Breaking the Cycle

      Job training and support that helps struggling parents 

lift their children out of poverty. 

We’re thrilled to be hosting our annual fundraising event on October 16, 2021 and hope you will join us!

What’s Happening at The Grooming Project

Online Booking Now Available

Forget to schedule your pet’s groom during business hours? We’ve got you covered! We are now offering clients of our grooming school on Troost the ability to book their pets’ appointments online. Click here to get started! 

Family Residences are Now Open!

A dream is now a reality, thanks to our incredibly generous donors! Our 6 family transitional living residence is complete and ready for move-in! Check out a video tour of this beautiful new building and hear from Jarrod Sanderson, our Chief Operations Officer, about the inspiration for this new facility!

“To ensure that kids thrive and succeed from birth onward, we must simultaneously address the obstacles facing their parents.”

                                                                                – Annie E. Casey Foundation

Empowering the Parent to Empower the Child (EPEC) is a 501c3 organization dedicated to reducing generational poverty in Kansas City.

Through our state-certified grooming school and our Lee's Summit grooming salon, we train struggling parents to be pet groomers and salon managers, both in-demand, living-wage trades.

The School

5829 Troost Ave, Suite B.

Kansas City, MO 64110


Open Tuesday - Friday

8 am to 4 pm


The Salon

1650 SE Blue Parkway

Lee's Summit, MO 64063


Open Tuesday - Saturday

8 am to 5 pm