Hillcrest Transitional Apartments

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Corporal Work of Mercy:  Shelter the Homeless

Spiritual Work of Mercy:To instruct the ignorant ; To counsel the doubtful;To comfort the afflicted; To pray for the living and the dead.

Family Friendly Opportunities:

1)  Hillcrest Transitional Living is a ministry we already support at Ascension.  They are ready to open a homeless adolescent shelter in Johnson County (yes, we have that problem!) They need some help getting it “turn key ready” for the new youth residents.                     Saturday October 7th from  9 am to noon then 1 pm to 5 pm. (Flexible hours within these hours okay also if you only have an hour or two.)  9324 Blue Jacket OP, Ks 66213.   Bring the kids!  There will be plenty for them to do also.      Tasks: Move furniture, Deep clean apartments , Set up kitchens/ stock apartments/decorate, Make beds, Hook up a washer and dryer, Repair and clean up outside trash receptacle, Replace toilet

They also need some items you may have and want to donate:

Small desks and chairs (2), Small TV stand or wall unit,  refrigerator, 2 twin bed frames, 2 twin box springs ,Decoration items (bathroom, kitchen, living area, bedroom)

Please contact   Cara Sanderson (Volunteer Coordinator)  csanderson@hillcrestkc.org  Contact Jean in the office for more info and 

 Needs volunteers for their new thrift store!  FAMILY FRIENDLY!!


We need volunteers to help us with the thrift store:

Cleaning and repairing furniture
Working with electronics and appliances
Driving a box truck to pick up donations
Sorting, cleaning, and pricing incoming donations
Stocking shelves
Merchandising and displaying
… And MORE!

Training is available! We welcome your service one time, weekly, or daily. We welcome you on your own, with a friend,
with your family, or with a group! Only certain volunteer roles
require committed scheduling.

To volunteer, or to learn more:                                                                                       Please call 913.831.8222 or email info@missionhopethrift.org.

MISSION HOPE THRIFT is located at:

Regency Park Shopping Center
9148 Metcalf Avenue

Overland Park, KS 66212
(We’re southwest of 9st& Metcalf near New Theatre Restaurant,

Michael’s, Micro Center, and Natural Grocers, in the corner of the shopping center.)

Ascension sponsors 2 apartments (ONE NEW APARTMENT IN JO CO!) through this Kansas City area charity. We restock the apartments when the families graduate. We also sponsor several families for their Christmas needs through the Angel Tree at Ascension. We also help with monetary needs .

Hillcrest Transitional Housing offers homeless families, singles & 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 within 90 days by addressing the total life situation of the homeless families they serve. Hillcrest also provides a transitional housing program for homeless teens and young adults, ages 16-21, who have an educational goal. This unique program offers housing & supportive services for up to 24 months.

In exchange for rent/utility-free housing, aduts 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. Hillcrest also provides to clients in the transitoinal housing programs the following, through a network of community support: auto repair/donation, food pantry, medical assistance, dental work, GED classes, haircuts, glasses, school clothes, work uniforms, etc.  Always looking for volunteers to teach classes!

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Questions: Jean in the office or Andrew and Beth Kay at ebkay03@yahoo.com