Mattie Rhodes Violence & Intervention Program (VIP)

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Mattie Rhodes Center

Program Summary:
The Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) program at Mattie Rhodes Center (MRC) focuses on promoting protective factors, facilitating multicomponent interventions  and mobilizing community-wide strategies that mediate the risk factors of violence. The goal is to reduce violence and educate the participants in positive life-skills, conflict resolution tactics, cultural awarenes and community appreciation to instill self-esteem, hope, and purpose to the youth and families in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast community.

VIP targets three tiers of youth in the Northeast neighborhood; 1) youth under the age of 18 residing/attending school in the Historic Northeast, 2) at-risk youth living in a high-risk community, and lastly 3) youth who have begun to display delinquent behavior and are at high-risk of entering the juvenile justice system. .

Program Addresses: 
Mattie Rhodes Center
148 N Topping Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64123

Mattie Rhodes Center is the home base for all VIP services. Youth Programming for grades K-12 takes place at this location during the week. MRC's wrap around services are provided at this location as well, with the exeption of In-School Services.

Frontier School of Innovation 6700 Corporate Dr. • Kansas City, MO 64120

Holy Cross School 121 North Quincy • Kansas City, MO 64123

James Elementary 5810 Scarritt Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64123

Northeast High School 415 Van Brunt Blvd. • Kansas City, MO 64124

Northeast Middle School 4904 Indepenence Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64123

Scuola Vita Nuova School 535 Garfield Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64124

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') initiative.

    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

    Mattie Rhodes Center
    » Mattie Rhodes Violence & Intervention Program

    Sisters In Christ
    » Safe Zone