Hillcrest is Solving Homelessness One Family at a Time
Hillcrest is a transitional housing program that helps homeless families become self-supportive, self-reliant contributors to society.
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. At any given time, there are approximately 100 households in our care. Hillcrest provides:
- A transitional housing program that focuses on moving clients to self-sufficiency within a 90-day time frame.
- A 24-month youth housing program for homeless teens and young adults, ages 18 to 24, who have an educational goal.
- A rapid re-housing program for those in need of immediate housing.
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's 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 Lathrop, MO.
Who We Serve
Hillcrest receives more applications each year than it is able to serve. Clients who make it through the application process are able to demonstrate the ability to find and maintain full-time employment, a strong commitment to overcoming the circumstances that led to their homelessness, a perseverance that will help them adhere to program's stringent guidelines.
Hillcrest is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more about our commitment below: