Independence STRIVIN' Initiative

  1. Program Provider
  2. Full Description

Community Services League

Program Summary:
In 2017, CSL began its work in the Hawthorne Place Apartments & Townshomes providing employment coaching, financial coaching and income supports/direct assistance. In a little over three years, the program has grown to include Family Stability Coaching, forming a community group to create a Trauma Informed/Resiliency Community Plan, working with Independence Police (IPD) to create a Crisis Response Plan, and working with IPD and Hope House to begin door-to-door outreach for domestic violence victims. The Independence STRIVIN' area has expanded to include Northwest Indepenence and Sugar Creek. Located in the heart of this community, Blendwell is the CSL Work Life Center.

Program Address: 
Hawthorne Place Apartments & Townhouses
16995 E Dover Ln. • Independence,MO 64056

Blendwell Community Cafe
10725 US 24 Highway • Independence,MO 64054

Contact:
816-491-2871 • cslcares.org


  1. STRIVING-250
    These are the agencies that have a COMBAT-funded program with a direct connection to COMBAT's Striving Together to Reduce Violence In Neighborhoods (STRIVIN') initaitive.

    Centers for Conflict Resolution
    » Reducing Compound Trauma In Hot Spots

    Community Services League

    » Independence STRIVIN' Initiative

    Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition
    » Hope Hangout

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

    Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
    » Ivanhoe East Quadrant Safety Initiative

    Mattie Rhodes Center

    » Mattie Rhodes Violence & Intervention Program

    Sisters In Christ
    » Safe Zone