Our mission is to assist in the transformation of people by creating and weaving together a cohesive set of resources that promote their physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual wholeness. Sisters in Christ serves as a resource conduit, personal advocate, and supporter for those we serve.
Every day, Sisters In Christ works to confront a fragmented and inadequate community support system for mental health, substance abuse, affordable housing, employment, and family cohesion, particularly for the formerly incarcerated and unhoused in the Kansas City community.
Sisters In Christ provides 12 to 18 months of transitional housing support, access to medical and mental health services, and other wraparound services to formerly incarcerated women, women with substance use disorder, and homeless women. Our three reentry/recovery homes - Serenity House, Habakkuk House, and Carolyn's House of Faith - provide safe, stable, and sober housing for up to 23 women.
Through its Mental Health Services Program, Sisters in Christ offers evidenced-based interventions including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and Child Parent Psychotherapy.
The Dahomey Training Center is a substance abuse prevention and anti-violence program based on the protective factor of workforce development in mitigating the occurrence of substance abuse and criminal activity among at-risk populations. Its programs and services are designed for at-risk women and girls. This includes women and girls from families suffering from generational addiction; women and girls with personal histories of substance abuse; women and girls involved or associated with criminal activity and lifestyles; and formerly-incarcerated women facing massive challenges as they transition from correctional facilities to re-entering society.
Safe Zone is a neighborhood-based hub that offers access to community resources and direct services under one roof. Based on a violence reduction service delivery system, Safe Zone addresses risk factors for primarily socio-economically disadvantaged underserved youth and families living in high violent crime neighborhoods. Annually, the project serve 50 Raytown, Missouri families with middle school age children and provide innovative, comprehensive, and culturally-relevant direct services coupled with a robust referral system based on strong collaborative partnerships with community agencies, law enforcement and municipal leadership.