Be the Key to Ending Homelessness

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The Kitchen Inc.

You can be the key to providing safe, affordable housing and case management to low-income families, individuals, seniors, youth, and Veterans. The Kitchen, Inc. housed 695 people in 2020, including 211 children. With your support, we can house another 695 people in 2021. Be the key to ending homelessness.

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$10.00 Level

12 Supporters

Your gift of $10 can provide someone with a week's worth of bus passes to commute to work or job interviews, attend medical appointments, and access other essential services that help them work towards stability.


$20.00 Level

13 Supporters

Your gift of $20 can cover the cost to replace a birth certificate for a youth at Rare Breed. Without a birth certificate, youth cannot access assistance in the community or apply for jobs. Replacing these vital documents is the first step towards self-sufficiency for youth.


$50.00 Level

17 Supporters

Your generous gift of $50 can cover the application fee for an affordable rental unit for a family. This is the first step in helping our clients find permanent, affordable housing.


$150.00 Level

9 Supporters

Your generous gift of $150 can provide rent and utility assistance for an extremely low-income, disabled resident at Franciscan Villa. This assistance allows the most vulnerable in our community to maintain safe, stable housing.

Project Overview

Be the Key to Ending Homelessness

You can be the key to ending homelesssess for families, individuals, seniors, youth, and Veterans. Your support can help us provide housing assistance, case management, and other essential services to help the homeless find safe, affordable and permanent housing in the community.

In 2020, The Kitchen, Inc. housed 695 people, including 211 children. With your help, we can house even more this year!

Housing is the Key

Helping people get back into permanent housing is the first step towards long-term stability. Once housed, our case managers work with folks to overcome the barriers that led to their homelessness and create plans for them to remain stably housed.

No One Face of Homelessness

There is no single face of homelessness. A single father of young children, a disabled Veteran, grandparents raising grandchildren -- The Kitchen, Inc. serves families, individuals, youth, seniors, and Veterans. We want homelessness to be rare, brief and nonrecurring for each person we serve. No matter their background, circumstance, or barriers. 

Housing is what we do. And with your help we can make sure more people in our community have safe, affordable, and permanent housing. 

 
A Community Without Homelessness

Our vision is “a community without homelessness.” Maintaining our focus has been possible thanks to community support, collaboration with community organizations that share our vision, dedicated teamwork among staff, and creative and flexible thinking to successfully maneuver the obstacles that arise to help people exit homelessness. 

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About The Kitchen Inc.

The Kitchen Inc. brings stability and purpose to people who are homeless through five programs:

Affordable Housing Developments includes 222 affordable housing units to meet the need for safe, desirable, and affordable housing for low-income families in our community.

Community Housing is designed to help people quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing. Case managers work with clients to address the barriers that led to homelessness so they can acheive long-term housing stability. 

The Emergency Shelter provides a safe place for people to shelter before they can move in to permanent housing. The shelter has 14 apartments with a 50-bed capacity to serve families of all sizes. Case managers work with clients to prepare them enter and maintain permanent housing when they leave shelter. 

Home At Last, funded by Supportive Services for Veteran Families, serves Veterans and their families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. The program provides short-term assistance to help Veterans acheive long-term housing stability. 

Rare Breed Youth Services provides a variety of services to at-risk and homeless youth ages 13-24 at the Rare Breed Youth Outreach Center including showers, laundry, a meal, computer access, infant care items, case management, and housing assistance. 

In 2020, The Kitchen, Inc. housed 695 people, including 211 children. 600+ youth accessed services at The Rare Breed Youth Outreach Center. 

The Kitchen Inc.

http://www.thekitcheninc.org/

Springfield, Missouri
(417) 837-1500
info@thekitcheninc.org