Youth Yellow Pages
Adventure Oasis Water Park
Water fun for all ages.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Opportunity to spend a few hours each week with an adult interested in developing a friendship with you. Might play sports, do chores, homework, or just talk.
Boys and Girls Club of Eastern Jackson County
461-1422 - 315 S. Leslie St., Independence, MO 64050
257-7010 - 16995 Dover Ln., Independence, MO 64056
After school program for youths. Also, summer program Monday-Friday. Facility has game room, gym, library, clubroom, and art area.
LifeGuard Youth Development
815 N. Noland
A source for real answers to today’s teen’s questions. Lots of activities, contests, music, dance & fun for teens.
201 N Dodgion
Minimal fee to join; has gymnasium, weight room and game room. Call for facility times.
CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association)
503 E 23rd St
Provides counseling for victims of child abuse, educational programs, and parenting groups.
Child Abuse Hotline
Domestic Violence Hotline
A safe shelter for women and children who are being physically, emotionally or sexually abused. Offers counseling and life skills training as well as protection.
Independence Police Department
325-7300 (Front Desk)
836-3600 (Non-Emergency dispatch)
For information or to report a non-emergency situation.
The Children's Place
Promotes positive mental health and developmental outcomes through prevention, treatment, and family support for young children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or trauma.
Missouri School Violence Hotline
Report threats against students, teachers, and schools.
Caring treatment and counseling for sexually abused children and their families.
MOCSA Crisis Line
521-5507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Various sites offer daytime and evening classes to students 16 years of age or older at no cost. Can help you earn your general equivalency diploma or just brush up on skills required for a job.
English as a Second Language (ESL) ?Habla Ingles? !Aprenda ingles GRATIS!
10505 E. Winner Rd., Independence, 64052
Learn English free, no enrollment necessary and teachers are ESL certified. Class times are Thursdays (Los jueves) 6pm - 9pm at the Maywood Baptist Church.
709 W Maple, Independence
Free, hot lunches available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, no questions asked.
Community Service League
300 W Maple, Independence
Food pantry to provide emergency food assistance. Call to see which location would serve you.
14704 E Truman Rd
Offers safe shelter in an emergency. Provides breakfast and dinner daily, transportation assistance and referrals to a self-help program. No drugs or alcohol allowed.
Guiding homeless families to self sufficiency.
472-5664 (24 hour access line)
309-9048 (24 hour youth hotline)
Provides shelter, supportive services, overnight emergency and family emergency shelter.
Our 24-hour crisis line has an experienced front-line team member ready to help you now. It's anonymous, confidential, and free.
400 E 6th St., Parkville, MO 64152
Emergency shelter for 12 - 18 year olds
Youth Crisis Hotline 816-741-8700
Fairmount Community Center's Kids Cafe
254-8334 (Monday - Friday 12pm-1:30pm)
Provides free nutritious lunches to Independence Children during the summer when regular school is not in session. (Food provided through Harvesters)
Independence Mid-Continent Library
Spring & 24 Highway
(The branch has been relocated to a temporary location at the corner of Maple and Woodland at the back of the Independence Regional Health Care campus until late fall 2010.)
461-2050 - 1300 E 35th St.
Kansas City Public Library
11401 E 23rd Street, Independence 64052
Mothers Outraged at Molesters (MOMs)
Helping in prevention of sexual abuse through public awareness. Internet crime prevention information. Resource line.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Report a missing child, internet crime or other helpful information.
Ask A Nurse
Free medical advice from an RN available 24-hours a day.
Independence Health Department
515 S. Liberty
Health Promotion (CPR classes, Freedom From Smoking, Birth Certificates, Immunization, Audits for Child Care Facilities, Asthma Education, and various health classes); Animal Services; Codes Compliance and Food and Institution (Food Handler classes and permits)
Jackson Country Health Department
313 S Liberty
Walk-in clinic for sexually transmitted diseases. Free treatment. Immunizations Monday's and Wednesday's.
11040 E 40 Hwy
A program for homeless pregnant teens and new mothers and their infants, includes a residential care, an aftercare program and a peer education program.
815 N. Noland Suite #6
Birth control counseling and education, free exam provided by physician or nurse practitioner, infection checks and treatments, low cost contraceptives. Also offers testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases for male patients, including AIDS.
Rachel House Pregnancy Resource Center
501 NW Fifth Street, Suite 100, Blue Springs
320 NE Tudor Road, Lee's Summit
Free pregnancy testing, full term OB medical care, abstinence education, counseling, maternity and baby clothes, infant furniture, formula and baby food.
Samuel Rodgers Dental
620 West 23rd Street, Independence
Preventive Care: routine dental exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and x-rays. Fillings, Oral Surgery and extractions, Root Canal Therapy and other services.
Women’s Clinic of Kansas City
815 N Noland Rd
Free pregnancy testing, counseling, education, 24-hour helpline, and adoption referral.
Support group for anyone being raised in an alcoholic home.
254-3652 extention 401
Intensive outpatient program of Comprehensive Mental Health Services that provides treatment to adolescent substance abusers. Includes family therapy. Fees on a sliding scale according to income.
24-hour answering service for substance abusers and their family members.
Independence Youth Court
Youth Court Website
Youth Court is a peer court of trained students age 13 (eighth grade) and up. Juvenile offenders will be Tried, Judged, Defended and convicted or exonerated by a court made up of other juveniles. Trainings begin in September. Court convenes twice a month.
Connecting young people with caring volunteers in your school to promote friendship and build community.