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Parental Stress Hotline



Lighthouse Outreach Program


The Outreach Program is offered to aid young mothers who do not need residential services but can benefit from practical, physical, and spiritual needs to support them in their decision to choose life for their babies. The Outreach Program serves young mothers who are either going through pregnancy or already have young children. Young mothers may join the Outreach program before their youngest child is 21 months old. By being involved in the Outreach Program, mothers are expected to learn parenting, nutrition, life, and leadership skills to exceed self-sufficiently. Each year a number of topics are covered through Outreach programming.

Outreach Programming Classes Offered through the Light House:

Choosing Quality Daycare, Infant CPR, Car Seat Safety, Love and Logic/Discipline, Infant Massage, Brain Development/Ages and Stages, Library Resources/Reading with Your Child, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Child Abuse Prevention

Nutrition/Health Care
Drug Abuse Prevention, Process of Labor/Preparation for Childbirth, Immunizations, Lead Poisoning Prevention, Infant Baby Feeding, Food Safety, Childhood Obesity, Nutrition During Pregnancy, Healthy Food Choices on a Budget

Life Skills/Leadership Development
Healthy Self-Esteem, Leadership in the Home (Budgeting, Finance, Education), Car Safety, Job Readiness (Finding Application, Resume Writing, Interviewing), Basic Self-Defense, Finding Safe Housing, Anger Management, Abstinence/Healthy Relationships, Abortion/Adoption Awareness, Personal Testimonies

Bible Study
Bible Study topics are relevant to young adults and topics covered include: developing an identity in Christ, Godly parenting, prayer, God’s love, healing from painful relationships, abstinence, Godly relationships, and the importance of a healthy, God-centered support group.

An evening at Outreach consists of approximately two hours. A sample evening timeline is as follows:

5:30-5:45pm Residential Clients shop in Baby’s Boutique
5:45-6:15pm Outreach Program Clients are able to shop in Baby’s Boutique and eat snacks/visit before class begins.
6:15-6:45pm Bible Study
6:45-7:45pm Education Class

The Baby Boutique
Ladies who attend our Outreach Program and ladies who stay in our Maternity Home are able to earn coupons for participation, which they can use to purchase items in our Baby Boutique. They can purchase items like diapers, wipes, bottles, strollers, car seats, clothes, and more. Visit our Baby Boutique to learn more.



Healthy Family Connections (CAPA)


Healthy Family Connections is a three-tier program designed to prevent child abuse by promoting positive interactions by building on parents’ strengths and helping to link high-needs families with the resources they need to create a safe and nurturing home environment.
Tiers include:
  1. Welcome Home Baby – a short-term intervention with the new mother; consisting of one to two visits in the hospital, and one visit in the home.
  2. Healthy Families Needs Assessment – a short-term (30-90 days) in-home assessment and intervention with those families who are considered to be high-needs.
  3. Healthy Family Connections – a long-term, in-home visitation program helping families with children to ensure a safe and nurturing home environment. Available to families who live in Jackson County, MO. Must be expecting a baby, or have a baby 3 months or younger to be eligible. For ages prenatal to three years old.



Parents and Children Together (CAPA)


The Parents and Children Together (PACT) program is designed to strengthen family relationships and parenting skills. Services include: parent support groups, educational programs, and activities for children and parents designed to promote positive communication and problem solving within the family. Also included within the PACT program are case management services, crisis assistance and special events for families that encourage positive interaction through play and group activities.
PACT helps adults and children of all ages. Two child groups are available; one ranging from 5-11 years old, and a teen group for kids ranging from 12-16 years of age. PACT is open to families residing in Jackson County, and helps to ensure a strong and safe environment where families can thrive. Child care provided for 0-4 year olds.



Parents As Teachers

This agency provides parent education for families with children birth to three years old.  Valuable information on development, nutrition, health, and discipline offered to families during home visits.

The website shows a variety of locations, phone numbers, and addresses based upon a family’s geographic location.



Catholic Charities


1112 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64105

This agency provides parent education, pregnancy counseling, adoption plans, and community resource referrals.





1508 NW Vivion Rd
Kansas City, MO 64118

This agency offers a FREE Home Visitation program for families with children under the age  of three  living in Cass, Clay, Jackson, Lafayette, and Platte Counties.

Certified Parent Educators will visit your home and will be a resource to help you better understand your child’s development and provide assistance accessing community resources. This program also offers the opportunity to meet and interact with other families and children through scheduled playgroups and events in your area.

  • Home safety check
  • Developmental screening
  • Car seat safety check
  • Literacy training & FREE books
  • Parent Education
  • Play groups
  • Resource network in time of need



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