Social Work Spot

Information from School Social Worker Ellie Logan

Hi Families!

I'll use this spot to share resources and support opportunities that may be available to you and your family. I will keep it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, clarifications, or for more resources.

I look forward to supporting and working with your family!

Ellie Hart Logan, LCSW

School Social Worker

Southeast and Union Chapel

Park Hill School District

(816) 359-5733

Update 4/4/22:

I am currently out of the office on maternity leave. Park Hill social worker Karen DiSanto is covering my leave and is available to help with all social work needs. She is available by email at, and by phone at 816-359-5733. I will return to the office in August 2022.

Southeast Confidential Resource Checklist

SOUTHEAST FAMILIES: Please complete the Confidential Resource Checklist by submitting your information online (click button above) or by submitting a paper copy. Here you can opt in to programs such as Backsnack, Miles of Smiles, and many more.

Union Chapel Confidential Resource Checklist

UNION CHAPEL FAMILIES: Please complete the Confidential Resource Checklist by submitting your information online (click button above) or by submitting a paper copy. Here you can opt in to programs such as Backsnack, Miles of Smiles, and many more.

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Free and Reduced Meals Update

Please note -- The free meals for ALL students is discontinuing at the end of this school year. To qualify for free or reduced meals for 2022 summer school and the 2022-2023 school year, you must fill out a free/reduced application form.

If you think your family may be eligible for Free or Reduced Meals in the future, and can benefit from them once the free program expires, please proactively apply now by using the online website below.

You can apply by visiting:

The information provided on the application is confidential. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me!

Free Meals During the 2021-2022 School Year:

In-person students:

  • Throughout the 2021-2022 school year, we will provide free breakfast and lunch to or in-person students each day.

For Park Hill Online Academy students and area children:
Students in our area who do not attend our schools in person will be able to order our five-day frozen bulk meal kits.

Talking to Kids About War and Other Scary Topics

The news can be frightening and overwhelming these days! Check out these resources for how to address the news in Ukraine, and other big topics, in a way that feels safe and developmentally appropriate for children.

  1. How to Talk to Kids About the Ukraine Invasion
  2. How to Talk to Kids and Teens About the Crisis in Ukraine
  3. How to Talk to Kids About Difficult Subjects
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We would like to offer your student the opportunity to participate in the BackSnack Program! We are continuing to collaborate with Harvesters in order to bring their “BackSnack” program to Southeast and Union Chapel again this year.

If you choose to participate, the student(s) will bring home a sack full of child-friendly food in their backpack each week. This food is collected and distributed by Harvesters. If you have a concern about a product, please do not allow your child to eat it and contact me so that I can do what I can to assist you.

Please contact Ellie Logan to enroll your child in this program. Thank you!


Miles of Smiles

Miles of Smiles, a program of LevelUp Kids, provides free dental care to children in the Northland who do not have access to oral health services.

The dentist visited Union Chapel in early October, and Southeast in December. If your child missed their opportunity to see the dentist, please contact Ellie Logan or Karen Schaff, and we can help you get your student registered to be seen at the Miles of Smiles clinic.

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Clothing Center

The clothing center is a FREE service provided by the PTAs in cooperation with the Park Hill School District. Each student receives new and lightly used clothing along with new socks and underwear. Each student must provide proof of registration for the current year. This could be a class schedule, student ID, or a letter from the social worker.

The Park Hill Clothing Center currently has a very large inventory on the racks. Stock up for summer early since we shut down in May. We still have plenty of cold weather clothes and coats, as well. No appointments are necessary, but masks are required.

The Clothing Center is located at 8009 North Atkins Place, Kansas City, MO 64152 (behind Gerner Family Early Education Center)

Remaining Shopping Dates:

- April 5: 10am – 12pm & 5pm – 7pm

- April 19: 10am – 12pm & 5pm – 7pm

- May 3: 10am – 12pm & 5pm – 7pm

- May 17: 4pm – 6pm (Last shopping day of the school year)

The Park Hill Clothing Center would like to thank all of the families who have contributed to our facility. For anyone not familiar with the clothing center there is more information here:

Volunteers are greatly needed! We have been fortunate to receive numerous donations, however we’ve had a difficult time hanging up all of the incoming clothes. There are two sign up genius links for volunteers. The first is for the 2-4 pm timeslot every Tuesday. Shoppers are not present during this time, so students are welcome to volunteer. Please sign up at this link:

The second sign up is for the Tuesday 10-12pm and 5-7pm slots when shoppers will be there. When shoppers are present we can't have students helping due to confidentiality. Please sign up here:

Are you in need of food or financial assistance?

Any low-income individual or family who is in need of Food Stamp or other benefits should reach out to the Family Support Division for help. Missourians can apply for services 24/7 online by visiting, or by sending completed applications and verification documents by email to, or by fax to 573-526-9400. Missourians can also apply for Family Medicaid over the phone by calling 1-855-373-9994 during business hours Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Also, please see the Community Resource List below as there are several food pantries around our community. If you have any questions about how to access food pantries, or are concerned about meeting your family's food needs, please contact me for support!

