About.Hillcrest Transitional Housing

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. Through a network of community supporters & funders, Hillcrest also may provide to clients in the transitional housing programs the following: auto repair/donation, food pantry, medical assistance, dental work, GED classes, haircuts, glasses, school clothes, work uniforms, etc.

Hillcrest also offers non-residential housing programming & services called Rapid Re-Housing in Clay County, MO & Johnson County, KS. This program provides case management, budgeting & financial counseling, and financial assistance to move homeless clients into rental housing. Clients must be literally homeless to qualify. Online application is coming soon for the Rapid Re-Housing program. 



The Hillcrest affiliates are each stand-alone non-profit 501c3 organizations, with multiple affiliate locations in the greater Kansas City Metro area, providing a common program, and are supported by their local communities and community service volunteers. Housing facilities are located in Missouri in Independence, Sugar Creek, Lee's Summit & St. Joseph; in Kansas in Overland Park & Kansas City. Hillcrest Transitional Housing also provides non-housing services to these facilities, as well as to the Northland community in Clay & Platte Counties, through its staff at these facilities & at the Hillcrest of MidAmerica office in Liberty, 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 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.


Now Hiring

Hillcrest is currently hiring two positions in Clay and Clinton Counties. For more information visit the links below.

Rapid Re-Housing/Transitional Housing Case Manager - Cameron, MO

Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager - Clay & Clinton Counties