Our three core programs are designed to help families overcome the interconnected cycles of trauma, substance use, and poverty:
Provides safe and stable housing through 37 apartment units and access to basic needs.
Supports educational, career, financial, and health and wellness goals to help families overcome generational poverty and lead healthy lives.
Helps families heal from past trauma, stabilize mental health, improve parenting skills, and build resilience.
Our long-term, comprehensive program produces outcomes that will transform future generations by directly addressing the interconnected cycles of generational poverty, trauma, and substance use. By reunifying families, we not only reduce continued trauma and the negative impacts of foster care placement, but we also produce a significant cost savings to the foster care system, which costs an average of $32,711 per child per year. With 25 children reunified with their mom after time in foster care, we produced a potential savings of $817,775 in public dollars in 2020. By stabilizing families’ housing and income, we also reduce the prevalence of homelessness and burden on the public benefits system in Kansas City. By addressing substance use and mental health, we reduce the societal consequences of unmanaged mental health and substance use disorders. Because of our two-generational approach, these outcomes are multiplied for an even longer-lasting impact.
198 women and children served.
Average family stays 2 years; 100% of families improved “Housing” domain.
83% of women showed improvement in their “Parenting” domain
1228 hours of therapy were provided to 61 women and children; 80% of women showed improvement in their “Mental Health” domain
70 families utilized our household pantry for food, cleaning, and hygiene supplies; 32,952 pounds of food distributed
477 hours of wellness coaching and fitness classes were provided to 85 women and children
88% of families showed improvement in their “Safety” domain (Arizona Self-Sufficiency Instrument)
393 hours of life skills programming provided
37 women participated in our AP Sisterhood graduate aftercare program after moving off campus
13 children utilized our virtual classroom, which has been in operation since early August 2020 in response to COVID-19; 35 moms were engaged in educational and/or vocational training programs