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In As Much Ministries - 781-6357

  • Thursdays & Saturdays
  • 10:00 – 11:30 & 1:00 – 2:30
  • In the Freedom House Building on Plumber’s Rd, Liberty, MO – off access road

 Good Shepherd United Methodist Church-734-2216  

  • Food pantry from 9 to 10 AM on Saturday Mornings.
  • 9555 North Oak Traffic Way, KCMO 64155

Medical Resources


NOTE: Please call ahead. Resources and their hours change and it is best to call ahead to ensure the service is available when you need it. Additionally many of these providers require a prearranged appointment.

NOTE: Obviously if a student is very ill, our first suggestion would be to contact a qualified medical professional as soon as possible.

Equipment/Accessibility Assistance Resources

Information below copied directly from public websites as service to families.  Please contact the organization or review the websites directly for updated and detailed information. The list below is in no particular order. Please review the list carefully.


Bishop Sullivan Center (816) 231-0984

- For families who have children with special needs.  Limited amounts provided. 

- Brian Petrie Memorial Fund

- Contact agency for more specifics regarding out of pocket expenses/costs.


Children’s Miracle Network in some areas. www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org


Coalition for Independence  www.cfi-kc.org

4911 State Avenue Kansas City, KS 66102
866-201-3829 Toll-Free or 913-321-5140

- Durable Medical Equipment (DME) recycling program where used items such as wheelchairs, crutches, commode chairs, shower chairs, positioning devices, and a host of other DME items are made available at nominal costs. 


Rehab Equipment Exchange http://www.rehabequipmentexchange.com/

This national network is a free service to facilitate the exchange and transfer of used rehabilitation equipment.  Individuals can use the website to buy, sell, or donate used rehab items of many types, including wheelchairs, pediatric equipment, mobility aids, ADL (Activities of Daily Living) aids, communication devices, assistive technology, and exercise equipment. 

It is advisable to check rehab item details with the owner before purchasing and to independently verify information.  It is recommended that each item is checked by a Rehabilitation Technology Specialist, Physical Therapist, or other appropriate professional before use.


First Hand Foundation (816) 201-1569 www.cerner.com/firsthand/default.aspx

2800 Rockcreek Parkway Kansas City, Mo. 64117

- Application can be downloaded from the website

- Expenses Covered:

  • Treatment: Expenses associated with clinical procedures, medicine, therapy, prosthesis, etc. 
  • Equipment: Expenses associated with wheelchairs, assistive technology equipment, care devices, hearing aids, etc. 
  • Displacement: Expenses associated with families of seriously ill children who must travel away from their home during treatment—lodging, food, gas, parking and transportation 
  • Vehicle modifications:Expenses associated with lifts, ramps and transfer boards

Expenses NOT Covered:

  • Home modification projects 
  • Any alternative and experimental drugs, treatment or therapy where there is significant controversy in the medical community with respect to specific treatment 
  • Wheelchair-accessible van purchases 
  • Any requests for research funding, mass population grants or other nonprofit organizational grants 
  • Any request for debt reduction

Adjusted gross income, less out of pocket medical expenses for that child in the past year, divided by number of dependents. Contact agency for more specifics regarding out of pocket expenses/costs.


Friends of Man (303) 798-2342 www.friendsofman.org


Hope Builders Home Repair 1-888-HOPE-001 http://hopebuilders-kc.org/

Qualifications for Homeowner

·         Owner must own and live in the house being repaired.

·         Owner must have limited personal or family financial resources.

·         Owners are traditionally elderly or disabled.

Work Hope BUILDERS can or is willing to undertake

·         Wheelchair ramps

·         Accessibility Modifications (door widenings)

·         Bathroom Repairs and Adaptations

·         Floor and wall repairs

·         Weatherization

·         Minor electrical and plumbing

·         Interior and exterior painting

·         Exterior wood replacement (trim, porches, etc.)

·         Yard clean-up and maintenance


Independent Living Centers Missouri:  http://www.mosilc.org/CIL.htm

Centers for Independent Living (CIL) promote the self-reliance of individuals with disabilities through education, advocacy, training and support.

The core services provided by all CILs are: individual and systems advocacy, information and referral services, peer counseling, independent living skills, and deinstitutionalization.


