Community Resources: westernmissouri

KC Friends of Dorothy

This is a social group for those 18+ who want to become active in the community, support local LGBT friendly businesses/organizations and to have a great time getting to know some awesome people in and around the Kansas City area.

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KC Pride

The mission of Show Me Pride is to

Partner with,
Respect,
Inspire,
Develop and
Educate

our community promoting LGBT diversity and civil liberties, locally and globally.

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KC Wave Swim Team

KC Wave is the predominately gay and lesbian swim team in the Kansas City area. Our membership ranges from 20 to 40 swimmers, covering most age groups and orientations.

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LikeMe Lighthouse

The LikeMe Lighthouse is a LGBT Center in Kansas City that provides a broad array of services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. The Lighthouse is a multi-faceted community center and a place for LGBT individuals, their families and friends to call HOME! The Lighthouse serves as a community hub to discover resources, attend social gatherings and listen to educational speakers.  Working together, we will spread LIKEME’s message of inclusion and build a brighter future for Kansas City.

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Midwest Alternative Family Alliance

Our mission is to support LGBT parents in the greater Kansas City area and beyond to build families and raise children in a community that is respectful, encouraging and inclusive.

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Millenial League

The Millennial League is a group of young adults belonging to the Millennial Generation who share a common interest in promoting HIV/AIDS awareness. The Millennial League is an affiliate of the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City (ASF), made up of members of the Millennial generation, ages 18-30, who share in the mission to assist in funding organizations which provide food, shelter, medical care, and other services to the diverse communities dealing with HIV/AIDS, and to promote public education about HIV infections.

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National Alliance on Mental Health - KC

NAMI-KC is the only organization which specifically supports the mentally ill and the family members of the mentally ill throughout the greater Kansas City area. NAMI-KC serves as an information center, including referrals on services needed. We provide educational seminars and reference materials related to mental illness.

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Open Doors KC

Open Doors in KC is dedicated to creating and promoting social and informational events and resources to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex and Allied Community. We work with other organizations to provide up to date information, resources and events. Kansas City has much to offer, but it can be difficult to find, especially for those who are too young or choose not to frequent the bar scene. To help meet the need for socialization and activism, our mission is to create a variety of events that bring people together, foster connections that will become supportive networks, bring resources into the light and allow people to find a place in which they can feel safe being themselves.

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Pathways Program @ Ozanam

At Pathways, we’re giving young adults who are homeless or living in out-of-home care the chance to develop the life skills they need to be successful. The Pathways Program operates scattered-site apartments in Kansas City and Wichita. It serves young men and women, as well as young parents with children.

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PFLAG KC

PFLAG-KC is a group of parents, siblings, friends, and LGBT people who provide a support system for the families and friends of LGBT people to enable them to understand, accept and support their children with love and pride, provide education for individuals and the community at large on the nature of homosexuality, and support the full human and civil rights of LGBT people. Meetings are held at two locations: on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3:00 pm at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Room 307, Prairie Village, KS. (The meeting room is wheelchair accessible.) On the 4th Sunday of each month at 3:00 pm at the LikeMe Light House, 3909 Main St, Kansas City, MO.

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