Cornerstones of Care SUD Treatment

The Cornerstones of Care Substance-use Treatment Program provides a holistic treatment approach focused on children and families learning essential skills to maintain a drug-free life. Cornerstones of Care has partnered with COMBAT for 20 years to help children and families preempt the onset of drug use or interrupt a potential cycle of substance abuse for adolescents. 

Cornerstones of Care serves children and youth who suffer from the effects of traumatic experiences such as neglect and physical abuse as well as substance abuse by family members and violence in the home. This can often times lead to extended out-of-home placements for children. Children in the program are referred by the Jackson County Family Court, the Missouri Children's Division, and school districts.

Cornerstones of Care treatment models are in alignment with established COMBAT goals including abstinence from alcohol and/or drug use, improved educational status, elimination of criminal behavior, improved family relationships and living environment, creation of a social support system and retention in treatment that maximizes treatment effects. The program consists of comprehensive family and individual assessments, substance use counseling, family therapy, group education focusing on early recovery skills and social skills, community support (case management), relapse prevention services that incorporate music, art and dance-movement therapy modalities, drug testing, aftercare services, and relapse prevention planning. 

Cornerstones of Care implements best practices and evidence-based or informed models of care, including the Sanctuary Model® of trauma informed care, Project ALERT drug education curriculum to address pro-drug mind-set, Functional Family Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to address co-occurring mental health and substance-use issues for the client and family. New this year, Cornerstones of Care is utilizing the SMART Recovery Curriculum. Approved by the National Association for Addiction Counselors, SMART Recovery is a science-based approach to abstinence. Cultural sensitivity and understanding are the foundation for success of these treatment modalities as they require therapists and case managers to meet each client's unique needs in order to create an awareness of the problem and skills to cope.


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816-508-1700 •

2023 COMBAT Funding:

2023 Service Projection:
215 People

Areas Of Focus

Cornerstones of Care - Ozanam Campus, 421 E 137th St, Kansas City, MO 64145

Cornerstones of Care - Pathways Assessment & Transition House, 3632 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Cornerstones of Care - Functional Family Therapy, 8150 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114

Cornerstones of Care - Ozanam School, 421 E 137th St, Kansas City, MO 64145

Cornerstones of Care - Gillis Campus, 8150 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114