Opal’s embrace was established in 2008 in loving memory of Opal Clark (1919–1992). Today, Opal's Embrace serves as a non-profit, charitable organization committed to working with families with young children in the greater Kansas City area.

Our Mission

Our main focus is on families with children under the age of five years old. We review each family's situation individually and may provide assistance in a variety of ways ranging from educational support, food, clothing, and grants to childcare assistance, home visits, referrals, and much more.

A Message from Our Director

Welcome to our new website! I thank you for stopping by. It is our hope and mission to provide support for families with young children. If you have supported us in the past, I thank you! If you find yourself in a position to help offer support at this time, please visit our Support Opal's Embrace page to learn how you can help today.

Understanding that no two situations are alike, we encourage you to reach out if you need assistance. Please visit our Apply for Benefits page to learn more.

Feel free to browse through our website, and please contact us for additional information or to see how you can help.

Marsha Wiard

Director of Opal's Embrace