2018 Treatment Agencies

Amethyst Place

Award Amount: $50,000

Summary: Amethyst Place offers transitional housing to women with substance abuse issues, and their children. When a family is accepted into their program, they receive a fully furnished private apartment, 24-hour supervision in a drug and alcohol-free environment, and professional supports to improve education and employment outcomes, promote self-sufficiency, develop new parenting and independent living skills and overcome the impact of trauma.

Benilde Hall 

Award Amount: $200,000

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.

Children’s Mercy Hospital

Award Amount: $60,000

Summary: Children’s Mercy Hospital’s TIES Program identifies and supports pregnant and postpartum women, aged 18 years old and older, and their families affected by substance abuse in order to reduce drug use, promote healthier families, increase family stability through education and employment, and build on family resources. TIES address the areas of substance use, physical and mental health for parents and children, positive parenting, and improved housing and economic stability with home-based support, counseling, emergency assistance and other services to facilitate and encourage substance abuse treatment, relapse prevention, and long term recovery.

Comprehensive Mental Health 

Award Amount: $417,000

Summary: Comprehensive Mental Health Service’s The Addiction Recovery Services Program promotes abstinence by providing residential, outpatient day treatment, and supported recovery services to men and women over the age of 18 with drug and alcohol addictions. The program helps low income and underserved clients of all racial and ethnic backgrounds reduce or abstain from the use of alcohol and other drugs to create positive change in their lives. The services also assist many clients in reducing or eliminating criminal behavior and improving their employment or educational status.

Cornerstones of Care

Award Amount: $177,000

Summary: Cornerstone’s Substance Abuse Program provides a holistic treatment approach that follows a family functional and supported recovery model of treatment so that children and families learn essential skills to maintain a drug free life. Cornerstones of Care helps children and families preempt the onset of drug use or interrupt a potential cycle of abuse for the adolescents. The program consists of substance abuse counseling, group education focusing on early recovery skills and social skills, family therapy , community support (case management), and relapse prevention services that incorporate music and art therapy modalities and include drug testing.

Counselor’s Obediently Prevention Substance Abuse

Award Amount: $113,976

Summary: Counselors Obediently Preventing Substance Abuse (COPS) is a certified intensive outpatient treatment and outpatient/supported recovery through the state of Missouri for men and women 18 years of age and older. These treatment groups assist the client to develop life skills, such as, being a positive role model to their children and other family members, job training resources, relapse prevention and other recovery tools, bus passes to seek employment or go to interviews, doctor appointments and other business as part of recovery. The program has three men’s transitional houses where the men are placed in a safe, non-threatening environment and outpatient treatment is provided.

Crittenton Children’s Center

Award Amount: $109,609

Summary: Crittenton’s Adolescent Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program is open to youth, ages 12 to 19, middle school and high school aged from the Greater Kansas City area, who are experiencing problems in their lives associated with their use of alcohol or other drugs. The program treats both the youth, as well as their family and the community, as the family and community are also affected by the use of alcohol or drugs. Crittenton treats clients and their families who come for services and have financial needs due to loss of employment, exhaustion of insurance benefits, and lack of insurance coverage for substance abuse counseling, incarceration, and other long-term problems that impinge on employment and income status. Intensive Outpatient program services include screening, assessments, treatment planning, group education and counseling, self-help support education and groups, individual sessions, family-counseling sessions, drug screening, recreational and expressive therapies and case management.

Dismas House of Kansas City

Award Amount: $135,000

Summary: Dismas House of Kansas City is a certified outpatient program that works with ex-offenders to help them change their behaviors that once caused them to live a life of criminal behavior and/or drug abuse. Their mission is to assist individuals in a change process needed to live lawfully in society free of abuse. Dismas House provides Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment to men and women with chemical abuse problems who have relapsed during their recovery program or have been assessed of being at high risk for relapse. The counseling substance abuse treatment and education services hall include but not be limited to individual counseling, correction counseling, group counseling, relapse counseling, group education, spiritual awareness group and/or faith-based networking, drug screens, and community support services as needed. The recover supports services will include transitional housing, reentry coordination, public and private transportation, workforce development, basic spiritual life skill groups, family engagement, recovery coaching, and care coordination.

