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, though loner 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 16-21, who have an educational goal. This unique program offers housing & supportive services for up to 24 months.
In exchange for rent/utility-free housing, aduts 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. Hillcrest also provides to clients in the transitoinal housing programs 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.
The Hillcrest affiliates are each stand-alone non-profit 501c3 organizations, with five affiliate locations in the greater Kansas City Metro area – Platte, Buchanan, Eastern Jackson Counties in Missouri and Wyandotte & Johnson Counties in Kansas – supported by the local communities and community service volunteers.
To be a transitional housing program providing a Christian environment that helps homeless families become self-supportive, self reliant contributors to society.