The first step to starting services with the Futures Program is to complete an intake screening.
The youth or young adult and their family will meet with a Qualified Mental Health Professional to discuss their concerns and the services that the Futures Program offers. This is a collaborative process between the family and the clinician, meaning they will decide together which services will best address the young person’s concerns.
Intake screenings are available on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday, from 8:30am-10:30am. For youth 17 and under, the guardian must be present. Everyone must bring the following to the intake:
• Social Security card
• Birth Certificate
• Insurance Card
• Picture ID
• Proof of Guardianship; if applicable
300 W. 19th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64108
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who assesses, diagnoses, and treats psychiatric disorders and is able to prescribe medications as a part of treatment. Our registered nurse will provide information on physical health needs, take basic vitals, and will update current medications.
Individual and Family Therapy
Individual and family therapy provides a safe place to help youth, young adults, and families talk about things that may be causing stress, worries, anger, sadness, or other problems. Our therapists are trained in several evidence-based practices for the treatment of a variety of issues such as trauma, behavioral issues, mood and anxiety disorders, and more.
We currently have therapists trained in Play Therapy, Art Therapy, EMDR, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy, as well, as several other treatments.
Community-Based Case Management
Community-based case management provides advocacy and support to youth, young adults and their families, connects them to various resources, and may work with other agencies to help young people meet their needs. Referrals are made during the intake screening if eligibility criteria are met.
Family Support Provider (FSP)
A parent who has walked in your shoes, who now uses their personal experience to advocate with you.
The FSP is a part of the community-based case management services. FSPs have a broad base of life experiences and a diverse view of community cultures. The FSP will listen to concerns and frustrations of the caregivers and will empower the family to express their needs. After a referral for community-based case management is made, a referral for an FSP can also be made if eligibility criteria are met.
H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Peers Excel)
Have you ever been judged or felt stereotyped? Felt like you were not heard and have something to say? Do you just want to be a part of something good that will make a difference? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, the H.O.P.E. Youth and Young Adult Board may be right for you.
H.O.P.E. is made up of young adults age 15 to 25 from all walks of life, who have a desire to create change within the Futures Program and beyond. We represent the voices of youth and young adults that helps guide the work within the Futures Program. Our responsibility is to break the stigma about mental health, first beginning with ourselves, and then branching out into the community…”because we are more alike than we are different.” Come and have fun with us as we express opinions and creative ideas in a safe and non-judgmental environment about how to make change in our community. You do not need to be in services with the Futures Program to attend H.O.P.E. For more information, please contact Tiffany Sturdivant at 816-404-5752.
F.A.I.T.H. Works (Families Advocating & Inspiring Through Hope Works)
F.A.I.T.H. Works is a collective of parents, friends, and families who are advocating for our youth and young adults at the local, state, and federal levels to ensure quality mental health care. We are striving to ensure the Futures Program provides family driven services. You do not need to have family members in services with the Futures Program to attend F.A.I.T.H. Works. For more information, please contact Diana Rose at 816-404-5750.