Rebuilding Together www.rebuildingtogether.org/affiliates/

Rebuilding Together is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization providing critical home repairs, modifications and improvements for America’s low-income homeowners. We rebuild the homes and lives of the nation’s most vulnerable homeowners and families at no cost to those served. Our work extends beyond the four walls of a home to impact the health and vibrancy of entire communities. **Only in specific areas


Collaboration Works www.collaborationworksonline.com

- Helps with medical equipment needs. They also accept donations too. The nurse told me they can also accept unused medication that they can redistribute to people who do not have insurance coverage


The Spina Bifida Association of Greater Kansas City

(816) 277-9087 www.sbakc.org
P.O. Box 5462
Kansas City, MO 64131

- Funding for wheelchairs and braces for children with spina bifida. 

- Application can be downloaded from the website. 


UCP – United Cerebral Palsy http://www.ucp.org/

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is a leading service provider and advocate for adults and children with disabilities, including cerebral palsy. As one of the largest health nonprofits in America, the UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.

UCP of Greater Kansas City
3101 Broadway, Suite 400
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 531-4454
Fax: (816) 531-3383
E-mail: bscott@ucpkc.org
Web site: http://www.ucpkc.org


Disabled Children’s Relief Fund www.dcrf.com

DCRF grant applications may be used for modest awards for assistive devices, rehabilitative services, arts and humanities projects, or for efforts to bolster compliance with existing laws for the benefit of children with disabilities. Applications may be submitted by families (parent or guardian) for an individual child, or by a non-profit organization for a small group of children.  Applications can be downloaded from the website.


Variety of Greater Kansas City  www.varietykc.org

- Variety Children’S Charity Serves The Greater KC Area.
- This includes Johnson, Jackson, Clay, Platte and Wyandotte counties. 

- Application can be downloaded from the website.

May provide available funds and/or Mobility Equipment to individuals:

            1.         for provision of direct service for children:

                        a.         with special needs

                        b.         under the age of 21

                        c.         within the Greater Kansas City area

            2.         for a specific medical need or piece of equipment



The United Healthcare Children's Foundation


- Application can be obtained online

- 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to facilitating access to medical-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan. This “support” is in the form of a medical grant to be used for medical services not covered or not completely covered by commercial health benefit plans.


Mobility Assisance

- National Mobility Equipment Dealer’s www.nmeda.org   (Mobility Rebate Programs)

- Ford Mobility Motoring Program 800-952-2248

- General Motors Mobility Assistance Center 800-323-9935

- Lexus Mobility Assistance Program 800-255-3987

- Volkswagen Mobility Access Program 1-800-drive-vw


All the following programs can be further accessed at:www.at.mo.gov/access/index.html

The Kids Assistive Technologyprogram (KAT) can provide limited funding for assistive technology, vehicle access modifications and some home access modifications for children under age 21. To get an application form or to ask questions about the KAT program, call (800) 647-8557.

The purpose of the KAT Program is to provide help when no other funding source is available, or when other funding sources are not adequate to cover the costs of the needed assistive technology or access modifications. Applications for children in families of lower income receive priority.


The Telecommunications Access Program

- Includes the Telecommunications Access Program for Telephone (TAP-T) and Telecommunications Access Program for Internet (TAP-I).

- The Telecommunications Access Program for Telephone (TAP-T) provides access to basic voice telephone calling (both sending and receiving) for individuals with all types of disabilities through the delivery of adaptive telephone equipment. The program provides such equipment as text telephones, voice carry over phones, phone for hearing carry over, amplified phones, Braille phones, hands-free phones and photo phones. The Telecommunications Access Program for Internet (TAP-I) provides to Missourians who cannot use traditional computer equipment, the  adaptive computer equipment necessary for basic access to the internet and e-mail. The program provides such equipment as screen enlargement software, screen readers, adaptive keyboards or alternative pointing devices such as trackballs or rollerballs. The TAP-I program provides consumer support during the selection and initial usage of the adaptive equipment.


Show Me Loans - Low Interest - Loan Program   Loans can be applied for by Missourians with disabilities, family members, etc. for wheelchairs, electric scooters, hearing aids, computers, augmentative communication devices, electronic print enlarging devices and for other equipment made for people with disabilities. Loans may also be made for the costs of assistive technology services such as an evaluation or trainings to learn how to use a device.

Home Access Modifications- Loans may be obtained for home modification purposes such as: wheelchair ramps, stairway lifts, widening doorways, and bathroom modifications and more. Loans toward the purchase of homes are not available.

Vehicle Access Modifications- Persons may obtain loans for disability-related modifications to motor vehicles such as wheelchair lifts, ramps, or hand controls. Loans for purchases of vehicles cannot be made.

