The City is committed to providing support and services for those who can least provide for themselves. The following programs are available through the Human Services Division or located in the Robert J. Mohart Multipurpose FOCUS Center, which also provides rooms for public use for cultural, educational, recreational and social events; public meetings and community forums. For more information about reserving a room or renting office space at the center, call 816-513-4501.
Senior Adult Services Program
We offer a variety of programming for seniors age 60 and over. Daily activities include free lunch, information seminars, health screening, nutrition and food health demonstration classes, checkers and bridge club, exercise, recreation, seasonal festivities and access to the local service networks. In-Home Senior Program delivers in-home meals to seniors, telephone reassurances, caseworker support, and home visits. For information and enrollment instructions, call 816-513-4501.
Foster Grandparents Program
The Foster Grandparents program provides assistance to adults 55 or greater in age who wish to care for children in need of fosterage.
Homeless initiatives include planning and administration of federal and non-federal funds to support homeless assistance programs for families with children, victims of domestic violence, and individuals.
Mohart On-Site Child Care Services
Provides assistance regarding summer camp programs, afterschool programs, and specialized back-to-school campaigns, plus referrals for parents looking for safe place for their children to receive educational (tutoring services) and social engagement. For more information, call 816-513-4501.
Youth nutrition programs
Provides organizations access to meals for summer camp programs and afterschool programs. For more details, stop by or call 816-513-4501.
Day care services
The Human Services Division monitors contracts that provide City general funds to day care centers to supplement their operating costs. It also contracts with local agencies to provide temporary day care service for homeless families to allow the parents an opportunity to work toward resolution of their homelessness. For more information, call 816-513-4501.
The BRIDGES Program is a Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City-funded initiative that provides evaluation, treatment planning, and post-release intensive case management for municipal offenders at the Regional Correctional Center with mild to moderate mental illnesses. Program participation is voluntary. For more information, call 816-513-4501.
Other services housed at the Mohart Center include 24/7 child care services (includes infant care), home health care services, mortgage housing counseling, minority contractor support of Woman Enterprise Business (WBE) and Minority Enterprise Business (MBE). For more information, call 816-513-4501.