About Us

Our Mission: to support a network of quality mental health services for persons with mental illness that are equitably accessible and responsive to the varied and unique needs of Jackson County residents.

What We Do: The Community Mental Health Fund makes grants to 501(c)(3) mental healthcare organizations. We are a public fund and services are audited. Care must meet standards set by the Board of Trustees and the State of Missouri. We also support multi-agency initiatives, including cultural competence and trauma-informed care. Services assist our community’s most vulnerable citizens. Abused children, battered women, and homeless families are among those we serve.


  • Bruce A. Eddy, PhD Executive Director
  • Theresa Reyes-Cummings, MPA, GPC Deputy Director
  • Susan E. Jones, LCSW Senior Program Liaison
  • Rochelle DePriest, LCSW, LMSW, MPA Program Liaison
  • Taryn M. Lichty, Office Administrator

Inquiries: administration@jacksoncountycares.org
Contact Telephone: 816.842.7055 extension 2

1627 Main Street, Suite 500, Kansas City Missouri 64108