Success Stories

Developing Potential, Inc. recently received a grant for $7,500 from the Hallmark Corporate Foundation to improve conditions and safety at their Lee’s Summit facility. The grant will assist in replacing aging and broken furniture and flooring.  These replacements are necessary for proper delivery of program services and to ensure a safe and comfortable environment.

Developing Potential Inc. (DPI) was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Hall Family Foundation to replace its aging and disjointed telecommunications system with a modern, unified system. This project will enhance DPI's ability to deliver services to individuals with developmental disabilities in Jackson County, MO, and will result in enhanced health and safety for individuals served.

Developing Potential, Inc. (DPI) was recently awarded a $12,234 grant from a Lee’s Summit Community Development Block Grant to make substantial improvements to its Lee’s Summit facility in order to increase the safety and security of the facility. Developing Potential will purchase and install a state-of-the-art fire detection system and an intrusion detection system, both of which will be continually monitored by Jade Alarm Systems. The fire detection system will include a heat detector in the kitchen area, smoke detectors throughout the building, and will include emergency lighting, horn/strobe notification devices, and manual fire alarm pull stations at the building’s exits. DPI will also purchase and install a new intrusion detection system for the Lee’s Summit facility, including keypad entry systems, magnetic door sensors, and motion detectors, along with carbon monoxide sensors.

Comprehensive Mental Health Services (CMHS) recently received a grant for $30,000 from the REACH Healthcare Foundation to connect CMHS with the Kansas area health information exchange, LACIE. The goal of the Health Information Exchange Connections project is to increase CMHS’ capacity to securely pass confidential client information between health...

Metro Lutheran Ministries (MLM) recently received a grant for $50,000 from the H&R Block Foundation to support the new Northland Service Center. A new 4,300 square foot Service Center will be created through a renovation of the former sanctuary of St. James Lutheran Church.  Over 3,460 square feet of...

Metro Lutheran Ministries (MLM) was recently awarded a $68,650 grant from AmeriCorps Foundation to support five AmeriCorps members. Metro Lutheran Ministry will have the five AmeriCorps members provide financial literacy services, employment services, housing repair, housing repair education, nutrition education, community gardening, and food delivery services primarily in Kansas...