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Making a Difference

Every day we support those who have been impacted by violence in our city. We journey with them as they seek healing and justice. We walk the streets, sit in courtrooms, teach classes, restore homes, provide counseling, and, together, strive for a safer community. 

Healing 

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Grief Counseling

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Healthy Relationship Classes

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Conflict Mediation

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Tips Reward Fund

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Burial Assistance Referrals

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Vigils and Funerals

Justice 

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Neighborhood Canvassing

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Employment Readiness

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Community Policing Bridge

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24-Hour Hotline

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Community Complaints

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Victim Advocacy

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Missing Person Assistance

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Crisis Intervention

Our New Home: A Trusted Community Resource Center

For nearly 50 years, AdHoc has served the greater Kansas City community in counseling rooms, in public forums and meetings, in courtrooms, in board rooms, in virtual meetings, on the radio, in homes, in classrooms, and in the streets. But in all these years, AdHoc has never had a permanent home of its own. Now, with an in-kind donation of land from the Hope Center, AdHoc will establish a permanent home at 31st and Brenton. 

AdHoc’s new home, at roughly 12,000 square feet, will house organizations staff and provide space for:

  • Offices and conference rooms
  • Counseling rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Training and event rooms
  • Reception and hospitality areas

Prevention programs at AdHoc’s new home will help clients halt the violence in their neighborhoods through:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Healthy Relationships Classes
  • Victim/Policy Advocacy
  • Civil Rights Monitoring
  • Job Training
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Block Watch Training

Intervention programs at AdHoc’s new home will help clients heal from violence through:

  • Grief Counseling
  • Therapeutic Art Program
  • Neighborhood Canvassing
  • The Office of Community Complaints
  • Prayer Vigils & Funerals
  • 24-hour Crisis Hotlines
  • Minor Home Repairs
  • Relocation Services
  • Court Advocates
Community Vested

Our Community Work Spans Decades

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Trusted Bridge

AdHoc Group Against Crime serves as a trusted bridge between community and law enforcement.

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Safe Mediator

Canvassing allows us to support an entire community that has been affected by a violent act. We offer our services and position ourselves as a safe mediator that can accept tips in order to bring justice to our communities.

About Our Services:

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Counseling Services

AdHoc “Grief Counseling Services” are presently available to individuals and families who have been impacted by trauma due to violence.These services are free of charge. These services are provided by trauma-informed counselors licensed in the states of Missouri and Kansas. 

mel@adhocgac.com

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Prayer Vigils & Funerals

Families of homicide victims can request a prayer vigil. The vigils encourage the generation of  crime tips. Vigils also create an opportunity for the community to unite to express outrage associated with losing a loved one too soon, and begin the grieving process together.

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Thinking for a Change

The Thinking for a Change program is designed as a cognitive behavioral intervention for individuals involved with criminal and juvenile justice systems. AdHoc’s trained group facilitators are making great strides in the reduction of reoffenders through this cognitive behavioral intervention curriculum. For more information please contact Bishop Frank Douglas at bishop@adhocgac.com 

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Radio Appeals & Flyers

​​AdHoc generates these appeals and flyers to assist in building awareness of those who are missing, murdered or suspected of crimes, and to interject positive community messages. Carter Broadcasting company has partnered with AdHoc by donating free air time. 

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Office of Community Complaints

AdHoc partners with The Office of Community Complaints (OCC) to serve as a site for individuals to file complaints against police officers they feel have violated KCPD’s code of conduct. Community members can come during office hours to fill out a complaint form. AdHoc will have the form delivered to the OCC.

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24-Hour Community Hotline

(816)-531-COOL (2665)

Parents can call to report missing children (16 and under) and give information regarding those who are missing. Youth  can use this helpline to reach out for help in dealing with troubling life circumstances.

​info@adhocgac.com

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Civil Rights Monitoring

​AdHoc provides Civil Rights Monitoring to the Westport Business district. These are part time seasonal positions available the weekends between from October and April . 

jeanine@adhocgac.com

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Caring for Crime Survivors

Our community advocates provide minor home repairs and car repairs to individuals and families impacted by violence. AdHoc also helps to relocate families that are in danger of retaliatory violence. Our community advocates also provide other resources as needed. 

branden@adhocgac.com

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Fresh Start Program

​Threats of violence make it unsafe for a person to testify or continue to reside in their current home. AdHoc saw there was a need to give these survivors a way to escape the threat of violence and have a Fresh Start

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Address

104 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64111

Phone

816.861.5500/24-Hour Community Hotline 816.753.1111

Fax

816.861.0003
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