emergency help & Resources

Emotional Distress Help

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

For parents

Diapers and Wipes babygrace.org

Diapers happybottoms.org

Homeless outreach

The Hands and Feet of Jesus - “Help The Homeless. Feed The Hungry. Clothe The Naked! Join us on The Streets or make donations.”

Thelma’s Kitchen - “Thelma’s Kitchen is the first donate-what-you-can cafe in Kansas City.” ran by Reconciliation Ministries

Hope Faith - “Dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of homeless and at-risk men, women, and children in Kansas City.”

List of free meal locations

Food/toiletry Pantries


Women's Deodorant
Toilet Paper
Baby Wipes
Hair Ties
Hair Brushes
Women’s Underwear (size 6-XL)
Twin Blankets
Women’s PJ’s (all sizes)

  • “We accept donations of new items at our Lee's Summit and Independence locations, Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    No appointment needed.
    To get directions to the drop-off location nearest you, call 816-461-4188 and dial 0 for the operator.

    We don't post our street address/directions online or in email due to safety concerns.

    If you have questions about donations, please email Traci at tpadget@hopehouse.net.

Donate Money to Hope House

Hope House Hotline: 816-461-HOPE (4673)

Domestic Violence Metro Hotline: 816-468-5463

Transitional Housing

River of Refuge


Community Linc


Sheffield Place


Habitat for Humanity ( Own a Home ) - “Habitat for Humanity homes are not free – each family who partners with Habitat is making a personal and financial investment in their future.”

Habitat for Humanity ( Repair Your Home ) - “Habitat KC partners with qualified families to provide necessary repairs to their homes.”

Habitat for Humanity ( Financial Repair ) - “Habitat KC’s HOPE Program helps individuals and families move forward with their dreams of home ownership no matter where they are on their financial path.”