• Missouri Office 816-561-0304
    Missouri Office 816-561-0304
  • Kansas Office 913-871-4188
    Kansas Office 913-871-4188
  • Home Health Care, St. Joseph 816-364-0900
    Home Health Care, St. Joseph 816-364-0900

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COVID-19 Information

Beginning May 18, 2020, The Whole Person will begin allowing limited access to the main lobby. We will continue to answer our main phone numbers to provide services and answer questions from our consumers.

Please make note of these numbers:
Missouri Office: 816-561-0304
Kansas Office: 913-871-4188
Missouri In-Home Care: 816-777-0078
Home Health Care: 816-364-0900

If you prefer to reach us online, please use our "Contact Us" form found HERE.

Please be sure to check our Facebook, social media and website page for information on how to connect with us. You matter to us and we will continue to support you during this challenging time. We are all in this together and we will get through it.

Thank you! - The Whole Person


How to be Accessible during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Communication is key during the COVID-19 crisis. It is important that all members of a company or organization are able to receive and understand the information being disseminated. The following list offers links to help you make your meetings and materials accessible.

The Whole Person has gathered the following links to websites that may offer helpful information. Contact Terri Goddard, Resource Development Manager, for advice or additional resources:  tgoddard@thewholeperson.org; 816-627-2220.


Resources and Links of Interest

  • Comeback KC is a movement to bring the Kansas City region back from COVID-19 safely. They are a collaboration between private organizations, public organizations, and health departments in the Kansas City region.

  • Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council released a web-based tool called "Tips for First Responders" They met with first responders and other stakeholders to update a version of the printed flip book that the Department of Mental Health has distributed. This web resource can be easily accessed from a cell phone, tablet or computer by bookmarking this site so you don’t have to look for the link each time.

  • PDF download. Federal law requires covered entities—like COVID-19 testing centers and other medical facilities—to ensure their staff communicate effectively with people with disabilities. There are many types of disabilities—some visible, some invisible—and each individual person has their own unique needs and preferences. The best thing to do is ask a person how you can support them during the testing process. PDF gives tips and guidelines to help you communicate effectively.

  • The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s commitment to leading the way to the best KC region means taking action during extraordinary times. They’ve compiled guidelines and more on their Coronavirus Resource page. This page is being updated as new information becomes available.

  • The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is operating a hotline for residents and health care providers to call for information and guidance about COVID-19. The statewide hotline number is 877-435-8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Kansas COVID-19 Response and Recovery: Your source for community, family, mental, financial, & economic health in the state of Kansas.

  • During this urgent and unprecedented public health crisis, the United Way of Greater Kansas City wants to remind you of the referral services available through 211, a one-stop resource for community relief – food, financial help, utility assistance, tax services and more. Through 211, callers are connected to more than 8,000 programs run by nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the 23-county United Way 211 service area. For assistance, visit 211kc.org or dial 211.

  • Commitments to those dependent on Government assistance - Governor Parson grants flexibility for the Missouri Department of Social Services to provide reassurance and clarity regarding services to our state’s most vulnerable population. The state has extended deadlines and other help with SNAP, driver’s licenses, license plates, and health benefits. Click link to learn more.

  • The CORE 4 partners of Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, based on the urgency of the COVID-19 public health emergency and the imminent rapid progression of the pandemic in our area, announce that beginning Tuesday, March 24, residents will be directed to stay at home except for essential needs. All jurisdictions will issue orders that will stay in effect for 30 days from the effective date of March 24, with consideration after 30 days of whether to prolong these orders beyond that date, based on public health and critical care metrics available at that time.

  • Read answers to frequently asked questions on the "Stay at Home" Order FAQ page

  • If you would like to receive updates about what the City is doing in response to the coronavirus, text COVIDKC to 888777.

  • Information from the IRS website regarding Economic Impact Payments.


Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council has compiled a list of resources  for responders, health professionals, individuals with disabilities and other access and functional needs, families and others.