The Power of Never Giving Up
Life had not been kind to "Jonathan." In fact, it had been traumatic. After losing two children (one to gun violence, another to a car accident), Jon separated from his wife. His life was stripped of everything, including his home. For the last 4 years, he had been living in his car. Despite all he went through, he said he continued to trust God. His prayers for help were answered in the form of Hillcrest's program. His caseworker helped him assess his challenges to stability and overcome barriers to self-sufficiency. When Jon turned the key to his new apartment in November, the first words he said were, "I thank God I'm so happy right now. He gave me another chance!"
Proven Methods, Real Results
The transitional housing model is a proven method for helping families achieve lasting change. Hillcrest is the most successful program of its kind in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The organization has been recognized for best practices by the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
However, it is the testimony of those who progress through Hillcrest's program that speak volumes. When asked, a recent group of residents cited Hillcrest as the catalyst for the following changes in their lives:
- The motivation and ability to pay down debt
- The ability to manage a budget
- Regaining hope
- Building confidence
- Addressing chronic health problems
- Learning life skills like how to do laundry and manage time
- An improvement in school grades and attendance
- Restoring relationships with family
- Developing friendships and building a support network
- Experiencing a change in attitude and behavior
- Building up savings
"Hillcrest is a healing program." - Melissa, Hillcrest Graduate
Fiscal Responsibility is a vital piece of the hillcrest equation
There is no better investment than Hillcrest when seeking to solve homelessness in Kansas City. Hillcrest keeps operating costs down by stretching every donated dollar into ten dollars of services and boasts a rate of success unmatched by other transitional programs.
The Power of Time, Talent, and Treasure
Hillcrest would be unable to achieve the great work it accomplishes without the support of community volunteers and community donors.
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. They serve as budget counselors, help with maintenance and landscaping, sort donations at Hillcrest Thrift Stores, conduct drives for our pantries, mentor our clients, clean apartments, lead life skills classes, and so much more. Volunteers contribute over 36,000 hours of manpower to Hillcrest each year. For more information on the opportunities available, contact Tamara Grubb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donors support our organization because they believe in the power of our work. Whether its through a grant, a personal gift, an event sponsorship, a planned gift, or sponsoring an apartment unit, Hillcrest supporters are critical to the success of our families. For more information on supporting the work of Hillcrest with a financial gift, contact Cotton Sivils at email@example.com.