Throughout the community, many programs and facilities have been established to meet the needs of those who are homeless. Listed below are the shelters, transitional housing and feeding programs, offered in the Kansas and Western Missouri area. For more information about anything you read or to find out how you can help, please contact the program directly.
14704 E. Truman Rd.
Independence, MO. 64051
This 50 bed shelter is the only one of its kind in Eastern Jackson County and is open to individuals and families 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Residents are allowed up to a 60 day stay in which, they also have the opportunity to take life skills classes and participate in a required support group.
Johnson County Family Lodge
402 E. Santa Fe
Olathe, Kansas 66061
The only shelter of its kind in Johnson County, this 44-bed facility offers programming in life skills while the residents work to become independent. Transitional housing,which includes scattered and on-site units, is also offered to residents from the shelter as a long term housing option.
Harbor Light Village – Virgina Harding Center for Homeless Service
6723 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102
This facility is a 16 bed emergency facility that accommodates families and single women in need of shelter. As an extension of its homeless services, The Salvation Army also operates a transitional living program which can accomodate single women and families for up to two years. A permanent, supportive housing program is also available for single individuals who are chronically homeless. In addition to shelter, residents are provided case management to assist in identifying solutions to problems that contributed to their homelessness as well as, assistance in securing more permanent residence.
Beacon of Hope
3013-19 E. 9th Street
Kansas City, MO 64124
Beacon of Hope is a noonday soup kitchen located at the Bellefontaine Corps Community Center, 9th & Bellefontaine. As many as 250 people attend the lunch, which in many cases is all the nourishment they will receive that day. Those who came include: many homeless people, young mothers with children, senior citizens and those from the neighborhood who need help stretching their food dollars.
Honk ‘n Holler
Honk’n Holler is an outreach program that travels throughout the community, every week, to areas where homeless people are known to be living, bringing: soup, sandwiches and coffee, as well as, blankets, warm clothing and other necessities. The goal is to build a rapport with the homeless community and ultimately connect them with mainstream services that will help move them toward permanent or supportive housing and/or other services needed.
Blue Valley’s Community Dinner
6618 E. Truman Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64126
Each Monday evening, from 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m., a community dinner is served to families from around the neighborhood. Many come because they have no food, while others who live alone attend for the fellowship. Whatever the reason, all are welcome!
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