The Kitchen to Break Ground on New Affordable Housing Development

The Kitchen to Break Ground on New Affordable Housing Development

The Kitchen, Inc. will break ground on a new affordable housing development Thursday, July 28 at 11am. The property, located at 550 N Duke Ave, is the future site of Maplewood Villas, a 44-unit affordable housing development designed for low-income and formerly homeless seniors—especially Veterans. The project is funded by The Missouri Housing Development Commission, Bank of Missouri, and CRA Investments. Maplewood Villas will include 44 two-bedroom, one-bathroom units for seniors 55 and older. All units will be ground-floor accessible units. 11 units will be set aside specifically to serve homeless Veterans. A portion of units will also be set…
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New Affordable Housing Development: Maplewood Villas

New Affordable Housing Development: Maplewood Villas

Ending homelessness will take more than case management and housing assistance. Our community needs more housing options that are safe, affordable, and desirable to serve low-income families and individuals. The Kitchen, Inc. is excited to announce a new affordable housing development to help meet this need. Maplewood Villas, Affordable Housing for Seniors 55+ Maplewood Villas will be a 44-unit affordable housing development specifically designed for low-income and formally homeless seniors—especially Veterans. Funding for the project comes from the Missouri Housing Development Commission. Maplewood Villas will include 44 universally designed, two-bedroom, one-bathroom units for seniors 55 and older. All units will…
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Harter House Store Raise Over $100,000 for The Kitchen, Inc.

Harter House Store Raise Over $100,000 for The Kitchen, Inc.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (June 1, 2022) – The 25th Annual Jerry Bettlach/Jim Trimble Memorial Raises over $100,000 to Benefit The Kitchen, Inc. Harter House stores in Springfield, Hollister, Nixa, Kimberling City, Strafford, and Shell Knob participated along with customers, friends, family, and suppliers to benefit The Kitchen, Inc. during the 25th Annual Jerry Bettlach/Jim Trimble Memorial event. The event took place March 2-8, 2022. To date, the Memorial event for Jerry and Jim has raised more than 1.3 million for The Kitchen, Inc. “We are so grateful for the Bettlach Family, Harter House staff, and their customers. Their continued support of the…
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Sabrina’s Story – Rare Breed Youth Services

Sabrina’s Story – Rare Breed Youth Services

Sabrina was struggling with addiction and experiencing suicidal thoughts when she entered Mercy’s Marian Center for in-patient treatment at 19 years old. When she exited the treatment program, she was hesitant to return to her mother’s house. They had a rocky relationship made worse by her mental health struggles and addiction. That is how Sabrina found herself homeless in April 2019. A few days later, she connected with Rare Breed Youth Services, a program that provides immediate access to basic needs and rapid access to community services for youth ages 13-24. Sabrina found food, clothing, and showers at Rare Breed.…
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Summer Needs List

Summer Needs List

Hygiene Body WashBrushes (new)ChapstickDeodorantHairsprayRazorsShampoo/ConditionerShaving CreamTampons/PadsTissuesToothbrushesUnderwear – Men’s/Women’s (new) Household BathmatsClothes IronPillowsSheets/Bedding Kitchen Can OpenersCups/GlassesPlatesPots/PansTupperware Furniture (must be clean and free of stains) Dressers (small)Kitchen Tables, ChairsMattresses (no stain/tears)Sofas & Armchairs Cleaning Ajax/CometAll Purpose CleanerBath/Shower CleanerBleachBroomsDish SoapDish Washing LiquidGlass cleanerLaundry DetergentMopsPaper TowelsPine-SolSponges/Steel Wool/Soap PadsToilet Bowl CleanerToilet BrushesToilet PaperToilet PlungersTrash Bags Rare Breed Baby Wipes/DiapersBungee CordsFlashlightsFlipflopsHigh Protein SnacksPop-Top Canned FoodSunscreen/Aloe Vera/Bug SprayTarpsWater/GatoradeYA/Teen Clothes (new/gently used) Donations can be dropped off at 730 N Glenstone Ave, Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. Rare Breed donations can be dropped off at 301 N Main Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Download the Needs List Give Now!
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Missouri Homeowners Now Eligible for SAFHR Assistance

Missouri Homeowners Now Eligible for SAFHR Assistance

The Missouri Housing Development Commission (MDHC) introduced SAFHR for Homeowners, a program that will provide nearly $140 million in needed assistance to homeowners, while also maintaining the rental and utility assistance program. SAFHR for Homeowners is now live at SAFHRForHomeowners.com. Eligible Missourians can receive assistance to get caught up with their primary mortgage by applying in as little as 15 minutes. Eligibility and documentation requirements are clearly outlined at the application link above. This program will work directly with mortgage servicers to provide mortgage reinstatement, which pays past due primary mortgage balances to prevent foreclosures.    SAFHR for Renters will continue…
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