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Circle of Hope 

Circle of Hope MO is a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides wraparound resources for children from 0-17 who have been impacted by homicide by losing a parent or sibling to murder. We offer a variety of services, including various age-appropriate individual and group therapy, mentoring, case management, life coaching, and grief support groups. We also work closely with community partners to ensure that all the resources our children need are available to them.

Why is Circle of Hope MO needed? Inner city communities are disproportionately affected by homicide. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, homicide is the leading cause of death for black males aged 15-34. This violence can have a devastating impact on children, who may experience grief, anger, fear, and isolation.

Circle of Hope MO's program is needed in inner-city communities because it provides much-needed support to children who are struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one to homicide. Our services are tailored to the individual needs of each child, and we offer a safe and supportive environment where children can feel comfortable expressing their emotions.  

Our commitment to our children We believe that Circle of Hope MO is an essential service for children in inner-city communities as well as the entire Kansas City Metropolitan area. We are committed to providing children with the support they need to heal and thrive. At Circle of Hope MO, we do not believe in children walking the journey of grief alone. 


The Mission Statement

The mission of Circle of Hope MO is to provide professional grief support services with a primary focus on children who lost a parent, or sibling to homicide. Our trauma-informed care-trained team and volunteers address grief as a public health service. Circle of Hope Missouri believes that all children suffering the traumatic loss of a loved one should have accessible support and feel safe as they work to heal while working through their grief. 

Circle of Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides support and resources to children who have lost a parent or parents to homicide. We believe that all children deserve to have a safe and loving environment, and we are committed to helping them heal from the trauma of losing a loved one. Our programs include One-on-one counselling: We provide individual counselling to children who are struggling to cope with the emotional and psychological effects of homicide Group support: We offer group support sessions for children to connect with others who have shared their experiences. Family counselling: We provide family counselling to help children and their families heal together. Educational workshops: We offer educational workshops for parents, teachers, and other professionals on how to support children affected by homicide. We serve children in Kansas City and the surrounding areas. If you are a child who has lost a parent or parents to homicide, or if you know a child who has, please contact us today. We are here to help 


Circle of Hope MO Mission, Vision and Core Values:  

Mission: No Child should ever walk the journey of grief alone.  



We believe that all children deserve to be treated with compassion and understanding even more so after experiencing the trauma of losing a parent or sibling to homicide.  


We are committed to providing services that are inclusive of all children, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.


We strive to provide the highest quality services to the population we serve. We are committed to working with schools, churches, housing developments, shelters, youth programs, social service agencies etc. to ensure that the needs of the child that's been impacted by homicide are met.


We believe that collaboration is essential to providing effective services to the population of children and families who qualify for our program. We will continue to work closely with other community organizations to ensure that our clients have access to the resources they necessary in case a referral is needed.


Hope We believe that a sense of hope conveys a sense of optimism. It suggests that the child will be able to find a way to move forward and build a brighter future for themselves, even in the face of tragedy. 

Resilience We believe that children are resilient and have the strength to overcome, even the most difficult challenges with the proper guidance. 

Healing We believe that healing is possible, and we are committed to providing children with the tools and resources they need to heal after losing a parent or sibling to homicide. 

Community We believe that children need a safe and positive environment to help them through their grief journey. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where children look forward to coming and feel comfortable amongst their peers and other children who have gone through similar experiences. 

Circle of Hope MO will be very involved in supporting Kansas City and surrounding areas and doing our part to help the smallest victims, the children impacted by homicide. 

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