Changes to Family Services During COVID-19
First Call is committed to providing the same quality services during the pandemic. In an effort to mitigate risk and keep our families safe, all How to Cope and Caring for Kids classes will be held online via Zoom, from 5:30-8 p.m.
To register for How to Cope, contact Megan Keller, Family Services Team Lead, 816-800-8047.
To register for Caring for Kids, contact Sarah Emanuels, Family Services Counselor, 816-800-8081.
How to Cope
How to Cope is a seven-session course for adult family members and friends impacted by a loved one's substance use. How to Cope helps participants overcome the related physical, psychological and social effects and build a healthy life for themselves. How to Cope is recognized by the National Association of State Alcohol/Drug Abuse directors as an evidence-based program proven to strengthen relationship skills and increase resiliency.
Pre-registration is required.
Extended support sessions and alumni group are available
to participants who complete the program.
How to Cope
FREE How to Cope virtual afternoon groups are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. A minimum of 4 people are required to hold the afternoon group sessions.
Contact Family Services Team Lead Megan Keller to register, 816-800-8047.
How to Cope Evening Sessions
Facilitated by Family Services Team Lead Megan Keller, MS, MAADC II, 816-800-8047.
Offered FREE monthly on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
August 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30, from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Please note: Inquiries regarding How to Cope registrations by phone should be directed to Megan Keller, MS, MAADC II, Family Services Team Lead, 816-800-8047.
How to Register
To begin registration for the How to Cope course offered by First Call (day and evening classes), please use the registration form below or contact Megan Keller, Family Services Team Lead, 816-800-8047.
How to Cope is provided FREE OF CHARGE.
LEARN MORE about How to Cope.
Caring for Kids
Caring for Kids is a seven-session, age appropriate course for children and youth impacted by a loved one’s substance misuse or substance use disorder.
Children growing up in alcohol or drug affected have a high risk for developing a substance use disorder themselves. The Caring for Kids program helps participants regain a healthy, productive lifestyle by focusing on education, resilience and safety.
To register for Caring for Kids, or for more information, please contact Sarah Emanuels, Family Services Counselor, 816-800-8081. The cost of attendance is FREE.
Caring for Kids Evening Groups
Facilitated by Family Services Counselor Sarah Emanuels,
For youth ages 6 to 18.
Caring for Kids sessions will be offered in the evenings! All classes will be held from 5-7:30 p.m., on Mondays and Wednesdays via Zoom. This group will coincide with the evening How to Cope classes.
Register for the evening sessions below.
All family services are available on a sliding scale fee schedule determined in accordance with federal poverty guidelines.
No one is refused services for lack of ability to pay.
How to Care
How to Care is a four-hour, curriculum-based educational program that teaches adult caregivers (teachers, foster parents, extended family members, etc.) to better understand the dynamics of a family system impacted by substance use disorder, the lasting effects of this experience on children’s physical and emotional development, and the best approach to help them achieve their full potential. How to Care can be offered on-site, or as a web-based training for organizations.
To register for How to Care, or for more information, please contact Megan Keller, MS, MAADC ll, Family Services Team Lead, 816-800-8047.
Hearts of Addicted Loved Ones (HALO)
Hearts of Addicted Loved Ones (HALO) First Call and Saint Luke's have teamed up to offer support to those who have lost a loved one to substance use disorder. Hearts of Addicted Loved Ones (HALO) support group offers understanding, compassion, and community for those who may feel isolated in their grief.
HALO meetings are held virtually on Wednesdays, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., via Google Meet. Registration is not required, and the cost is free. Those interested in HALO should contact Brian Pendleton. The Google Meet link will be sent to all registrants prior to each group session. For more information, click HERE, or contact Saint Luke's Bereavement office at 816-502-8917.