Whole Family Care

Investing in single parent families through childare and mentorship

Kansas City, MO   |  http://www.wholefamilycare.org/

Mission

Our mission is investing in struggling, single parent families through childcare and mentoring in order to bring fulfillment and purpose to the whole family.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director of Operations

Erin Vallier

Executive Director of Childcare

Jenna McIntire

Main address

600 NE 46th Street

Kansas City, MO 64116 USA

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EIN

81-3045328

NTEE code info

Child Day Care (P33)

Family Services (P40)

Financial Counseling, Money Management (P51)

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Family Support and Mentoring Program

Each family is provided a mentor to help navigate the day-to-day challenges of life and parenting. Spiritual and emotional support is offered through daily encouragement by caring, non-judgmental, loving individuals at the center, open and frequent commnunication, referrals to professional counseling as needs are identified, and weekly meetings with a mentor for further case management, parenting support and resources. Providing physical help relieves some of the pressures that come with being a single parent. Families are given numerous resources, nutrition classes, and child safety information. Families are encouraged to take advantage of  partnerships WFC has with community organizations and professionals that assist with medical care, mental health, child development, food, provisions, housing, and car repair. Budget counseling is required in order for families to become financially literate and reduce debt. Families are provided child care to help alleviate financial hardship.

Population(s) Served

The Whole Family Care childcare program is designed to create a safe and loving Christian environment to learn and grow. Quality early care and education at WFC is a partnership between parents and provider. Teachers and directors partner with parents to provide children with age and developmentally appropriate activities and materials that they are free to explore. Opportunities are provided, to experience, social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual development in every classroom. Childcare teachers are experienced and trained according to state requirements to help ensure that children in the program will meet their full potential. The curriculum is based on Christian principles and beliefs, but enrollment is open to all, regardless of their religion or beliefs. At no point will any of the participants be required to convert to Christianity or be required to renounce their own religion or beliefs.

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Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City 2017

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27% of Northland children are being raised by a single parent, 40% of single mother households live below the poverty level, and 40% of the average income for a single mother goes to infant care. Whole Family Care seeks to positively impact these statistics by providing free or discounted childcare, one-on-one weekly mentoring, a monthly support group and resources and referrals for qualifying, single-parent families in Kansas City. WFC partners with families as they strive to reach their full potential for mental, emotional, spiritual, physical and financial health. We desire to bring fulfillment and purpose to underprivileged families that are dysfunctional, unstable, and insecure, by equipping them to make healthy life choices that move them from surviving to thriving in all areas of personal and family life.The long-term successes our clients experience through our mentoring program are defined by their ability to maintain; a full time job, affordable stable housing, a household budget, essential needs, ongoing mental and medical healthcare, positive parenting strategies, spiritual growth and integration into a healthy community. The long-term successes our families experience as a result of our child care program are defined by; the parent’s ability to gain and maintain full time employment to provide for their family and/or further their education, the parent’s ability to save money and plan for their family’s future, the developmental growth of the child and readiness of the child for the next phase of early education. Our goal is to open multiple locations in Clay and Platte Counties in the next 5 years in an effort to conveniently serve more families and make a lasting, meaningful impact in their lives and the community as a whole.

Our strategies for bringing fulfillment and purpose to struggling, single-parent families is to provide support as they strive to reach their full potential in all areas of life. Single parent’s typically spend about ⅓ of their income on child care.Our child care program enables parents to work without worry for the health and safety of their children and alleviates the added financial pressures associated with the high cost of child care. The program is designed to create a safe, loving, Christian environment to learn and grow. We offer high quality care and education with trained staff that have state approved background checks and fingerprinting. We create opportunities for children to explore age and developmentally appropriate activities in our small group classrooms which ensures one on one attention. We serve the whole family by partnering with parents regarding the care of their child(ren) through unconditional love, daily communication, developmental assessments, parenting classes, and consistent schedules to create a stable environment. Daycare is provided at no cost to qualifying families during the first six months and at a deeply discounted rate for the remaining twelve months.The WFC mentoring program is designed to walk alongside families as they navigate the daily struggles of single parenting. This is done through weekly, one on one mentoring and monthly support groups. During mentoring sessions, clients are challenged to identify what worries them which includes past stressors, future dangers, and complicated factors while also identifying what their strengths are and how to focus on them.The WFC program is 18 months long and includes specific goals and requirements to keep families moving towards health and wholeness, as well as to track family progress.The first three months of mentoring focuses on building relationships and trust, identifying and fulfilling needs and working towards mental, physical and financial stability. After the initial phase of the program, mentoring sessions build upon planning for the future, budgeting, parenting support and enrichment, and spiritual growth. The program is broken up into 3 tiers. Each tier is 6 months in length and is associated with a significant milestone goal that corresponds with each focus area-physical, financial, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Monthly support groups offer families the opportunity to befriend others going through similar situations which provides an additional layer of support and encouragement. Emotional support is offered through daily encouragement and family check-ins. Mental and physical support is given as needed through referrals to professional counseling, medical doctors, child development professionals, and connections to other organizations that provide food, clothing, and shelter. We offer financial support, not only through free childcare, but also through our budget counseling. Families are trained to create budgets and are held accountable for maintaining a working budget. Spiritual support includes prayer, encouragement, discipleship, connections to local churches, and bible studies. Whole Family Care is a nondenominational center that provides our services to all families regardless of faith or religious preference. As you can see, these methods benefit low-income, struggling, single-parent families in multiple ways and contributes to a lasting, meaningful, multi-generational impact by supporting the whole family.

