Kansas City, Missouri 2021-06-17 00:13:51 –
Kansas City, Missouri — Kansas City, Missouri, Faith Leaders Visit Door to Door Spread the message of peace Wednesday of the block where a man was shot and killed the day before.
Their vision that Kansas City could go for 21 days without gun violence began over the weekend. But within the first day, A man allegedly killed his children’s mother..
“I was a father, so I had to cry for them,” said Bishop Frank Douglas of the Southern Christian Guidance Council. Better people. “
Rev. Vernon Howard, president of the Southern Christian Guidance Council in Greater Kansas City, agreed.
“It speaks to some of the very core issues of murder and violence,” Howard said. “It speaks to the need for access to dispute resolution, strategy, counseling and effort.”
Organizations that can provide such services receive funding to do so.Jackson County COMBAT Donate $ 1.5 million For groups working on anti-violence issues such as youth unemployment and domestic violence Increased during the pandemic..
Rose Brooks Center Average 1,000 calls per month Last year from people who sought safety and support. Leaders point to isolation, stress, unemployment, and access to weapons as reasons for the rise.
And now, the center has been awarded $ 47,286, which will help send advocates to hospitals throughout Jackson County.
Lisa Fleming, Chief Operating Officer of the Rosebrooks Center, said:
So far in 2021, Rosebrooks has worked with more than 1,300 survivors at risk of murder.
“Victims need to be willing to reach out for help,” Howard said. “And this is so important that we can’t force a way out of it. We can’t arrest ourselves from now on.”
Nine domestic violence resource programs are funded through Jackson County COMBAT.
- New House, $ 70,002.
- Hope House, $ 69,851.
- Youth Guidance, $ 54,886.
- Metropolitan Organization (MOCSA) to combat sexual assault, $ 49,763.
- KC Housing Services, $ 48,274.
- Rosebrooks, $ 47,286.
- Healing house, $ 43,624.
- Community Service League, $ 43,103
- Mattie Rhodes Center, $ 41,054.
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