Eastern Jackson County Schools Collaborative of Greater Kansas City

Award Amount: $46,000

Summary: Eastern Jackson County Schools Collaborative of Greater Kansas City serves youth and families in Eastern Jackson County. The Prevention Services and Drug Abatement Coordinator program is a coordinated effort among the school districts of Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, and Lone Jack for the express purpose of addressing the prevention of substance use/abuse, violence, and many other trauma issues and at-risk behaviors that contribute to them. Central to the program focus is addressing the mental health needs and well-being of their students. A host of their students are struggling with a variety of crisis and/or trauma issues, domestic violence or other family problems, depression, anxiety, suicidality, other mental health disorders, and a multitude of issues interfering with their educational process and preparation for life. The services include safety risk assessments, crisis interventions, therapy (individual or family), therapeutic assessments, and brief interventions.

Empowerment Organization for Change

Award Amount: $50,000

Summary: Empowerment Organization for Change (EOFC) is a safe, clean, and supportive recovery house. It’s a home based transitional living facility that empowers individuals desiring change with professional support, strong advocacy, quality customized tools for a positive, and successfully life change experience. EOFC provides housing, individual counseling, group therapy, and case management to women, aged 18 to 60 years old, with both substance abuse and mental health related issues. EOFC provides safe and comfortable accommodations. The program stresses honesty, integrity in client's actions, and daily lives. EOFC requires clients to be active in 12 step meetings, working with a sponsor, and being a positive committed member of the recovery house. EOFC provides six to eight months of stable housing and programming. EOFC works closely with the criminal justice system and various community partners to make sure program participants receive supervision, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, and family reunification tools to build successful and productive lives.

First Call Award

Amount: $136,250

Summary: First Call has a mission to reduce the impact of alcohol, drugs and addiction by providing quality resources to individuals, families, and the community. ME First is an intensive outpatient treatment program administered at the Jackson County Detention Center (JCDC) that provides a seamless array of treatment services that initiate while each client is incarcerated. ME After is an outpatient aftercare program administered at the Municipal Courthouse meant for transitional transitioning ME First clients after release to support and coaching in their home community. Sober ME is an intensive outpatient treatment administered at Kansas City, Missouri Regional Correctional Center (RCC) and JCDC which provides three weeks of daily evidence-based programming incorporating the principles of motivational enhancement to strengthen recovery from substance use disorders. Participants also receive a minimum of two individual sessions focused on treatment planning, removing barriers to progress and motivational engagement in order to further strengthen their individual recovery process. Both programs served adults ages 18 and over serving time at JCDC and RCC for a substance abuse related offense.


Award Amount: $200,000

Summary: Footprints or Kansas City’s Recovery Community Center (RCC) is a place to go for people who are either in need of treatment services or who are working to maintain recovery. The Recovery Community Center is open 10 hours a day, seven days a week. It offers people committed to achieving sobriety a safe place to go and get services to help maintain their sobriety outside a treatment center or in group housing. The Recovery Community Center also provides the opportunity for a drug- and alcohol-free fellowship in a non-judgmental, supportive setting. The center provides education, information, referrals, peer support services, and fellowship for those seeking long-term recovery from substance use disorder. People in recovery can enjoy a home-like atmosphere with living room type space for informal peer-to-peer conversations, recreational activities like playing cards and games and free or low cost beverages and healthy food. Services provided as the center include recovery coaching, life skills and job search group education and links to social services, support agencies in the community, as well as traditional mental health, substance abuse and physical health care service providers.  

Guadalupe Centers

Award Amount: $102,330

Summary: Guadalupe Centers developed the Guadalupe Center’s Outpatient Treatment Program to meet the increasing incidences of substance use and crime in our communities. The goal is to reduce or eliminate substance use among communities, primarily Latino men and women of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Guadalupe Centers is a Level 6 supportive recovery services for low income men and women residing in Jackson County, Missouri, aged 18 and older who are eligible and appropriate for treatment services in a supportive recovery-outpatient setting. The supportive recover services and activities will include substance use assessment, individual and group counseling sessions, group education sessions, community support services, case management, drug analysis and information referral services. The program will utilize the array of available intra-agency services including job placement, financial education, social services, emergency and seasonal assistance that may support the individual’s recovery.

