Everything Starts At Home…

Essential Families, a state of Missouri registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides crucial services to “below and slightly above poverty families” in a 23-county service area in and around Kansas City. (See the Program Services section below for more details.)

Essential Families stands apart by:

  • Filling a gap using mental telehealth to provide highly secure Virtual Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) model mental wellness program for individuals and families. No waiting list.
  • Providing virtual and in-home (hybrid) support to households just above the poverty line, a demographic that is too often left behind in government-funded programs. That cohort encompasses a population of nearly 300,000 people just in the Kansas City area alone.
  • Serving as a “Google” like portal for local essential family resources needed to stabilize and sustain families to be productive citizens in their communities.


Essential Families is also on the cutting edge of donor transparency. Through Artificial Intelligence (AI), extensive relational database, and mobile app, Essential Families provides “real-time” data to donors about how their dollars are being used.

You no longer must wait monthly, quarterly, or annually to see the impact of your donation.


Individuals and Families Helped

(EveryThing Program)

Program Services


Providing local essential resources for
Families, through multiple languages,
using Google model.

Need Help?

Virtual Home Visiting

Offering weekly 90 minute virtual Home Visit by trained professional who will support expectant mothers, parent, or guardians of children birth to five.

Our Home Visitor professional can also serve as substitute Home Visitor for agencies, needing this resource. Service areas include health, nutrition, family engagement, mental wellness, and education.

Additionally, our Virtual Home Visit service includes the following “wrap around” services: EveryThing, our local essential resources, and our Mental Telehealth services.

Need Help?

Virtual Mental Telehealth

Providing 6 secure Mental Telehealth
Sessions with licensed Therapist or Counselor. No wait list. EAP model.

Need Help?

Essential Broadband

Registered Children and Families 7 of 69
Waiting listing 0

Broadband internet is no longer a luxury– it`s a necessity!

All Essential Families programs are “layered”, by Essential Families Digital Navigator, assisted ACP program broadband internet.

ACCESS essential virtual programs 24 hours a day 7 days a week for children and families.

ALL Essential Families programs are “measured” in “Real Time” and Data is reported “Real Time” to Funders,Donors,Families and Providers.

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What is Mental Wellness?

“A state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”


The World Health Organization