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Lee’s Summit Cares Awarded Grant

Lee’s Summit Cares Awarded Grant

August 9, 2014 

Lee's Summit CARES has been awarded a grant of $40,000 from the Health Care Foundation (HCF) of Greater Kansas City.  The grant will fund a behavioral therapist from Truman Medical Center Lakewood Counseling for elementary students participating in the Lee’s Summit School District’s Student Assistance Program.  

Research indicates that 13% of youth ages eight to 15 live with a mental illness severe enough to cause serious impairment in their day-to-day lives.  Of these children, only 20% are identified and receive services needed, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, 2013.
The grant-funded program is a collaborative project between Lee’s Summit CARES, Truman Medical Center (TMC) Lakewood Counseling Service and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District to address the behavioral health needs of students attending three elementary schools in Lee’s Summit who could not otherwise obtain care.  This is the second year the Health Care Foundation has funded the program.

Lee’s Summit CARES, lscares.org, is a local nonprofit organization that combats youth substance abuse and promotes youth safety in Lee’s Summit and surrounding communities within the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District.  

In 2014, the Health Care Foundation will award $20.1 million in grants in the Greater Kansas City area.  Since the Foundation began making grants in 2005, HCF has awarded more than $185 million to agencies addressing health needs in the community.


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