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 transitioinal 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.

Mission Statement

To be a transitional housing program in a Christian environment that helps homeless families become self-supportive, self-reliant contributors to society.


Our Supporters

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.