Community Assistance Resources

We all need some help from time to time. Here is a list of community assistance programs in the K.C. metro.

We do our best to keep this page updated, but there's a good chance we have an old phone number or website for some of these organizations. If you run across any errors, please let us know. And, if you work for or know of an organization that we should add, let us know that, too!

Many of these programs are run by churches or other religious organizations. Including them on this page is in no way meant to be an endorsement from First Federal Bank of Kansas City. This page is solely intended to be a resource for those looking for assistance.

Housing Resources


Here are local organizations that can help with housing needs:

Catholic Charities | 913-621-3445

Celebrating over 60 years of serving our neighbors in need.

Community Assistance Council | 816-763-3277

Empowering individual families to self-sufficiency through the delivery of direct emergency assistance, education and advocacy since 1976.

Community Service League | 816-912-4486

Our purpose: To make meaningful and lasting change in people’s lives.

Crosslines Community Outreach | 913-281-3388

Working with the community to tackle and solve problems

Della Lamb Community Services | 816-842-8040

Empowering clients to meet the challenges of education, employment and self-sufficiency in an ever-changing world.

Hillcrest Ministries | 816-994-6934
Helps families get from homelessness to self-sufficiency

Love Inc. of Clay County / Freedom House | 816-781-3200

Love Inc. of Clay County is a partnership of local churches working together, across denominational lines, to serve people in need in their local communities.

Metro Lutheran Ministry | 816-931-0027

Helping people with assistance today for self-sufficiency in the future

Money Smart KC | 1-866-320-5764

Financial coaching and community resources

St. Charles Borromeo Parish | 816-436-0880

Founded in 1947

Veterans Community Project | 816-599-6503
Housing and counseling for Veterans

Help with Utilities

Catholic Charities | 913-621-3445

Celebrating over 60 years of serving our neighbors in need.

Community Assistance Council | 816-763-3277

Empowering individual families to self-sufficiency through the delivery of direct emergency assistance, education and advocacy since 1976.

Community Service League | 816-912-4486

Our purpose: To make meaningful and lasting change in people’s lives.

Crosslines Community Outreach | 913-281-3388

Working with the community to tackle and solve problems

Della Lamb Community Services | 816-842-8040

Empowering clients to meet the challenges of education, employment and self-sufficiency in an ever-changing world.

Good Samaritan Center | 816-630-2718

Where people in need find hope

Grandview Assistance Program | 816-761-1919

Standing in the gap, caring for our community.

Love Inc. of Clay County / Freedom House | 816-781-3200

Love Inc. of Clay County is a partnership of local churches working together, across denominational lines, to serve people in need in their local communities.

Metro Lutheran Ministry | 816-931-0027

Helping people with assistance today for self-sufficiency in the future

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church | 816-923-3689

Truly Metropolitan

Midwest Customer Cares Program | 1-877-566-2769 ext.401

Helping to pay heating bills for Kansas residents who are Midwest Energy customers

Northland Assistance Center | 816-421-2243

Passionately advocating for the hungry, needy and politically under-represented members of our global family.

Salvation Army | 913-321-6958

Doing the most good

Share the Warmth | 1-877-566-2769 ext. 402

Helping with winter heating bills for counties served by Kansas Gas Service. You do not have to be a Kansas Gas customer.

St. Charles Borromeo Parish | 816-436-0880

Founded in 1947

United Way of WYCO | 2-1-1

Together, we fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Wyandotte County.

Food Assistance

A Turning Point | 816-237-0138

Our mission is to transform lives by empowering people to self-sufficiency.

Bethel-Riverview Coordination and Development | 913-321-7418

Emergency Utilities and Food Pantry

Bishop Sullivan Center | 816.231.0984

Proud to be one of the largest providers of household assistance in the Kansas City area and the largest distributor of food in the Harvesters network.

Catholic Charities | 913-621-3445

Celebrating over 60 years of serving our neighbors in need.

Coldwater of Lee’s Summit | 816-786-0758

Building friendships. Fostering hope.

