Community Housing

Community Housing is a program of The Kitchen, Inc. designed to help families and individuals quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing. The Kitchen, Inc. uses the Housing First model to place people in safe, affordable housing, and then address the barriers that led to their homelessness. Housing First recognizes the need for safety and shelter before other issues and struggles can be addressed.

Once an individual or family is permanently housed, case managers work with them to address barriers to their housing stability. These may include credit history, arrears, legal issues, physical and mental health, employment, or substance abuse. Case managers help clients access services available in the community and set goals that will lead to long-term stability.

To find out if you qualify for this program, contact One Door at (417) 225-7499 for an assessment.