emergency help & Resources

Emotional Distress Help

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

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.”

Free Meals


Hope Faith 705 Virginia Ave Mon-Sat 8:30am-10am

Morning Glory Cafe 416 W. 12th st Tues-Fri 7:15am - 8:30am

Neighbor2Neighbor 3551 Wabash Mon-Fri 9:30am-10:30am


Hope Faith 705 Virginia Ave Mon-Fri 11am-12pm Sat 11:30am-1:30pm

City Union Mission Men’s Shelter 1100 E. 11th St Mon-Sat 11:30am-12:30pm Sun 2:30pm-3pm

KC Community Kitchen 750 Paseo Mon-Fri 11am-2pm

Morning Glory Cafe 416 W. 12th St Sat 12pm-12:45pm Sun 1pm-1:45pm

Salvation Army 3012 E 9th St Mon-Fri 11:30am-12:30pm

Thelma’s Kitchen 3101 Troost Mon-Fri 11am-2pm

Trinity UMC 620 Armour Blvd Mon 12pm-1pm Sat 12pm-1pm

True Light Ministries (women & children only) 719 E 31st St Mon-Fri 12pm-1pm

Neighbor2Neighbor 3551 Wabash Mon-Fri 11am-12:30pm


City Union Mission Men’s Shelter 1100 E 11th St Mon-Sat 5pm

Food Not Bombs Independene Ave & Monroe Sundays 4pm

KC Rescue Mission 1520 Cherry St Mon-Sun 7pm

Micah Ministries 606 Gladstone Blvd Mon 5:30pm-7pm

Bishop Sullivan Center at St. James Church 39th & Troost Mon-Fri 4:30pm-6pm

Kid’s Cafe at KC Public Library

Healthy meal provided for children ages 1-18

Bluford 3050 Prospect Mon-Fri 4:30pm-6pm

North-East 6000 Wilson Rd Mon, Tues, Wed 4-5pm

Southeast 6242 Swope Pkwy Mon-Thurs 3:30-4:30pm

Waldo 201 E 75th St Tues-Fri 3:30-4:30

Food/Toiletry Pantries

Bishop Sullivan Center

Blue Hills Church of the Nazarene

Community Progressive Church

Covenant Presbyterian Church

Della Lamb

Episcopal Community Services

Guardian Angels Church

Kansas City Indian Center

Memorial Church International

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church

Morning Star Baptist Church

Palestine Senior Center

Redemptorist Center

Salvation Army-Westport

St. James United Methodist Church


Diapers-sizes 4, 5, 6

  • Baby Wipes

  • Paper Towels

  • Toilet paper

  • Alcohol Free Cough Syrup

  • Children's Cough Syrup

  • Cough Drops

  • Clorox Wipes

  • Deodorant

  • Umbrellas 

    “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.”