Healing House

Award Amount: $135,000

Summary: Healing House has two programs, the Imani House, a supervised residential living facility, and the unsupervised General healing House Transitional Housing. Healing House serves as one of the primary Room and Board providers in Jackson County for people recovering from drug and/or alcohol addiction. Beyond meeting the basic human need for food and shelter in a safe, sober environment, the Healing House is designed specifically to help create and sustain comprehensive recovery; addressing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual components of each person. Healing House provides group residential living and assists with various daily needs including: self-care practices, family care, mentoring, healthy meal preparation, training for employment and assistance with identifying employment opportunities, transportation when needed, education, opportunities to grow in faith and spirituality, development of healthy social networks that participate in clean and sober activities, and active community participation.

Heartland Center for Behavioral Change

Award Amount: $230,000

Summary: Heartland Center for Behavioral Change’s (HCBC) Medically Monitored Inpatient Detoxification (MMID) provides residential services for medically indigent, Jackson County residents who are withdrawing from drugs/alcohol. The MMID Program offers clients a safe, systematic withdrawal from substances that helps ameliorate the acute physiological effects of ceasing substance use. Medication is provided to assist in the withdrawal process. HCBC offers a seamless transition to substance abuse treatment.

Hope House

Award Amount: $40,000

Summary: Hope House’s The Supported Recovery Program is available to survivors of domestic violence who reside in the agency’s emergency shelter facilities and those who participate in outreach services. Their mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing safe refuge and support services that educate and empower those impacted by domestic violence. The program design includes identification of unhealthy coping skills, thought patterns, life-style choices, and behaviors that put clients at risk for domestic violence, drug abuse, and criminal activity. Interventions include screening and assessment, individual and group counseling, treatment planning, service linkage and resource referrals, and aftercare planning.

Journey to New Life

Award Amount: $75,000

Summary: Journey to New Life works with people who have a history with the criminal justice system and substance abuse.  Most of their clients are newly released from prison or jail and have little to no support system.  Most are homeless.  Journey to New Life states that people coming out of prison or jail have been living in highly structured situations where every minute of an inmate’s day is planned by someone else. Journey to New Life would like to provide a peer to peer mentoring program. Peer mentors can provide four types of peer recovery support services: emotional (showing empathy, concern, caring), informational (to provide life skill training or connection to the sources of this information), instrumental (help in getting connected to health and social services that the mentee may need) and affiliation (by providing a sense of belonging to a community of individuals in recovery).

Plaza Academy

Award Amount: $25,000

Summary: Plaza Academy’s outpatient substance abuse prevention program that provides services for 7-12th graders identified to be at-risk for substance abuse. The program provides individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, group education, case management, and educational services for their students. Plaza Academy serves a population of students that are not served by other schools in our metropolitan area. These students have been expelled or long term suspended from their previous schools. All students are assess by a social worker and she develops a prevention plan. Their social worker acts as the case manager and ensures each family has access to the services they need. These services may include psychiatric care, medical care, food banks, and other social service needs. The social worker can refer families to other service providers, schedule appointments as needed, and will follow-up to track progress. Students enrolled in Plaza Academy participate in group prevention education, individual therapy, and family therapy as a condition of their enrollment at Plaza Academy.


Award Amount: $246,000

Summary: ReDiscover’s Women and Children Program and Coed Program provides residential treatment, supervised room and board, day treatment, intensive outpatient, and outpatient/supported recovery. The Coed Program includes two Drug-Court designated residential beds. ReDiscover’s programs includes medical detoxification services, relapse counseling, recreational therapy, drug testing, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), psychiatric and medical evaluation, medication and laboratory services, crisis response, partial hospitalization, transportation, wellness, transitional housing, peer support, therapeutic child care, children’s supportive care, violence prevention education, and trauma support. The Women and Children Program addresses health, behavioral health, and social needs of addicted women and their children. The Coed Program includes residential services for Jackson County residents over the age of eighteen, mostly male, who have co-morbid physical health and/or psychiatric disorders.


