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Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. (CMHS) recently received a grant for $70,000 from the Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund (JCCMHF) to provide individual, family, and group therapy; case management; crisis intervention services; evaluation/assessments; and referrals for IEP designation.

Developing Potential Inc. (DPI) recently received a grant for $399,722 from Eitas to support the training of quality staff and programmatic needs of DPI’s day services. DPI provides on-site and community-based services for adults with developmental disabilities. DPI strives to improve individuals’ abilities to live, work, and develop relationships in their communities.  DPI’s goal is to provide service and support to meet each individual’s needs.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recently received a grant for $5,000 from the Dreiseszun Foundation to support their General Advocacy program. The General Advocacy program provides advocates for children involved in the court systems of Johnson and Wyandotte counties due to abuse, neglect, and divorce-related issues. CASA’s mission is to empower abused and neglected children with a volunteer’s voice in court by seeking a safe and permanent home for each child. CASA’s volunteers ensure that the court system holds paramount children’s best interests, and that children are placed in safe and caring permanent homes.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from Ash Grove Foundation to support their General Advocacy program. The General Advocacy program provides advocates for children involved in the court systems of Johnson and Wyandotte counties due to abuse, neglect, and divorce-related issues. CASA’s mission is to empower abused and neglected children with a volunteer’s voice in court by seeking a safe and permanent home for each child. CASA’s Volunteers ensure that the court system holds paramount children’s best interests, and that children are placed in safe and caring permanent homes.

Developing Potential, Inc. was recently awarded a $53,066 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to allow adults with developmental disabilities to actively participate in health care programs where they can progress toward self-care and the highest level of independent living possible. HCF funding will provide compensation for the registered nurse who provides oversight, direct service and training and education to more than 150 clients, their families and caregivers at three locations.  Funding will also be used to cover a portion of the costs for a certified yoga instructor, who will help clients improve both their physical and mental health by learning to focus on their body, their breathing, and stress reduction.  The Increase Access to Services program serves DPI clients through annual health screenings, education, and care for clients’ daily medical needs.

Comprehensive Mental Health Services (CMHS) was recently awarded a $460,000 grant from Jackson County COMBAT Treatment Program to support their Addiction Recovery program. The CMHS Addiction Recovery program provides quality residential and outpatient services for low income men and women with addictions in Jackson County, MO. CMHS has one residential facility and utilizes Parkway Addition Center for outpatient services. The program accepts homeless clients or those struggling with other mental health issues.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties (CASA), in collaboration with Jackson County CASA were recently awarded $10,000 from the Country Club Christian Church to help pay salaries for Program Supervisors who are specially-trained to support volunteers advocating for children from birth to age five who are involved in the court system due to abuse or neglect.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the John W. and Effie E. Speas Charitable Foundation to provide advocates to children involved in the court system due to abuse, neglect, and other forms of maltreatment.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recently received a grant for $5,000 from the American Century Foundation to support their Child Advocacy Program. CASA will use funds for its Child Advocacy program that will provide 450 children with 185 volunteers who advocate directly for children involved in the court system due to abuse, neglect, or divorce-related custody and visitation disputes.