Summer has arrived in the Ozarks and many families are hitting the road. However, for some in our community, there’s no vacation from homelessness. This time of year can be a struggle for area agencies. The Kitchen, Inc. is no exception. Donations fall flat, but there’s still a need to provide emergency shelter and other housing options for the area’s homeless. Financial contributions to The Kitchen, Inc. are down $200,000.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (May 24, 2017) — A leadership change has been made at The Kitchen, Inc. Former CEO Rorie Orgeron’s last day was May 22, 2017. The Board of Trustees would like to thank Mr. Orgeron for his years of service.
A search will be conducted for a Chief Executive Officer at The Kitchen, Inc. The executive committee of The Kitchen’s Board of Trustees and the organization’s directors are overseeing the day-to-day operations.
The mission of The Kitchen, Inc. remains the same; to prevent and end homelessness in the communities we serve by providing housing and stabilizing services with dignity and compassion. The Kitchen, Inc. is committed to serving homeless families, youth, veterans and individuals.
We look forward to breaking ground on our new campus located at the corner of Chestnut Expressway and Glenstone on June 8, 2017. The new campus will house our shelter along with our support services/administration building. We will also hold our Home of the Brave Festival on Saturday, August 26. The event benefits our Home at Last program, which serves at-risk and homeless veterans. Later this summer, our newest affordable housing development will begin taking residents. McClernon Villas will consist of 36 units for adults 55 and older with six units set aside for formerly homeless veterans.
We appreciate your continued support. It is only through the generosity of the community we’re able to serve our neighbors in need.