Trial by Fire

rebuild505In the early morning hours of July 14, 2020, one of the resident buildings on Hillcrest Transitional Housing's Lee's Summit campus caught fire. While all residents were evacuated safely and eventually relocated to other Hillcrest units, the building was a total loss. (Read more, as covered by the Kansas City Star, here.)

This building at 505 SW Mission Road was the home of four 1-bedroom housing units for Hillcrest's 90-day transitional housing program. The loss of this building means that 12 fewer families are served each year. That's 12 families each year that Hillcrest could move from homelessness and to self-sufficiency - if only we had the capacity to do so.

New Beginnings

While insurance compensation will cover approximately one-third of the new building cost, Hillcrest is actively seeking partners to help fund the additional $500,000 needed to turn this rebuilding vision into reality.

To date, Hillcrest Transitional Housing has secured over half of the funds needed for this project. We are particularly grateful to our leadership givers, including the Sunderland Foundation and the Hall Family Foundation, for their commitment to this project.

For information on how you can partner with Hillcrest, download our flyer, view our pitch deck, or contact Barbara Fitzgerald, Vice President of Development, at (913) 306-9202 or

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

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