We are a community task force working to combat substance abuse and promote youth safety in Lee's Summit. The task force is comprised of representatives from healthcare organizations, law enforcement, area businesses, churches, and civic groups along with educators, students and parents. Partnerships and funding are critical to the success of our efforts. Lee’s Summit CARES works to provide programs at a reasonable cost so all residents can benefit. Scholarships are available for most programs and can be obtained in advance of participation. Funding for our organization is obtained through grants, fundraising, donations, in kind services, and program fees. In 1985 Lee's Summit CARES received designation as a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity.
Lee’s Summit CARES is a nonprofit community coalition dedicated to preventing youth substance abuse and violence, empowering positive parenting and promoting exemplary character.
A healthy and safe community for children, youth and families of the Greater Lee’s Summit area.