Download the Greater Kansas City Resource Guide in PDF (updated 2016) Includes resources on the following topics: Information/Hotlines, Domestic Violence, Drop-in/Day Centers for the Homeless, Day Cooling Centers, Education, Emergency Assistance, Government Services, Grief, Health Care Services, Health Services AIDS Related, Homelessness Housing, Hot Meals Sites, Immigrant Resources, Incarcerated, Job Resources, Latino, LGBT Youth and Adult, Legal Assistance, Mental Health, Parenting Aides, Police and Other Emergencies, Pregnancy, Shelter Providers, Spanish Speaking Programs, Substance Abuse Treatment, Transitional Living Programs.
Kansas City Area Emergency Shelters
KANSAS CITY AREA EMERGENCY SHELTERS Hotline for the Homeless, 816-474-4599
City Union Mission
1108 E.10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106 Doors open anytime. Can come in and meet with a counselor. First night is free. $1.00 per night after first night.
City Union Mission Family Shelter
1310 Wabash, Kansas City, MO 64109 Must call Homeless Hotline (at top of page) to reserve.
Crossroads Homeless Shelter
14704 E. Truman Road, Independence , MO 64050 Call to arrange a bed starting at 7:00 a.m. Space is available for six (6) males, six (6) females, as well as families.
Forest Avenue Baptist Church
4300 Forest Avenue, Kansas City, MO Must call the homeless hotline to reserve. Women and children under 14 only.
Holy Family House
4300 Forest Avenue, Kansas City, MO Must call to arrange. Serve women and families.
Kansas City Rescue Mission
1520 Cherry, Kansas City, MO Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Person with medical situation or work arrangement can arrange for early admission.
Restart Temporary Shelter
918 E. 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106 Doors open at 4 p.m. Serve single men, women and families.
Salvation Army Emergency Lodge
Address is not public. Families only. Must call to arrange.
Kansas City Kansas Family Shelter
1201-1/2 Minnesota, Kansas City KS Kansas resident. Must call to arrange.
Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries Homeless Drop-In Service Center 600 E. 11th St., Kansas City, MO 816-842-1199
Operating hours: 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday through Friday, and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Services provided: Case management, local phone, clothing, showers, lockers, laundry, mail services, housing, health (Swope Parkway Health Services), counseling and vocational.
Information above revised February 2013
Kansas City Area Emergency Shelters
Mental Health Resources for Jackson County
Crisis Line (for mental health emergencies) 1-(888)279-8188 Comprehensive Mental Health Services (816)254-3652 Research Mental Health Services (816)966-0900 Swope Parkway Health Center (816)923-5800 TMC Network Behavioral Health (816)467-1400 Western Missouri Mental Health Center (816)512-7000 Mental Help Line (non-crisis) (913)281-1234 Compassionate Ear (consumer support) (913)281-2251
Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry (816)454-5295 Provides assistance with food, 1104 NE Vivion Road rent, and utility costs. Kansas City MO 64118
Community Services League (816)254-4100 300 West Maple Independence MO
Salvation Army (816)241-2526 Provides assistance with food, 3019 East 9th Street rent, utility, and prescription Kansas City MO 64118 costs.
United Services (816)630-0037 Provides assistance with food, clothing, rent and utility costs.
Food & Utilities Mid-America Assistance Coalition (816)561-3339 United Services Community Action (816)833-4333 (816)358-6868 Salvation Army (816)252-3000 (816)241-2526
Health Care Jackson County Health Department (816)881-4244 Kansas City, Dept of Health, Div Health Ed (816)983-4403
Other Useful Numbers Heart of America Family Services (816)753-5280 Social Security Administration (816)252-4200 Housing Authority (816)842-2440 Homeless Information Center (816)842-1199 Division of Family Services (816)889-2000 Legal Aid of Western Missouri (816)474-6750 Hearing Impaired 1-(800)955-8339 Senior Services-Indep. Regional Resource (816)836-8100