Those who suffer from depression often feel as if they are alone and have no one to turn to. That is never the case. The following organizations are dedicated to providing resources for those living with depression:

Name Description
Anxiety and Depression Association of America This organization is dedicated to promoting the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety, depression and related disorders. Its site offers insight into understanding depressive mental illnesses, provides links for those seeking help and identifies mobile apps designed to help people living with depressive illnesses.
National Institute of Mental Health A division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIMH works to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and a cure. NIMH offers a wealth of information on pinpointing signs and symptoms of mental illnesses, resources for seeking help and opportunities to participate in clinical trials to further research.

This online resource for college students seeking mental health wellness provides a wealth of information, such as tips on helping friends in crisis and ideas on developing good wellness habits.

University of Michigan Depression Center This site offers resources with a common purpose; to understand, diagnose, treat, and eventually prevent depression.


Each campus has developed a process to prevent illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol by students and employees. The programs include distributing informational materials, educational programs, referrals and college disciplinary actions.

Students with alcohol or drug-related problems are encouraged to contact the campus counseling office for referrals to private and community agencies. Employees with alcohol or drug-related problems are encouraged to contact the human resource office for information and referral to the district employee assistance program.

Name Address Phone Description
Alcoholics Anonymous     If you are concerned with a drinking problem, wish to learn more or want to find A.A. near you
Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services   800.662.4357  
First Call 9091 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 641114
Heartland Center for Behavioral Change 103 North Main, Suite 102
Independence, MO 64050

Midwest ADP
3923 South Lynn Court
Independence, MO 64055
816.836.2220 Provides supervised probation services, SATOP, alcohol and drug education and counseling.
Narcotics Anonymous     Offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings.
Recovery programs in the Kansas City area     Top recovery centers' reviews and ratings in Kansas City.

Grief and Loss


Name Type Description
The Alzheimer's Association
24/7: 800.272.3900 TDD: 866.403.3073
Alzheimer's 24/7 Helpline provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance.
  • Understanding memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's
  • Medications and other treatment options
  • General information about aging and brain health
  • Skills to provide quality care and to find the best care from professionals
  • Legal, financial and living arrangement decisions
  • Personal care consultation is provided by master's level clinicians who can help with decision-making support, crisis assistance, and education on issues families face daily.
  • Help in a caller's preferred language using our translation service that features more than 200 languages and dialects.

American Cancer Society

Cancer National online community of and for cancer survivors
Bloch Cancer Hot Line
Cancer An R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation program for people with cancer and their families.

Back in the Swing


A national non-profit dedicated to improving and protecting one's health after breast cancer.

Cancer Action, Inc. Cancer A community-based non-profit agency, offers a comprehensive array of programs and services addressing the physical, social, emotional, financial and spiritual needs of people with cancer, their family and friends.
Gilda's Club Kansas City Cancer A comprehensive and professional program of emotional support and education designed to enhance the mind, body and spirit of people whose lives are impacted by cancer that is free to members.
Kansas City Hope Lodge Cancer A program of the American Cancer Society, providing free temporary lodging for cancer patients and their families traveling at least 35 miles one way for medical treatment.


Cancer A lung cancer advocacy community, providing programs and driving change for those with lung cancer.

The Cancer Survival Toolbox®

Cancer A free audio program designed to help cancer survivors and caregivers develop practical skills to deal with cancer diagnosis, treatment, and challenges.

Turning Point the Center for Hope and Healing

Cancer Patients with severe or chronic illnesses now have even more services and programs that address the psychological, social, emotional and physical needs that accompany their illness.

African American AIDS Project Kansas

HIV/AIDS Multicultural alcohol, drug treatment center. Brothers and sisters of all colors against AIDS

AIDS Council of Greater Kansas City

HIV/AIDS AIDS Counseling and help for the greater Kansas City area. Advocacy and referral.
Thrive Health Connection HIV/AIDS Provides advocacy, care and education to those affected by HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted
HARC Mart (Heartland AIDS Resource Council) HIV/AIDS A free case management program for people living with HIV/AIDS and the organization provides food and other essentials.
Hope Care Center HIV/AIDS 16-bed, non-profit, skilled nursing facility for persons with HIV/AIDS.
KC HIV Social Group HIV/AIDS provides a safe casual environment for individuals affected by HIV. Members meet to converse, socialize and attend events to form friendships, relationships, camaraderie without the concern of being "outed" or judged.
SAVE, Inc HIV/AIDS Kansas City's AIDS housing organization


Coping with job loss and unemployment

Tips for staying positive and focused during your job search

  • How to Survive a Layoff - Offers a ten-step to-do list for surviving a layoff. Includes tips for staying calm, finding support and assessing your career goals. (The Washington Post)
  • The Laid Off Can Do Well Doing Good - Learn about the benefits of volunteer jobs for career development, emotional well-being and networking. (The Wall Street Journal)

Healthy relationships

MCC is committed to fostering healthy relationships within our student community. We've provided several factsheets and websites below to provide you with tools and guidance to help you build and maintain healthy relationships.

