Amethyst Place Prevention Programs

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Amethyst Place

Program Summary:
Prevention programming is delivered through Amethyst Place's Family Empowerment and Therapeutic Support Programs.

The Family Empowerment Program provides prevention services related to child abuse (e.g. Parent Cafes, Strengthening Families, and Conscious Discipline programming), domestic violence (e.g. Healthy Relationships programming), drug use prevention (e.g. recovery coaching and meetings, Caring for Kids prevention), ex­offenders and violence (e.g. court advocacy), parenting and family interventions (e.g. Parent Cafes, Strengthening Families, and Conscious Discipline). 

The Therapeutic Support Program helps families heal from past trauma, stabilize mental health and improve parenting skills. 

Amethyst Place serves Jackson County mothers and children overcoming generational poverty, substance use, and trauma. In 2020, this included residential services provided to 50 women and 103 children, as well as 55 program graduates in aftercare services.

Entering the program, the typical mom is 32, has three or four children, is in early recovery from substance use, and is without a home for her family. She lacks a high school education, is dually diagnosed with substance use and mental health disorders, and has a history of foster care, parental substance use, sex trafficking, domestic violence, and justice system involvement. Two-­thirds of moms have lost custody of their children due to substance use and poverty, yet their families are typically reunified within days or weeks at Amethyst Place.

Similar to their moms, children have also experienced adverse childhood events, including during their time in foster care placement.

Program Address: 
2735 Troost • Kansas City, MO 64109

 816-231-8782 •


    These are the agencies that have a COMBAT-funded program with a child abuse emphasis or component.

    Amethys Place
    » Prevention Programs

    Child Abuse Prevention Association
    » Healthy Families Jackson County

    Child Protection Center, Inc.
    » Child Protection Center Program

    Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)
    » Comprehensive Sexual Violence Prevention In Jackson County