A Change
Damon Daniel
3116 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64128
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Phone: 816-861-5500
Fax: 816-861-0003
Link: Thinking for a Change
2017 Award: $ 60,000 Program Summary: Thinking for a Change (T4C) is an integrated, cognitive behavioral change program for offenders that include cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and development of problem solving skills. Area: Perpetrator Violence
AdHoc Group Against Crime
Damon Daniel
3116 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64128
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Phone: 816-861-5500
Fax: 816-861-0003
Link: AdHoc Group Against Crime
2017 Award: $35,000 Prevention Summary: AdHoc Group Against Crime’s Violent Prevention Services serves individuals and families affected by a homicide, witnesses to a violent crime, and victims of violent assault (such as stabbing or gunshot). The program also helps youth in Juvenile Detention to develop resistance to violence and drug use and to develop pro-social behaviors. The purpose of AdHoc Violence Prevention Services is to reduce violence and the impact of violent behavior within high crime, economically distressed neighborhoods of Jackson County. Services include free, trauma-and grief focused, in-home counseling by licensed counselors, counselor-facilitated support groups, case management, groups for youth in detention, and a Healing and Justice group to involve volunteers in our Trauma Response Team and other community-building activities.
Amethyst Place, Inc
Kimberley Davis
2735 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64109
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Phone: 816-231-8782
Fax: 816-472-1935
Link: http://www.amethystplace.org/
2017 Award: $24,000 Grant Match Summary: Amethyst Place’s Family Self-Sufficiency program helps single mothers find meaningful employment that becomes a foundation to building her self-esteem and a vision for a better life for her and her children. The program is a two generation anti-poverty strategy focused on promoting family economic security. Amethyst Place’s Family Self-Sufficiency program uses rapid employment and on-the-job training and mentoring through the EnCompass program. The mother’s employer and mentor serve as a powerful source of information about career paths that lead to family sustaining jobs, advice about personal, education, and career decisions necessary to stay economically secure, and financial resources to support the journey.
Amethyst Place, Inc.
Kimberly Davis
2732 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64109
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Phone: 816-231-8782
Fax: 816-472-1935
Link: Amethyst Place, Inc.
2017 Award: $50,000 Treatment Summary: Amethyst Place offers transitional housing to women with substance abuse issues, and their children. The program provides families with a fully furnished private apartment, 24-hour supervision in a drug and alcohol-free environment, and professional support to improve education and employment. Amethyst Place promotes self-sufficiency and helps to develop new parenting and independent living skills.
ArtsTech
David Sullivan
1522 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Phone: 816-461-0201
Fax: 816-461-0210
Link: http://www.artstech-kc.org/
2017 Award: $44,000 Prevention Summary: ArtsTech’s Life Skills for Effective Teens (LSET) violence prevention services serves middle and high school aged youth who are at-risk for violence, victims or perpetrators of violence, homeless, in foster care, have experience repetitive traumas, and or/are involved in the criminal justice system. The program is designed to offer anti-violence programming using art and technology as an engaging transformative method to reach at-risk and endangered youth. LSET uses art as an engaging and transformative tool to build relationships, expose youth to alternative behaviors and attitudes, teach valuable life and career skills, violence-free alternative activities, anger and behavior management, art therapy, anti-violence individual and group training sessions, and prevention education.
ArtsTech - Project
David Sullivan
1522 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Phone: 816-461-0201
Fax: 816-461-0210
Link: ArtsTech - Project "Respeto"
2017 Award: $ 45,000 Program Summary: For At-risk teens & their families; uses dance, music, anger management, career exploration, and parental skill development; programs at Northeast High School. Area: Gang Intervention
Benilde Hall
Kent Jewell
3220 E. 23rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64127
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Phone: 816-842-5836
Fax: 816-421-5026
Link: Benilde Hall
2017 Award: $200,000 Treatment Summary: Benilde Hall provides substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, transitional living, and a transitional job program for homeless chemically dependent males all in one facility. Their mission is to promote balanced and responsible independent living by prevention the relapse of chemically dependent homeless persons through housing and substance abuse treatment so they can work and live without the havoc and chaos caused by addiction and homelessness. Benilde Hall provides substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, transitional living, and a transitional job program for homeless chemically dependent males all in one facility.
Black Health Care Coalition
Melissa Robinson
6675 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64113
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Phone: 816-444-9600
Fax: 816-444-9668
Link: Black Health Care Coalition
2017 Award: $23,750 Grant Match Summary: Black Health Care Coalition’s Linkages to Care provides pain management screening, opioid misuse prevention, and patient navigation services for Jackson County residents suffering from chronic pain. The program is designed to ensure effective and appropriate illness management while building protective factors against prescription drug abuse and misuse. Program services are provided through well-established congregations, including Jamison Memorial Temple. Jamison Memorial Temple will be the primary location for supportive services including stress management classes, Chronic Disease Self-Management, smoking cessation and weekly Yoga.
Blue Springs DARE
Bob Muenz
Phone: 816-228-0178
2017 Award: $134,764 Prevention Summary: The D.A.R.E. curriculum consists of 10 lessons designed to include a variety of teaching modalities aimed at encouraging student participation such as group work, role-plays, pair discussion, and games. Enjoyable activities are included to illustrate the skills and allow students to practice the REAL (Refuse, Explain, Avoid, and Leave) resistance strategies. The program also provides mentoring, police/student interaction/SRO interactions, and classroom visitations. Program elements in addition to the basic D.A.R.E. curriculum include resisting gangs and group violence, cyber bullying, prescription and over the counter drugs. CLEEO (Campus Law Enforcement Education Officers) is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children in 6th grade about bullying, especially cyber-bullying, internet predators, the dangers in social networking and how to protect themselves from these things.
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