Helpful Links & Resources

  • Below, you will find several links that may be of assistance to you.  Please contact Lisa Manz if you have any questions.
    PLEASE NOTE: To access a particular resource, simply click the group heading to expand and display the list of links/information in that category. Click again to contract the listing. 

In School Resources

Local Resources

  • 1104 NE Vivion Rd.
    Kansas City, MO 64118
    Emergency assistance includes food, rent, utility and miscellaneous assistance for low-income households in Clay and Platte counties. Referral to other community resources is also available.

    161 County Road F
    Smithville, MO 64089
    Phone: 816-532-3744
    Fax: 816-532-0579
    Services Offered: Rental Housing


    18 years of age or older
    Scattered site rent subsidy 

    The Public Housing Authority pays a portion of the consumer’s rent through vouchers and certificates. The consumer may pay from $25.00 to 40% of their
    adjusted gross income, based on the local Fair Market Rent (FMR). 

    412 Aller
    Tracy, Missouri 64079

    Sallie West, Circuit Manager
    7000 Liberty Drive
    Liberty MO 64068
    Phone: (816) 407-5800
    Fax: (816) 781-4787
    800 Haines Drive
    Liberty, MO 64068

    R. Kenneth Elliott Children's Justice Center
    351 East Kansas Street
    Liberty, Missouri 64068
    Telephone: 816-736-8400
    Fax: 816-736-8450 
    2050 Plumbers Way, Suite 160
    Liberty, MO, 816-781-3200

    Love INC partners with local churches to develop ministries that "fill in the gaps" not being met. Love INC of Clay County's work focuses on five key areas that impact people in need. They include Emergency Utility Assistance, Food, Clothing, Hygiene and Prayer.

    5306 N. Oak Trafficway
    Kansas City,, MO Contact: Major's Richard & Barbara Carroll
    Tel: 816-452-5663

    Emergency Assistance: The Northland Corps offers assistance with gas, electric and rent. 

    Community Food Pantry: Supported through donations from organizations and individuals throughout the area our pantry supplies the basics to feed hundreds of families each year in our community. Pantry hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Hours are subject to change.

    PATHWAY of HOPE: a Salvation Army program that provides targeted services to families who desire to take action in breaking their cycle of crisis and begin a journey out of inter-generational poverty. Contact: Mylie Hadden at 816.352.8321 or

    3100 NE 83rd St., Ste. 1001,
    Kansas City, MO, 64119
    Phone: 816-468-0400
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Dental Resources

  • Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center Clay County Family Medicine & Dental Services
    800 Haines Drive, Liberty, MO 64068
    Hours: Monday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
    Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 a.m. – Noon
    Phone: 816-413-0662 ~ Fax: 816-792-1745

    Swope Health Northland
    4443 NW Gateway,
    Riverside, MO 64150
    (816) 627-2050
    Eligibility: Medicaid, Medicare, Private insurance, Sliding fee scale

    University of Missouri — Kansas City School of Dentistry Clinic
    650 E. 25th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
    Phone: 816-235-2100

    Comprehensive dental health services at one-third to one-half the cost of private care.
    Accepts Missouri Medicaid and will work with dental insurance companies.

    Concorde Dental Hygiene Program
    3239 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111
    Phone: 816-531-5223
    Hours: Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Drugs and Alcohol Resources

Government Resources

  • Clay County Sheriff
    Clay County Sheriff's Office
    12 Water Street
    Liberty, Missouri 64068

    Bob Boydston, Clay County Sheriff
    Lt. Col. Ed Enderson, Undersheriff
    Maj. David "D.C." Rogers, Chief Deputy/Emergency Management Director
    Cpt. Ron Jackson, Field Operations Division
    Cpt. Shauna Craven, Detention Division
    Cpt. Cathy Compton, Judicial/Community Services Division
    Sr. Lt. Steve Wright, Administration Division

    Phone: 816.407.3750 (new)
    Fax: 816.407.3751 (new)

    8620 N Green Hills Rd.
    Kansas City, MO 64154
    Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
    Except Federal Holidays.
    Phone: 1-800-772-1213

    Vehicle & Driving Licenses
    The Department of Revenue'’s Central Office is located in Jefferson City, but there are offices all over Missouri to assist you with your tax questions, motor vehicle titling and registration, or driver license transactions.
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Medical Resources

  • 4820A N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64118
    Phone: 816-413-0662
    Fax: 816-413-0655
    Hours: Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. -– 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m. -– Noon; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. -– 7 p.m.
    Building Closed: 2:30 p.m. –- 3:30 p.m. daily for lunch.