Who is Eligible to Apply?Individuals with a disability, or a family member or someone with a disability, can apply, and must be purchasing assistive technology that will enable one or more individuals with a disability to become more independent. Loan applications are reviewed by a review committee. If an applicant has credit history problems, they may contact the program first to inquire about applying. Applicants with credit history problems may also consider applying with a co-applicant with a more favorable credit history.

How do I Apply?You can obtain a loan application form by calling the number or e-mailing the address below. You may also contact us to have any questions answered about the application form.

For more information, contact Missouri Assistive Technology at (800) 647-8557. You may also send an e-mail to mexline@swbell.net.


Missouri AT Recycling Program for Durable Medical Equipment provides low- cost recycled walkers, crutches, canes, commodes, shower chairs, manual and power wheelchairs, positioning equipment and miscellaneous wheelchair parts, (i.e., tires, cushions, arm rests, footplates). Small fees are charged to individuals with disabilities based on their ability to pay.

To inquire about specific equipment or for more information you may contact Coalition for Independence Assistive Technology Center at 816-231-7166 or outside the Kansas City area at 1-866-201-3829.


Missouri AT Recycling Program for Computer Equipment provides low cost, refurbished computer systems (CPU, monitor, keyboard and mouse) to adult consumers with disabilities. This program has a very limited number of computer systems available.

These computers are intended to enhance the ability to communicate with the world, to obtain information, to access government and business services and to support skill development and/or academic achievement.

Applicants for the Missouri AT Recycling Program for Computer Equipment will be assessed a fee ($60 to $200) based on their household income and the number of dependents in the home. Applicants will be informed of the required fee to be remitted before a computer can be picked up or shipped. The fee will include any shipping and handling costs for the computer.

To request a current application, please contact Elaine at 1-800-647-8557 (Voice) or 1-800-647-8558 (TTY), or by email ehoutman@swbell.net.


Swap 'n Shop

Welcome to Missouri Assistive Technology’s Swap ‘n Shop equipment exchange program, a “classified ads” service that connects people with available adaptive devices or assistive technology! Missouri Assistive Technology provides a listing of equipment that consumers would like to buy, sell, trade or donate.


ETC Program
ETC is a free, short-term assistive device loan program for school districts and agencies in Missouri.  District or agency representatives can borrow equipment in order to try out the equipment with students and clients prior to purchase, for use when a personal device is in for repair, or for other short-term needs.

Monthly Free Food Giveaway

Harvesters Community Food Network and Vineyard Church provides free food to families in need. They are open 8:00am – 10:00am. The dates are listed below. Additionally they offer fresh fruit and/or vegetables when available. There are activities for kids and free haricuts too.

WHEN                      January 25    February 22   March 22   April 26   May 24

WHERE                    Vineyard Church 12300 NW Arrowhead Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64165

Call 816.734.8100 OR visit www.vineyeardkcnorth.com if you want more information



 Johnny's Café offers a complete sit down "Hot Meal" to anyone that is hungry. Our guests enjoy being served at table-side with real silverware, plates and glasses. Meals include a main dish, vegetables, potato, fruit, and dessert along with coffee, iced tea, milk or water to drink. Meals are currently being served on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11:30 until 1:00. 



January 18, February 15. March 15, April 19, May 17



Liberty Christian Church    427 E. Kansas, Liberty, MO 64068       

Parking lot is off E. Mill Street

 781 – 3621

Miscellaneous Community Resources

Below are several miscellaneous community resources. In addition to these, another useful option is to contact United Way's help line. Simply dial 211 to access confidential referral information.


Pet Food

Northland Pet Pantry  (816) 272-8508  www.northlandpetpantry.com

104 NE 72nd St. Suite 1, Gladstone, MO 64068
-  Provides food for pets. There are scheduled dates for distribution. See their website for dates.

- Emergency supplies can be arranged. 

- Families can get pet food up to 4 different days per month

- Families will need to fill out the Northland Pet pantry application form - either on line of they can fill out the application and bring it with them


School Supplies for Liberty Public Families

Contact your local Liberty Public school social worker or school counselor - they have access to most any school supply a family might need due to the generosity of the community. In addition to the typical school supplies, these professionals often have resources for PE uniforms and such.

In As Much Ministries   - 781-6357

o   Thursdays & Saturdays 10:00 – 11:30 & 1:00 – 2:30

Additionally, principals often can waive fees such as lab fees, etc. & may pay for some special supplies