We've had quite a few exciting changes as we grow and expand our services and programs to become better partners for safe and healthy communities. Here are a few ways we've grown this past year:

Five Agencies Come Together as One Cornerstones of Care

In January 2017, Gillis, Healthy Families, Marillac, Ozanam and Spofford united to take the next step in our journey together, becoming a single organization — Cornerstones of Care.

Together, we have a long legacy of serving children, young adults and families in Kansas City and beyond collectively for more than 400 years. and have been in a formal partnership together for nearly 20 years. By combining our efforts, we will be able to partner with more children and families for safe and healthy communities. Our operational structure and branding identity may look a little different as the individual agencies became campus names, but our mission and programs remain the same – and stronger than ever with your continued support.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our coming together as one organization.

Mental & Behavioral Health Services Expand to St. Louis in Partnership with Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition

In partnership with the St. Louis-based, Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, we have expanded our mental and behavioral health offerings to foster and adoptive families in the St. Louis area. This partnership helps fill a critical service gap for the families served by Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, which is currently one of the St. Louis area’s largest recruiter of foster and adoptive homes. Foster and adoptive families often face unique challenges due to emotional, mental and/or physical trauma experienced by children in their care. Through this partnership, we bring more intensive mental health services, such as outpatient counseling, to the families served by the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition.

Starting in Summer 2017, families who need additional mental health services will be identified by the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition team, and connected to a Cornerstones of Care therapist for outpatient counseling. Read more about our partnership here.

Functional Family Therapy Expands to 29 Counties and an Office in Salina, KS 

We’ve been providing Functional Family Therapy, an evidence-based, in-home intervention service for families, in Jackson County, Missouri and Wyandotte, Kansas for years. Through a new collaboration with the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC), we are now able to offer this service in 29 counties in NE Kansas. Additionally, with the expansion of this service, we have opened up an office in Salina, Kansas.

You can learn more about the service expansion, and our celebration with Kansas’ Governor Sam Brownback and KDOC here.

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