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services for all residents in Clay, Platte and Ray counties.

Compassionate Ear Opens Warmline for Greater Kansas City

Warmlines are a relatively new form of telephone resource that are increasingly available for those nearing crisis.

Warmlines are not crisis lines, but offer support and information.

The Compassionate Ear Warmline (913-281-2251) is Open 4 pm-10 pm daily, including holidays.

This is a peer-operated listening service for persons in need of support. The Warmline offers non-crisis supportive listening, coping strategies, information, and a reprieve from loneliness or isolation.

This program also provides human service training and esteem-building employment opportunities for persons with mental illness; trained Warmline operators are staff with lived experience who work from their homes and use their knowledge to provide help without having to deal with transportation or other issues involved with getting to a worksite.

The line does not handle crisis or suicide calls, but has the training and capacity to transfer those calls appropriately.

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The Clay, Platte, Ray Mental Health Board of Trustees
3100 NE 83rd Street, #2700, Kansas City, MO 64119 • (816) 468-1772 •
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