Second puts our faith into action in Kansas City through partnerships with several local non-profit organizations. To support these partnerships we provide both volunteer hours and financial resources. Learn more about each of these organizations and how our partnerships further God’s love in our community. If you are interested in service opportunities with any of these organizations, please contact Jimmy Itczak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grandview Park Presbyterian Church
Grandview Park was originally founded by Second, and our congregation has supported their efforts in various ways through the years. This year, Second’s support is helping to fund three programs: the summer La Paz Kids Club, the monthly food pantry and a community garden.
ReStart provides adult emergency shelter with intensive housing counseling, workforce development, assistance applying for mainstream benefits, and short-term transition assistance to regular housing. Second’s support this year is allowing reStart to help more homeless adults with transitioning from the shelter to permanent housing, decreasing the length of time they are homeless and helping these individuals gain self-sufficiency by securing or improving sources of income.
Second helps support Amethyst Place’s Family Self-Sufficiency program which provides employment and education opportunities for single, low income, at-risk, homeless mothers recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. The program includes a job with on-the-job mentors, personal mentors through the Encompass program, one-on-one tutors, and parenting and life skills classes.
NewHouse’s mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing the tools that allow women and their children to make positive choices and lead self-sufficient lives. Second provides funding for NewHouse’s 88-bed facility for women and children that includes court advocacy, counseling, job preparation, financial and literacy classes.
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Second’s support of Covenant Presbyterian Church helps it provide both a Health and Wellness Clinic and a food pantry that services their immediate neighborhood, from 47th St. to 63rd St. on the east side of Kansas City. The food pantry serves 150 people per month and they welcome volunteers. Pantry hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Cross-Lines works to help its clients address the underlying issues which cause them to face homelessness, eviction, joblessness, and other financially unstable circumstances. Through its Housing Stabilization Program, Cross-Lines provides direct utility and rental assistance. Second provides both funding for this program and a volunteer team that serves meals on the second Monday of the month, from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. If you are interested in serving as part of this team, please contact Jill Hodge at email@example.com.
The Open Table
The Open Table is a community of peace and reconciliation in a city divided that gathers on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at Second around food, music and conversation. Second helps support The Open Table’s anti-racism training program, which works against systemic racism in all its forms. Learn more at theopentablekc.com/trainings.