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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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Kansas City area nonprofit receives 2022 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards grant

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A Kansas City nonprofit that serves the growing challenge of homeless Black women has received funding from Chick-fil-A. Sisters in Christ KC has three facilities providing transitional living and credits their growth ...

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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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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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Living out our humanity: an invitation from Jesus

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Driving by a deserted storefront, I did a double-take. Underneath the overhang was a mishmash of stuff. Someone’s meager belongings. An empty cart. A lump of humanity huddled under a blanket. In ...

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Bikers with a Mission supports homeless effort

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City Union Mission will celebrate the 32nd anniversary of their signature fundraiser, Bikers with a Mission (BWAM) Benefit Ride, on Saturday, July 17.  Registration is now open for the benefit ride which helps raise funds ...

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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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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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After homeless man robbed company twice, owner responds with mercy

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After being robbed twice by a homeless man, John Paul Cates opted for mercy instead of prosecution. A Surveillance camera caught Travis Sueyoshi nabbing over $10,000 in tools from a construction site ...

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Movie ‘Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence’ has multiple Kansas City connections

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The recently released documentary “Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence” (available through video on demand and DVD) provides a no-holds-barred account of Bobbi Jo Reed. By her own admission, she found herself living ...

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Local agencies seek solutions to help homeless

Local agencies that serve the homeless are bracing for a challenging start to the new year. The $900 billion congressional stimulus bill that President Donald Trump signed into law on Dec. 27 ...

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Secretary Ben Carson launches new federal effort with faith groups to end homelessness

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Can the federal government effectively work with faith organizations to tackle the most pressing issues in society? Yes, according to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson. The ...

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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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Oakland City councilwoman: house homeless on cruise ships

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Should cruise ships now host the homeless? From New York to Los Angeles to San Francisco, streets are filled with human excrement, drug needles, trash and stench as homelessness increases. Many are ...

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Chiefs work to help area people who are food insecure

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The Kansas City Chiefs are once again stepping in to help area residents who are food insecure. Latest statistics find that even with the best economy in 70 years, a high number ...

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Topeka Rescue Mission facing possible closure due to financial shortfall

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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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EXAMINING OUR VALUE Part III: Where does our true value lie?

I was standing by the main doors of the Topeka Rescue Mission, preparing to meet with a large group of leaders who were interested in learning more about the value of our ...

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Ben Carson’s prescription for a better life

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Dr. Ben Carson has a prescription for a better life. Carson is the 17th secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. After a successful career in medicine and his ...

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City Union Mission Issues Final Plea for Help

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As they enter the homestretch of their largest annual fundraiser, City Union Mission officials are asking the community to help close the gap on their $6 million campaign goal through generous support. ...

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Wave of homelessness crashes over West Coast

Crowded encampments have sprung up along transportation corridors, rivers, and sidewalks up and down the West Coast following a surge in homelessness, according to a survey by the U.S. Department of Housing ...

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City Union Mission faces budget shortfall

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Even a break in the summer heat does little to ease the burdens of those in our community who are homeless and living in poverty.  Officials at City Union Mission say the recent ...

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Kansas City’s homeless children get to attend summer camp thru Camp CUMCITO

City Union Mission’s Camp CUMCITO Provided Wholesome Fun for Hundreds of Homeless and Disadvantaged Kansas City Children This summer, 475 boys and girls attended City Union Mission’s Camp CUMCITO.  From disadvantaged or homeless families, ...

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