STRIVIN' Initiative Expanding To Midtown KC
Your Invited To July 7 Zoom Meeting
Dear COMBAT-funded agencies:
COMBAT has established its fifth STRIVIN' Hub, located at 3735 Wabash, the home of the Greater Metropolitan Church of Christ. Senior Pastor Branden Mins will be COMBAT’s Hub Director and Resource Coordinator. I am formally inviting you to the next monthly STRIVIN' meeting for this neighborhood, via zoom. If you cannot attend, please have a designee in attendance.
The COMBAT STRIVIN' initiative is focused on networking, coalition building and eliminating silos by bringing together all of COMBAT-funded agencies in the neighborhood, from Treatment and Prevention to the Police, Prosecutors Office, Family Court, Circuit Court, Drug Court, Drug Tasks Force and beyond.
Additionally, key partners include the school district administrators, (Dr. Lateshia Woodley, KCPS is on our team), elected officials, faith-based leaders and concerned citizens, all coming together to address violence in Jackson County neighborhoods through a more holistic approach.
The emphasis is on developing resource referrals in a comprehensive, collaborative and coordinated strategy in each “violent crime hot spot” that COMBAT targets. The STRIVIN' Hubs serve as a central "one-stop shop," where all program resources can be directed towards our most vulnerable youth and their families, so that true wrap-around services can be provide.
To ensure that no client referrals fall through the cracks, COMBAT’s STRIVIN' initiative has expanded the COMBAT Connection database, which is built on the Community Care Link planform, for the purpose of collaborative community case management.
The Community Care Link database is HIPPA compliant software that the COMBAT community can utilize to improve the lives of vulnerable people and empower the human services practitioners who serve them. The software is now available as an online application, via any smartphone, where first responders and any partner agencies can make a social service referral in real-time.
The other COMBAT STRIVIN' Hubs are:
The Hope Hangout (Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition)
Hickman Mills School District’s Burke Academy
11115 Bennington Ave, Kansas City, MO 64134
The Mattie Rhodes Center (Northeast KC)
148 N. Topping Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64123
Community Services League (Hawthorne Place Apartments)
16995 Dover, Independence, MO 64056Director and Hub Resource Coordinator:
The Safe Zone (Sisters In Christ)
6317 Evanston, Raytown, MO 64133
Now joining them and serving Midtown Kansas City:
Greater Impact (Greater Metropolitan Church of Christ)
3735 Wabash, Kansas City, MO 64109
Director and Hub Resource Coordinator: Senior Pastor Branden Mims
All the STIVIN' Hub Directors and Coordinators can confirm that the STRIVIN' Hub program has improved service coordination; reduced duplicative efforts among service providers; increased communication and relationships across multi-sectors; and, most importantly, decreased deficiencies within the current flawed system toward system reform with fewer victims falling through the cracks and not being properly cared for.
I look forward to seeing you via zoom on July 7, 2022, at 1 pm!