    4443 N.W. Gateway, Riverside, MO 64150
    Phone: 816-627-2050
    Fax: 816-448-2907 
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Open Monday until 6:30 p.m.

    CVS Minute Clinics
    No appointments necessary and most insurance accepted.
       Inside CVS/Pharmacy #5727
       1301 Platte Falls Rd
       Platte City, MO, 64079-7281
          Clinic Hours:
          Mon – Fri 8:30am to 7:30pm
          Sat 9am to 5:30pm
          Sun 10am to 5:30pm

       Northeast Barry Rd. KC MO 64155     
       Clinic Hours:
       Mon-Fri: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
       Sat & Sun: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

       Practitioners take a daily required lunch break from approximately 1:30 to 2:30pm Mon – Fri and 1 to 1:30pm Sat – Sun.

    Walgreens Take Care Heath Clinics: 
    No appointment necessary and most insurance accepted.

       401 NE Barry Rd. KC MO 64155 (intersection of North Oak and Barry)
          Mon-Fri 8:00am-7:30pm
          Sat 9:00am-4:30pm 
          Sun 10:00am-5:00pm

       1191 W Kansas Ave
       Liberty, MO 64068
          Mon - Fri 8:00am-7:30pm
          Sat - Sun 8:30am-4:00pm

    The clinic is closed daily for one hour during the week and 45 minutes on the weekend, generally around 1pm. Time may vary based on patient volume.

    501 NW Barry Road
    Kansas City, MO 64155
    (816) 413-2500

    The Children’s Mercy Northland Urgent Care Center treats minor illnesses and injuries when your primary care doctor's offices are closed. We're open every day from noon to 10 p.m. 
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Mental Health Resources

  • Mental Health Awareness

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  • Mental Health Resources


    Crisis phone lines:
    CommCare Crisis Line 1-888-279-8188
    Synergy Crisis Line 816-741-8700

    Outpatient Mental Health Providers:

    TriCounty Mental Health 816-468-0400
    * Sliding scale reduced fee, private insurances,and Medicare
    * Medicaid plans - accepts all MO HealthNet plans 
    * Psychiatric Services, medication, family/individual/group therapies for children and adults


    Synergy Services 816-741-8700

    * Sliding scale reduced fee, private insurances 
    * Medicaid plans - accepts all MO HealthNet plans
    * Family and individual therapies for children and adults

    Comprehensive Psychiatric Services 816-453-7473
    * Medicare and private insurances
    * Medicaid plans- only accepts Health Care USA
    * Psychiatric services, medication, family and indvidual therapies for children and adults

    Dipoto Counseling Services 816-268-8501
    * Medicare and private insurances 
    * Medicaid - onlyaccepts Health Care USA
    * Intensive Outpatient Program for adolescents (I.O.P.)
    * Family and individual therapies for children and adults

    Healthy Families 816-508-1600 
    * Sliding scale reduced fee, families must have NO insurance to qualify 
    * Family and individual therapies for children and adults

    Northland Psychiatric Specialists 816-453-6777 
    * Private insurances 
    *Child and adolescent psychiatric services and medication 

    Dr.’s Mahmood and Fadare 816-505-3311 
    * Private insurances, Medicare
    * Medicaid Plans – Please check with your MO HealthNet Provider 
    * Child and adolescent psychiatric services and medication 

    Metis Counseling 816-399-4204
    * Private insurances
    * Medicaid Plans – Health Care USA & Missouri Care 
    * Children, adolescents, adult, and family counseling 

    Counseling Support Services 816-452-7775
    * Private insurances
    * Medicaid Plans – Missouri Care & Home State Health Plan (Cenpatico) 
    * Children (6 & up), adolescents, adult, and counseling


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Prescription Drug Assistance

  • MoRx – Missouri Prescription Drug Program for Medicare Part D Enrollees
    Phone: 1-800-375-1406

    MoRx pays 50 percent of the out-of-pocket cost remaining after
    the member uses their Medicare Part D plan. MoRx enrollment is open year-round at no cost. English and Spanish-language versions of the MoRx application can be downloaded at It can also be found at pharmacies, Area Agencies on Aging, county health departments, Missouri Department of Revenue offices, libraries or by calling the MoRx Helpdesk at 1-800-375-1406. 

    MoRx is open t a Missouri resident enrolled in Medicare Part D; single with an annual gross income of $20,800 or less or married with an annual gross income of $28,000 or less. The MoRx Price Compare Internet site, The site provides personalized information about pharmacies and prescription costs by using Internet technology to create easy to use lists of local pharmacy options. This site is a tool to help Missourians obtain the best local price for their prescriptions.

    Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet
    Bishop Sullivan Center ~ Phone: 816-231-0984
    Community Assistance Council ~ Phone: 816-763-3277
    Community Services League ~ Phone: 816-254-4100
    Johnson County Human Services and Aging ~ Phone: 913-715-8800
    Northland Assistance Center ~ Phone: 816-421-2243
    Lee’s Summit Social Services ~ Phone: 816-525-4357
    El Centro, Inc. ~ Phone: 913-677-0100

    Provides emergency assistance for medical supplies, including prescriptions, one time per year for clients with a pressing need. Does NOT cover Medicare/Medicaid co-pays, emergency room visits, pre-existing medical expenses, routine doctor’s visits or hospitalization. Household income must be lower than 200 percent of federal poverty level. Photo ID, social security card and proof of address and income required. Call ahead for an intake appointment. A program of the Baptist–Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation.

    Pfizer Connection to Care Card
    Phone: 1-866-706-2400

    For low-income people with no prescription drug coverage. No age limit. Annual income must be less than $19,000/single or $31,000/family. Provides savings on many common Pfizer medications. Lipitor, Norvasc and Zoloft may befree or discounted considerably with physician application. Enroll online or call. No fee for card.

    Together RX Access Card
    Phone: 1-800-444-4106
    Sponsored by a combination of pharmaceutical companies. 

    Anyone under 65 can apply; annual income must be less then $30,000/single or 60,000/family. Must have no prescription drug coverage. Offers 25-40 percent savings on many common medications including Avandia, Allegra, Lanoxin, Lipitor, Nexium and Norvasc. Enroll online or call.
    No fee for card.

    Merck Prescription Discount for the Uninsured
    Phone: 1-800-506-3725

    Offered to all uninsured patients, regardless of age or income.
    Instant savings certificate provides an immediate discount at the pharmacy counter. The program is free of charge, easy to enroll and easy to use. The program also provides assistance for vaccinations for adults and children.

    Coast2Coast RX for City of Kansas City, Mo.
    Residents and Pets
    Phone: 203-645-8837

    Discount prescription card program for Kansas City residents.

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Volunteer Resources

  • Places where you can volunteer.
    Warrior Closet
    Volunteers needed to sort through clothing, hanging up clothing, and to help during open hours. Contact Lisa Manz 816-532-3178 or


    Children's Mercy Hospital
    It truly takes a team to care for children, especially when they are not feeling well. That team includes our world-renowned physicians and nurses, support staff and just as importantly, volunteers. This team supports the needs of our patients, families and staff. You're invited to become part of this caring team. 

    Whether escorting visitors through the hospital, playing with patients, offering breaks to parents, or pushing the cookie cart to waiting rooms, volunteers provide a special human touch that eases the stress for patients and families through difficult times. 

    Volunteering not only helps our patients and families, but it also provides volunteers the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and make a difference. On top of all that, did you know that volunteering is good for your health and can add longevity to your life? 

    If you are interested in making a difference in someone's life, become a Children's Mercy volunteer and color our world!

    Habitat for Humanity
    Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Kansas City! We have many exciting opportunities for volunteers of all ages and skill levels. Please note that construction volunteers must be at least 16 years old, but no construction skills are necessary. You can volunteer as an individual or with a group.

    Harvesters simply could not do the work we do without volunteer support. Hours spent by volunteers sorting food, assisting at special events or providing professional services translate into the work of approximately 86 full-time employees per year. Just one hour or afternoon of your time can make a difference!

    Love INC
    Calling all church groups, civic clubs, school organizations, Boy Scouts, 4-H Clubs, sport teams and more. Working folks, stay at home parents, retired men and women, we have something for everyone! Come check out our newly improved store and selection! Love INC of Clay County: 2050 Plumbers Way, 816.994.6926

    reStart Inc.
    Our Mission: reStart Inc., an interfaith ministry with homeless persons, is committed to providing shelter and supportive services to homeless men, women, youth and families with the goals of helping persons move toward independence and self-sufficiency and ending homelessness in our community.

    Please contact Alissa Parker, reStart Volunteer Coordinator, to ask what you can do as a volunteer. Many options are available that will fit your desires. 918 E. 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106-3009, Jackson County, (816)-472-5664 x 226 or email

    Salvation Army
    The opportunities of volunteering are as diverse as the communities we serve. Opportunities are available for individuals, corporations, schools and other organizations. 

    United Way of Greater Kansas City
    Volunteer Center Contacts: 

    Phone (816) 559-4667
    Fax (816) 474-5108
    Email shellystrickland[@]

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday – Friday
    7:30 am to 4:00 pm

    Volunteer Web Search
    Web site designed to help you search for places to volunteer at or near Smithville, MO.
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