Whole Family Care is uniquely positioned to help families in crisis because of the location, staff, volunteers, community partners and donors. The holistic approach to serving families enables WFC to dive in deep with families in order to assist them on their path to wholeness in all aspects of their humanity.The trained childcare professionals in the classroom work with the mentors to share concerns, patterns and information that needs to be addressed with the parent for the success and progression of the child and family as a whole.Community connections are key to the success of families in the program. When needs are identified through the mentoring relationship that are beyond the scope of services at WFC, community partners are contacted. Families are then given referrals and, at times, financial assistance to pursue needed services. Examples of community connections include, Hillcrest Hope and Hillcrest Platte County for transitional housing, local churches for classes, a local professional counselor, enrichment opportunity with The Single Mom KC, food pantries, clothes closets, pediatricians, and child development specialists.

Whole Family Care’s long-term goal is to expand services to care for twenty children at the current facility and to open multiple locations throughout Clay and Platte Counties to positively impact struggling, single-parent families. In order to accomplish that, directors are working diligently with the State of Missouri Childcare Regulations, Health & Sanitation, as well as the Fire Marshall to become licensed. Necessary changes have been made  to the childcare classrooms and a grant was obtained from The Home Depot Foundation to renovate the outdoor playground area, which meets licensing requirements. WFC has experienced staff members, including a child care director, to meet the teacher to child ratio as well as to provide ongoing training to maintain high quality care for each family. The Volunteers Mentors are trained and equipped to be a trusted guide throughout each clients journey at WFC. Regular board meetings are scheduled to discuss progress as well as potential risks and obstacles. The board oversees and creates plans that are implemented to help achieve the goals of the organization. The Executive Directors, along with the board and staff, consistently seek funding through local churches, businesses, social media platforms, fundraisers throughout the year, grants, and an annual banquet. These near-term objectives are propelling us towards our long-term goal. The single-parent families applying to this program come to the center out of desperation and are often experiencing a crisis. They feel isolated, hopeless, and unsure of where to turn. Depression and anxiety commonly displayed in the parents and older children seeking help. Their lives are full of dysfunction, instability, and insecurity which negatively impacts the growth and development of their child(ren). Some applicants are at risk for children being placed in foster care due to their lack of resources and support for adequate care. In the first eleven months of being operational, WFC provided more than 350 hours of direct support through mentoring, support groups, resources, and encouragement in person, through text, and via email. We provided more than 2500 hours of high quality childcare, averaging a total cost of $30,000 in free services. Each child was provided with 2400 free meals and snacks during this time. Our support has resulted in families being encouraged through the opportunity to befriend others going through similar situations. Support is provided through referrals to professional counseling, medical doctors, child development professionals, and connections to other organizations that provide food, clothing, and shelter. Fulfilling these areas of need greatly impacts the overall well being of each family. These outcomes are contributing to fulfilling WFC’s long-term goal to serve more families in Clay and Platte Counties. People need to feel loved, valued, and supported. Simply being available to these struggling families has created an atmosphere of hope, change and growth. While resources, referrals, free childcare, and the promise of a better life are offered to the families, if the client is not motivated or willing to be teachable and intentional and the work is being for them, it will not result in a lasting impact. The vetting process at enrollment has been adjusted to include initial drug tests, home visits, an extensive interview process, and clear guidelines of program expectations. WFC has also transitioned to “referrals only” from local agencies and organizations that serve low income families in the Kansas City community. This has opened the door to families prepared to take advantage of what the program has to offer. The biggest obstacle right now is ongoing funding to meet our budget needs in order to continue being operational. We are diligently seeking more monthly financial partners, corporate donors and grant funding.

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Whole Family Care

Board of directors
as of 11/15/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Hannah Berry

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Term: 2018 - 2020

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