Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Kansas City
The Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Kansas City (LGCC-KC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1992. The Center is an open, public and visible safe space for individuals and organizations in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and allied community, providing referral services and information, networking opportunities and access to other LGBT-supportive groups and businesses.
The Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Kansas City is a good resource for all things gay in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Center is virtually open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact: 816-931-4420 or gaynkc AT gmail DOT com
El Centro, Inc.
The purpose of El Centro is to create and sustain educational, social and economic opportunities for families. The agency provides services in five locations in Kansas City, Kan., and Overland Park, Kan.
El Centro serves families of all backgrounds throughout Kansas City; however, the agency retains a particular expertise in addressing the needs of Latinos and Spanish-speaking immigrants.
In its more than 30-year existence, El Centro has received many awards, including Best of Wyandotte County and three Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Reach Awards. The agency also was honored as one of only five 2005 National Council of la Raza (NCLR)/Annie E. Casey Family Strengthening Award recipients in the nation.
MOCSA (The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault)
MOCSA exists to lessen the ill effects of sexual assault and abuse through prevention, education, intervention, treatment and advocacy.
MOCSA provides hospital, police and court advocacy free of charge to victims of sexual assault. For more information on this service, call the support line at 816-531-0233 or 913-642-0233.
MOCSA Office: 816-931-4527
The Jewish Community Center of Kansas City
The mission of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (JCC) is to serve people of all ages in an environment of Jewish values and Jewish traditions. To accomplish this mission, the Center will create and maintain a standard of excellence in the areas of child development and youth activities, sports and fitness programming, and social and cultural activities.
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center
This living museum stands in tribute to the legacy of Kansas City’s early African-American pioneers and embodies the artistic, cultural and social history of the African-American experience.
- Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Free admission and parking
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum
3700 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130
The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project provides information, support, referrals, advocacy and other services to LGBT survivors of violence including domestic violence, sexual assault, and bias crimes, focusing these services within the Kansas City metropolitan area. KCAVP also educates the community at large through training and outreach programs.