How Do We Work?
We’re looking for nonprofits that promote kids’ mental health and social-emotional well-being, and strengthen families of children and youth (under 19) in Jackson County. Our top priorities include crisis intervention, counseling and therapy, home and community based intervention, shelter & transitional living, and prevention services.
SOME IMPORTANT NOTES ON ELIGIBILITY:
- Applicants must be Missouri nonprofits or government entities and be certified or licensed in Missouri to provide funded services (if applicable).
- Funded partners must get at least 25 percent of their funds from sources other than CSF and conduct independent financial audits yearly.
- Funded partners must maintain their clients’ confidentiality; provide services regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender or age; and screen employees and volunteers who provide services directly to children and youth.
CSF IS ABLE TO FUND:
- Up to 30 days of temporary shelter for abused, neglected, runaway, homeless or emotionally disturbed youth; respite care services; and services to unwed mothers;
- Outpatient chemical dependency and psychiatric treatment programs; counseling and related services as a part of transitional living programs; home-based and community-based family intervention programs; unmarried parent services; crisis intervention services, inclusive of telephone hotlines; and prevention programs, which promote healthy lifestyle among children and youth and strengthen families;
- Individual, group, or family professional counseling and therapy services; psychological evaluations; and mental health screenings.
CSF CAN’T FUND:
- Inpatient medical, psychiatric, and chemical dependency services
- Transportation services
- Capital campaigns, construction and building expenses