May 30, 2012: Callie Grantham, a Kansas City Community Center program manager, was featured in a KCTV 5 new story May 30 on people using synthetic products like bath salts and Pump It Powder to get high. Click here for the story.
May 11, 2012: A Kansas City Community Center client and staff members were interviewed for a special feature on methamphetamine addiction by Fox 4. The special, Meth in the Metro: A Sobering and Somber Look in the Mirror," aired on the evening news and raised much-needed awareness of meth use, as well as KCCC services. Click here to watch two segments of the series.
April 30, 2012: Tyler, a Kansas City Community Center client, was featured in a news story April 30 on KMBC Channel 9, "Group Takes Aim At Youth Drug Use: Recovering Teen Addict Shares Experience." Read an article and watch the interview here.
April 1, 2012: A KSMU news story, "A Mother of Four, Addicted to Meth, Enters Missouri’s Drug Courts," interviews a woman helped by the Greene County Drug Court program, which is operated by the Kansas City Community Center. Read the article here.
March 5, 2012: Gail Dean, a drug counselor at the Kansas City Community Center, was featured in a KCTV 5 news story: "Heroin overdose deaths in Missouri are rising." Click here for the news story from KCTV 5 reporter Dave Jordan.
Read the latest article on the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).
February 28, 2011: Callie Grantham, KCCC Manager of our ADA R2 Comprehensive Substance Treatment
and Rehabilitation (CSTAR) Program, was interviewed by Cynthia Newsome at NBC 41 Action News on the behavior of Charlie Sheen and how the apparent destruction of drugs, alcohol and mental health issues on a family can be devastating. Click here for the NBC story: "Addiction experts critique Charlie Sheen's NBC Today Show interview."
KCCC Partners with Health Care Foundation to Prepare for the Future
August 1, 2012 - On August 1, 2012, Kansas City Community Center was awarded a $60,000 Applicant Defined grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) for assistance in preparing for the future under the Affordable Care Act and Healthcare Reform. Through the grant, KCCC will engage Revell, Inc., for consultation in re-defining its quality improvement efforts. KCCC will also use the grant to work with MTM Services on implementing chance practices to prepare the agency for the mandates of Healthcare Reform.
"KCCC and the Health Care Foundation are partners in helping uninsured and underserved persons in the Kansas City community," said Myrna Trickey, KCCC President and CEO. “The HCF has made it possible for us to enhance our current efforts to bring the highest possible quality services to persons who suffer from addiction and are in desperate need of services that will help them to rebuild their lives,”
In 2012, HCF will award a total of $4.1 million in applicant defined grants.
"We are proud to award these Applicant Defined Grants to support organizations in our service area who are working diligently to help eliminate barriers to quality health for the uninsured and underserved," said Steve Roling, HCF President and CEO.
For more information on this grant, contact Kara Cowie, Marketing Specialist, at 816-813-2350, or by email at Kara.Cowie@kccommunityctr.org.