Della Lamb provides low-income families with early education, child care, youth services, adult services, adult education, transportation, emergency social services, international refugee services, Elementary Charter School education, back-to-school supplies, Thanksgiving groceries and Christmas groceries and gifts.
Della Lamb Mabee Multi-Purpose Center and other Della Lamb youth sites offer educational, athletic, recreational, and cultural activities as well as drug and violence preventative programming for children and youth ages 5-18. In addition, we operate satellite centers throughout the inner city, including an Adult Education Center, Social Services, Transportation Center, and our Elementary Charter School at 10th and Charlotte.
Over 10,000 low-income families are assisted annually through various DLCS programs. We’re members of the United Way of Greater Kansas City, our organization is a project related to the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, and we are a MONAP (Missouri Neighborhood Assistance Program) accepted agency.