Parkville Living Center Crisis Interventions
The Parkville Living Center is responding to critical needs identified by local people, organizations, and even Parkville Police Department. We support and journey with folks who have critical and emergent needs.
The Parkville Living Center has listened to the needs and resources of our community and is emerging as a Parkville-based critical-needs center, in terms of housing insecurity and connections with mental health resources.
There are a handful of organizations in our local area that have made it their mission to support the uplifting of various marginalized people groups, but we have found a need for immediate and caring support to bridge the gap between identification and intake.
“There was nowhere for me to go, and I was not sure
what to do, but the people of the Parkville
Living Center have really changed my life.”
We are doing all we can to make a positive impact on our community, and sometimes that means we get to help, support, grow with, and journey along side those who are on the margins of our society, and we need your help. If you have ever wanted to make a positive impact on your community, consider coming to the Parkville Living Center and participating in the transformative work we do here every day.
Our goal is to connect the needs identified with the resources available.
Here are a few ways in which we provide crisis support
Phone & In-person Response
We offer volunteer opportunities to the community to participate in phone or in-person responses. This is the first line of communication and where we begin to build a relationship and reinforce the dignity that might already be chipped away. Training and background checks are required.
For many, the hurdle of getting a ride is often what stops the growth that is needed. We offer the opportunity to connect with those we serve through ride sharing. We are looking to build a strong volunteer base of people who would like to provide rides to those in need. Training and background checks are required.
Community Assistance Fund
The PLC often has the opportunity to support folks through transitions and gaps in more formal support, and we rely on our community assistance fund in order to do that in-house. We are able to offer charitable tax deductions through our sponsoring agency, so please consider a financial gift to the PLC.
The Parkville Living Center is a non-religious service entity. We are a community center. We focus on dignity, hospitality, and the uplifting of our community.
Existing Support Organizations
Synergy Services strengthens the individual, family and community through crisis intervention, shelter, counseling, advocacy and education.
PFLAG is the first and largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and their families.
Cornerstones of Care
We partner with children, young adults, and families to achieve safety & health. Functional Family Therapy. Solution-Based Casework. Sanctuary Model Of Care.
Hillcrest Platte County
Independent living program for homeless young adults, ages 17-24. Helps young adults by teaching to budget finances and save money.
Hope House is dedicated to making sure every man, woman, and child affected by domestic violence can find refuge and freedom.
reStart empowers individuals and families to prevent, navigate or end homelessness. Through strong community partnerships and effective, diverse programming, we work to help those that come through agency.
MOCSA’s mission is to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and assault and to prevent sexual violence in our community.
Family Promise of the Northland
Family Promise of the Northland is a nonprofit organization committed to help unhoused and housing insecure families and individuals in Clay and Platte Counties achieve self-sufficiency.
Community Assistance Council
CAC works every day to help our neighbors move from crisis to stabilized,
for healthier individuals, families, and community.
Existing Government Services
Services such as Food Stamps, Disability, HUD Vouchers, Medicaid, etc.
The PLC does not endorse any particular organization, we are a referal agency and assist with connections.
Our story - always being written
How We Got Started
We got our start during the pandemic, out of a recognition that our immediate world is shrinking and in that is an opportunity to match community needs with community resources. As a member of Parkville Presbyterian Church, founder Marcus Flores saw opportunity where need and resources collide.
Where We Are Now
Confident of the need and the resources available, we are building a coalition of leaders, members, partners and support, to be the heart and soul of the Parkville Living Center. Read more here.
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
This dynamic offering depends on you, our community. Reach out, even if you are not sure why, and we can talk about whatever is on your mind.