Home and Community Based Intervention

Home and community based interventions meet young people and their families where they are through a variety of programs that bring behavioral health and emotional wellbeing supports into family settings, small groups, community and virtual spaces. Keeping flexibility and accessibility in mind, programs aim to help children and families feel comfortable on their own turf, giving service providers a more complete picture kids’ strengths as well as challenges.

Bringing mental health and wellbeing home

Through early intervention, parenting classes, and homeless youth supports, home and community based interventions have unique benefits. Research shows home interventions can help decrease rates of child abuse and neglect, improve academic performance and behavior at school, and boost children’s health.1 Studies of early childhood community interventions can bring a broad-range of long-term benefits, including lower crime rates, higher education attainment and even better earnings as adults.2 Critical to our full impact, these programs have a ripple effect on the wellbeing of the community as a whole.

Explore our current home and community based intervention services partners.

Who We Fund

Investing in home and community based intervention services strengthens Jackson County

Help where they need it

Home and community based intervention services break down barriers to care by bringing support to young peoples’ doorsteps and neighborhoods.

Better and Safer Environments

Home and community based interventions are proven to lead to a decrease in child abuse and neglect.

Stronger community

Home and community based interventions not only benefit our kids; they help the adults in their lives, too.

“With funds from the CSF, we able to have two behavioral specialists for the Head Start program who can provide more early intervention — and long-lasting intervention — in regards to mental health,”
Genevieve Muncy, Head Start Mental Health Coordinator at the YMCA.
“Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City matters to the greater Kansas City metro because we are literally shaping and molding the future of this community. We’re in the business of young people, so it makes sense that we would be able to leverage the tremendous resources that are provided thanks to the levy to support the mental health needs of the young people we work with.”
Dr. Dred Scott, President and CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City

The CSF difference

As a voter-approved, tax-funded program, the CSF works to elevate and “raise the tide” for everyone working to support kids in Jackson County. Investing in home and community based intervention services, our partners, their programs and collaboration for innovation is what’s best for our kids — and our community.

Validating impact

Our rigorous funding process balances the utilization of proven approaches with an opportunity for innovation to ensure impact for Jackson County kids.

Ensuring effectiveness

Our Community Impact Framework aligns partner efforts in a strategic, comprehensive manner to strengthen mental health, reduce abuse & neglect, and increase skills & knowledge for children and youth.

Creating community

Our network of collaborative, innovative prevention specialists, mental health professionals, and area leaders work together to improve outcomes for children and families, uplift the community, and build stronger relationships between child-serving organizations.

Learn more about our funding strategy.

Our Community Impact Framework

Learn more about home and community based intervention services

1 “Are home visiting programs effective in reducing child maltreatment?” Casey Family Programs. 27 September 2022. Accessed 4 May 2023. https://www.casey.org/home-visiting-programs/

2 Reynolds AJ, Temple JA, Ou S, et al. Effects of a School-Based, Early Childhood Intervention on Adult Health and Well-being: A 19-Year Follow-up of Low-Income Families. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161(8):730–739. doi:10.1001/archpedi.161.8.730. Accessed 4 May 2023. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/570882

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