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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.

503 E. 23rd St South
Independence, Mo 64055


Kansas City Healthy Start



 Healthy Start offers services and support for mothers, children and their families before, during and after pregnancy. Give your baby a Healthy Start.

 Many things contribute to a healthy and safe pregnancy. If you are pregnant or planning a family, Kansas City Healthy Start can help you get the information and services you need to have a healthy baby, raise a healthy family and keep yourself healthy and strong.

 Community health workers will provide help signing up for health insurance and finding a doctor for mom and baby; setting goals for a healthy lifestyle; parenting education for mom and the father of the baby; referral and resource information for breastfeeding support, nutrition counseling, food and housing assistance and job training programs.

 Our staff are people who know your community, speak your language and respect you.

·         Help you sign up for health insurance and find a doctor for you and your baby,

·         Provide referral and resource information for you and the father of the baby,

·         Connect you to nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support and food assistance,

·         Provide education and counseling about alcohol and drug abuse during and after pregnancy,

·         Connect you to housing assistance,

·         Give you parenting education,

·         Help you set goals for a healthy lifestyle,

·         Refer you to job training programs,

·         Connect you with support groups
…and much more!


Rachel House

816-875-1059 (Lee’s Summit)
816-453-1011 (Northland)

After Hours:
Text: HELPLINE to 313131
Call: 800-712-HELP

Rachel House provides free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds, and abortion education in the Kansas City area. They do not provide or refer for abortion services or to abortion clinics in Kansas City. If you’re pregnant and considering abortion in Kansas City, visit Rachel House before you decide.


Birthright of Greater Kansas City

800-550-4900 (24 hour hotline)

6309 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64113

This agency provides free and confidential pregnancy testing, emotional support, guidance and practical assistance to pregnant women.  Childbirth classes, as well as labor and post-partum support, maternity and baby clothing, and referrals for medical care, adoption, legal advice, professional counseling, emergency and housing assistance.  Limited transportation, no residency requirements.


Catholic Charities


1112 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64105

This agency provides case management and other services needed to promote healthy maternal and child outcomes.  They can help arrange medical care, legal information, housing, provide counseling, basic support services, parenting and adoption options.


Community Health Project


3801 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130

This agency offers transportation and health education for pregnant women in Jackson County.  Transportation is provided to tests/appointments at: Richard Cabot Clinic; Swope Health Services; Samuel U. Rodgers Community Health Center; Truman Medical Center; Children’s Mercy Hospital.  Prenatal parenting workshops, assistance with diapers and formula after delivery.


Mother’s Refuge


3721 Delridge
Independence, MO 64052

This agency provides housing, individual and group counseling, parenting classes, life skills classes, teen advocacy and support for pregnant teens.  Must be pregnant and between the age of 11-19.


Planned Parenthood

816-756-2277 (Midtown)
816-252-3800 (Independence)
816-763-2125 (South Kansas City)
816-453-6000 (North Kansas City)
913-345-1400 (Overland Park, KS)

This agency offers confidential pregnancy tests, family planning, birth control, HIV and STD testing, sexuality education, abortions, and morning-after treatment.  Hours vary by location and fees are on a sliding scale (with MC+ and BCBS insurances accepted).


Women Infants Children (WIC)

816-404-3650 (Blue Springs)
816-763-0969 (Cresent Clinic)
816-404-6580 (Grandview)
816-404-6460 (Jackson County Health Dept.-Independence)
816-932-5156 (St. Luke’s Hospital)
816-889-4624 (Samuel Rodgers)
816-923-5800 (Swope)
816-404-9740 (TMC-Lakewood)
816-404-0650 (TMCW)

WIC provides supplemental food vouchers, support for breastfeeding, health and nutrition screenings, nutrition counseling, and infant formula vouchers. Must be low income, be breastfeeding or post-partum. Serves infants and children up to the age of 5. Persons applying must present a valid ID, MC+ card (if available) proof of income and immunization records for all children.


Crisis Pregnancy Center

71 Highway and Blue Ridge Blvd

Offers supplies depending upon donations.  Pregnancy tests, maternity clothing, etc.

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am-1pm and Wednesday 4pm-6pm.




For young pregnant ladies aged 12 – 21 who need a safe place to stay while pregnant, we offer full residential services.  All residential services are provided free of charge.

The residential services are provided in a wonderful large home that is clean, beautifully furnished, and private. Our staff provides a loving and friendly environment for the young women who come to live there, and each client is made to feel comfortable.

The home is conveniently located in the Kansas City metro area and young ladies are housed twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. Parents or guardians are encouraged to stay in contact with their daughters while they live there.
If you are interested in residential placement, please call our 24-hour HOPE Line at 816-916-4434

Services Provided
Case Management
Educational/Vocational Guidance
Prenatal Education and Support Classes
Life Skills
Parenting Classes
Nutrition Classes
Bible Studies and Daily Devotions
After-Care Support


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