The Heartland Center for Behavioral Change is a private, not for profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing substance abuse and other behavioral healthcare services to Missouri residents. Founded in 1982 as the Kansas City Community Center, we deliver hope, healing and recovery to people who are struggling with addiction and other life problems. Our comprehensive services have helped tens of thousands of people begin a new life — free of alcohol and drugs.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide behavioral healthcare and substance abuse services to help individuals lead healthier, happier, more    productive lives.

Our Vision

We envision healthy individuals contributing to healthy communities.

Our Values








Board of Directors

John DeStefano, Chair
Joan DeMerchant, Vice Chair
Sister Patricia A. Lorenz, Secretary
Erin Brower
Jacquelyn R. Dunn
Denise Kelly
Barbara Ladd
Hal S. Nicholas
Valori Sanders
David Suroff

Executive Staff

Helen Hurley, Vice President Reentry Services
Kyle Mead, Vice President Behavioral Health Services
Shawn Wicklund, Vice President Human Resources
Patrick Jean-Baptist, Vice President Information Services
Brooke Meyers, Vice President Finance and Administration