Mission Legacy Fund
Gifts to the Missions Legacy Fund are used to provide the opportunity to share compassion with others locally and around the world.
In 2012 and 2013, the Mission Legacy Fund provided funds to help purchase apartments in Johnson County for Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Hillcrest offers homeless families, singles & youth a disciplined, educational program within a caring, supportive environment. Hillcrest has five affiliates across the Kansas City areas and has purchased 34 buildings since their inception in 1976. Unlike many organizations whose focus is one-time or emergency care, Hillcrest’s primary objective is to move clients from homelessness to self-sufficiency within 90 days by addressing the total life situation of the homeless families they serve.
In exchange for rent/utility-free housing, adults are required by written agreement to find full-time employment, obey program guidelines and attend weekly volunteer-taught classes in life skills, employment, community living and budgeting. Hillcrest also provides to clients in the transitional housing programs the following, through a network of community support: auto repair/donation, food pantry, medical assistance, dental work, GED classes, haircuts, glasses, school clothes, work uniforms, etc.