About Us

In 2006, Pastor Alice Piggee-Wallack founded The True Light Family Resource Center (TLFRC), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, to serve individuals and families who are homeless, marginalized or living below poverty level.  TLFRC is located at 712 East 31st Street in Kansas City, Missouri.  This urban area was once considered dangerous, but since its  founding, TLFRC has enriched the surrounding community with its presence.  Individuals and families who come to TLFRC have access to a free clothes closet, hygiene supplies, diapers, sack lunches, emergency assistance, and a women’s day shelter.

In 2007, TLFRC responded to the increasing numbers of homeless women coming to the Center and established a day shelter for women who were otherwise forced to live on the streets when the overnight shelters were closed.  Today, the day shelter, known as Emancipation Station, provides not only shelter, but a place of community, support and provides opportunity for change.  In 2010, TLFRC acquired a rehabbed house at 3108 Charlotte, close to Emancipation Station.  This house, now known as Freedom House, provides a transition program for homeless, single adult women to prepare them for a life of independence and self-sufficiency.  

TLFRC continues to evolve programs to meet the needs of at-risk individuals in the urban community who are multi-ethnic, homeless, hungry, or without hope.  TLFRC stands as a strong partner for community change.

Thank You to our Foundation Partners who help make our work possible:

  • American Century Investments Foundation
  • American Family Dreams Foundation
  • Arvest Foundation
  • Ash Grove Charitable Foundation
  • Community Builders Fund of Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
  • Edward F. Swinney Trust
  • George H. Davis Trust for Charities
  • George & Elizabeth Davis Trusts
  • Geraldine and R A Barrows Foundation
  • H&R Block Foundation
  • Hall Family Foundation
  • Hancock Family Foundation
  • Health Forward Foundation of Greater Kansas City
  • Heartland Utilities for Energy Efficiency
  • Homeless Trust Fund
  • J.B. Reynolds Foundation
  • Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri
  • North America Savings Bank Foundation
  • Prime Health Foundation
  • Ronald D. Deffenbaugh Foundation
  • The Glasnapp Foundation

Board Members and Staff

Pastor Alice Piggee-Wallack

Founder and Director of True Light Family Resource Center

Walter Brown

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Board President, True Light Family Resource Center

Kenna Valentine

CFO Consultant with e2E, LLC

Board Member, True Light Family Resource Center

Roshelle Fetzer

Director of Training, H&R Block

Board Member, True Light Family Resource Center

Shannon Wooten

Arvest Bank, Community Development Representative

Board Member, True Light Family Resource Center

Roberta Taylor

Critical Care Nurse, Veteran’s Hospital of Kansas City, Missouri

Board Member, True Light Family Resource Center

Junie Maggio

Registered Nurse with over 25 years in Risk Management experience

Board Member, True Light Family Resource Center

Lori Misemer

American Century, Quality Control Specialist

Board Member, True Light Family Resource Center

Annette Henderson

American Century, Investment Rep 

Board Member, True Light Family Resource Center

Sandie Anderson


Board Advisory, Volunteer, Retired Advanced Practice Nurse

Jabulani Leffall 

Board Advisory, Volunteer

Contact us

712 E 31st Street Kansas City, Missouri. 64109
Resource Center M-F: 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

Emancipation Center M-F: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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