  • Healthy Relationships - A relationship should be a source of joy, support and friendship and should not cause anxiety, insecurity or isolation. This Information will help you understand the foundations of healthy relationships and recognize the signs of unhealthy ones.
  • Communication - One of the keys to a healthy relationship is maintaining good communication. These tips and guidelines will help facilitate communication between you and your partner.
  • Fighting Fair and Conflict - Even the healthiest of relationships will experience conflict at times. As this factsheet explains in greater detail, conflict can strengthen a relationship as long as it is resolved constructively with respect for both partners.
  • Healthy Boundaries - Boundaries are a critical part of a healthy relationship. Having clear emotional, physical and sexual boundaries creates an atmosphere of respect and understanding. As you build and maintain boundaries in your relationship, consider the Information on this fact sheet.
  • Dating Bill of Rights - In every dating relationship, each partner should respect - and expect- certain rights. Here is a list of non-negotiable standards that we recommend that you and your partner consider agreeing to as you build a healthy relationship.
  • Consent and Relationships
  • Verbal Signs of Consent

Housing/Shelters/Transitional Housing

Name Type Address Phone Description
Joyce Williams Center   Wyandotte County Hotline: 913.321.0951  
Safehome Emergency Shelter Johnson County Hotline: 913.262.2868  
NEWHOUSE Emergency Shelter Northeast Kansas City Hotline: 816.241.0311  
Hope House, Inc. Emergency Shelter (MCC-Longview and MCC-Blue River)
Eastern Jackson County
Hotline: 816.461.HOPE  
Rose Brooks Center Emergency Shelter (MCC-Penn Valley)
South Kansas City
Hotline: 816.861.6100  
Social Serve Housing   877.428.8844
  • Housing search engine
  • Affordable housing and Section 8
  • Can search in Kansas and Missouri
  • Ability to search by price, area, accommodations needed, etc.
  • Financial tools to help with budgeting
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing   913.551.6857
  • Low-income housing search engine
  • Apartments only
  • Handles housing discrimination cases
Housing Authorities:

MO: 816.968.4100

KS: 913.281.3300

  • Applications for public housing
  • Applications for Section 8 vouchers
Save Inc. Housing 3000 Harrison St.
Kansas City, MO 64109
  • Assists medically disadvantaged individuals with housing in KS and MO.
  • Transitional housing for people how have HIV/AIDS and people battling addiction.
  • Homeless prevention for people with a medical crisis.
  • Rental assistance voucher program.
  • Has seven rental properties that provide permanent housing to homeless and disabled individuals.
Catholic Charities Housing 850 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
  • Provides rental assistance, transitional housing placement and permanent housing solutions.
  • Has case management.
  • Works primarily with older adults and disabled individuals.
  • Manages eight properties that are available to people over the age of 62 or disabled individuals.
Metro Lutheran Ministry Housing 3031 Holmes
Kansas City, MO 64109
  • Supportive housing program.
  • Works with homeless individuals that have disabilities.
  • Has 3 permanent supportive housing projects.
ReStart Inc.



918 E. 9th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
  • Emergency shelters for women, men and families. (Shelters are accessible)
  • Transitional Housing Services
  • Permanent Housing
  • Case Management
Community Services League Housing 404 N Noland Road
Independence, MO 64050
  • HUD approved housing counseling
  • Permanent housing
  • Tenant-Landlord Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Needs Assessments
Community Linc Housing 4012-14 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64110
  • Focus on ending homelessness for families.
  • Consumers will meet with Intake Specialists to get signed up with their program.
  • Housing specialists meet with consumers to identify housing priorities.
  • Four specific housing programs focused on ending the cycle of homelessness (interim housing, immediate housing, supportive housing and aftercare services).
Cross-Lines Community Outreach Housing 736 Shawnee Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66105
  • Assists homeless individuals find stable/affordable housing
  • Provides rent assistance
  • Offers case management
West Central Missouri Community Action Agency Housing   660.476.2185
Cass County: 816.322.0502
  • Serves Cass County and other counties outside TWP service area.
  • Housing for seniors and persons with disabilities.
  • Multifamily Housing program is offered to rural Jackson (seniors only) and Cass county residents. These are properties managed by West Central that provide permanent housing.
  • Housing Choice Voucher Program and Home Ownership Program are available to Cass County residents
OpenDataKC shelter bed availability dashboard Shelters     Participating shelters provide updated information on current bed availability in different categories at noon each day. Shelters  

