A Kansas City Non- Profit Organization
Mission To restore love, faith, and hope to parentless children; and to conquer adversaries by providing resources and a community of support.
Vision To impact, support, and introduce children of homicide victims into healing and violence prevention in aim to tackle mental health issues and decrease the generational cycles of violence in our community by restoring peace in our city.
Kansas City's People Choice Awards
2020 Best Non-Profit Organization
Group Healing Sessions
Monthly sessions where the children have the opportunity to come together and practice different exercises and activities that aim to help with the stages of grief and the journey too healing. These sessions take place every 4th Saturday of the month.
Due to COVID they can be either in person or virtual.
Private Counseling is available upon request through an independent licensed counselor for more intense needs.
The length of sessions are up to the discretion the counselor.
Grief and Healing Meditation is scheduled along our group healing sessions every 4th Saturday of the month. These sessions specifically are virtual and contracted through The Lotus Room Meditation Services based in Atlanta, GA. 30 minus sessions are instructed by Meditation Coach Katasha Harris.
Tutoring and Mentoring
Children have the opportunity to request turning help and mentorship provided by volunteers of the organization. Children will be paired with a fitting match to build mentor-mentee relationship for success in their future.
Financial Assistance and Scholarships
COHV Kid families are able to request financial assistance on utility bills and housing based on availability. Fund can either come from third party resources or COHV.
The Carney-Pruitt Scholarship will be open to every graduating Sr. pursing to further their education that also is a child of a homicide victim in the Kansas City Metro Area. Application entries will be accepted May 1st and the deadline is June 1st.
Our Clothing Closet program provides victim families in need with new to gently used clothing. Clothing is assemble year round.
Clothing donations are accepted.
Petition Program for Homicide Victims
This program allows us to assist families in creating a petition for change; typically in homicide cases where the conviction and/or time given is below what’s deemed reasonable.
Parent/Guardian Education Classes
This program provides parents and guardians with information and counsel of how to support children going through grieving.
The Birthday Party program assists COHV families with financial struggles in providing a birthday party for the COHV kid. COHV will plan and excute a basic party package of cake, decor, and space upon availability.
We have partnered with some local barbers and stylist that services COHV kids free of charge for birthdays, funerals, and back to school.
Availability is based on the stylists/barbers own availability.