Hope & Healing Support Program

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KC Mothers In Charge

Program Summary:
The Hope and Healing Support Program of KC Mothers in Charge (KCMIC) helps families of homicide victims cope with the devastating trauma of a violent death; provides a range of support services to help them heal and develop resiliency; and, as part of their healing journey, empowers them to help others and to help build a community safe for all. 

At homicide scenes, KCMIC provides trauma-informed crisis intervention and peer-to-peer support to family members, explaining police procedures and helping manage grief, hostility, confusion and anger. The anger at the scene can become intense with the potential for retaliation or further violence, and Founder and Executive Director Rosilyn Temple has repeatedly demonstrated her ability to calm the hostility and quell additional violence.

In the immediate aftermath of a homicide, KCMIC provides home visits; arranges vigils at the family's request; assists with funeral arrangements; provides emergency assistance, including food and safe shelter; provides a crisis line; helps families understand and navigate the criminal justice system; and makes referrals to other community resources as needed.

KCMIC may continue for months and even years. 

Program Address: 
Robert Mohart Multipurpose Center • 3200 Wayne Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64109

816-912-2601 • kcmothersincharge.org


    These are the agencies that have a COMBAT-funded program with a victim support emphasis or component. The services provided include supporting the surviving family members of homicide victims and counseling services available to gunshot wound survivors.

    AdHoc Group Against Crime
    » Caring For Crime Survivors

    Centers for Conflict Resolution
    » Reducing Compound Trauma In Hot Spots

    Community Services League
    » Independence STRIVIN' Initiative

    Hope House, Inc.
    » Hope House's Targeted Domestic Violence Program

    KC Mothers In Charge
    » Hope & Healing Support Program

    Truman Medical Center
    » Project RISE