View videos of Life Issues events and activities

Life Issues Facebook page
Visit us on Facebook for up to the moment event and meeting information for Life Issues.

Heartland Baptist Fellowship website

Heartland Baptist Fellowship Facebook page

Reformers Unanimous International

An excellent website with resources on recovery, treatment options, and a comprehensive online bookstore.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 and has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an alliance of more than 600 local Affiliates and 49 State Organizations who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
** NAMI is a supporter of Life Issues and have spoken at Life Issues meetings.

Cass County Rescue Mission
Cass County Rescue Mission is a non-profit faith based organization supporting the members of our community in their time of need and working towards a greater good for Cass County, Missouri

an article that describes various opportunities and trades for people reentering the workforce

Family Resource Center of Cass County
To expand and create new opportunities and experiences for underprivileged Cass County families, in an effort to improve their quality of life.
The FRCC provides services such as; children's clothing bank, utility bill
assistance, food pantry. 
Office number (816)425-5706

The Lily's House of Bates County
To provide temporary and emergency housing to women and their children in Bates County and the surrounding area and to assist these women and children get emergency care, counseling, services, and safe housing to move into or to make their home safe to return to.

H.O.P.E. Project - Haven4Hope (Clinton, MO)
At H.O.P.E. Project, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in assisting our ladies in their recovery journey.  Through 12-Step Recovery Programs we are striving to make a difference with the grace and care of Jesus Christ by our side.

Personal Finance & Reentry Resources for Formerly Incarcerated People
Recovery and returning to society after incarceration can be a challenging road for many. Formerly incarcerated people face a unique set of issues all at once, from opening a bank account to getting a job and finding a safe place to live. While confronting these challenges, it is essential to know there are resources available.
This guide aims to connect individuals and families to support services, providing sound financial advice to help give the formerly incarcerated community a chance to turn to a new chapter in their lives.

Addiction Recovery information for College students
Here's an interesting report from on different aspects of addiction recovery during a students higher education journey.
** the report includes a handy "rehab finder" to locate rehab centers in your area

Family United Transportation Services
Family United Transportation provides transportation services to families with loved ones incarcerated in Missouri and Kansas prisons.
For more information about their services contact them at (816)533-5622 or visit them online by clicking the link above.

A site that provides good information on tthe different types of faith-based addiction recovery programs, and how to find them. 

Life Choice Center is committed to offering compassionate care to individuals facing pregnancy related issues by offering resources and practical assistance for life-affirming choices.

Guiding Light Ministries (in Joplin MO) exists to minister to the broken hearts of abused women by shining a light into the darkness and transforming their lives. and by renewing their minds and restoring their spirits.We are a faith-based program that believes in knowing the Word of God and having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe the power of prayer can transform lives.

Missouri Withdrawal Treatment Centers
Missouri Withdrawal Treatment offers inpatient and outpatient programs and private referrals by knowledgeable staff - Take control of your life -

Missouri Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehab Centers
Treatment4Addicitons extensive directory of drug treatment services comprises a large list of inpatient rehab centers, detoxification facilities, intensive outpatient programs, and Missouri sober living homes.  Beginning down the path to sobriety starts with asking for help and utilizing the services available in Missouri in order to quit drugs and alcohol for good. article on the financial benefits of expunging your record provides consumers with the expert advice and tools needed to succeed throughout life’s financial journey. They have written an article about the importance of "wiping your financial slate clean"  

Starting over after incarceration can be hard. 
In this guide, you’ll find information on how to update your IDs, find temporary housing, and fix your credit score after being released from prison.

Adult Rehabilitation Centers of The Salvation Army - books & lesson plans
The ARC of The Salvation Army serve thousands of beneficiaries each year with an outstanding program of spiritual restoration incorporating a Twelve-Step, biblically based approach delivered in a structured residential setting.
This 12-Journal series assists beneficiaries in acquiring life skills, forming positive habits and enhancing a sense of self-worth.

Detox and substance information

Below are some links that provide useful information on the affects and treatment of common substances that are abused;


Prescription Medications

An informative guide by Compass Recovery on what Adderall abuse looks like, 
and how to spot the signs before things get out of control.

Below is a list of job resources and information for convicted felons looking for employment.

Jobs For Felons

Beyond the conviction

Exoffender employment service

a job resource for Kansas City area

A National resource for people formerly incarcerated

Below is a list of temp agencies that consider convicted felons for hire

Labor Ready (online application )

Kelly Services (online application

Manpower (online application

AeroTek (online application

Pride Staff (online application

Spherion (online application

Elite Staffing (online application )

Below is a list of temp agencies that place folks around Cass County MO. 

Focus Industrial Workforce
Phone: (816)380-4223
1607 Anaconda Rd
Harrisonville MO 64701-3815

Phone: (816)779-3210
24110 S Peculiar Dr
Peculiar MO 64078-9247

Vitel Inc
Phone: (816)318-3554
101 Sky Vue Dr
Raymore MO 64083-9270

Encore Staffing Services
Phone: (816)322-8367
17059 Bel Ray Blvd
Belton MO 64012-5371

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