Kansas City’s Reconciliation Services (RS) emerged out of Reconciliation Ministries, an interfaith organization that eventually became St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church. As members of the parish grew as a diverse community, the social services arm (RS) was birthed out of knowledge that every person is to be treated as the icon of God, hence the need to provide services without discrimination. Throughout its twenty-plus year history, Reconciliation Services has been involved in helping the surrounding community with its various needs.
As both the demand and provision of mental health and substance abuse services increased, the need to have a separate organization to develop a wider base of funding merged. Thus Reconciliation Services was founded and incorporated in September 2005 as a Missouri not-for-profit corporation and received is 501(c)(3) IRS status in March 2006. Reconciliation Services provides supportive services in the Greater Kansas City area and, in particular, the community surrounding Troost Avenue where there exists some of the greatest need.