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. Hillcrest also provides to clients in the transitional 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 multiple affiliate locations in the greater Kansas City Metro area – Buchanan, & Eastern Jackson Counties in Missouri (St. Joseph, Independence, Lee's Summit & Sugar Creek) and Wyandotte & Johnson Counties in Kansas (Kansas City, KS & Overland Park, KS) – supported by their local communities and community service volunteers. Additional services are provided by the supporting entity, Hillcrest Transitional Housing of MidAmerica, at its offices located in Liberty, Clay County, MO.
To be a transitional housing program in a Christian environment that helps homeless families become self-supportive, self-reliant contributors to society.
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.