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. 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 organzations, with five affiliate locations in the greater Kansas City Metro area – Platte, Buchanan, Clay, 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.