Over the last several years, Kansas City, Kansas has seen new life and revitalization come into its neighborhoods. But while these neighborhoods are cleaner, safer, and more beautiful, a new problem has moved in: rising property taxes. And these taxes are taking a toll on our most vulnerable community members, such as disabled and elderly residents.
Courtrooms are no strangers to trauma. This includes the trauma many defendants experience throughout their lives, and the trauma they experience in court as they stand before a judge.
The Wyandotte Health Newsroom was very pleased to receive this heartwarming video/slideshow from Rosedale Development Association. We are excited to see RDA take the lead, and use Martin Luther King Jr. Day to promote literacy and social justice in our community.
The University of Kansas Health System—home to the region’s only National Cancer Institute designated cancer center—recently received news that demonstrates why that designation is a boon to Wyandotte County: In November it became one of only 16 cancer centers to offer the newly FDA-approved CAR T cell therapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients.
Last year, as a snowstorm raged and as temperatures dropped below 20 degrees, Sean T. struggled to find a warm place to stay the night in Kansas City, Kansas. He was looking for the cold weather shelter at Bridge of Hope Community Church, but weariness overcame him. He sat down to rest.
“The next thing I knew, I had passed out…
Wyandotte County’s Unified Board of Commissioners recently approved a resolution that brings the proposed downtown “Healthy Campus” closer to reality.
The measure, approved with a 9-1 vote during the Commission’s November 30 meeting, allows the Unified Government to use up to $2 million to buy land at 10th Street and Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas.
In Wyandotte County, an involuntary commitment court is working hard to become a “helping court.”
With the cooperation of Judge Kathleen Lynch’s trauma-informed courtroom, law enforcement and community partners like the Wyandot Center (Wyandotte County’s mental health center), those on involuntary commitment court orders are being given more opportunities to succeed.
By Debra DeCoster Gunshots sounded in Dola Gabriel’s Kansas City, Kansas, neighborhood at 3 a.m. on a Wednesday last year. Upon hearing the rapid fire of bullets, Gabriel, senior research assistant for KU Center for Community Health and Development, rolled out of her bed and onto the floor, hoping that the bullets wouldn’t slam…
Story and photos by Karen Schotanus Bonner Springs has discovered a novel, and successful, way to address a critical health need in its downtown: a farmers’ market. In just its first year, the Bonner Springs Farmers’ Market has seen phenomenal success, attracting more than two dozen vendors and an estimated 500-700 consumers every Saturday morning….