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 by addressing the total life situation of the homeless families they serve.
The transitional housing program focuses on moving clients to self-sufficiency within a 90-day time frame; households with more barriers to permanent housing may receive longer term transitional housing assistance. 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 provides programming and services called Rapid Re-Housing through its service offices in Clay & Clinton Counties in Missouri, to literally homeless youth, singles & families who are seeking housing in the Northland, Northern MO & Northwestern MO. 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.
Hillcrest Ministries of MidAmerica, dba Hillcrest Transitional Housing, is a non-profit 501c3 organization, with multiple service & housing locations in the greater Kansas City Metro area. Hillcrest is supported by community volunteers, charitable donations, state & federal resources. Missouri housing facilities are located in Independence, Sugar Creek, and Lee's Summit; Kansas housing facilities are located in Overland Park and Kansas City; Rapid Re-Housing offices are located in Liberty & Cameron, MO.
To be a transitional housing program providing a Christian environment that helps homeless families become self-supportive, self-reliant contributors to society.