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Advancing Safety and Health in Kansas City

Advancing Safety and Health in Kansas City

In Missouri's eastern Jackson County, 9.81% of the population is uninsured. In fact, in all of Jackson County, there is only one primary care physician for every 1,310 residents. Lack of access to healthcare causes children and young adults to miss out on basic preventative care. We're trying to change that.

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A Portrait of Generosity

A Portrait of Generosity

When Jack turned 9, he and his family took part in a "9 acts of kindness" challenge. As one of his acts, Jack spent some of his birthday money to buy birthday gifts for our youth in foster care. This simple act of kindness garnered media attention as Jack continued to share what he had with others.

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Screening for Success: Developing a New Tool to Address Trauma

Screening for Success: Developing a New Tool to Address Trauma

Every youth who enters foster care shares one common thread - the trauma of being removed from their homes and separated from their families. In 2018, Washington University conducted a needs assessment for our treatment foster care program. Based on their assessment, we are now collaborating with them to develop a screening tool to be used before placing a child in a treatment foster care home.

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Rozell Named Executive Director of Kansas Programs

Rozell Named Executive Director of Kansas Programs

Donna Rozell has been named Cornerstones of Care's executive director of Kansas programs and services, responsible for providing strategic, executive-level leadership to strengthen existing programs and grow new partnerships throughout the state.

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Staff Spotlight - Nakia Winston

Staff Spotlight - Nakia Winston

Nakia Winston works in our St. Louis office placing children in loving treatment foster homes. Learn about her work, the need for foster parents, and what keeps her going.

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