Kansas City Organizations and Services
AIDS Walk Kansas City
Over 5,700 men, women and children are living with HIV/AIDS in Kansas City. Over 700 are between the ages of 13 and 24. Be Ready to help those living with HIV/AIDS in Kansas City and to support our local AIDS service organizations.
Camp Fire USA builds caring, confident youth and future leaders. We are inclusive, welcoming children, youth and adults regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation or other aspect of diversity.
EQUAL is Kansas City’s for youth-by youth Gay Straight Alliance Network, connecting queer youth across the metropolitan area. EQUAL organizes an annual Empowerment Summit, National Coming Out Day and the Day of Silence. EQUAL will continue and expand its programming as The EQUAL Youth Center. The organizers believe that Kansas City’s queer youth deserve a safe, fun space with daily programming provided by a fiscally strong nonprofit organization with broad-based community support.
4741 Central St, Suite 220; KCMO 64112; 913-608-4528
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training. GSA Network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs and builds the capacity of GSAs to: create safe environments in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia and other oppressions, educate the school community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools.
As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than one million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality.
The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) is a Missouri nonprofit corporation committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Currently, there are no LGBT-specific domestic violence or sexual assault services in western Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, or Iowa. KCAVP was created to address this gap by providing support and services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes in western Missouri, eastern Kansas, with a focus on the Kansas City area.
The Kansas City Free Health Clinic is an integral part, the net under the safety net, of the health care delivery system in the Kansas City community. As it was formed to do in 1971, the Clinic provides basic health care services at no charge to people who cannot pay for care and to those who do not have insurance available to them. The Clinic helps keep the uninsured and underinsured healthy!
KCLOVE exists to increase awareness of issues of violence for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender youth in Kansas City, and provide resources for victims.
Passages Youth Center is a drug-free, alcohol-free, and hate-free center for 14- through 20-year-old lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Our goal is to help them grow as they explore the nature of their sexual and gender identities while having fun and meeting new friends at the same time. We provide educational information and experiences to encourage personal growth and social interaction to ease their transition into self-acceptance and to become empowered LGBTQ youth. These programs form a foundation of vital resources that provide youth with alternatives to risk-taking behavior.
The mission of the Lesbian Gay Community Center of Greater Kansas City is to create, support and provide vital and timely resources and services for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight-Allied communities of greater Kansas City. In 2008, the Center capitalized on the “COM” in the modern-day GLBT COMmunity, and began serving its members with revamped website and strategic plan.
The Midwest Alternative Family Alliance was organized in 2002 by a small group of people in Kansas City who were concerned that local gay and lesbian parents and prospective parents needed a presence, a voice, and a way to connect with each other. MAFA supports LGBT parents in the greater Kansas City area and beyond to build families and raise children in a community that is respectful, encouraging, and inclusive.
The Safe Schools Coalition of Missouri is a team comprised of organizations across the state working to end bullying in Missouri public schools.
Ozanam represents more than 60 years of providing the best quality services to thousands of children and families who need it most. On its main campus in South Kansas City, Ozanam has grown from a single-service boys’ home into a multi-service treatment center offering both residential and educational day treatment programs for boys and girls ages 12 to 18.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Kansas City (PFLAG-KC) is a group of parents, siblings, friends, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people who: Provide a support system for the families and friends of LGBT people to enable them to understand, accept and support their children with love and pride; Provide education for individuals and the community at large on the nature of homosexuality; and Support the full human and civil rights of LGBT people.
PerformOUTKC provides a safe, inclusive atmosphere for youth of any and all identities, which fosters positive identity development through excellence in music performance and creative expression: To provide a safe place for the LGBTA young people (13–20) in the Kansas City Metro area to be themselves and develop a positive self image. Explore self expression through the performing arts (Vocal and Instrumental Music, Dance, Theater, Writing, and the Visual Arts), Share their life experiences and voices with the Kansas City Community through performance. We proudly invite all gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual and trans-gendered youth (ages 13–20) to participate in the performing arts organization.
The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools – at home and all over the world – become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
24-hour Youth Crisis Line
Our Street Outreach team canvases Greater Kansas City helping homeless youth, up to age 22. The team provides basic necessities like food, water, clothing, blankets and hygiene products. Transportation and case management/referral services are also provided to youth as needed. For youth that want to get off the street, the team provides a bridge to Synergy House, our youth shelter.
SASS unites survivors of suicide (family, friends, etc.) throughout the greater Kansas City metropolitan and surrounding areas. We believe the public must be educated about suicide. We sincerely feel that “Suicide is everyone’s business.”
Are you trading sex for money, drugs, food, or a place to stay? Are you in a bad situation where this may feel like your only option? Or do you know a youth that is? Ages 13 to 21 We can help… This group will meet the last Thursday of every month from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. If you are in crisis or just need to talk call 816-748-0004 anytime. KC Free will be here to do sex education and STD/HIV testing for those that are interested. For more information please contact Veronica’s Voice Outreach Coordinator, Caroline at 816-483-7101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midtown – Westport – 303 Westport Rd. , Kansas City, MO
Midtown – Westport – 3715 Main St. , Kansas City, MO
7520 Shawnee Mission Pkwy , Mission, KS
Midtown – Westport – 101 Southwest Blvd. , Kansas City, MO
Midtown – Westport – 805 W. 39th St. , Kansas City, MO
Midtown – Westport – 3707 Main St. , Kansas City, MO
Midtown – Westport – 413 East 33rd Street , Kansas City, MO
Plaza – 4558 Main Street , Kansas City, MO
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