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Social Work Community Programs and Special Initiatives
Social Work Community Programs and Special Initiatives

Family Resource Center and Medical Legal Partnership

The new Family Resource Center and Medical Legal Partnership initiatives is an opportunity to formalize and expand support to families who encounter significant social barriers when seeking and engaging in pediatric health care. It will be located in the Broadway building 7th floor by September of 2016 and will centralize services for CMH patients and families including:

  • Assistance with accessing entitlement programs via completing applications and ensuring that applications are being processed by government agencies (Medicaid, SSI, Food Stamps, WIC, etc.)
  • Linkages to needed legal services, as well as lodging and transportation to improve access to care
  • Resources and referral (such as utility assistance, safe housing or homeless services, child care, parenting, and advocacy services).

For additional information regarding the initiative, please contact Lisa Silverman, Program Manager at (816) 960-8431.

Center for Community Connections and Medical Legal Partnership

The new Center for Community Connections and Medical Legal Partnership are an opportunity to formalize and expand support to families who encounter significant social barriers when seeking and engaging in pediatric health care. It will be located in the Broadway building 7th floor by January of 2017 and will centralize services for CMH patients and families including: 

  • Assistance with accessing public programs via completing applications and ensuring that applications are being processed by government agencies (Medicaid, SSI, Food Stamps, WIC, etc.)
  • Linkages to needed legal services, as well as lodging and transportation to improve access to care
  • Resources and referral (such as utility assistance, safe housing or homeless services, child care, parenting, and advocacy services).

For additional information, please contact Lisa Silverman, Program Manager at (816) 960-8431.

Home Based Family Support Programs

Having a new baby can be quite a challenge at times, especially when families are already stretched by all the other things they have to manage. The Community Programs staff of the Department of Social Work can offer support and information to some families in their homes when there is a pregnant woman or an infant. Workers can come to a family’s home to provide child development information to help build a strong bond between parent and baby, to address barriers to health care, to connect families to other community services when needed, and to partner with families to solve problems and reach their goals. The Healthy Families America and TIES Programs provide this support in the home. 

For more information, please call the Community Programs Department at (816) 960-8400.

Transition to Adulthood Program

This program helps prepare young-adult patients to manage their own health care and to successfully transition to the care of adult providers. 

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