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Kansas City Rescue Mission Men's Mission - KCRM

Address
1520 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO - 64108

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.


Kansas City Rescue Mission 1520 Cherry Street • Kansas City, MO 64108
Men's Center/Administration Phone: (816) 421-7643 • Fax: (816) 421-0405
Women's Center Phone: (816) 348-3287 • Fax: (636) 431-3382

Men's Ministry Services
    Emergency shelter and showers
    Balanced daily meals
    Healthcare and recuperative care
    Clean clothing and laundry service
    Chaplaincy, Bible study and support groups
    Case management and referrals
Recovery Services
Christian Community of Recovery (C-COR): A six-month residential recovery program offering Bible-based life skills classes, GED preparation, adult high school, and addiction recovery through one-on-one counseling, support groups and Bible study.
Residents meet with their counselors weekly to complete a list of agreed-upon objectives and requirements before graduation.
Reentry Services
Graduates of C-COR may enter KCRM’s Transitional Living Program and stay for up to two years while completing schooling, seeking jobs, building careers and saving toward permanent housing.  Graduates applying for disability may stay in the Transitional Living Program while working with a KCRM case manager to obtain benefits and find appropriate permanent housing.
Transitional Living Program residents continue to meet with their counselors, have access to onsite adult education, are active in their churches and abide by C-COR rules as residents in this program.

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  1. Sep 21, 2018Reply
    Some decent staff members and some really nasty ones. The so-called "case manager" walks around with a permanent scowl and loves to close her eyes and start shaking her head no before you even finish your question or sentence. One shelter manager does not seem to care much for Caucasian clients. You MUST be on time for their schedule (which is reasonable), but they allow themselves plenty of time to be late for whatever. Threats of being barred are emphasized constantly and the staff seems to go looking for trouble/violations instead of finding them when they occur. And if you go looking for for something, you'll probably find it. You are pretty much expected to know the rules when you enter the door on your first day and asking a question usually gets you an annoyed response from staff. They generally seemed inconvenienced for doing their job so it's best to avoid them (and direct eye contact) if possible. Some staff jump at the chance to try to make you feel like an idiot for asking legit questions. Maybe putting others down makes them feel better about themselves. They expect and demand respect (again, reasonable) but rarely display it for clients. The "golden rule" seems lost or forgotten on the inside. Overall, it's a temporary place off the street, but definitely has a lot of room for improvements - mainly in the attitudes of the staff that seems angry that clients are there. One repeatedly announces that "Maybe this isn't the place for you." Maybe that isn't the job for him.

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