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Know the Signs of Human Trafficking

Know the Signs of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a growing epidemic. In the United States, reports of human trafficking jumped 35% from 2015 to 2016. Child sex trafficking is one of the most common types of commercial sexual exploitation, and it’s happening right here in our community. But do you know how to recognize the signs?

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It All Started with Chinese Chess ...

It All Started with Chinese Chess ...

Wen Hsin began volunteering with us in August 2016 and has since become a weekly staple at the Cornerstones of Care - Spofford Campus. Wen, who was born in Taiwan, brings unique and educational experiences for the children - teaching them Chinese culture and language, including origami.

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When I was a Kid ... I Didn't Know I was Being Abused

When I was a Kid ... I Didn't Know I was Being Abused

Colby, now 23, didn’t understand what abuse was as a child. His family didn’t know the long-lasting effects of child abuse. Now, he’s speaking out against child abuse so that more families know and understand what abuse is, and how to prevent it.

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Create a Safety Plan.

Feeling Overwhelmed? Create a Safety Plan.

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed or anxious that you’ve let your emotions get the best of you, and have said or done something that you regret? We’ve all been in situations like this. Every day, we regulate our emotions by developing internal safety plans without even knowing it. A safety plan is a defined list of activities or actions that you can choose when you begin to feel overwhelmed.

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Alex Smith Honored for Work with Foster Youth

Alex Smith Honored for Work with Foster Youth

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and his wife Elizabeth are dedicated to helping foster care youth achieve their academic dreams. Together, they have been a life-changing partner for many young people in our YES (Youth Educational Success) Program. We are so pleased to be honoring Alex and Elizabeth for all they have done at our Spirit Awards on April 22 at the Kansas City Convention Center.

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