Housing Help For Returning Citizens
Host Melvin Merritt talks with Brenda Bellars, Tiffani Painter and Denmon Martinez of Affordable Housing of KC and Tom Norman and Chris Williams of Ike’s House, a program that uses the formerly incarcerated and recovering addicts to repair housing for themselves and other citizens.
Affordable Housing KC helps the chronically homeless find clean, safe housing. They do this by helping clients access health care, mental health issues, transportation and counselling. They are helping the residents build a community inside the houses so they can learn the skills to become part of the wider community.
Contact: Affordable Housing of KC, 816-673-1384 or check out website at www.affordablehousingofkc.com
Ike’s house helps men who are recovering from addiction and/or struggling with reintegrating from prison. This house is self managed by the residents who better understand and support those who are struggling with similar problems.
Contact: Tom Norman, 314-727-3399 or email [email protected]
Regulating Alcohol in KCMO and The Legal Consequences of Alcohol Abuse.
We replay an show with host Keith Brown El where he talks with Jim Ready of the Regulated Industries Department of KCMO about how the sale of alcohol is regulated in KC and who can get a liquor license. The Keith talks with Martha Means of the KCMO Municipal Prosecutors office about what happens when someone’s alcohol use gets them in trouble with the law.
Children of Incarcerated Parents summer food program will start Monday, June 30th. Their Harvesters’ Kids Café will serve all children ages 18 and younger free nutrition’s meals. Also, free meals will be provided to individuals’ ages 18-21 that are determined by a state agency to be physically or mentally disabled. Lunch will be served Monday through Friday from 12pm-1pm, and Dinner 4pm-5pm at 6285 Paseo, KCMO. If you have any questions regarding this program please call 816-517-9504.
CASA advocates come from many different walks of life. Being a CASA Volunteer doesn’t require any specific background or special education; it only requires the desire to help abused and neglected children find safe, permanent homes.
So, what does it take to become a CASA Volunteer? Complete an application, set up an interview and take their training. To learn more about being a CASA Volunteer in Jackson County Contact Karrie Duke at 816-984-8204 or email [email protected] In Johnson and Wyandotte County contact the CASA office at 913-715-4042 or download a volunteer application at www.casajwc.org