Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity (THHFH) recently received a grant for $100,000 from the Department for Housing and Urban Development (HUD)Habitat for Humanity International Capacity Grant to support a new, full-time Aging In Place (AIP) Coordinator. THHFH will hire a new, full-time Aging In Place (AIP) Coordinator to assist with increasing the portfolio of family services available and help relieve some of the administrative burden of the construction team (intake, paperwork, contracts, assessments, and other reporting). The position will not have any construction duties, only administrative and home assessment duties. This new position is critical to increasing operational efficiency, expanding needed services for our clients, and capitalizing on partnership opportunities.

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City recently received a grant for $1,398,244 from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education21st Century Community Learning Centers to deliver high-quality academic afterschool programming (Y Club) at two locations within the Center School District in Kansas City, Missouri. This includes enhanced before/afterschool programming at the Red Bridge Elementary School (a 21st CCLC site in Cohort 8 with enhanced behavioral and social-emotional learning supports) and the establishment of a new afterschool program for sixth graders at Center Middle School where no program has ever existed.

Felician University was recently awarded a $637,562 grant from NSF S-STEM the National Science Foundation S-STEM to support 16 academically talented, low-income STEM students (or “Scholars”) who are majoring in Biology, Computer Science, and Cybersecurity. The program will provide scholarships, second-year experiences, multi-year research experiences, faculty mentoring through an Integrative Academic Advising approach, a peer embedded peer tutoring system, a formalized internship and mentorship program, and community building to better prepare, engage, and support Scholars.

Wichita Children’s Home (WCH) recently received a grant for $500,000 from the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, Integrated Services Grant to help WCH build upon WCH’s capacities and existing relationships with multiple sectors to sustain and scale high-quality services for minor victims of human trafficking and support coordinated prevention and detection efforts throughout the state of Kansas.

Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. was recently awarded a $415,000 grant from the Jackson County COMBAT Treatment Program, Renewal to support the Substance Use Disorder Program. This program focuses on our residential inpatient clients and provides partial hospitalization treatment they receive at our outpatient facilities.

Raytown Quality Schools (RQS) was recently awarded a $250,000 grant from Jackson County Community Children’s Services Fund to support Raytown Connect social workers.  These social workers will provide assessment, intervention, referral, and post-intervention services to students who are identified through universal screenings or referrals by students, staff members, or parents.