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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Resources for Volunteers and Caregivers

Advocating for children in court so that they can grow up in a safe, permanent home is our first priority.  We know that many of the children we serve face additional challenges because of their race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  We encourage volunteers and caregivers to explore the resources available through the links below:

Racial Justice and Equity

  • The child welfare system often perpetuates racism, bias, poverty, and the trauma of family separation against children and families of color. NACC encourages advocates and practitioners to resist these injustices by demonstrating cultural humility, pursuing antiracist practices, confronting personal privilege and bias, utilizing a race equity lens when making decisions, and promoting diversity and inclusion.

  • We are an alliance of trainers, organizers, and institutional leaders who have devoted ourselves to the work of creating racially equitable organizations and systems.

  • KC Segregation Tours are a journey through the history of segregation in the Kansas City metro area, primarily through its real estate and some of its most recognized landmarks.

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are the pillars of sustainable, thriving communities. The calls for racial justice throughout the United States have strengthened our resolve and accelerated our efforts to promote DEI as a fundamental force for creating thriving communities for the future.

LGBTQIA+ Resources

  • The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate violence advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

  • Ways to Care for Young People Who Are Attracted to More Than One Gender

  • BLAQ OUT is a united community of individual advocates, community activists and healthcare professionals who work to address the psychosocial and environmental challenges faced by Black MSM in the Greater Kansas City Area.

  • The Kansas City Center for Inclusion: an affirming and supportive space for LGBTQIA+ people.

  • An all ages, all genders support and social group which meets at the Kansas City Center for Inclusion.

  • GLSEN Greater Kansas City is a chapter of GLSEN, a national organization fighting for every student’s right to a safe, supportive education.

  • The HIMM Project (HIMM) is a community-based initiative focused on HIV education, prevention, and treatment in the KC Metro.

  • The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law.

  • We provide an affirming, safe, and welcoming weekly space for teens (ages 13-17) to connect with their peers and build their network of support.

  • The Lotus Clinics at KidsTLC provide outpatient mental and behavioral health services to children, adolescents and their families

  • We represent LGBTQ+ persons and everyone living with HIV--in the court of law, and in the court of public opinion.

  • We are an LGBTQ-specific transitional and rapid re-housing program.

  • The LGBT-Affirming Therapist Guild of Kansas City is a community-based, grassroots organization of licensed mental and medical healthcare professionals, as well as students-in-training.

  • The Modern Family Alliance operates with a mission to support LGBTQ parents and their children through events, resources and education, and to foster a community in the Kansas City metro area that is respectful, encouraging and inclusive of all families.

  • We are parents, families, friends and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons who are committed to giving support to one another.

  • Pride Haven is SAVE, Inc.’s overnight shelter for transition-aged youth, aged 18-24, facing homelessness.

  • Serving the healthcare needs of the LGBT community in a welcoming and affirming setting.

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