In the words of Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph’s CEO, Karen Noel, “Please [also] pray for the families of those who died, and the children and adults who were injured. May we continue to work to share the light of Christ in our community as it is in great need of love, kindness and peace.”
Mental Health and Crisis Help Resources:
Crisis Counselor 24/7
Child Protection Center
Tri-County Mental Health
Johnson County Mental Health
UMKC Community Counseling and Assessment Services
Resources for helping children through trauma:
Your child’s school district may have counselors and social workers available to help your youth process this tragedy.
Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
It is always better to be proactive rather than reactive and it is best to alleviate hazards or hiccups in times of peace than in times of chaos. Utilize these tips to reduce the risk for catastrophe or damage. The reality is that fire emergencies and disaster situations can strike anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Click below for Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips PDF
February is National Canned Food Month!
Here are tips on storing and using your cans safely.
Because of our Midwest geography, Missouri is frequently struck by natural disasters (tornadoes, flooding, high winds, ice storms, etc.)
In fact, since 1990, we have had 40 major federal disasters declared. That’s more than one disaster a year for the past 30 years!
While disasters negatively impact everyone...
…vulnerable populations can be disproportionately affected, finding it harder to regain their bearings.
This group might include children, persons over 65 years of age, women head of households, those hovering around the poverty line, persons with disabilities, homeless individuals, and those struggling with health challenges (mental & physical).
A window of opportunity
Research suggests there is a window of opportunity to get these individuals back up and functioning following a disaster or risk a potential life-long aftershock.
In 2020, the Welcome Center will focus on developing a disaster program by providing case management services to those households affected by natural and man-made disasters. The need for disaster case management services came after the spring and summer of 2019 when flooding in northwest Missouri overwhelmed those communities. Currently, nine out of 27 counties are eligible for disaster case management. The Welcome Center case management services will include identifying and assessing needs and developing a plan to address those needs. This can include emergency assistance, education, and both internal and external referrals when necessary.
Help us make an impact!
In fiscal year 2018-2019, we impacted 645 individuals by providing Long Term Recovery Services and Disaster Response.
For more information on disaster relief, contact us 816-221-4377 firstname.lastname@example.org
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