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 18 to 24, 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 Rapid Re-Housing programming and services to literally homeless youth, singles & families who are seeking housing in the Kansas City metro area. 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.


2017 Program Statistics

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Hillcrest 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, and state and federal resources. Missouri housing sites are located in Independence, Sugar Creek, and Lee's Summit; Kansas housing sites are located in Overland Park and Kansas City. Rapid Re-Housing offices are located in Liberty and Cameron, 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 Partners

Hillcrest Transitional Housing extends gratitude to our many partners who help us serve homeless families well.



Now Hiring

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10/22/2018 — Case Manager - Youth Transitional Housing (FT)

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Hillcrest Transitional Housing seeks a full-time Case Manager for its Transitional Housing Program serving homeless youth up to age 21 at its campuses in Kansas City & Overland Park, KS. This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. 

The Youth Case Manager implements the vision and mission of Hillcrest as pertains to the Youth Transitional Housing component of the Hillcrest Transitional Housing program.  The Youth Case Manager administers the youth transitional housing program by addressing the needs of resident youth to ensure they have the ability and resources to become self-sufficient & obtain independent living through an up to 24-month program; the Youth Case Manager establishes long-term stability for Hillcrest program graduates and provides appropriate supportive services to current & graduate program clients.  The Youth Case Manager reports directly to the VP of Programs.

10/23/2018 — Case Manager - Transitional Housing for the Homeless

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Hillcrest Transitional Housing of MidAmerica seeks a Case Manager for its transitional housing program serving Jackson County in Missouri. This is a full-time, exempt position with offices located in Independence, MO. Hillcrest provides a transitional housing program for homeless households, providing rent & utility free private apartment housing, as well as supportive services. The Case Manager will provide program & supportive services to homeless households in the Greater Kansas City area. 

To apply for the positions above, contact Lu Ann Ross at [email protected] 
Please send a cover letter, your resume, and 3 business-related references with contact information.

For general job inquiries, email Becky Poitras at [email protected]