Guide to Resources in Kansas City

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Strong Youth Strong Communities Support to Help You

Guide to Resources in Kansas City

Resources for Youth in the Kansas City, MO area

The SYSC Resource Guide links you to services and programs in your community that supports health, wellness, and overall well-being. These resources are intended to help in building a network that will enable and empower you to become a Stronger Youth and help us to create a Stronger Community.  We hope that you will engage them as needed and share these contacts with friends, family, neighbors, and peers as tools to address the various challenges that you and others may face today or in the future.

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Homeless Services Coalition

The Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness is the Lead Agency of the Wyandotte County, Kansas and Jackson County, Missouri Continuum of Care. You will find us and members of our Coalition working hard throughout the community to end homelessness in the Kansas City metro.


reStart provides housing and supportive services to help homeless men, women, youth and families move toward independence and self-sufficiency with the goal of ending homelessness in our community.

YouthBuild Ventures - Housing Authority of KCMO

YouthBuild Ventures, hosted by the Housing Authority of Kansas City is a comprehensive Job Training program responding to the needs of young job seekers today.

LINC Youth Services Initiatives

The Chafee Independent Living Initiative is LINC's foster youth effort offering resources and training to youth who are transitioning into independent adulthood from the Missouri foster care system in Jackson, Clay and Platte counties.

The Family Conservancy - Jackson County Family Center

We’re focused on supporting families, teachers and child care providers in their work to prepare young children for success in school and life.

The Crossroads Program

The Crossroads Program is now a three-city program with each city having its own staff, IOP program, young adult support group and parent support group.

Harmony Program

Harmony Project KC is an intensive, arts-based, youth intervention and mentoring program for under-served children in KC's urban core.

Get Smart Prep

Helps students study for ACT and SAT. Also has college prep classes and experts.

Kansas City Kansas Comm. Coll. Adult Education

KCKCC provides instruction for applicants who have no high school diploma and who want to take the series of four GED tests that measure the knowledge, skills, and understanding usually acquired via four-year high school education.

MADE MEN Helping Adults Learn Easy (HALE) Program

Helps adults study for GED exam

Family Conservancy

Case Management, Transportation Services, Behavioral Therapy, Dual Recovery Services, Peer Support, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Counseling, Supported Housing, Common Ground, Pre-Trial Diversion Program, Johnson County

KU Child & Family Services Clinic

Therapy, Counseling, Douglas County

Cushing Hospital

Inpatient Mental Health, Resources, Substance Abuse Programs, Education, Social Services Referrals, Family Therapy, Counseling, Johnson County, Leavenworth County, Wyandotte County

Shawnee Mission Medical Center

Inpatient, Outpatient, Mental Health, Counseling, Johnson County, Leavenworth County, Wyandotte County

Hire KC

The KC Social Innovation Center manages Hire KC and works to engage and support a variety of business partners, increasing the number of internship and work-based opportunities so we can serve more youth while continuing to innovate and experiment with new tools, platforms and methodologies to improve youth talent and workforce development at scale