City Union Mission

Families and single women at the Mission’s Family Shelter can enter the four-to-eight month New Life Program that offers rehabilitation to whole families. Members attend Bible study, local churches and have regular counseling sessions. Life Skills courses guide each person toward a healthier lifestyle. Families live in the shelter while parents and children alike stabilize and prepare to move into permanent housing.

Transitional housing is the six to nine month follow-up to the Christian Life and New Life Programs. It helps graduates and their families adjust to independent living. In our transitional living apartments, clients pay a program fee each month, must be employed, can attend school and live as independently as possible in a nominally supervised setting, before moving into their own home.

City Union Mission
1100 E. 11th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106

Hillcrest Ministries

Hillcrest Transitional Housing offers displaced families a disciplined educational program within a caring Christian environment. Unlike many organizations whose focus is immediate or emergency care, Hillcrest’s objective is to move families from homelessness to self-sufficiency within 90 days by addressing the total live situation of the homeless families they serve.

In exchange for rent/utility-free housing, residents are required by written agreement to work full time, obey program guidelines and attend volunteer-taught classes in life skills, employment, community living and budgeting. Hillcrest also provides the following through a network of community support: auto repair/donation, food pantry, medical assistance, dental work, GED classes, haircuts, glasses, school clothes, work uniforms, etc.

Eastern Jackson County
401 North Spring
PO Box 408
Independence, MO 64051

Clay County
216 S. Jewell Street
PO Box 17
Liberty, MO 64069

Platte County
5611 N. Northwood, #2
Kansas City, MO 64151

Wyandotte County
PO Box 171443
Kansas City, KS 66117

Salvation Army

Shelters and Transitional Housing

Linwood Center
Supportive Housing
101 W. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Provides up to 24 months of shelter, comprehensive case management and follow-up services for homeless families and women. The program offers individualized action plans that promote goal attainment, leading to an increased self-sufficiency,improved independent living skills and an increased ability to secure and maintain permanent housing.

Access House
101 W. Linwood
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
This supportive housing project is a partnership between The Salvation Army and the Behavioral Health Network-Homeless Support Project. The program provides safe housing with supportive services to seriously mentally ill homeless adults with the goal of transitioning them into permanent or supportive housing. Instruction on daily living skills,employment training and other counseling/services are designed to help the process be successful and decrease the likelihood of further incidents of homelessness and/or psychiatric hospitalization.

Crossroads Shelter
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. Crossroads also offers an outreach program for low income and near homeless individuals and families.

Johnson County Family Lodge
402 E. Santa Fe
Olathe, Kansas 66061
The only shelter of its kind in Johnson County, this new 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.

Virgina Harding Center for Homeless Services
Harbor Light Village
6723 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102
This facility, which opened in early 2008, is a 16 bed emergency facility to accommodate families and single women in need of shelter. It features a child’s play therapy room and an out-patient counseling center for those with addiction issues. As an extension of its homeless services, The Salvation Army also operates a transitional living program which can accommodate individuals and families for up to two years. Harbor Light Village also features a transitional living facility for homeless veterans dealing with addiction issues.

Northland Family Shelter
5935 N.W. Bell Rd.
Parkville, MO
The only shelter of its kind in the Northland, this new facility accepted its first residents in August, 2005. It can accommodate 30 women and families at one time and expects to fill an immediate need in the area. 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.


Steppingstone serves young men and women, ages 16 to 21, who are homeless or at-risk, who need a place to live.

Steppingstone provides support and education to these young people while they become self-reliant, productive members of the community. This unique program provides a continuum of care and supervision to young adults as they progress from living in group care to living in the community.

Steppingstone provides a safe place to live, educational assistance, life skills training, job placement coaching assistance, medical care, individual therapy, and case management.

5100 Noland Road
Kansas City, Mo 64133

Synergy Services

SafeHaven of Clay County
Shelter for Women and their Children.
Domestic violence shelters provide safety and sanctuary to battered women and their children. Residents are provided with food, personal care products, access to public transportation as well as assistance from Synergy’s community education programs such as Court Services, and the EXCEL employment skills program. Individual, group counseling and education are required for the residents of SafeHaven. School aged children attend public school. The program includes recreational opportunities, parent education, and peer support.

Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-491-1114 or in the Metro Kansas City Area 816-452-8535.

Children’s Center
The Children’s Center is an emergency placement shelter which provides a safe, therapeutic environment. Children who are in the state’s custody may come into the program through the Children’s Division. This is typically a 30 day stay until the child’s Caseworker finds a more permanent placement. Parents/Guardians may also bring their children into the program through Crisis Care. This may include but is not limited to homelessness, domestic violence, incarceration, or unexpected hospitalization. Theraplay and referrals for other services are provided for the children and their families.

Children’s Center Crisis Line
1-800-392-3738 or 816-452-8535

Synergy House
Located in Platte County, Synergy House provides short-term emergency shelter for youth in crisis, including homeless, runaway, abused and neglected youth ages 12 to 18. Synergy House youth participate in individual and group counseling, center-based schooling, recreational activities and vocational education utilizing Synergy’s own EXCEL program. Family counseling is also provided when appropriate.

Transitional Living Program
Synergy’s Transitional Living Program provides an independent living environment, individualized skills assessment and training, as well as support services for homeless youth age 16 to 21. The main goal of the Transitional Living Program is to support youth in achieving self-sufficiency and realization of personal goals.

24-Hour Youth Crisis Hotline:
816-741-8700 or 888-233-1639 (toll free)

Synergy Services
400 East 6th Street
Parkville, MO 64152