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Community LINC provides transitional housing for homeless families with it's six, three story apartment buildings. Families can stay in our apartments for up to four months while finding long term housing. When families leave for long term housing, we use Apartment Prep Teams to help us prepare the apartment for the next families.
Apartment Prep Teams: Consist of 4 to 8 volunteers who help us make the apartments 'move in ready' by rearranging furniture, hanging pictures, performing light cleaning, and adding personal touches to make the apartments as welcoming as possible. Volunteers do not need to purchase or provide anything as we have all the needed items on campus.
We strive to prepare our apartments as quickly as possible so other families can move in. Our Apartment Prep volunteers often have less than one week's notice.
When a family moves out and an apartment is vacant, we issue a request for volunteers from our Apartment Prep Teams database. Volunteers who are able to help within the week are used. Those who are unable, remain on the list for future opportunities.
4014 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110, US
To end homelessness, impact poverty and remove barriers to self-sufficiency for the families we serve.
Community LINC's transitional housing program was created to equip homeless families with new skills to sustain themselves with little or no public assistance. We provide a safe, stable environment for up to 24 months while the family participates in strengths-based case management services, mental health counseling, life skills training and budgeting.Each family lives in an apartment, utilities paid, at no cost. However, everyone is required to save a minimum of 50% of their income (1) to reduce the rent or utility debt that prevents them from obtaining permanent housing and (2) to save for rent and utility deposits or a down payment on a home. All unemployed adult residents secure jobs through our in-house employment office. Weekly classes focus on employability, budgeting and life skills. During these sessions, volunteers and staff work with each resident to facilitate the transition into independent housing and long-term stability.
We'll work with your schedule.
4012-14 TroostKansas City, MO 64110
January 29, 2020