Hillcrest Transitional Housing offers homeless families, singles and youth a disciplined educational program within a caring, supportive environment. Unlike many organizations whose focus is one-time or emergency care, Hillcrest’s primary objective is to move clients from homelessness to self-sufficiency by addressing the total life situation of the homeless families they serve.

The transitional housing program focuses on moving clients to self-sufficiency within a 90-day time frame; households with more barriers to permanent housing may receive longer term transitional housing assistance. Hillcrest also provides a transitional housing program for homeless teens and young adults, ages 18 to 24, who have an educational goal. This unique program offers housing and supportive services for up to 24 months.

In exchange for rent- and utility-free housing, adults are required by written agreement to find full-time employment, obey program guidelines and attend weekly volunteer-taught classes in life skills, employment, community living and budgeting. Through a network of community supporters and funders, Hillcrest also may provide transitional housing clients with car repair/donation, food, medical assistance, dental work, GED classes, haircuts, glasses, school clothes, work uniforms, etc.

Hillcrest also provides Rapid Re-Housing programming and services to literally homeless youth, singles & families who are seeking housing in the Kansas City metro area. This program provides case management, budgeting and financial counseling and financial assistance to move homeless clients into rental housing. Clients must be literally homeless to qualify.


2017 Program Statistics

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Hillcrest is a non-profit 501c3 organization. With multiple service & housing locations in the greater Kansas City Metro area, Hillcrest is supported by community volunteers, charitable donations, and state and federal resources. Missouri housing sites are located in Independence, Sugar Creek, and Lee's Summit; Kansas housing sites are located in Overland Park and Kansas City. Rapid Re-Housing offices are located in Liberty and Cameron, MO.


Mission Statement

To be a transitional housing program providing a Christian environment that helps homeless families become self-supportive, self-reliant contributors to society.


Our Partners

Hillcrest Transitional Housing extends gratitude to our many partners who help us serve homeless families well.










Now Hiring

8/14/18 — Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager Assistant — Clay & Clinton Counties — full job description

Hillcrest Transitional Housing of MidAmerica seeks a full-time case manager assistant/housing specialist for its Rapid Re-Housing program serving the Northland and Northwest Missouri. The primary service area for this position is Clay and Clinton Counties, and will office in Liberty, MO, with additional office/outreach time in and around Cameron and St. Joseph, MO.

8/13/18 — Resident Manager for Youth Program — Kansas City, KS

Hillcrest is looking for a Resident Manager!  This is a live-in, unpaid staff position requiring 15 hours of service per week to assist youth in our transitional housing program in exchange for a rent-free apartment

This is a unique and challenging position for anyone starting out in ministry or social service. If you are looking to give back and make a daily difference in our community, this is for you! Ideal candidates have a good listening ear, intuitive eyes and ears, and evening and weekend availability. Minor home repair skills are a real plus!

Contact Lu Ann Ross at [email protected] or 816-308-2270 for more information!