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Extreme heat poses challenge for ministries serving area homeless

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With Kansas City temperatures rising the 100s this week, City Union Mission is just one ministry serving the homeless that says the heat is a deadly situation. The heat wave is forecast ...

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City Union Mission exceeds fundraising goal

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City Union Mission’s CELEBRATE HOPE campaign has raised $7,110,000, exceeding their goal of $6.5 million. “Our God has provided for us in such a tremendous way through our community,” stated Chief Executive ...

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‘DOME Pods’ installed by City Union Mission increase homeless bed capacity

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As arctic weather arrives this weekend, City Union Mission has now received and installed customized “murphy bed”-like units called DOME pods at their Family Shelter. These murphy-like bed units will help the ...

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City Union Mission Christmas store serves 800 families this year

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The City Union Mission’s Christmas Store, where homeless, near-homeless and at-risk men and women can shop for their families at no cost, will close its doors for the season tomorrow, December 22. ...

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Twelve previously homeless men to graduate from City Union Mission program

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On Tuesday, Dec. 7, twelve previously homeless men will participate in a special ceremony as they graduate from City Union Mission. Supporters of the Mission are invited to attend as these men ...

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Homeless makeovers provide hope for new life

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Homelessness is growing across the nation and world with increasing demands on ministries that serve them. A homeless makeover has become the newest tactic in giving these individuals a more positive self-image ...

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City Union Mission uses innovative solution to increase bed capacity

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City Union Mission is expanding its bed capacity in their Family Shelter in response to the growing needs of the homeless. The addition of shelter beds comes just in time for the ...

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Neighbors blame church outreach for increased crime

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Mount Washington Missionary Baptist Church is finding that no good deed goes unpunished. Several people who live in the neighborhood said the church is creating a dangerous crime situation from squatters, break-ins, ...

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Shelter KC helps homeless as temperatures soar

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Shelter KC is partnering with local churches as temperatures across the region reach 100 this week. The organization is in need of donated bags that include bottled water, reusable water bottles, sunscreen, ...

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How people end up living at airports for months or … years

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Are people really living in airports? In January, local authorities arrested a 36-year-old man named Aditya Singh after he had spent three months living at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Since October, he ...

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Church opens up parking lot to vehicles of homeless drivers

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A downtown Kansas City church is opening up its parking lot in the overnight hours to the homeless.  It’s thought to be the first time the homeless have a dedicated parking lot. ...

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Kansas City looking for community partners to tackle homeless issues

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The city of Kansas City has announced several new initiatives to address the homeless crisis. They include repurposing vacant homes and connecting the homeless community with resources to help lift them out ...

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City Union Mission needs donations to stock Christmas Store for needy families

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City Union Mission is preparing to open its annual Christmas Store where the homeless and other at-risk populations can “shop” for gifts at no cost. The Mission anticipates 250 families will use ...

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City Union Mission kicks off Celebrate Hope campaign

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City Union Mission kicked off their annual Celebrate Hope campaign Thursday, Oct. 1. The organization hopes to raise $7 million—a significant portion of the Mission’s yearly operating budget through January 31, 2021. ...

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City Union Mission partners with Swope Health to test homeless for Covid-19

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All 94 individuals living in City Union Mission‘s long-term homeless facility have tested negative for Covid-19. That’s good news for them, and the homeless community which is considered the greatest at-risk health ...

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Hope Faith Ministries seeks donations to help homeless

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The coronavirus pandemic is especially tough on Kansas City’s homeless, and Hope Faith Ministries is stepping up to meet essential needs. The ministry seeks donations to assist its ongoing work. READ: Chiefs ...

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Famous chefs to prepare meals for local homeless

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City Union Mission will become a four-star restaurant Tuesday with a little help from some famous local chefs. On March 24, Michael Smith and his team from the Farina and Extra Virgin restaurants will prepare a ...

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Results posted for point-in-time count of homeless in Topeka

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The point-in-time count of homeless persons in Topeka took place on January 29th. This one-day event produces a snapshot of the individuals in the community experiencing homelessness as defined by Housing and ...

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Los Angeles Angels manager uses influence to help those less fortunate

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Across the nation baseball teams are in training camp. While the number of wins is always at the top of their priorities, many players and managers view the upcoming season as an ...

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Kansas City reponds to call to help homeless by surpassing goal

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City Union Mission has surpassed their goal for their primary fundraising campaign.  The CELEBRATE HOPE: Reach Out to K.C.’s Poor or Homeless campaign raised $6,504,237, exceeding their goal of $6.5 million. “Our ...

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Area Church wins court battle to house homeless

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As a blizzard battered Lenexa, Kansas, on December 14, clean sheets in shades of purple, white, and light blue stretched appealingly over rows of cots at a local church, ready for those without ...

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What is the ‘mission’ in Rescue Mission? How do we care for our less fortunate neighbors?

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If you live in, or anywhere near, Topeka you have probably heard about the financial struggles of the Topeka Rescue Mission over the last few months. TRM announced Aug. 5 it might ...

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City Union kicks off campaign to aid homeless

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City Union Mission kicks off its annual CELEBRATE HOPE: Reach Out to Kansas City’s Poor or Homeless campaign October 1. The organization is a leading provider of programs and services, assisting homeless and disadvantaged people ...

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Topeka Rescue Mission facing possible closure due to financial shortfall

In a news release today, Topeka Rescue Mission (TRM), says it is facing possible closure after over 65 years of serving homeless and impoverished men, women and children in the Topeka area. ...

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“I Didn’t Want to Live Anymore”

Growing up, Breanna felt loved by her parents. But when she was 8 her parents told her they were divorcing. Her life became one of brokenness. Breanna remembers, “It was devastating my ...

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