Social Work Spot

Information from School Social Worker Ellie Logan

Hi Union Chapel Families!

Thank you for visiting my social work newsletter! 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.

Please note: I am available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If you send me an email or leave me a voicemail on a Tuesday or Thursday, I will not access it until the next day. If you need more immediate assistance on a Tuesday or Thursday, please contact the office.

I look forward to supporting and working with your family!

Ellie Hart Logan, LCSW

Union Chapel Elementary Social Worker

Park Hill School District

(816) 359-5733

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Union Chapel Confidential Resource Checklist

Please check back for an updated checklist at the beginning of the 23-24 school year!

Free and Reduced Meals Update


Families who think they might qualify for free and reduced meals should apply for these benefits.

If your child is eligible for free and reduced meal benefits and you apply, you can also receive additional benefits like fee waivers, activity scholarships, free screenings, school supplies and more.

More information on free and reduced meals can be found by clicking here.


We would like to offer your student the opportunity to participate in the BackSnack Program!

If you choose to participate, the student(s) will bring home a sack full of child-friendly food in their backpack each Friday. 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 assist you.

Please contact Ellie Logan to enroll your child in this program. Students can join this program at any point in the school year. Thank you!


Miles of Smiles

Miles of Smiles, a program of Level Up Kids, provides free dental care to children in the Northland who do not have access to oral health services. The dental care was already provided to students at Union Chapel this school year. If you missed it and would still like your child to see the dentist, please contact Ellie Logan to get information on registering your child to be seen at the Miles of Smiles clinic. In the 23-24 school year, Miles of Smiles will visit us in September, so keep an eye out for the registration forms going home early next school year!

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. No appointments necessary!

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

Spring 2023 Clothing Center Schedule:

All are Tuesdays, and all times are from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

February 7

February 21

March 7

March 28

April 4

April 18

May 2

May 16 - note time change - 4-6 p.m.

You can also check their Facebook page and find more information on the Park Hill website:

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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:

Services include mental health, substance use treatment, prevention and wellness activities for Clay, Platte and Ray counties. To begin services at Tri-County, all you have to do is call to request and intake appointment.

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, Mrs. Dusin, or Mrs. Irwin 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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