Emergency shelter referral: Dial 211

Shelter hotline: 816.474.4599

City resources and support for housing, including a shelter contact card.
City Union Mission Shelters 1108 E. 10th Street
Kansas City, MO (men only)
City Union Mission Family Center Shelters   816.474.9380 ext. 1460  
Cherith Brook Catholic Charity House

Day Shelters


3308 E. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64127
Hope Faith Ministries

Day Shelters


705 Virginia Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64106
KC Rescue Mission

Day Shelters


1520 Cherry Street|
Kansas City, MO 64108
816.421.7643 (men)
816.348.3287 (women)
Cross-Lines Community Outreach

Day Shelters


736 Shawnee Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas 66105

Swope Health Services

Day Shelters


3801 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130
City Union Mission Family Center

Day Shelters


1310 Wabash Ave
Kansas City, MO 64127
816.474.9380 ext. 1460  
Frank Williams Resource Center

Day Shelters


1201 N. 7th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
Salvation Army

Day Shelters


  Grandview: 816.966.8300
Independence: 816.242.3200
True Light Ministries

Day Shelters


  816.381.9310 (women only) Eviction   816.533.5435  
Heartland Center for Jobs and Freedom Eviction   816.278.1344  
ReDiscover Transitional   816.966.0900 Offers life skill training in a supervised apartment setting for the young adult, age 18 to 24, who has a mental illness, lacks a place to live and requires adequate financial and social support to make a successful transition to becoming a responsible, independent adult.
Synergy Services

Emergency Shelter


400 East 6th Street
Parkville, MO 64152
816.505.4814 Supports youth metro-wide in achieving self-sufficiency and realizing personal goals. In doing so, we provide:
  • An independent living environment
  • Individualized skills assessment and training
  • Support services for homeless people between the ages of 16 and 21 (and youth aged 18-20 in Missouri state custody)
Ozanam Transitional 421 E. 137th St.
Kansas City, MO 64145
816.508.3600 Serves males and females, ages 16 to 23, who are homeless or in the custody of the state of either Kansas or Missouri.
Stepping Stone Transitional 5100 Noland Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64133
Hillcrest Transitional Housing - Independence Transitional 401 N. Spring Street
Independence, MO 64051
816.461.0468 Hillcrest Transitional Housing offers homeless families, singles and youth a disciplined educational program within a caring, supportive environment.
Hillcrest Transitional Housing-Lee's Summit Transitional 503-B SW Mission Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
816.600.2681 Hillcrest Transitional Housing offers homeless families, singles and youth a disciplined educational program within a caring, supportive environment.
The Community of the Good Shepherd Group Home 10101 James A Reed of Road
Kansas City, MO
The Center for the Developmentally Disabled Group Home 1010 W 39th St.
Kansas City,
MO 64111
Concerned Care Group Home 320 Armour Rd
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Special Neighbors Inc Group Home 3675 S Noland Rd # 110
Independence, MO 64055
Rockhill Manor Group Home 4235 Locust St
Kansas City, MO 64110

Mental health

Name Address Phone
Comprehensive Mental Health 10901 Winner Road
Independence, MO 64052
ReDiscover 901 NE Independence
Lee's Summit,MO 64086
Swope Health Services 3801 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130
Tri-County Mental Health 3100 NE 83rd Street
Kansas City,MO 64119
Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health 2211 Charlotte Street
Kansas City,MO 64108
Wyandot Center 7840 Washington Ave.
Kansas City,KS 66112
Mental Health America of the Heartland 739 Washington Ave.
Kansas City,KS 66101

Mental wellness apps

Stress and Relaxation

Suicide Prevention

Violence and assault

Suppose you have experienced sexual or interpersonal misconduct. In that case, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of MCC resources and file an official report with both the college and the police.

Below is a list of resources available to you to seek support.


Local resources

National resources