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Kansas City short term housing and shelter.

Families facing eviction or that are homeless in Kansas City can receive assistance. Several non-profits, charities, and government organizations provide short term shelter and transitional housing programs as well. While the demand for help is very high and there is usually a waiting list, many of these resources have assisted families during their times of struggle.

Not only will a participant get a place to stay, but they will also be able to enroll into case management, job programs, and other social services. These agencies in Kansas City fully realize that is the key to addressing the root cause of homelessness and poverty.

In addition, a social worker will dedicate time to helping you find a new, low income housing unit or place to live over the long term. This can include information on programs for paying rent, deposits, or moving costs. So while the transitional housing is meant to be short term, you will also be able to benefit from a wide array of other services and assistance programs.

Catholic Charities KCSJ - Northland Supportive Housing
Address: 850 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Call 816-221-4377
The resources offered often have a waiting list. However they run a Transitional Housing/Shelter program that will also work to create independent living and economic self-sufficiency. Participants of the low income housing resources will need to attend financial literacy, reduce debts, increase life skills, and pay a portion of their income towards their rent.

St. Micheals Veterans Center
3838 Chelsea Dr.
Kansas City, Kansas 64128
Dial (816) 659-8292





Supportive Services for Veteran Families
850 Main Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
Telephone number is 816-221-4377
This program offers short term assistance to veterans only. This will help clients in Kansas City offer come barriers. There is support as families work towards towards stability. Receive short term housing, support on tenant landlord rights, case management, mental health counseling, and budgeting classes.

City Union Mission
Address: 1100 E 11th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 474-9380

Community Linc - Supportive and Transitional Housing Program
4012 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 531-3727
Adult Services and assistance for the homeless include case management, budgeting, individual and group counseling, life skills training, and more.

Forest Avenue Family Shelter
Kansas City, MO 64110
Dial 816.753.4753 to reach the shelter program.

Hillcrest Transitional Housing
738 N. 31st St.
Kansas City, Kansas 66102
(913) 827-8462
The Homeless Youth Program is for Kansas City residents under the age of 21. Participants need to be enrolled in an educational program and will need to work part time.

A second location is at 5611 N. Northwood Street, #2, Kansas City, MO 64151, (816) 587-9037. This particular site provides support to the Platte County, Missouri region.

Hope Faith Ministries
705 Virginia Ave
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Dial (816) 471-4673




Kansas City Rescue Mission
Main address - 1520 Cherry Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Main number: (816) 421-7643
A number of housing programs, shelters, and other aid is for the homeless and very low income.

Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries of Kansas City (MLM)
3031 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO
Telephone: (816) 931-0027

Wyandotte County location of Hillcrest Transitional Housing
Main address is 738 N 31St
Kansas City, KS 66102
Call (913) 400-2573
A low income, transitional housing program is offered. Or shelter if that is what is needed. Work with a case manager on finding and paying for a permanent home or apartment as well.

Joyce Williams Center
P.O. Box 172122
Kansas City, KS 66117
(913) 321-0951
This non-profits runs a battered women's shelter. It offers refuge and a place for women and their children to stay who have experienced emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse.

KCVA - Emergency Housing for Veterans
Main address - 4801 Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64128
Dial (816) 861-4700

Mental Health America Of The Heartland
739 Minnesota
Kansas City, Kansas 66101
Call (816) 842-3803 for intake.
Both short term as well as permanent supportive housing for homeless, disabled mentally ill persons.

Mount Carmel Community Outreach
Address is 1220 Troup Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas 66104
Dial (913) 621-4111
Emergency assistance is offered from the church-based charity. They coordinate housing for singles, senior citizen, the homeless and transitional units. Other resources in Kansas City include case management, a free food pantry, health screenings, homeless services, utility assistance, education/career development, budget "coaching", and free information/referral.

Ozanam - Pathways Transitional Living Program
Main address - 300 East 36th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 508-6200




8614 Lane Ave #3
Kansas City, MO 64138
Primary telephone - (816) 743-0035
A supervised apartment setting may be available for residents under the age of 25 who have a mental illness and also lack a place to live. It is for young adults that also require adequate financial and social support.

Restart, Inc.
918 E. Ninth Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 472-5664
Runs a transitional living and shelter program and also can provide short term shelter for youth, men and women. Other social services include job search assistance resource room and access to computers for job hunting.

Rose Brooks Center
PO Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132
Call (816) 861-3460 for intake and a waiting list.

Safehome, Inc.
P.O. Box 4563
Overland Park, KS 66204
(913) 432-9300
Focuses on domestic violence victims.

Salvation Army
101 W. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111, dial (816) 756-2769
6711 State Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102, (913) 232-5400
A leading non-profit in the region. They have several low income housing programs and other resources and operate from multiple centers.
The Access House offers transitional housing with supportive services for the homeless mentally ill with goal of transitioning to permanent housing. Another resource will provide longer term transitional housing, advice, financial aid and case management for currently homeless individuals. The Salvation Army in Kansas City also has so called scattered site permanent and transitional supportive housing for clients.

Sheffield Place
Main address - 6604 E. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64126
(816) 483-9927
The location will offer supportive housing services to homeless mothers and their children.





Sarita Lynne Ministries - Princess Phyllis Wheatley House
2214 Benton
Kansas City, Missouri 64127
Telephone - (816) 216-7846

Save, Inc.
Kansas City, Missouri 64171
(816) 531-8340
Resources include Rent Payment Assistance, Hospice Care, Transitional Housing/Shelter, Low Income/Subsidized Private Rental Housing, Housing Search Assistance, Security Deposit Assistance, and more.

By Jon McNamara


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