familyThe Kitchen, Inc. provides temporary housing for homeless women, families and single parents with children through the Emergency Shelter program. The 50 bed shelter is critical in getting people off the streets and on a path to permanent housing.

Case managers work with each individual to assess their needs and barriers with the goal of moving them into another housing program of The Kitchen, Inc. within 90 days. Barriers can range from addictions and mental and physical health issues to education and employment and legal issues. Case managers also evaluate the condition, experiences and skills of those in need. Together, residents and case managers formulate goals and design a plan which utilizes these experiences, interests and skills to move each person out of homelessness and toward independence and self-sufficiency.

To find out if you qualify for this program, contact Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ One Door at (417) 225-7499 for an assessment.