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HOW YOU CAN HELP DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK 

Now, more than ever, many in our community are facing food, child care, employment and transportation insecurities. Our team continues to provide stability to children and families in this time of uncertainty — read some of their first-hand accounts — but we need your help.

The Kansas City Chiefs have extended their generous match of donations we receive through April 9 in support of our COVID-19 response!

With this final push, your donation will specifically support the 140 youth in residential care and our local Kansas City restaurants!  Donations will allow our team to purchase carry-out meals from local restaurants on Saturday and Sunday evenings for our youth. This gives our incredible food service team a much-needed break while bolstering our community restaurants.

Donate Today!

Did You Know?

The recent passage of the CARES Act includes a universal tax deduction benefit for 2020 charitable contributions up to $300, regardless of whether you itemize or take the standard deduction allowance. By donating today, a charitable gift receipt will be provided to you for your tax records and you will be able to claim this deduction. Questions? Contact Chad Harris at (816) 508-1704.

How We're Helping

Our team closely follows safety recommendations to be able to continue providing critical services to children and families in this time of uncertainty. Here are some of their first-hand accounts from the field:

  • Andrea's Story 

    "We are working with Andrea, a single mother of two on a fixed income. Due to the financial strain of many trips to Kansas City and Wichita for her two children's medical appointments last month, she was not able to purchase groceries or stocked up on any essential items to prepare for the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. A donor graciously purchased two weeks of groceries for the family. Our team did a porch drop-off of essential items. The children are able to receive daily breakfast and lunch bags from their school. We have also connected her to resources in her community and in a city close by that have food pantries for future needs. Donors, the community and our organization coming together to help this mom is crisis has been a huge success!" —Jaclyn 

  • Limiting Exposure with Video Conferencing 

    "I am using Zoom video conferencing to meet with my families when circumstances have not allowed me inside the home. I am able to observe children, talk with parents and continue to work with families on strategies to help them be safe and keep moving through case plan goals. In using Zoom, I can model behavior and demonstrate what I am teaching and advising. The video conferencing also allows the family to show me things in their home that have needed to be completed, such as installing smoke detectors and testing them so I know the batteries have been installed and they are working correctly." —Stacie

Read More First-Hand Accounts