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Honoring our elders by empowering, celebrating and serving older adults

KC Shepherd's Center's mission is to honor our elders by celebrating, empowering and serving older adults in Kansas City. KCSC's established model of frequent in-home visits provides holistic care that meets nutritional needs, combats social isolation and addresses safety hazards. Our integrated programs are primarily volunteer led and provide peer-to-peer support at little to no cost to our clients and are core to our mission of engaged and purposeful living - by, for and with older adults.


COMMITMENT TO INCLUSIVITY AND EQUITY

KC Shepherd's Center is committed to inclusivity and equity. If we don’t intentionally INclude, we unintentionally EXclude.

KCSC serves a unique population, one where the experience of ageism and other “isms’ intersect. Race, ethnicity, being a member of the LGBTQ+ community, etc., has for many aging members of our community, in addition to inequitable access to community resources, has also included the isolating and layered effects of a lifetime of systemic racism and/or marginalization. Challenging economic conditions leading to food insecurity and lack of access to medical and mental health resources were acutely demonstrated at a higher degree for these groups as a worldwide pandemic exposed disproportionate consequences and gaps in meeting the needs of our populations of color, marginalized citizens and aging.  

Drivers of inequitable social, economic, political, built and physical conditions within and across place and race dramatically reduce opportunities for better health and wellbeing. Armed with client and population data, KCSC is able to evaluate programs through our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to serve low-income underserved clients with targeted, client-centric policies, personnel, programs and practices.  KCSC is on a continuous journey to both be an INclusive organization and to advocate for public policy and funding to support older adults who have traditionally been marginalized through inequitable systems and inequality.  

Our Impact In 2022

  • People Served

    3,400

  • Meals Delivered

    219,340

  • Volunteer Hours

    45,000

  • Volunteer Value

    $1,347,750

  • Shepherd's Centers of America
  • Meals on Wheels 2023 Member Badge
  • Great Nonprofits Top Rated
    Great Nonprofits Top Rated
  • United Way
  • AARP Member Badge
  • GKCCF
    GKCCF
  • Health Forward Foundation
    Health Forward Foundation
  • Hulston Family Foundation
    Hulston Family Foundation
  • Oppenstein
    Oppenstein
  • Soroptimist
    Soroptimist
  • Nettleton
    Nettleton
  • AmeriCorps
  • Tilton Family Fund
    Tilton Family Fund
  • McGee Foundation
    McGee Foundation
  • Caukins
    Caukins
  • Speas
    Speas
  • Village Presbyterian Church
  • Truehold
  • Utopia
  • Missouri Department of Economical Development
  • Optum
  • NCOA
  • Jackson County
  • Mean Well
  • MARC
  • Suburban
  • MHF
  • MHBFF
  • Giving machines
  • Evergy
  • Dunn Family
  • Centerwell
  • MOSHIP
  • GEHA
  • Judge CF Moulton
  • Helen Boylan
  • William Halsell McCluskey
  • The Vivian and Hymie J Sosland Charitable Trust
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