• What Life Looks Like Below the Poverty Line

    The woman holding a cardboard sign at the stoplight. The man pushing a shopping cart filled with his earthly possessions. Children running in and out of dilapidated tents clustered in a haphazard community on the outskirts of town.

    When we think of poverty in America, these are the imag....

  • #MoMedicaid

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    LET US DECIDE
    This ballot measure lets Missouri voters decide what’s best.

    IMPACT
    Delivers care to Missourians who can’t afford to see a doctor a....

  • CASA: A Voice for Abused and Neglected Children

    Imagine you’re a little kid, removed from your home because of neglect or abuse. There are lots of voices talking over your head, some you recognize and many you do not. Suddenly, you’re in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people. They’re nice, but what’s going on?

  • The Blessings of Baby Grace

    High school is challenging. It’s even tougher when you have a baby.


    During 2005-2006, her first year at Fort Osage High School, junior/senior English teacher Anne Farmer had six pregnant students in class. District-wide, 27 students either had a child or were expecting. ....

  • Project Connect: Connecting Those in Need with Vital Services

    Danny* was living under an overpass in Independence the day he found out about Project Connect.

    “He was riding public transportation, picked up a magazine, and the Project Connect flier fell out,” remembered Suzanne Smith, director of network development for Health Care Coll....

  • 1914 Christmas Truce Holds Special Significance Today

    In the week prior to one Christmas during World War I, German troops began decorating their trenches and surrounding trees with candles and gathering to sing carols. The British troops took notice. Little did they know what was to come next.

    About 100 years ago, on Christmas Eve, 1914, hum....

  • Hunger's New Look

    Undoubtedly, there’s someone you know who literally can’t get enough to eat. 

    What does hunger look like in the United States of America? Unlike historic photos of the Depression era or emotionally charged PSAs of starving children in third-world countries, hunger in Ameri....

  • Adopt a Pet this Christmas

    This is Prince. Named after the legendary artist and entertainer. He is three years old and was adopted from the Great Plains SPCA Pet Adoption Center in August 2017. Every morning, after spending the night in bed and cuddled beneath a blanket, Prince stretches, has breakfast, and says hello to Lion (his....

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Battered Justice

Battered Justice

Brenda Clubine spent 26 years in prison for killing her husband. After years of enduring beatings and ER visits, she said the abuse finally ended in a locked motel room. Her husband asked for her wedding rings. She sai....

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