About.Hillcrest Transitional Housing

Hillcrest Transitional Housing offers homeless families, singles & 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 term transitional housing options 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 & supportive services for up to 24 months.

In exchange for rent/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 & funders, Hillcrest also may provide to clients in the transitional housing programs the following: auto repair/donation, food pantry, medical assistance, dental work, GED classes, haircuts, glasses, school clothes, work uniforms, etc.

Hillcrest also offers non-residential housing programming & services called Rapid Re-Housing in Clay County, MO & Johnson County, KS. This program provides case management, budgeting & financial counseling, and financial assistance to move homeless clients into rental housing. Clients must be literally homeless to qualify. Online application is coming soon for the Rapid Re-Housing program. 



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, and are supported by their local communities and community service volunteers. Housing facilities are located in Missouri in Independence, Sugar Creek, Lee's Summit & St. Joseph; in Kansas in Overland Park & Kansas City. Hillcrest Transitional Housing also provides non-housing services to these facilities, as well as to the Northland community in Clay & Platte Counties, through its staff at these facilities & at the Hillcrest of MidAmerica office in Liberty, 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 Supporters

Hillcrest is proud to be supported by a diverse stream of funders, including individuals, churches, corporations, service organizations, foundations, and limited state & federal funds. We’re proud to recognize some of our supporters HERE.