PartNErship is an initiative by Country Club Christian Church to focus on developing relationships in the Northeast Kansas City community and working collaboratively to make an impact. PartNErship targets the Independence Avenue corridor near Benton Boulevard. Through agencies working in that area, we have an opportunity for meaningful service.
Why the Northeast?
The Northeast is a microcosm of God’s peoples and a model of diversity. Approximately 30,000 residents live there, representing about 40-50 different countries. Many community services are offered in this area, but it continues to struggle with urban issues like blight, homelessness, school drop outs, hunger, and unemployment.
Our church also shares a historical link to the NE area because our founding pastor, Dr. George Hamilton Combs, was a pastor at Independence Boulevard Christian Church.
Della Lamb Community Services.
Focuses on empowering low-income clients to meet the challenges of education, employment and self-sufficiency. Over 50% of the clients are refugees from around the world. PartNErship Service Opportunities include:
- Helping adults learn English as a Second Language, morning or evening.
- Setting up and making homes ready for new refugees resettling in the area.
Grace United Community Ministries.
Their mission is to work hand in hand with families and individuals in the NE community to address their basic physical, educational, and spiritual needs so as to empower them to break the cycle of poverty and live a purposeful life.
Their mission is to empower homeless mothers and their children to heal from their trauma and help them become self-sufficient. They have assisted hundreds of families in making the difficult journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency. They believe that the mental health needs of the homeless mothers and children must be addressed to help children and families heal from their trauma.
A Catholic intentional community at 5th and Garfield Streets. Built on the four cornerstones of Prayer, Community, Service and Simplicity, Jerusalem Farm strives to transform lives through service retreat experiences, sustainable living and home repair. Their mission is to be available to the needs of the community by addressing home repair needs and coordinating volunteers from Kansas City and around the country.
An urban, ecumenical outreach mission of Independence Boulevard Christian Church to the unhoused and food insecure people in the historic NE KCMO. Mondays, 5:30 – 7pm, Micah offers: a hot “to-go” meal; hygiene products; clothing; additional food items; a free medical clinic from Care Beyond the Boulevard; Stimulus check support; and items like blankets, sleeping bags, tents to support our house-less neighbors.