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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.
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.
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.
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
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City - SMART Moves
Jason Roth
4001 Blue Parkway
Suite 102
Kansas City, MO 64130
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Phone: 816-361-3600
Fax: 816-361-3675
Link: Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City
2017 Award: $110,000 Prevention Summary: Boys and Girls Club of GKC-Kansas City’s Smart Moves program is an age-specific, progressive, nationally recognized program focused on providing youth with resistance training in the areas of substance abuse, violence, peer pressure, bullying and other dangerous behaviors. The program introduces members to practical skills and resistance techniques through direct discussion and role-playing, practicing resistance and refusal skills, developing assertiveness, strengthening decision-making skills, and analyzing and responding appropriately to media and peer influence. Smart Moves has broadened the bullying prevention component of the program, introducing more depth and attention to cyber-bully and incorporating technology into all aspects of the program.
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City
Jason Roth
4001 Blue Parkway
Suite 102
Kansas City, MO 64130
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Phone: 816-361-3600
Fax: 816-361-3675
Link: http://bgc-gkc.org/
2017 Award: $90,000 Grant Match Summary: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City provides youth from some of our community’s toughest neighborhoods with a safe environment and positive outlets. The SMART Moves program is an age-specific, progressive program focused on providing club member with resistance training in the areas of substance abuse, violence, peer pressure, bullying, media influence and other potentially damaging behaviors. They have broadened the bully prevention component of the program, introducing more depth and attention to cyber-bullying and incorporating technology into all aspects of the program. The teen members create campaigns that include issues such as violence in their neighborhoods, drugs use, safe use of social media, cyberbullying, and other topics deemed pertinent.
Calvary Community Outreach Network
Rev. Eric D. Williams
2940 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64109
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Phone: 816-531-4683
Fax: 816-531-5297
Link: Calvary Community Outreach Network
2017 Award: $30,000 Prevention Summary: Calvary Community Outreach Network’s Helping Youth Plan for Excellence (HYPE) recruits urban youth ages 10-21 from local schools and faith based organizations. Participants work together to create meaningful messages promoting abstinence from drugs and alcohol, safe sex, and anti-violence, and family members are involved in a family substance abuse and violence workshop. The program culminates in a theatrical performance called “The Lot” featuring youth making decisions about sex, drugs and violence and dealing with the consequences. Drama, dance, rap, and vocal music are used to provide meaningful interaction with youth.
Center for Conflict Resolution
Gregory Winship
1734 E. 63rd Street
Suite 305
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Phone: 816-461-8255
Fax: 816-461-8222
Link: Center for Conflict Resolution
2017 Award: $35,000 Prevention Summary: Center for Conflict Resolution’s The CORE Program serves at-risk adults, current male offenders, and female and male ex-offenders. The CORE program builds individual problem solving skills and fosters supportive relationships within 8-11 groups of approximately 15-20 participants to aid in difficult and confusing situations in life related to reentry from prison or transitional housing into the community. Participants will learn conflict resolution skills, develop positive peer relationships and constructive community connections, and decrease incidences of unresolved conflict and violence in their community.
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