Hope Faith Ministries
On this edition of Jaws of Justice Radio new host Erik Faulkner is joined by Melvin Merritt to talk to Carla Brewer, Client Services Director for Hope Faith Ministries. Carla tells us about the services HFM provides to the homeless, 7 days a week at their facility at 7th (Admiral) and Virginia in KCMO.
Hope Faith Ministries
705 Virginia Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64106
Richard Tripp and Care of Poor People – COPPINC
Richard Tripp of Care of Poor People joins host Jeff Humfeld to tell us about COPP’s Spring Break event and the need for volunteers, clothing, hygiene products, food and more. Richard has been holding the Spring Break and Winter Survival events for 30 years. He started COPP while living under the Broadway bridge. the Spring Break event on April 19th and
COPP Spring Break 2014 will be held at the Scottish Rite Temple on April 19th from 12:00 to 4:00. The Scottish Rite Temple is located at 1330 E Linwood Blvd. This is the same location that we used for the Spring Break last year. There is a need for volunteers on April 17, 18 and 19 as well. To find out more about how you can get involved or where you can donate items call COPP at 816-721-3291 or check out the COPP website.
If you are in need of services the COPP website has a list of Resources that will help you find food, clothing and shelter in KC.
Rebecca Kaster – LGBT Laison for the KCMOPD
To end our show we rebroadcast an interview Elizabeth Anderson did for The Tenth Voice on KKFI with Officer Rebecca Kaster the new LGBT laison for the KCMO Police Department. Rebecca tells about coming out at work and helps other officers with their interactions with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender citizens. This is a good peek into a changing police department. You find out more at their webpage.
You can listen to The Tenth Voice every Saturday at 1pm on 90.1 FM KKFI. Check them and their calendar of events out at http://www.kkfi.org/program/the-tenth-voice/
Calendar of Events
The Veterans Administration is holding a Veteran Benefits Fair and Resource Expo, Saturday, March 29th 9am to noon at the VA Medical Center, 4801 Linwood Blvd, KCMO. Learn about the benefits you have earned and the community resources available to veterans and their families. You will need to bring a copy of your DD-214 with you. Veteran that do not have health insurance can sign up at the VA and meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
Advocates and citizens that want to know about hearings and legislation that pertain to the criminal justice code, law enforcement, prisons and reentry can join Representative Brandon Ellington, Saturday April 5th 11:30am – 1pm at the Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Emmanuel Cleaver II Blvd, KCMO. Representative Ellington will give updates on bills in the House and take suggestions on changes to legislation or possible new legislation.
The Racial Justice Committee of the All Souls Unitarian Universalist church is sponsoring multiracial book circle readings of Michele Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness. Each group will consist of 8-12 members that will read and discuss the book. For More information Contact Janet Brown-Moss at 816-695-0033 or email [email protected]