Mary Anne McDowell
Joined February 2021
Envisioning a World Free of Family Violence, Abuse and Neglect. Synergy Services, Inc. began in 1970 as Synergy House, the only shelter for runaway and homeless youth in western Missouri. Through the years, a series of both serendipitous and strategic mergers expanded the organization’s reach to include young children and women victimized by abuse. Today, Synergy provides a full continuum of care to assist individuals and families with immediate respite from violence, and services which empower clients to find and choose good options for future safety and success. In addition to our work to treat the effects of violence, we provide supportive services to families in crisis in an effort to prevent violence. Additionally, we focus on community education and social change in an effort to build a safer and more humane society.
Kansas City, MO
The mission of NourishKC is to work collaboratively to create food security and systemic change in emergency food services in Greater Kansas City, both in providing healthy food and in empowering individuals to move beyond the barriers of poverty with dignity.
Kansas City, MO
Uzazi Village is a nonprofit organization devoted to decreasing health disparities in the urban core of Kansas City
Starfish Project Foundation
To connect people and resources through acts of kindness; resulting in the enrichment of every life in the community
Young Women on the Move
Kansas City, KS
Empowering young leaders of Kansas City to become the leaders of tomorrow.
Safe In Harms’ Way
Lee's Summit, MO
Safe In Harms’ Way is a Non-Profit Organization with a mission to change the world of those who are recovering from domestic violence. It’s born of an instinct to right wrongs and create an ever-expanding web of goodness.