Mental Health Wellness

Tri-County Services message during COVID-19:

Tri-County is still receiving new clients. To begin services at Tri-County, all you have to do is call to request and intake appointment. Services will most likely be provided via telehealth until pandemic restrictions have been cleared.

As a reminder, Tri-County services clients with Medicaid insurance, as well as clients who are uninsured.

To schedule an intake appointment, please call: 816-468-0400

Tri-County's Crisis Line can be reached 24/7 at: 1-888-279-8188

Mental Health Services for Non-Medicaid clients:

A great way to find community mental health providers is by calling the number on your insurance card. The number is likely labeled as Behavioral Health Services. When calling your insurance provider, you can ask for a list of local in-network therapists. You can also look on, as this is a great website to find local providers. As always, please reach out to Mrs. Logan or Mrs. Frayer (Southeast) or Mrs. Dusin (Union Chapel) if you need or want any help finding a mental health provider.

Please see the Community Resource List below for a few other community mental health providers in our area.

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Community Resources

If you have questions or need assistance with any of the below resources, please contact me. Please also contact me if your family is experiencing homelessness or living somewhere temporarily.

United Way: 211

United Way 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that connects people to everyday needs that aren’t quite

9-1-1 emergencies. Need to find counseling? A health clinic? Job training? A food pantry? Simply dial 2-1-1, or visit United Way 2-1-1 Online to search for resources on your own.

Northland Human Services Directory

For Multiple Services & Emergency Assistance

Hope Faith Ministries: provides food, clothing, showers, laundry service, phone and mail

access, and possibly shelter

Phone: 816-471-4673

Catholic Charities: provides housing, workforce development, education, healthcare, grief support, emergency assistance, turn-around re-entry after prison, disability and deaf services,

Senior care, possible help with utility bills

Phone: 816-221-4377

Salvation Army Emergency Services: 816-756-1455 or 816-452-5663

Northland Assistance Center: provides emergency assistance with food, lodging, holiday food baskets, referral services, case management, etc.

Phone: 816-421-2243


Homeless Hotline: 816-474-4599

Sheffield Place: provides long-term shelter and support services to homeless mothers and their children

Housing Authority: helps with providing affordable housing

Phone: 816-968-4100

Family Promise: 816-888-7070

Hillcrest Transitional Housing: 816-587-9037

Salvation Army Supportive Housing: 816-285-2496

ReStart: provides shelter and support services to the homeless

918 E. 9th St., KCMO. Phone: 816-472-5664

Rose Brooks Center: emergency domestic violence shelter

Phone: 816-861-6100

Synergy Services: children’s shelter, teen shelter, temporary housing for youth transitioning into adulthood, emergency domestic violence shelter

Phone: 816-741-8700


Swope Health Northland: 2906 NW Vivion Road Riverside, MO 64150

Phone: 816-627-2050 Fax: 816-599-5961

Platte County Health Department: 1201 East St., Parkville, MO 64152 816-587-5998

Children’s Mercy Hospital: 2401 Gilham Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108 816-234-3000 or Children's Mercy Northland Clinic 501 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64155

Mental Health

Tri-County Mental Health Center: 3100 NE 83rd St, Kansas City, MO 64119, 816-468-0400

Synergy Services: 816-741-8700

Metis Counseling: 816-399-4204

NOVO Counseling: 816-841-7735

Signature Behavioral Services: 816-795-1445

Lilac Center: 816-221-0305

Embark Counseling Services: 913-257-3161

Dipoto Counseling Services: 816-268-8501

Comprehensive Psychiatric Services: 816-453-7473


A Turning Point
5105 NW Waukomis Drive
Riverside, MO 64151

King of Kings Lutheran Church Pantry
1701 NE 96th Street
Kansas City, MO 64155

Avondale United Methodist Pantry
3135 NE Winn Road
Kansas City, MO 64117

Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries
1104 NE Vivion Rd.

Kansas City, MO 64118 816-454-5295

You must receive a referral from your school social worker.

Barry Christian Church Pantry
1500 NW Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64155

Northland Assistance Center
2018 Gentry Street
North KC, MO 64116

Englewood Baptist Church Pantry
1900 NE Englewood Road
Kansas City, MO 64118

Northland Christmas Store
4185 NE 63rd Terr
Kansas City, MO 64119

Gladstone Seventh Day Adventist Pantry
3800 NE 80th Street
Gladstone, MO 64119

Salvation Army - Northland
5306 N Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64118

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Pantry
5409 NW 72nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64151

SPEAC Food Pantry - 819 Main Street, Parkville, MO 64152 Phone: 816.746.1057 (Entrance is on 9 Highway - across from Park University Soccer Field) (Lower level of Parkville Presbyterian Church)

3801 Topping Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64120

St. Charles Catholic Church Pantry
900 NE Shady Lane
Kansas City, MO 64118

Hillside Christian Church Pantry
900 NE Vivion Road
Kansas City, MO 64118

St. Therese St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry

7207 NW Highway 9 Kansas City, MO 64152


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