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Resources: Programs


  • Accessibility and Disability Resources - KCMO strives to be one of the most welcoming and accessible cities in the nation for people with disabilities. They invite you to explore these web pages that showcase and promote accessibility and disability resources and information for city government, facilities, and local programs and organizations here in the Heart of America.  Link includes: City ADA Compliance Information, City/State Services Requests, Independent Living Resources, Entertainment/Activity Resources, link to Nonprofit Agency Resources and the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities.  

    • For more information or for questions regarding Kansas City’s ADA compliance, please contact the City’s Director of ADA Compliance Meg Conger at 816-513-6589.

  • Accessible Parking Enforcement - Non-emergency police line; 816-234-5111.

  • Disabled On-street Parking Request Process - Link to information on the KCMO 311 Action Center.

  • United Seating and Mobility - Provider of mobility products; (816) 761-2526.

Child Care

  • Missouri Department of Social Services - Child care services provide reimbursement to parents or direct payment to eligible child care providers. The purpose of the program is to assist families with child care expenses to allow the parents to work or to attend school or training programs.

  • Happy Bottoms - Kansas City’s Diaper Bank. Our mission: working with our partners to provide diapers to low-income families through donations, both financial and in-kind while raising awareness of the need for diapers.

  • Sleepyhead Beds - Sleepyhead Beds improves the quality of life for children and their families by providing clean, recycled beds and bedding. And we contribute to the health and environment of our community by sanitizing beds and keeping them out of landfills.

  • Smiles Change Lives - Smiles Change Lives (SCL) promotes increased self-esteem and improved oral health for children from low-income families in need of orthodontic treatment. Our goal is to help families, who cannot afford the full cost of braces, secure treatment for their children by connecting them with orthodontic providers willing to donate their services to deserving patients.

Domestic Violence

  • Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) - Therapy, support and advocacy for victims of rape and sexual assault, for sexually abused children and families, for adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and for others touched by sexual violence.

  • New House - Working to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing the tools which allow women to make positive choices and lead self-sufficient lives.

  • Rose Brooks - Emergency shelter to women and children escaping life-threatening abuse.

  • Synergy Services - Safe place for victims of violence, to empower survivors to rise above their circumstances and to educate the entire community.


Emergency Assistance

  • Bishop Sullivan Center - Providing a variety of services to help low-income people throughout the metro. Two food pantries, community kitchen, emergency assistance, employment services, air conditioners for elderly, food delivery to elderly confined to home, clothes closet.

  • City of Independence Health Needs - Links to health events and information for Independence, MO.

  • Community Services League - To assist communities in reaching their potential by providing immediate relief to people in need, assessing their situations, and providing solutions that lead to economic stability.

  • Della Lamb Community Services - Serving Kansas City residents with rent, utility, food, back-to-school supplies and holiday assistant. Helping those most in need while on the path to self-sufficiency.

  • Homeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas City - Bringing together service providers, consumers, community leaders, government agencies and others in Greater Kansas City to help eradicate homelessness in the community by addressing the concerns and interests of the homeless community.

  • Redemptorist Social Services Center - Social services center in Kansas City.

  • Salvation Army - Providing services to families on an emergency basis throughout Kansas and Western Missouri by providing rent, utilities, clothing, food or other required assistance.

  • United Inner City Services - Providing rental, utility, small needs, and food assistance in a respectful manner that works towards building self-sufficiency.

  • Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City - Assisting low-income residents of Jackson, Cay and Platte Counties in Missouri in their efforts to become self-sufficient by providing programs and services to improve the quality of their lives.

  • United Way 2-1-1 of Greater Kansas City - A free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral service giving access to resources in the community.


Food Assistance

  • City Union Mission - Compassionate service to low-income and homeless community members through the distribution of food, clothing, school supplies, household items, utility assistance, case management, affordable housing referrals, Life Skills classes and services for homebound elderly and disabled people.

  • Downtown Outreach - Providing hunger relief to people in Kansas City. Open to anyone.

  • Grace United - To feed the hungry, provide clothes for those in need.

  • Harvesters - Harvesters provides food to its network of member agencies who in turn provide help to individuals and families at risk of hunger throughout the community.

