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.

ehoHillcrest 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:

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.

Our Locations

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:

Statement on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


Robin’s story of how Hillcrest changed her life:


Community Partners

Giving the Basics   Flourish Furniture Bank   Children's Services Fund of Jackson County, MO   Children's Services Fund of Clay County

Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness (GKCCEH)   Missouri Balance of State Continuum of Care (MO BoS CoC)   Missouri Interagency Council on Homelessness (MICH)   Truman Heartland Community Foundation



Hillcrest Gets Results "Addressing the total life situation of the homeless clients we serve"

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