The Kitchen Changing, Still Helping

Springfield News Leader The Kitchen, Inc. is in the process of transitioning those who live at the Missouri Hotel to permanent housing. It's important everyone understand why this transition is beneficial. We cannot fulfill our mission to prevent and end homelessness without community understanding and support—including donors, advocates and volunteers.
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New Record: Schools Identify 850 Homeless

Springfield News Leader A year ago, when Ashley Harris tucked her three sons in the night before school started, they were in their own beds. The family was buying a home in Branson. They had a car. The boys had three dogs and a yard to play in. Both Ashley and her husband, Dustin, had decent-paying jobs. He was a cook and she cleaned rooms at a large hotel near Branson Landing, where the tips were often plentiful. Life is so different now.
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