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AMETHYST PLACE INC

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Child care

Amethyst Place is recovery housing for women (overcoming substance abuse disorder) and their children. Moms have classes (strongly encouraged or required) in evenings and to make it possible for them to attend and focus on learning, we provide childcare to as many as 24 kids at a time. We need volunteers to assist our staff member(s) in giving these kids the attention they need and crave.

We open our childcare room Monday and Tuesday nights from 5:15 - 7:15 pm and from 5:45-7:15 on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Staff will be on site for you to check-in with and then your role is mostly playing with the kids, listening to them, talking with them, teaching them games, new skills, etc.

We also have a once a month opportunity on a Saturday morning from 10-12. You'll be in the same building as the class, just in an adjoining room or out on the playground with about 2-5 kids.

We invite all volunteers to come to an Open House (including orientation) before serving in our childcare program. Upcoming dates are listed on our website at www.amethystplace.org (text link on the right side of the page or bottom of the mobile version). If dates listed don't work for you, please reach out directly to Volunteer Coordinator Mandy Caruso-Yahne at mandy@amethystplace.org to set up an alternative. We look forward to meeting you and having you meet our kids!

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About AMETHYST PLACE INC

Location:

2735 TROOST AVE APT A, KANSAS CITY, MO 64109, US

Mission Statement

Amethyst Place supports women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and their children, by providing safe, drug-free housing and individualized services to promote healthy families. We help families overcome significant trauma and develop essential life skills. The vision of Amethyst Place is that families will successfully transition to drug-free, independent housing and healthy community living.

Description

Founded in 2000, we provide housing in a safe environment (secured apartment complex) so that moms have a stable home to be reunited with their children. On site therapists help both moms and kids learn to be a family in healthier ways and education is a major focus for both moms and children with tutors and mentors provided. In 2017 nearly half of our residents entered the program without a high school diploma; by the end of the year 14 had their GED and another 5 were preparing for testing.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2732 Troost AveKansas City, MO 64109

(39.07647,-94.57107)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • Physical Education

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5-2.5 hours per shift
  • Volunteers can be as young as 14 if coming with a parent. Ask for details.

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