Resources for Coping

with Coronavirus

click here for comprehensive list of additional resources from 

Community Care link


List of Harvesters Food Pantry Outlets. Click here for more details.


Kansas City Public Schools have distribution sites and can deliver if needed. Click Here. 


Metro Lutheran Ministry gives away 70 boxes of food daily to families in need. 3031 Holmes, 8:30-11 am. Click here for more information.

Food and toiletry resources from Councilman Ellington's office. Click here  

Bishop Sullivan offers a cafe and food pantry. Click here for more info.

Grab-n-Go Sack Lunches are available at Children's Mercy. Click here for times and locations.

KC Reach Church (who sponsored the Summer Feeding Program last summer) is passing out sack lunches at the church, 5445 E 29th, a block west of Van Brunt, at Chelsea Park on 27th, and Green Village Townhouses, 5852 E 20th from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. Monday through Saturday. No ID needed. 

For Foster Families, Foster Adopt provides food delivered weekly. 18600 E 37th Terrace S. Independence, MO 64057. 816-350-0215. Click here for more information.

Harvesters Kids Cafe 2310 E 9th-no ID required. Click Here for info

The Micah Ministry at Independence Boulevard Christian Church is back open for sack meals on Mondays from 5:30-7:00 P.M. along with the medical clinic. The church is located at 606 Gladstone Blvd, the corner of Independence and Gladstone. Click here for info.

 Did you lose your job?

Here are some

resources for



$500 grants available for workers in independent locally owned restaurants. KC Independent Restaurant Worker Relief Fund . Click Here.


Employers Hiring now Click Here.


Overview of Economic Impact Payments Click Here.


Directions on applying for unemployment. Click Here.

Missouri Department of Labor. Click here.

For service industry workers. Click Here.

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. Click here.

Restaurant Opportunities Centers Fund. Click here.

Goodwill text line for people needing assistance in job search, unemployment claims, tax filings for economic impact payments, free checking accounts, other referrals. 816-842-7425

If you are self-employed, there is a NEW program through Missouri Department of Labor specifically for you.  Click here.

Questions about rent,


and utility payment


Also, child care

and health care.

If you have problems paying your home-related bills, please contact your mortgage holder, landlord or utility companies. 


United Way of Kansas City provides current, verified information about resources and assistance. Click Here.

YMCA offers child care for health care, essential workers, first responders. Click here.

Apply for assistance with your electric bill through Salvation Army. Click for applications.

Mid American Assistance Coalition can help with immediate energy needs. Click here.

Mental health assistance Click here.

Assistance in paying for insulin Click here. 

If you are an



Unidos USA: Information for Latino Families Click Here

Informed Immigrant, includes links to resources. Click Here.

Mental Health Resources.

COVID Resource Guide from the National  Alliance on Mental Illnes. Click Here

FREE TALK LINE! MaryKay Heldman will listen and respond to Lykins residents that just need to talk. To access her services, email her first @ She will coordinate with you to set up a call.

Are you a small business

owner? You are very

possibly eligible for 

non-recourse (forgivable)

loans from

the government.

Applications should be


as soon as possible.

The SBA Programs have been filled as of this time. Click KC Source Link for further resources.


If you are a small business, you can apply for government relief. The Lykins Neighborhood staff can answer questions and assist you in applying for the program. 

There is assistance through the Lykins Neighborhood Association for navigating the process of applying for the assistance. 

Here is an overview of the 2 SBA programs. Click here. The Payroll Protection Program is most likely the program that you should apply for. Program Application & Required Supplement.  



To apply through UMB, call  Ross Johnson 816.508.8017

If the SBA programs don't work for you, Kansas City's Alt-Cap has a generous loan program. Click here for overview.

If you are self-employed, there is a NEW program through Missouri Department of Labor specifically for you.  Click here.

Assistance for



Hope Faith Ministries offers a range of services for those experiencing homelessness. At 8th and Virgina. Click here.

Cherith Brook Catholic Worker House, 3308 E 12th St. 816-241-8047. Information Click Here.


General Resources

and Updated

Public information.


KCMO update Click Here.

State of Missouri Click Here.

Global information Click Here.

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