2016 Mission Partners
Grace United Community Ministries
Grace United provides the Aim for Success Children’s Education and Teen Enrichment and Leadership Program, a year-round program including after-school and summer components for children and youth ages 5-18. The emphasis is on reading, math tutoring, pre- and post-test assessments and grade level/skill improvement. Volunteers are always welcome.
Grandview Park Presbyterian Church
Grandview Park was originally founded by Second, and our congregation has supported their efforts in various ways through the years. Currently they offer the La Paz Summer Kids Club, serving 60-80 children. The children helped by this program are primarily ELL (English Language Learners) and they are provided breakfast and lunch along with peer mentoring and activities guided by qualified staff.
Reconciliation Services provides emergency assistance including rent/utilities assistance, document assistance, emergency food, medicine and case management at their 31st & Troost location. Second’s funding supports the emergency services program. Volunteers are always welcome.
ReStart provides adult emergency shelter with intensive housing counseling, workforce development, assistance applying for mainstream benefits, and short-term transition assistance to regular housing.
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Covenant Presbyterian Church provides a food pantry that services their immediate neighborhood, from 47th St. to 63rd St. on the east side of Kansas City. They serve 150 people per month and they welcome volunteers. Pantry hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Amethyst Place’s family self-sufficiency program provides employment and education support for low-income, at-risk, homeless mothers recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. The program includes mentoring and tutoring and life-skills classes.
Community LINC provides interim and immediate housing programs, supportive services and aftercare services for 150 homeless families each year. Second’s funding supports general operating expenses for these programs.
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. NewHouse is an 88-bed facility for women and children that includes court advocacy, counseling, job preparation, financial and literacy classes.
Central Presbyterian Church
Central provides a food pantry and clothing closet that serves the 64109 zip code and surrounding neighborhoods. Second’s support allows for the purchase of new blankets, an annual Thanksgiving meat distribution, and food purchased from Aldi and Harvesters.
Shepherds Center provides a Meals on Wheels program which serves and delivers 800 meals per week to 168 individuals in the midtown area.
Kansas City Interfaith Youth Alliance
Second’s support helps to fund KCIYA’s staff and expand their programs within the Kansas City metro area. KCIYA’s collaborative program mentors high school youth of all faiths and backgrounds, engaging them on two levels. The first is through monthly youth mentoring and leadership training. The second is core leadership groups that engage a broader set of youth to attend service projects, discussions, and social events. The goal is to empower youth of all backgrounds and faiths to come together to create understanding and respect by serving their communities.