Your Story: Seton Center responds to COVID-19

Improved oral health, better education, and lower costs have been the heart of Seton Center’s Dental Services since 1999. It is reflected in our mission and practiced every day as we serve those in need to improve their quality of life and change generational behavior. Dental Services works with each patient to understand their oral […]

Your Story: Hope Faith responds to COVID-19

Since 2004, Hope Faith has passionately strived to meet the needs of Kansas City’s homeless and vulnerable community members.  Hope Faith humbly started off by serving sack lunches in the Westport neighborhood. We have grown steadily over the years, providing clothing and other essential items, and eventually evolving to a 47,000 square foot collaborative daytime […]

Preschoolers and mental health: How to help children during the pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has brought concerns for mental health issues to the forefront for almost everyone. However, one group that is often overlooked is the very young. Often it is difficult for parents, child care providers, and other caregivers to realize that even preschoolers can meet the diagnostic criteria for certain mental health disorders. For […]

Your Story: Care Beyond the Boulevard responds to COVID-19

Care Beyond the Boulevard (CBB) has been providing mobile medical clinic services to individuals experiencing homelessness on the streets in the Kansas City metro for over four years.​ With a mission of compassionate health care for all, CBB’s B​ig Green Bus​ mobile clinic and volunteer corps of practitioners and volunteers are out seeing patients four […]

Your Story: Sunflower House responds to COVID-19

While we all know that our community is dealing with many repercussions from the COVID-19 pandemic — astronomical unemployment rates, families struggling to make ends meet, higher grocery prices, and inability to find basic cleaning supplies in our local grocery stores, perhaps the repercussion that hit all of us with a vengeance is the stay-at-home […]

Your Story: Center for Developmentally Disabled responds to COVID-19

Center for Developmentally Disabled (CDD) provides housing and life-skill supports, day programming, and community integration services to 180 adults with developmental disabilities in the greater Kansas City metro area. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the people we work with in several ways. Gone are the community outings, social gatherings, and visits from family and friends. […]

Uneven opportunity: Safe and available employment during a pandemic

Even as businesses and workplaces cautiously re-open, Health Forward is acutely aware that among low-income individuals and people of color, employment opportunities, working conditions, and benefits vary dramatically.  Addressing these disparities is essential, as is advocating for policies that advance economic inclusion and health equity. Unemployment disparities We all know that too many people are […]

Your Story: Building ethics into Kansas City’s response to pandemic

From its start in the mid-1980s when ventilators to keep people alive first came into common use, the Center for Practical Bioethics has helped patients, families, providers, and policymakers make decisions about what ought to be done in light of what can be done.  It has applied the tools of ethical analysis to help distraught […]

Your Story: Sheffield Place responds to COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has cast a dark shadow of uncertainty around the world and on the doorstep of Sheffield Place over the past few months.  The mothers worry about their health, the health of their children, their ability to stay clean and sober amidst the anxiety, and their ability to earn a living. The staff […]

Your Story: Healing House responds to COVID-19

The coronavirus epidemic has caused many businesses, churches, and even treatment programs to shut down or reduce their services.  However, at Healing House, we are accepting new residents and providing them the support they need to continue on the road to recovery. In the process, we’ve had to almost completely change the way we do business. By implementing a number […]


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