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Care Beyond The Boulevard

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CARE BEYOND THE BOULEVARD, INC. provides quality medical care to the homeless, uninsured, and vulnerable people of Kansas City.

Overheard tonight during street rounds, “I knew when I saw the green bus pull up that I was gonna finally get some help for my asthma, I knew y’all wouldn’t forget me or pass me by.

History

Care Beyond the Boulevard, Inc. was conceived by Jaynell (KK) Assmann after she noted the number of homeless people coming into the hospital where she worked as a nurse.

Once certified as a Nurse Practitioner, Jaynell’s first goal was to establish an outreach to the urban poor, especially the homeless. She worked as a volunteer at the Micah Ministry food kitchen, and in 2016, while working at Family Health Care, Jaynell (‘KK’) developed Care Beyond the Boulevard.

Care Beyond the Boulevard (CBB) began in 2016 as an entirely volunteer-based mobile medical clinic operating from the back of a pickup truck. The goal was simple – deliver high quality healthcare to the homeless and other patients who lacked access to these services. With our small team of volunteers and a homemade pharmaceutical cabinet we drove the streets of Kansas City, MO seeking to make an impact. Through persistence and the compassionate and dedicated nature of our core volunteers, we quickly established rapport with this vulnerable population. In 2017 CBB registered over 900 patient encounters, treating everything from chronic illnesses such as diabetes, COPD, and hypertension to acute disease such as abscesses, burns, seizures, STD’s and frostbite. Word quickly began to spread among the homeless and other charitable organizations. Then, in late 2017, we were graciously donated a school bus and the funds required for restoration. By Spring of 2018 our bus had been converted into a fully functional mobile clinic and was active on the streets! This has greatly helped our ability to care for these patients along with our visibility, which has, in turn, helped us grow to reach even more patients in need. We are projected to exceed 2000 patient encounters in 2018.

Our Vision

Our vision is one in which homeless, uninsured, or otherwise vulnerable members of society retain access to quality medical and mental health care despite adverse financial or social circumstances.

Our Mission

To provide high quality medical and mental health care and support to the homeless and under-served populations of Kansas City outside the bounds of traditional health care settings, becoming a force for health care equality and social change.

Who We Serve

We serve any and all homeless, uninsured, or otherwise vulnerable members of society who lack access to quality health care.

How We Help

Monday nights – We staff a medical clinic at Micah Ministries at Independence Boulevard Christian Church from 5:30PM until 7:00PM.

Tuesday nights – Our route takes us through Independence and KCK, providing both episodic and long term care. Care is delivered at the curbside, in a field, in a campsite, under a bridge.

Wednesday nights – Our route takes us through Kansas City MO and North KC. These can be busy stops, where we see 10+ patients per stop. Care is delivered at the curbside, on a trail, on a bridge over I-70.

** New ** First Saturday Every Month – We staff a medical clinic at Metropolitan Ave United Methodist Church, 3730 Metropolitan Ave, Kansas City, KS from 9:30AM until 12noon.

Note: On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, we will stop for any individual on a street corner or roadside who appears destitute/homeless, or anyone appearing in need of care.

Volunteer

Medical Care on the Streets ...

Every week, people in need watch for the big green bus because they know that quality medical care has arrived …

In 2017 Care Beyond The Boulevard registered over 900 patient encounters, treating everything from chronic illnesses such as diabetes, COPD and hypertension, to acute disease such as abscesses, burns, seizures, STD’s and frostbite.

Word quickly began to spread among the homeless and other charitable organizations.

Then, in late 2017 we were graciously donated a school bus and the funds required for restoration. By Spring of 2018 our bus had been converted into a fully functional mobile clinic and was active on the streets! The big green bus has greatly improved our ability to care for patients in need as well as created greater visibility, helping us grow to reach even more patients in need. We are projected to exceed 2000 patient encounters in 2019.

Please consider becoming one of our Volunteers by filling out the form below.   

We are grateful – Care Beyond The Boulevard

Join our Volunteers

Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings we seek out the vulnerable in need of quality healthcare.  We stop for any individual on a street corner or roadside who appears destitute/homeless, or anyone appearing in need of care.

If you would like to help, please join our team of volunteers by filling in the form and someone will contact you right away.

Get In Touch

We want to here from you.  Please use the space below for any questions or comments you may have about our services.   

The CBB Team

Contact Us

Board Of Directors

Jaynell (“KK”) Assmann, President
Brandon Pomery MD, Vice President
Senia Shields, Secretary
Teresa Cordell, Treasurer
Chris Casper, member at large
Evie Craig, member at large
Vernette Lucas, member at large

Medical Director

Jonathan Jacobs,  MD

Contact

Care Beyond The Boulevard, Inc.

A Kansas Non-Profit Corporation
A 501(c)(3) IRS tax exempt organization

(c) Care Beyond The Boulevard, Inc. – All Rights Reserved

Created and donated by Ray J. Norris

Care Beyond The Boulevard

Donations are fundamental to our success.

Through the generosity of people like you, our work makes a difference in the lives of many people in our area that find themselves unable to afford the high cost of quality healthcare.

Thank You!