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Independence Housing Authority

Homeless Shelters

Independence, MO

The Salvation Army Crossroads Family Emergency Shelter – Independence

14700 E Truman Road
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 816-252-3200
Web: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/independence
1.0 miles from city center Independence, MO
Crossroads Shelter: This shelter is the only one of its kind in Eastern Jackson County and is open to families only, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Residents are allowed up to a 90-day stay.

Mother’s Refuge

3721 Delridge
Independence, MO 64055
Phone: 816-353-8070
Web: https://www.mothersrefuge.org
Open: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
3.2 miles from city center Independence, MO
Shelters and educates homeless, pregnant, and parenting young women by providing comprehensive services that empower them to make successful life decisions for themselves and their babies.

Kansas City, MO
Amethyst Place – https://amethystplace.org/
2735 Troost-A, Kansas City, Missouri 64109

Benilde Hall

3220 E 23rd St, Kansas City, MO 64127
Phone: 816-842-5836
Web: http://www.benildehall.org
Open 24/7, office staff on site 8-5pm M-F.
7.46 miles from city center Independence, MO
Benilde Hall provides transitional housing and substance abuse treatment to indigent homeless men, and also runs Matt Talbot, a 12 unit permanent housing apartment building for men who successfully completed the Benilde Hall program.

Kansas City Rescue Mission Women’s Ministries

2611 E. 11th Street
Kansas City, MO 64127
Phone: 816-348-3287
Web: https://kcrm.org
7.85 miles from city center independence
The KCRM Women’s Center provides a safe, homelike environment where traumatized women can find hope, peace and security as they work to overcome life-challenging barriers to stability and success.

Hope Faith Ministries

705 Virginia Ave
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-471-4673
Web: https://www.hopefaithministries.org/
8.73 miles from city center Independence, MO
Hope Faith Ministries is an outreach to the homeless and less fortunate of Kansas City. Each day, we serve approximately 800 individuals with a diverse range of emotional, spiritual and physical needs.

City Union Mission

1100 E. 11th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-474-9380
Web: http://www.cityunionmission.org/
8.87 miles from city center Independence, MO
Hotline for the Homeless: 816-474-4599
Men, women, and families who call the Hotline are directed to actual shelter housing when available space is known. The no-charge Hotline provides the Mission and the community with statistical information regarding the availability.
Also visit: https://cityunionmission.org/programs/

reStart Inc.

918 E 9th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-472-5664
Web: http://www.restartinc.org/
9.02 miles from city center Independence, MO
Emergency Shelter Nights Only.Offering a full range of services for Kansas City’s homeless men, women, youth, and families, reStart provides everything from emergency overnight shelter to transitional living and permanent housing.

Kansas City Rescue Mission Men’s Mission – KCRM

1520 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-421-7643
Web: https://kcrm.org/
9.18 miles from city center Independence, MO
Kansas City Rescue Mission offers its services at no charge (with very rare exceptions) to homeless individuals. Its services and programs are available to any individual, 18 or older, regardless of race, religion, gender, lifestyle or creed.

Jewish Family Services

425 E 63rd ST
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: 913.327.8250
Web: http://www.jfskc.org/
10.49 miles from city center Independence, MO
JFS Food Pantry is a client choice pantry. Please call to make an appointment to visit with one of our case managers.


Homeless Shelter Directory – Independence, MO Area
Homeless Shelter Directory – Kansas City, MO Area
Homeless Shelter Directory – Kansas City, KS Area

Additional Resources


United Way of Greater Kansas City

Web: http://www.unitedwaygkc.org/
United Way 2-1-1 services. You can also dial 2-1-1 or alternatively (816) 474-5112 or toll free at (866) 320-5764.
Or click here: http://www.unitedwaygkc.org/find-support/united-way-2-1-1

Thrift Stores

Salvation Army – Independence (Mo) Family Store & Donation Center

1535 E. 23rd Street
Independence MO 64055
Phone: 816-833-8881
Web: https://satruck.org/
Open: Monday – Saturday, 9am-9pm



750 Paseo Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-561-8920
Fax: 816-561-4939
Web: https://nourishkc.org/
8.62 miles from city center Independence, MO
Formerly called Kansas City Community Kitchen. We serve balanced, nutritious meals for lunch every weekday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and ALL are welcome to eat. We call ourselves a “Community Kitchen” rather than a soup kitchen because we believe food is the basic human right and great equalizer.


KCATA – Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

1200 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-221-0660
Email: wehearyou@kcata.org
Web: KCATA – Corporate information
Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
KCATA – Rider Information
KCATA – Customer Service
For general information call 816-346-0200.

Missouri Help Paying Rent – https://www.rentassistance.us/st/missouri
Free Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers – http://www.freerehabcenters.org/state/missouri
Free Dental Clinics – http://www.freedentalcare.us/st/missouri

Kansas City

Greater Kansas City Housing Information Center

3200 Wayne Avenue, Suite 222
Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: (816) 931-0443
Fax: (816) 931-0722
Email: pgilmore3810@gmail.com

Bishop Sullivan Center

Household Assistance

Your zip code: Where to apply: When to apply:
6435 Truman Rd
Monday-Thursday, 8-11am
3936 Troost Ave
Monday-Thursday, 1-4pm

Community Assistance Council, Inc.

Rent help, eviction prevention, and homeless prevention
(816) 763-3277

Community LINC

Homeless prevention and eviction prevention
(816) 531-3727

Community Movement for Urban Progress (Move UP)

Government rent programs and homeless prevention
(816) 254-4100

Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries

Homeless prevention
(816) 931-0027

Platte County, Missouri Seniors
Platte County Senior Citizens Service Fund

Kansas City
Home Repair
(816) 270-4100

Independence, Missouri

Community Services League

Main: 404 North Noland Road
Independence, MO 64050
Email: info@cslcares.org
Rent assistance and homeless prevention
(816) 254-4100

Independence Housing Authority

4215 S. HOCKER DR., BLDG. 5
Phone: 816-836-9200
Fax: 816-833-2377
Monday – Thursday 8am to 4:30 pm

Hillcrest Transitional Housing

Independence Transitional Housing
401 N Spring Street
Independence, MO 64051
(816) 461-0468
Fax: (816) 461-0472
Amanda Brunette, Program Assistant, abrunette@hillcrestkc.org
Patti Rader, Case Manager, prader@hillcrestkc.org

Hillcrest Thrift Store Locations:
936 SE 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
7824 Quivira, Lenexa, KS 66216

Harrisonville, Missouri

Hope Haven of Cass County

Homeless prevention
(816) 380-4663

Peculiar, Missouri

Peculiar Senior Citizens Housing, Inc.

Continued rehab, home repairs, and housing counseling
(816) 779-6074

Low Income Housing and Affordable Housing in Missouri
SAVE, Inc.
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