Success Stories

KidsTLC, Inc. recently received a grant for $50,000 from the H&R Block Foundation to support staff training, consultation, and supplies focused on our agency’s “Philosophy of Care,” Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). KidsTLC will purchase much needed workbooks, video cameras for consultation, and set up an AV room for live and video supervision.  Fees will be paid for DDPI Agency Certification as well as consultant-in-training/trainer-in-training fees for the two lead DDP senior staff. Throughout the year, staff will participate in various tele-video consultations with Dr. Hughes and Mr. McKellar while our seven therapists continue their practicum work.

Powell Gardens recently received a grant for $40,000 from the Louetta M. Cowden Foundation to implement and maintain a modern plant database, purchase a label machine, and install new signs that display taxonomic information for current living plants. The Gardens will acquire the IrisBG database that supports emerging technologies,...

ReDiscover recently received a grant for $15,000 from the Oppenstein Brothers Foundation to support their “You Are Enough” School-Based Therapeutic Intervention Program. ReDiscover’s “You Are Enough” school-based therapeutic intervention program will provide on-site therapeutic services to low-income students at Raytown High School (RHS), addressing issues like bullying,...

United Inner City Services (UICS) recently received a grant for $40,000 from the M.R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation to support the Arts@St.Mark initiative which infuses the arts into the St. Mark Center’s learning environment and offers community experiences in the arts. Funds will be designated for Arts@St.Mark and will support a full-time arts...

KidsTLC, Inc. was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from the Edward G. and Kathryn E. Mader Foundation to support their Trellis Clinic Playground. KidsTLC will purchase and install a high-quality sensory playground directly outside of the Trellis Center that will include fine motor, gross motor, tactile, and visual inputs. Children will have opportunities to interact with staff and peers to model appropriate social behaviors, improve motor function, and even improve language skills.