Award Amount: $59,625

Summary: reStart’s Substance Abuse Treatment Program serves homeless individuals and families who have serious substance abuse and/or dependency issues that impede their ability to build resilience and sustain recovery. Their mission is to end homelessness for all persons. reStart’s Adult Emergency Shelter is a low-barrier shelter, one of the only year-round emergency shelters to welcome women, HIV+ clients, ex-offenders, clients with active mental health and/or substance abuse issues (if they are not a danger to themselves or others), and non-traditional families. The Substance Abuse Treatment Program supports recovery though treatment plans, drug and alcohol education classes for individuals and groups, individual and substance abuse counseling, life skills and enrichment programs, recovery awareness, relapse prevention, 12-step groups, strengths-based case management, and referrals for intensive or ongoing treatment as needed.

Rose Brooks Center

Award Amount: $80,000

Summary: Rose Brooks Center offers comprehensive services to women aged 18 to over 60 years old, who are survivors of domestic violence, so that they may find safety and receive supportive services that will help them begin to rebuild their lives. Rose Brooks Center addresses the issues of domestic violence and substance abuse simultaneously, and Rose Brooks Center’s Supported Recovery Program provides trauma-informed substance abuse treatment and recovery services to survivors of domestic violence either residing in the agency’s emergency shelter or living in the community.

Sheffield Place

Award Amount: $65,000

Summary: Sheffield Place serves high need homeless mothers and their children who have multiple barriers including addiction, mental health, domestic violence, poverty, and legal issues. Their mission is to empower homeless mothers and their children to heal from their trauma and gain self-sufficiency. Sheffield Place provides recovery support services including peer support and drug testing for residential and after care clients, treatment services including both group and individual for residential and after care clients, a clean, sober, safe supportive housing so that families may stabilize, and a clean, sober, safe permanent supportive housing. Sheffield Place offers four fully-integrated programs: Residential Housing services provides families with a private living unit with a bathroom and shared kitchen and laundry facilities, Residential Clinical Services provides therapy and strengths-based case management for mothers and their children, Aftercare Clinical Services provides group and individual therapy and case management for families once they transition into permanent housing, and Permanent Housing Services provides housing for families in houses owned and operated by the agency.

Sisters In Christ

Award Amount: $60,000

Summary: Carolyn’s House of Faith –Sober Living will provide 12-18 months of stable housing and programming for women transitioning from substance abuse treatment back into the community. Housing will be available to all women. While all former substance users are at high risk for community and family ex-communication, those with criminal records also face additional stigma and challenges in securing safe and affordable housing, employment and other social services.  On-site treatment and housing services will be offered and facilitated by Carolyn’s House of Faith-Sober Living staff and other community agencies. In addition, residents will be directed to other local agencies and encouraged to participate in their programs.

Swope Health Services

Award Amount: $142,500

Summary: Swope Health Services’ (SHS) The Imani House is an adult substance use treatment program. Their clients include consumers who are 18 or older and have a pattern of illicit drug use; this includes people who are IV drug users, are pregnant or six month post-partum, are enrolled in the courts or supervised through probation, are homeless, individuals who frequent the hospital, and those with co-occurring disorders. Swope Health Services’ mission is to improve the well-being of individuals and families by delivering quality, comprehensive physical and behavioral health care services. The Imani House addresses a wide range of problems impacting substance use; complex family relationships, legal, financial, trauma, employment, housing, mental health, and chronic medical issues. A significant number of Imani House clients have psychiatric disorders and each client is offered case management to connect them to key services and resources critical to sustaining long-term recovery. Individuals served at Imani House benefit from substance use treatment, primary and mental health care, dentistry, ob-gyn, pediatrics, optometry, and homeless services. Family treatment is also a focus of care.

Truman Medical Center—Behavioral

Award Amount: $60,000

Summary: Truman Medical Centers Behavioral Health programs deliver mental health and substance use disorder services through community outreach clinics. The Recovery Health Services (RHS) program is specifically designed for residents of the urban core areas of Jackson County and Kansas City. Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) are the primary mode of treatment through individual case management, group education, and community support, as well as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). The Lakewood Counseling (LWC) program serves residents of Eastern Jackson County with individualized therapy, groups, and family counseling which have been proven to reduce drug use and abuse. Clinicians are trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is proven to reduce or resolve traumatic memories and enhance resilience. The clients develop skills necessary to refrain from drug and alcohol use/abuse, complete their probation, maintain employment, increase personal and family functioning, and avoid further encounters with the criminal justice system.