Hillcrest Platte County’s Youth Housing Program is a program that offers long-term supportive services for individuals and families who are houseless or insecurely housed to achieve sustainable independence.
Unlike many organizations whose focus is one-time or emergency care, their primary objective is to move clients from houselessness to self-sufficiency by addressing the total life situation of houseless families they serve.
Hillcrest Youth Housing Program provides a unique partnership with its clients. Young adults, teens and children that qualify for assistance receive rent and utility-free housing, groceries, and hygiene necessities. These program participants can then seek full-time employment, and attend weekly volunteer-taught classes in life skills, employment, community living, and budgeting, geared toward helping those in need learn to become self-sufficient.
In addition, Hillcrest offers intensive case management for residents that works on solving the root causes of their homelessness; and advocates for action on homelessness, poverty, affordable housing and hunger.
Hillcrest is the most successful program of its kind in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, and has been recognized for best practices by the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
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