First Call Overview

First Call provides clinical, educational and prevention services to individuals and families in the Greater Kansas City area impacted by alcohol and drug addiction.
The agency also operates a 24-hour, seven days a week crisis call hotline (816-361-5900).
Founded in 1958, First Call is a key catalyst for building capacity among 400+ Greater Kansas City area substance abuse, health care, behavioral health and support providers.

First Call Mission

It is the mission of First Call to reduce the impact
of alcohol, drugs, and addiction by providing
quality resources to individuals, families, and
the community.

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Our Team

816-800-8042 | Molly O’Neill has 26 years in the Alcohol and other Drug
816-800-8044  | Ken Ortbals joined First Call as the Vice President of IT
816-800-8045 | Susan Whitmore is First Call’s Vice President of
816-800-8043  | Michelle has provided counseling and education services
816-800-8050 | After graduating with a BS from The Ohio State University,
816-800-8060  | Liz Gilbert has been working in marketing and
816-800-8056 | Keith has provided counseling and education services in
816-800-8047 | Megan has been a Family Services Counselor at First Call
816-800-8048  | Suzanne received her Bachelor's degree in Social Welfare
816-800-8040 | Deborah has been with First Call since May of 2004 as the
816-800-8061 | Megan began her role as Recovery Advocate at First Call in
816-800-8046  | As Community Outreach Specialist, Michelle markets First
816-800-8052  | Emily Hage is the project manager for First Call’s Mobile
816-800-8055 | Sam joined First Call in 2011 as a veteran Software
816-800-8054 | Justin Roberts joined First Call in December 2012. Prior
816-800-8053 | Ryan is a graduate of Baker University with a Bachelor'
816-800-8041 | Melissa is a graduate of the University of North Texas with