Missouri Chapter

Welcome to Blue Star Families of Missouri!

Hello, Missouri!

My name is Tosombra Kimes, but I go by “Tai” because I love to tie people together—to their community, resources, places, and to other people.

I grew up as an Army brat with five siblings, and I am a mother to two quick-witted kids. I am also a disabled military Veteran, military spouse, and an unpaid caregiver to my retired Army Veteran.

Ultimately, I believe happy people glow brighter, and connected people flourish courageously. So be sure you stay connected.

Send me an email or follow our Facebook page to do exactly that.

Tosombra “Tai” Kimes
Missouri Chapter Director
194 Eastlawn, Suite 103A
Saint Robert, MO 65584
[email protected]




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Welcome to the Community Event: Belton, MO

Join Blue Star Families and Starbucks for a fun-filled Coffee Connect as we welcome families to our community! Whether you’re new to the area or you’ve been here a while,…
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Signature Programs

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Town Hall series

Our Homefront & Frontlines Town Hall Series features high-profile speakers covering topics of key importance to military members, Veterans, and their families.


Blue Star Welcome Week

From September 24 to October 2, 2022, communities across the U.S. will welcome military and Veteran families who are new to the neighborhood.

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STARBUCKS: More than a Cup of Coffee

Together with Starbucks, we are committed to strengthening military and Veteran families and connecting Americans to those who serve through opportunities like regular Coffee Connects for military spouses, welcome to the community events, and Yellow Ribbon Trees.

Help build community by sharing your local favorites or signing up to volunteer.


Campaign for Inclusion

All Blue Star Families programming is informed by our research. For this reason, research and advocacy is a key pillar of our Campaign for Inclusion. While all Blue Star Families research in the future will continue to look at data through a racial equity and inclusion lens, our groundbreaking studyThe Diverse Experiences of Military and Veteran Families of Color provides unparalleled insight into how military families experience military life.

Get Settled and Connected

Help sustain our community building efforts or volunteer!

Check out the following national and local resources to empower your family.

Blue Star Careers

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We are listening and working to ensure you have the chance for a fulfilling career during your military journey.

Chapter Sponsors