Mattie Rhodes Violence & Intervention Program

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Mattie Rhodes Center

Program Summary:
The ultimate goal of violence prevention work is to stop the cycle of violence before it begins. The Violence Intervention and Prevention Program (VIP) at Mattie Rhodes Center is a comprehensive framework for positive behavior change, based on prevention strategies that address social ecological factors on an individual, relationship, community and societal level. 

This evidence-based model is guided by the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) four-level social-ecological model (SEM) to better understand violence and potential strategies to prevent it. The SEM allows violence interventionists to address the factors that put people at risk for or protect them from experiencing or perpetrating violence, and to pinpoint prevention approaches that can address these factors at every level. 

Program Addresses: 
Violence & Intervention Program (VIP)
148 N Topping Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64123

In-school Behavioral Health Services (Northeast High School)
415 Van Brunt Blvd. • Kansas City, MO 64124

Peer Intervention Group (Scuola Vita Nuova Charter School)
535 Garfield Ave.,Kansas City, MO 64124

Soccer for Success / In-school Behavioral Health Services / Peer Intervention Group (Northeast Middle School)
4904 Independence Ave.,Kansas City, MO 64123

Soccer for Success & In-school Behavioral Health Services (Holy Cross Catholic School)

121 N Quincy Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64123

Soccer for Success & In-school Behavioral Health Services (James Elementary School)

5810 Scarritt Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64123

816-581-5685  •

  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

    » Hawthorne STRIVIN' Initiative
    » Northwest Independence STRIVIN' Expansion

    Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition
    » Hope Hangout

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

    Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
    » Ivanhoe Neighborhood East Quadrant Safety Initiative

    Mattie Rhodes Center
    » Mattie Rhodes Violence & Intervention Program

    Sisters In Christ
    » Safe Zone