Families come to Amethyst Place to escape a housing crisis. Moms are in early recovery from substance use and most children are separated in foster care. We help families reunify in our safe housing, providing them the support to overcome generational trauma, substance use, and poverty. Our three core programs supporting this transformation are:

Supportive Housing

Helps families stabilize and reunify through 37 private, fully furnished apartments and access to basic needs. Families can stay as long as needed.

Family Empowerment

Helps families overcome generational poverty and lead healthy lives through financial, education, career, and wellness support.

Therapeutic Services

Helps families heal from past trauma, stabilize mental health, improve parenting skills, and build resilience.

Lives Impacted

191 women and children served. Amethyst Place employs a long-term approach to achieve a long-term solution. Because our program does not limit how long families can reside here, they are given the time and resources needed to create lasting change.

Housing Stability

The average family stays 19 months. 81% of families that have resided at Amethyst Place since 2020 are still stably housed, either at Amethyst Place or in the community—demonstrating how our program effectively addresses houselessness for the vast majority of participants.


At intake, the majority of children were in out-of-home placement. Yet, by year-end, 88% of children in out-of-home placement were reunified with their mom and siblings at Amethyst Place. Nationally, only 44% reunify following mom’s treatment – Read Here

Overcoming Poverty

80% of women were employed, in school, or both, building a pathway to financial security. 25 women were in GED classes, college, or vocational training. 34 women were employed or had other sources of income. We saw a 43% increase in employment rates from intake to present.


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2735 Troost-A, Kansas City, Missouri 64109
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