1. COVID_Resources
    "Reopening" Does Not Mean The Pandemic Is Over!
    We will continue to update our website's COVID-19 Resources section as we become aware of information that we believe might assist you and/or your organization. When we complete updates will post links on social media, so please follow us on Facebook and Twitter

    » COVID-19 Resources

    Latest Updates: COVID-19 Testing Locations • June 27 Food Distribution at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church In KC • Virtual Community Conversations  Mental Health Distress Hotline • COMBAT Agency Updates • Resource Maps

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    Bullying  • Child Abuse • Counseling • Diversion Programs • Domestic Violence • Job Training  • Legal Services • Parenting • Re-entry • School Attendance • Sexual Assault  • STRIVIN' • Victim Support  • Youth-Oriented

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    » Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs
    Drug Counseling • Intensive Outpatient • Partial Hospitalization • Recovery Houses • Residential Inpatient

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  1. Juneteenth

    Let Freedom


    Juneteenth—And Everyday
    Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in this country. However, while the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves and the 13th Amendment to the Constitution officially abolished slavery in America, neither, of course, ended racist oppression. Calls for Juneteenth to become a federal holiday are being made to not only recognize slavery’s unsavory role in building America, but to also acknowledge racism’s ongoing impact on the lives of African Americans today.
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  1. CCR: Putting Together The Conflict-Resolution Pieces


    Still Able To Put Together The Conflict-Resoultion Pieces

    The Center for Confliction Resolution (CCR) has continued to put the pieces together, finding resolutions for conflicts, despite the COVID-19 crisis. Normally, CCR arranges for people with disputes to meet and “make a human connection,” then hopefully settle their differences with a handshake. The pandemic has forced CCR to find a new approach. The Center’s mediators are using technology to allow people to continue meeting face-to-face—even while miles apart—and, true to CCR’s name, eventually resolve their conflict peacefully. 
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  1. COVID Stress

    COVID-19 Distress Helpline


    The Missouri Department of Mental Health has created a Disaster Distress Helpline.

    Phone: 800-985-5990
    Text: "TalkWithus" To 66746

    The toll-free Disaster Distress Helpline (available 24-7) can provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic incident. This is a free, confidentia, and multilingual crisis support service. Callers and texters are connected to trained and caring professionals from crisis counseling centers in the network. The Helpline staff provides confidential counseling, referrals, and other needed support services.
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  1. Mothers In Charge Founder At Homicide Scene

    Victims' Families & Violent Crime Survivors Still Need Support
    KC Mothers In Charge Founder Rosilyn Temple would—normally—be among the first to arrive at a Kansas City homicide scene, soon after the police, to offer crisis counseling  and other support for the victim’s surviving family members. But the novel coronavirus pandemic has forced Mothers In Charge and the AdHoc Group Against Crime to do the best they can, virtually and over the phone, to continue providing crime victim support services from a safe distance.
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  1. FUNDING DISTRIBUTION

COMBAT Funding Pie Chart

Half Toward Enforcement

COMBAT is supported through a quarter-center sales tax that Jackson County voters first approved in 1989 and have since renewed multiple times—the last time being in 2016 when they voted (with record 77% support) extending the COMBAT text another nine years. 

The tax generates more than $20 million a year to support prevention, treatment and anti-violence programs. The County Legislature approved a forumlar to distribute the funding, with half the revenue going toward law enforcement efforts.

A quarter-cent sales tax equates to an extra 25 cents per $100 spend. An estimated 30% of COMBAT revenue is generated by non-Jackson County resident paying the tax when shopping in the county.
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  1. #STRIVINTogether

STRIVING Together To Reduce Violence In Neighborhoods

Initiative Focuses On Need For Joint Effort To Reduce Violence In Neighborhoods

This COMBAT initiative brings together school administrators, police officers, elected officials, mental health professionals, social workers, faith-based leaders and concerned citizens to address violence in Jackson County’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. 

With a focus on developing a collaborative, comprehensive and coordinated plan in each “hot spot,” STRIVIN’ recognizes that no one individual or single agency can “save a neighborhood.” It takes working together—striving together—to make any neighborhood a safe place to call home.
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