Developing Potential, Inc. was recently awarded a $74,318 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to support the Increase Access to Services program. The Increase Access to Services program supports the medical needs of adults with developmental disabilities at DPI’s three locations in Jackson County. Funding will support the registered nurse who provides oversight, direct support, training, and education for the 115 individuals receiving onsite services at DPI. She also supports the additional 35 people participating exclusively in offsite services.

YMCA of Greater Kansas City recently received a grant for $201,482 from the Kauffman Foundation to support for 1) academic-focused, out-of-school time programming in the Center School District, 2) a Behavioral Specialist position to increase organizational capacity to manage increasingly challenging behaviors among enrolled students, and 3) Evaluation supports. Youth...

Jennings School District was recently awarded a $110,800 grant from Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide services that ensure homeless students have equal access to education without barriers, academic supports which lead to academic achievement, removal of enrollment obstacles, and services and supports that address...

Kansas City Public Schools was recently awarded a $1,500,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to support the teacher leadership model that builds the capacity of mathematics and science teacher leaders who will become highly trained and knowledgeable for the benefit of other teachers in their...

Developing Potential, Inc. was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) to Increase Access to Services at its facilities in Kansas City (Missouri), Independence, and Lee’s Summit. HCF funding will provide compensation for the registered nurse who provides oversight, direct service and training and education for more than 130 clients, their families and caregivers.  Funding will also be used to cover a portion of the costs of medical gloves that are needed by the nurse and direct care staff. Over the course of the grant period, DPI’s nurse and medically trained staff will provide at least 100 health screenings, handle more than 5,350 medication administrations and perform approximately 14,700 medical and health-related procedures.

Developing Potential, Inc. (DPI) recently received a grant for $399,000 from the eitas Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County to provide quality day habilitation services to adults with developmental disabilities, and support those individuals to reach their potential and achieve a dignified, adult lifestyle. Developing Potential provides services that enable individuals to live in, belong to, and experience quality of life in the community. DPI works with program participants to design individualized plans that support the development of skills that include self-advocacy, activities of daily living, forming and maintaining relationships, and achieving and maintaining good health and emotional well-being.