Family Support Services

Guadalupe Centers Programs

The Guadalupe Centers offers a variety of social support and emergency assistance services to clients through the Family Support Program. The program has three over arching goals: resolving family crisis, preventing homelessness, and improving economic and housing security.

Major components of family support programming include emergency assistance, case management and linkage to needed financial services.  All family support activities focus on reducing housing instability, facilitating linkage to needed resources, fostering asset building behaviors(s) and improving overall financial stability.

Family Support/Emergency Assistance Services

The Guadalupe Centers offers services to meet short-term basic needs including the following:

  • Utility assistance
  • Rental eviction/mortgage foreclosures assistance
  • Food pantry
  • USDA Commodities
  • Personal hygiene products assistance
  • Referrals for health care
  • Referrals for legal assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Prescription assistance
  • Language Interpretation assistance
  • Seasonal assistance
  • Information & Referral

Case Management

In case management, specific short-term and long-term goals are jointly developed by the case manager, and the family. Goals may include anything from securing housing to acquiring parenting skills, language acquisition, accessing health care, or gaining employment. The Guadalupe Centers case managers advocate for families in the areas of health, education, and employment while equipping them with skills needed to navigate those systems independently.

Financial Coaching

Services available include financial coaching, financial education and a host of other services that support families in building their assets and stabilizing their long-term financial outlook. 

Resources for Fair Housing and Outreach

On April 1st, 2014 Guadalupe Centers Inc. and Kansas City Missouri’s Human Relations Department, Civil Rights Division partnered to provide fair housing education and outreach targeting the Latino Communities of Kansas City. Guadalupe Centers’ continues to provide outreach among the Spanish speaking population and complaint processing information.

If you believe you have been discriminated against in employment, housing or public accommodations based on your race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation or gender identity you may file a claim with the Kansas City Human Relations Department or by contacting our office. You may also file a complaint online by clicking on the following link that will connect you to the City of KCMO’s Human Relations Department

*The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Contact:

assistance@guadalupecenters.org

816-561-6885 P
816-561-7009 F

Location
1512 Van Brunt
Kansas City, MO 64127

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:30 to 5:00