Everything Starts At Home…

Essential Families 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 in mental wellness services by providing a highly secure Virtual Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) model mental wellness program, like TalkSpace.
  • 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 essential family services 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 contributors 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.

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Home Visiting

Offering weekly 90 minute virtual or in home visits by a trained Home Visitor who will support expectant mothers, parent, or guardians of children birth to five. Service areas include health, nutrition, family engagement, mental wellness, and education.

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Mental Wellness Support

Providing 6 free secure virtual Mental
Wellness Support Sessions with licensed
Therapist or Counselor. No wait list.
EAP and TalkSpace model.

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Testimonials 2021

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