About.Hillcrest Transitional Housing
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 within 90 days by addressing the total life situation of the homeless families they serve. Longer terms of transitional housing may be available to clients with excessive barriers to housing. Hillcrest also provides a transitional housing program for homeless teens and young adults, ages 16-20, 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 offers non-residential housing programming and services called Rapid Re-Housing in Clay County MO, Clinton County MO and Johnson County KS. 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.
The Hillcrest affiliates are each stand-alone non-profit 501c3 organizations, with multiple affiliate locations in the greater Kansas City Metro area providing a common program. Affiliates are supported by their local communities and community service volunteers. Missouri housing facilities are located in Independence, Sugar Creek, Lee's Summit and St. Joseph; Kansas housing facilities are located in Overland Park and Kansas City. Through its staff at these locations and at the Hillcrest of MidAmerica office in Liberty, Missouri, Hillcrest Transitional Housing also provides non-facility based rapid re-housing services to clients of Clay & Clinton Counties.
To be a transitional housing program providing a Christian environment that helps homeless families become self-supportive, self-reliant contributors to society.