The only children's psychiatric hospital in Johnson County, Marillac Center provides a comprehensive range of mental-health services for children up to age 17, including hospitalization, residential treatment, and therapeutic education. To help traumatized or injured youth recuperate, recover, and reclaim their lives, Marillac uses a therapeutic model of care that helps children understand trauma and its impact on them.
Marillac's psychiatric hospital admits youth 24/7, including those in need of emergency assistance to stabilize an unsafe situation. In 2011, the hospital served 1,382 children and their families, and of those who reported suicidal ideation and self-harming behavior upon admission, a 99% decrease in those behaviors was observed upon discharge, according to Marillac's annual report. The organization also runs a residential treatment facility that serves children and adolescents in need of long-term, intensive treatment that cannot be provided in a hospital setting.
Instructors help kids of all ages develop their mental and physical skills with progressive gymnastic curricula at Pinnacle Gymnastics. There, vaults, bars, beams, and other equipment await students, along with experienced instructors. Classes, camps, and parties encourage young feet to bound across mats and spring off trampolines at a pair of gym locations. Kids can start taking classes at the age of nine months with parents by their side, and can continue through the program to join competitive teams or portray tumbleweeds in school productions of Oklahoma.
Planet Sub sidesteps the flavorless land mines of days-old bread, opting for filling-packed subs and sandwiched meaty delights. The menu may differ slightly between the two locations, but omnipresent signature subs cross state lines to sate hungering masses, such as the bacon-bolstered mega roast beef ($4.69/$7.29 ) and the Planet BBQ, a saucy concoction stacked with ham, turkey, and roast beef ($3.99/$6.99 ). Vegetarian options abound, so meat abstainers can try the spicy cheese sub ($4.49/$6.99 ) or the pesto bello ($4.99/$7.19), which is loaded with portobello mushrooms, red peppers, and a tomato-garlic pesto as smooth and suave as an Italian R&B crooner.
The friendly folks at Weldon Cleaners have pursued aqua-free cleaning since 1982 and have been using environmentally friendly GreenEarth products since 2002. GreenEarth's cleaning products replace traditional petroleum-based solvents with liquid silicone, a gentle solution made from sand that has been ground down over millennia by sea urchin sand grinders in Mother Earth's very own sand factory. Rather than attack your garments with harsh petroleum-based products, Weldon will ensure your blouses, slacks, sweaters, sport coats, and skirts are begged their pardon and cleaned as gently as possible (at $6.50 per garment). Rush off to a job interview or business potluck in a freshly pressed, odor-free two-piece suit or dress ($13). Weldon's coat- cleaning service will help you finally eliminate the squash remains that accumulated on your lapel during last year's Great Pumpkin séance (starting at $12).
Alliance Construction Group keeps building materials from Firestone, Sharkskin, and other name brands on hand, ready to build and remodel anything throughout the Kansas City area. Highly trained technicians insulate walls, build decks, and install siding or settle in to carry out longer-term projects, such as building additions, installing new roofs, and remodeling kitchens and bathrooms. Alliance’s services apply to both private residences and commercial buildings.
Children naturally believe that life is all about having fun. This requires the instructors at My Gym Children's Fitness Center to perform two seemingly incompatible tasks: helping kids lay a strong physical, emotional, and cognitive foundation and letting them laugh and play to their hearts' content. The staff welcomes the challenge. Grouping kids by age into nearly a dozen different classes, the instructors teach students aged 6 weeks through 13 years the importance and fun of socializing, exercising, and eating broccoli without using their taste buds.