  • Harvesters – SNAP - SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as Food Stamps, serves as our nation’s first line of defense against hunger. SNAP provides low-income people with a consistent means to buy nutritious food at supermarkets and many farmers’ markets using a special debit card. SNAP eligibility is based on residency, family size, income and assets.

  • Hope City - Open prayer rooms with worship made available for all. Running right alongside the prayer room, community centers raised up in struggling neighborhoods to serve the needs of the troubled youth, the addicted and the homeless.

  • NourishKC - Serving noonday meals at no cost to people who are hungry and homeless.

  • Open Table (Kansas City, Missouri) - List of restaurants in the KC area that take reservations online. Customers should call ahead to verify accessibility.

  • Truman Mobile Market - Truman Medical Centers' Mobile Market brings fresh fruits and veggies to Kansas City's urban core.

  • University of Missouri Exchange – Family Nutrition Education - FNEP is nutrition education for individuals and families. Nutrition educators meet participants in homes, schools and at agencies.

Homeless Mothers

  • Mother’s Refuge - Mother’s Refuge provides a safe-haven for homeless, pregnant and parenting teenagers and their babies.

  • Sheffield Place - To empower homeless mothers and their children to heal from their trauma and help them become self-sufficient.

  • Street Medicine KC - Street Medicine KC provides medical and behavioral care to people living and sleeping on the streets while also working with clients in the clinic.

Housing (General)

Housing (Transitional)

  • Community LINC - Providing housing and supportive services for homeless families in Kansas City.

  • Hillcrest - Helping families get back on their feet after homelessness.

  • Phoenix Family Housing - Empowering people living in low-income housing communities with the on-site support they need to gain stability and achieve self-sufficiency.

  • Street Medicine KC - Street Medicine KC provides medical and behavioral care to people living and sleeping on the streets while also working with clients in the clinic.

Mental Health

Rental and Utilities Assistance

  • CHES, Inc:  (816) 533-7417

  • Community Linc: (816) 531-3727

  • Greater Kansas City Housing Information Center:  (816) 931-0443

  • Guadalupe Center: (816) 421-1015

  • Hope Faith: (816) 540-6915

  • Journey to New Life: (816) 960-4808

  • Metro Lutheran Ministries: (816) 285-3137 (North) | (816) 285-3139 (South) 

  • MLM online application

  • Reconciliation Services: (816) 931-4751

  • Save, Inc: (816) 531-8340

Substance Abuse Assistance

  • Benilde Hall - Balanced and responsible independent living by preventing the relapse of chemically dependent homeless persons through housing and substance abuse treatment.

  • Dismas House of Kansas City - Leading people through the transition process from a life of lawlessness, substance abuse and other destructive behaviors to one of genuine freedom, accountability and responsibility.

  • First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery - Reducing the impact of alcohol, drugs, and addiction by providing quality resources to individuals, families, and the community.

  • Heartland Center for Behavioral Change - Substance abuse treatment and behavioral healthcare services.

  • - Top Kansas City addiction recovery centers reviews and ratings.

  • - Kansas City inpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs.

  • - Compare accredited drug and alcohol rehab centers in Kansas City. View facilities, special programs, and treatment options.

  • Tri-County Mental Health Services - Prevention, assessment and treatment services for individuals and families throughout Clay, Platte and Ray counties.

Other Assistance (eg. Deposits, Utilities, Legal Services)

  • City of Kansas City Missouri Tenant Rights/Evictions/Fair Housing Section (information regarding rent/utility assistance and legal services for evictions): (816) 513-3026 or Contact Tiffany Drummer

  • Heartland Center for Jobs & Freedom (legal services for evictions): (816) 278-1092

  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri (legal services for evictions): (816) 474-6750

  • Mattie Rhodes Center (homeless prevention): (816) 471-2536

  • Mid America Assistance Coalition (utility assistance only): (816) 474-5112

  • reStart Inc. (homeless prevention, rapid rehousing): (816) 472-5664 email

  • Spire (rent and utility assistance): Apply here

  • NOTE: Residents of the CCED Sales Tax District (from Ninth St. to Gregory Blvd. north-south/Indiana to The Paseo east-west) may apply for up to $3,000 to cover rent, mortgage, utilities, groceries, transportation or quarantine-related hotel expenses through CCED's Essential Services Fund. Find out more.

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