Local Resources

Local Resources

We are so fortunate to have such great resources available in the Kansas City community. 

We hope that you will find this information helpful. 

And be sure to check out our program sponsors for additional resources.

Bloch Cancer Hotline
The goal of the R. A. Bloch Cancer Foundation is to help people diagnosed with cancer have the best chance of beating it as easily as possible.  The web site is a dynamic, growing instant resource available to cancer patients around the world, free to everyone and easily accessed.

Cancer Action
As a caring community of professionals and volunteers, Cancer Action is dedicated to reducing distress and improving the quality of life for those living with, through and beyond cancer; and promote education, prevention and early detection to reduce the impact of cancer in the greater Kansas City area.   Cancer Action serves any person diagnosed with cancer who resides in the five county metropolitan area. This includes Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas, and Clay, Platte, and Jackson in Missouri. 

Carondelet Health System
Carondelet Health is a part of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic non-profit health system.  Carondelet Health consists of two acute care hospitals and three long-term care facilities - These include St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Mary's Medical Center.

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Children's Mercy is the only free-standing children's hospital between St. Louis and Denver and provides comprehensive care from birth to 21 years of age.

Gilda's Club Kansas City
Gilda’s Club Kansas City, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community is dedicated to providing, at no cost to members, a comprehensive and professional program of emotional support and education designed to enhance the mind, body, and spirit of people whose lives have been impacted by cancer.

Gray Matters MS
Gray Matters MS is a site that was created in order to support people affected by Multiple Sclerosis.

HCA Midwest Health System
HCA Midwest Health System is the area’s largest healthcare network, consisting of hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other services to meet the healthcare needs of the greater Kansas City area.

Healthy Kansas City
The mission of Healthykc.org is to build healthier communities by maximizing access to accurate and comprehensive health services, physicians, hospitals and breaking health news articles for all populations of the Kansas City metropolitan community via the Internet.

Kansas City Free Health Clinic
The purpose of Kansas City Free Health Clinic is to promote health and wellness by providing quality services, at no charge, to people without access to basic care.

Kansas City Hospice
Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is a nonprofit organization offering a range of services for people of all ages and at any stage of serious illness.  By providing both hospice and palliative care, they are able to assist patients and their loved ones at any time following a serious diagnosis. Hospice is provided when the focus is primarily on comfort; palliative care is provided when it is too early for hospice care and the patient may be seeking treatment aimed at cure.

Kids' Directory
The Kids' Directory® is a free shopping magazine for families, designed to inform them about useful products and services. 

Kansas City Play Therapy Institute
KC Play Therapy offers a wide range of resources to mental health professionals in the field of Play Therapy. The techniques are taught with an experiential, hands-on approach.

Kansas City Type One Diabetes Foundation
The mission of the Kansas City Type One Diabetes Foundation is to build a vibrant and lasting local support system for the Type 1 community in Kansas City, and to better equip those with Type 1 diabetes to live longer, healthier lives and reduce the risk of complications. They serve children, teens, adults and families living with Type 1 diabetes.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Mission:  To protect and improve the health and environment of all Kansans. 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Mid-America Chapter
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Founded in 1921, LMH is a 173-bed hospital located in Lawrence, Kansas.  LMH is a community-owned, not-for-profit hospital that serves the health care needs of the community regardless of an individual's ability to pay.

Liberty Hospital
Located just 20 minutes north of downtown Kansas City, Liberty Hospital is a regional medical center serving Clay and Platte counties, as well as the northwest Missouri corridor – all the way up to the Iowa border.

Menorah Medical Center
Menorah Medical Center (MMC) is a full-service, acute care hospital located on the corner of 119th and Nall in Overland Park.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Vision: Healthy Missourians for Life.  Mission: To be the leader in promoting, protecting and partnering for health. 

MS Society - Mid-America Chapter
The National MS Society is a collective of individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. They help each person address the challenges of living with MS through a 50-state network of chapters.  The Mid-America Chapter serves more than 11,000 individuals living with the daily challenges of multiple sclerosis across 253 counties in Kansas, Western Missouri and Nebraska and Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Their mission is to mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.

North Kansas City Hospital
North Kansas City Hospital is a metropolitan medical center serving patients in the Northland and beyond.  They offer an extensive list of inpatient and outpatient services, with a focus on five Centers of Excellence in cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, emergency and women's health.

Olathe Health System
This healthcare startup grew from a modest 30-bed hospital in 1953 to a vital regional health network today that serves five counties through Olathe Medical Center, Miami County Medical Center, and the family care and specialty clinics of Olathe Medical Services. 

Parkinson Foundation of the Heartland
The Parkinson Foundation of the Heartland has been dedicated, since its inception, to raising awareness of Parkinson's disease (PD), to finding its cause and cure, and to providing education and support to patients, their families and their care providers.  They provide services, programs, and support groups throughout Kansas and Western Missouri.

Partnership for Children
To positively impact life for children and youth, Partnership for Children advocates for public policies and practice, researches and analyzes critical issues, identifies gaps and ensure they are addressed, and mobilizes public support for specific initiatives and interventions.

Providence Medical Center
Providence is a not-for-profit, community hospital affiliated with the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System.  Providence is also affiliated with Saint John Hospital, located in Leavenworth, Kan. More than 1,300 skilled and qualified individuals provide nursing, medical and support services for the people of Wyandotte, Leavenworth and northern Johnson counties and surrounding areas.

Saint Luke's Health System
Saint Luke’s Health System is a faith-based, not-for-profit, aligned health system providing health care and health-related services in the Kansas City metro area.

Shawnee Mission Medical Center
A member of the Adventist Health System, the nation's largest protestant health care system, SMMC has been serving our community for more than 50 years. Located at I-35 and 75th Street.

Solace House
Solace House is a grief counseling center specifically designed to guide children, individuals and their families through the pivotal time following the death of a loved one. Age-specific support groups are offered where participants are encouraged to share their stories with the help of a group facilitator.

St. Francis Health Center
A not-for-profit Catholic health care provider in the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, St. Francis Health Center is located in Topeka, Kansas.

Stormont-Vail HealthCare
Stormont-Vail, located in Topeka, Kansas, has a network of health care providers, primary and specialty clinics, and a 586-bed acute care hospital. The organization cares for both inpatients and outpatients, from a specialized level of infant care to a variety of older adult services. It has an extensive reach into northeast Kansas through its physicians and clinics.

Truman Medical Centers
Truman Medical Centers is a two-hospital, not-for-profit health system located in Kansas City, Mo. TMC Hospital Hill is the downtown location.  A suburban hospital, TMC Lakewood, is located near Lee's Summit

The University of Kansas Cancer Centers
The University of Kansas Cancer Center offers a full range of cancer services, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and survivorship.

The University of Kansas Hospital
As the region's premier academic medical center, our hospital offers extraordinary, multidisciplinary centers of excellence, including: Cancer care, Heart care and heart surgery and Neurosciences.

University of Kansas Medical Center
KU Medical Center strives to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs. KU Medical Center actively seeks to advance the health sciences through world-class research programs. KU Medical Center provides patient care in an academic medical center environment.

Your Wellness Connection
Your Wellness Connection meets people where they are, at their phase of health.  No matter where someone lies on the continuum of health, they believe anyone can achieve their personal level of wellness.