Community Assistance Council | 816-763-3277

Empowering individual families to self-sufficiency through the delivery of direct emergency assistance, education and advocacy since 1976.

Community Service League | 816-912-4486

Our purpose: To make meaningful and lasting change in people’s lives.

Covenant Memorial Baptist Church | 816-756-0798

Our mission: To bring the love of the Lord Jesus Christ and the work of CMBC before the people in this community.

Covenant Presbyterian Church | 816-444-3693

Celebrating God in a diverse and caring community

Crosslines Community Kitchen at Cross Lines Annex | 913-432-1200

Serving breakfast & lunch at no charge, Monday-Friday

Crosslines Community Outreach | 913-281-3388

Working with the community to tackle and solve problems

Della Lamb Community Services | 816-842-8040

Empowering clients to meet the challenges of education, employment and self-sufficiency in an ever-changing world.

Economic Opportunity Foundation Inc. | 913-371-7800

Helping People. Changing Lives.

Feed His Lambs | 913-634-6513

Our Mission: To eradicate hunger in our community through the grace and guidance

of Jesus Christ.

Gloria Dei Food Pantry | 816-741-6349

Together with Christ, our mission at Gloria Dei is to nourish people and empower them to grow and share in God’s mission.

Good Samaritan Center | 816-630-2718

Where people in need find hope

Grain Valley Assistance Council | 816-355-0328

We are an out reach from Community Services League of Jackson County

Grandview Assistance Program | 816-761-1919

Standing in the gap, caring for our community.

Heart of God Ministries | 816-349-1735

The perfect church for people who are not perfect

Hope Network of Raytown | 816-778-1105

Offering hope to the hungry and hurting through delivering exemplary care, affirming value and meeting basic needs.

Hope. Wrx/Hillside Christian Church | 816-453-2623

Feeding people: mind, body, spirit and community.

Immanuel Baptist Church | 816-254-9579

Immanuel BC has been in the heart of Independence for more than 75 years.

Kingsway Ministry Lighthouse | 816-921-7016

Helping those in need in the greater Kansas City area for over 20 years

Liberty Christian Church | 816-781-3621

Serving residents of Liberty, Missouri

Lift Him Up Ministries | 816-358-5010

Created to minister to the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional needs of all people

Metro Lutheran Ministry | 816-931-0027

Helping people with assistance today for self-sufficiency in the future

Northland Assistance Center | 816-421-2243

Passionately advocating for the hungry, needy and politically under-represented members of our global family.

Open Door Baptist Church | 913-334-7777

ODBC provides an open, loving service that welcomes you just as you are.

Operation Breakthrough | 816-756-3511

Empowering families through advocacy, emergency aid and education.

Palestine Senior Center | 816-921-1963

Committed to serving senior adults of the greater KC area

Salvation Army | 913-321-6958

Doing the most good

Salvation Army-Northland | 816-452-5663

Doing the most good

Smithville First Christian Church | 816-532-0773

You’re welcome here, just as we would welcome any member of our family.

Social Services of Platte County | 816-858-3740

Food stamps and other food distribution programs

SPEAC | 816-746-1057

Feeding the hungry since 1989

St. Charles Borromeo Parish | 816-436-0880

Founded in 1947

St. Mary’s Catholic Church | 816-252-8649

Founded in 1823 with a long standing tradition of outreach

St. Paul's Episcopal Church | 816-561-8920

Feeding body and mind, and heart and soul since 1857

The Rock of KC | 816-243-1400

We exist to: Love God, Love People, Serve, Live Generously

Treasure Chest | 816-858-2036

Stocked resource center providing food, clothing, toiletries and other home supplies

United Way of WYCO | 2-1-1

Together, we fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Wyandotte County.

Urban S.U.C.C.E.S.S. | 816-861-7921

Shaping Urban Core Communities to Excel in School & Society

Vaughn-Trent Community Services, Inc. | 913-441-0461

Serving School District #204

Vineyard Church | 816-734-8100

Our vision is to know God and enjoy Him forever.

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