Coronavirus Resources

 In light of ongoing COVID-19-related health concerns, details around available services in our community are changing frequently.

Regarding Hub agencies who are providing assessments (VATs) to clients experiencing homelessness, we have the following updates:

Coordinated Entry hubs are not performing VAT assessments in person as a temporary safety precaution, effective immediately. Those in need of housing help should first call United Way’s 2-1-1 system to complete an initial screening by phone. Eligible households will be contact by GKCCEH staff to schedule an assessment.

If needed, Hope Faith will provide space and staffing (as available) to complete VAT assessments.

Hub team members are meeting to develop alternatives to performing assessments in person (such as performing VAT screenings remotely via phone) to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, in accordance with recommended safety regulations. As soon as plans are in place, GKCCEH will update CoC members via our website and email.

The GKCCEH team is working closely with stakeholders in the community to ensure that we are an active part of prevention of the spread of Coronavirus. The safety of clients and staff are of top concern.

Please see below for a variety of helpful links and articles on this topic.

Click here to view COVID-19 FAQs

Kansas City, Missouri COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Wyandotte County, Kansas COVID-19 Data Dashboard

DHSS COVID-19 24 hour hotline: 877-435-8411

Click Here for the Full COVID-19 Written Update

Stressed by COVID-19? Access these resources for your emotional health:

Disaster Distress Helpline: 800/985-5990 or Text: “TalkWithUs” to 66746

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Current updates on available services and community needs
Closures & Openings

If you are a service provider or an agency, please use this link to update us on your changing hours and services offered during the COVID-19 crisis. We will try to coordinate all of this information on this page and keep it as updated as possible.

Modified Services

These programs are currently providing full resources with minor modifications to ensure client and staff health and well-being.

  • Hope Faith Ministries

    • Addition of infrared, non-contact thermometers to both guest and main office entrances to keep our community safe.

    • Meals provided: Coffee and light pastries (depending on availability): 7:30am-8:30am, Breakfast: 8:30am -10:00am, and Lunch: 11:00am – 12:30pm

    • Services Provided: Guest Client Services: 7:30am – 1:00pm, Mail Pick-Up Times: 9:00am-10:am / 12:00pm – 1pm, Showers: 8:00am – 1:00pm, and Clothing available based on emergency need / No Saturday open shop days

    • Appointments Provided: Case Management: 9:00am – 1:00pm or by appointment, Family & Senior Services: 8:30am – 12:30pm or by appointment, and Veteran Case Management: 9:00am – 1:00pm or by appointment

    • Also provided: First Aid Medical Tent: 9:00am – 1:00pm

  • Morning Glory Ministries

    • Breakfasts provided Tues-Fri at 7:15 AM.

    • NourishKC providing lunch Tues-Fri at noon, MGM providing lunch at noon on Sat. and 1 PM on Sun.

    • All meals are provided at back door of the building.

    • Five guests at a time for the Emergency Assistance office.

  • Truman Medical Center

    • Mandatory pre-screens before receiving treatment.

    • Visitation restrictions for those receiving treatment.

  • Bishop Sullivan

    • Minor modifications to procedure.

  • RSI

    • Remains open for crisis stabilization.

  • Healing House – Recovery Housing

    • Large group meetings suspended – individual house meetings instead

    • Closed dining hall – meals delivered to house residents

    • Outside visitations suspended

    • Modified hygienic practices: Daily Temperatures, special hand-washing precautions, and sanitizer for entry and exit

    • Prior modifications reflected at Recovery Community Center

  • Save Inc.

    • Limited Staff

    • Pre-scheduled Appointments only

  • City Union Mission – Shelters

    • Remaining open with modified cleaning practices

  • Metro Lutheran Ministries

    • Food pantry available 8:30-11am in Holmes and KCK and 10:30-12 and 1:30-3 in the Northland, or the first 70 households, whichever comes first

    •  If pantry is needed during afternoon hours, please call 816.931.0027 to inquire if any pantry boxes are still available.

  • KC Life 360 continues to take referrals and work with clients.

  • Salvation Army

    • Linwood location remains open with modified intake procedures such as screenings and intakes over phone.

    • Appointments only

    • Food Pantry/Rental Assistance Locations

      • Kansas City, MO –West Port
        500 West 39th Street
        Kansas City, MO 64111

      • Kansas City, KS
        6723 State Avenue
        Kansas City KS 66102

      • Kansas City, MO –East Side
        3013 East 9th Street
        Kansas City MO 64124

      • Kansas City, MO –Central
        6618 East Truman Road
        Kansas City, MO 64126

      • Kansas City, MO –South Side
        6111 East 129th Street
        Grandview, MO 64030

      • Independence, MO
        14700 East Truman Road
        Independence, MO 64050

  • United Way of Greater Kansas City

    • Operating as usual for obtaining information

  • Reconciliation Services

    • Not providing resources until further notice.

  • Bridge of Hope

    • Open for Showers from 9AM to 12 PM

  • Interfaith Hospitality Network

    • Providing Housing Assistance

    • Cheryl Smith for an interview – 913-345-2121

  • City Union Mission Family Center

  • KC Care Health Clinics

    • Midtown
      3515 Broadway
      Kansas City, MO 64111
      Monday –Friday 8:30am –5:00 pm

    • Homeroom Health –Children’s Clinic
      1106 East 30th Street
      Suite B
      Kansas City, MO 64109
      Monday –Friday 8am –5pm

    • Research Medical Campus
      2340 East Meyer Boulevard
      Building 1, Suite #200
      Kansas City, MO 64132
      Monday –Friday 7:30am –5:00 pm

    • Northeast
      4601 Independence Avenue
      Kansas City, MO 64124
      Monday –Friday 8:30am –5:00 pm

  • Wyandotte County Microtransit

    • Service Hours – 5:30 a.m. -7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday

    • Service Area

      • State Ave.on the north

      • I-635 and 42nd Street on the east

      • 72nd St. on the west

      • the Kansas River and Metropolitan Ave. on the south

  • The Family Conservancy

    • Call 913-342-1110 for Childcare assistance

    • Due to the mandatory closure order and need for social distancing, many childcare centersare currently closed, so childcare options may be limited.

  • Spay & Neuter KC

    • Call to see if supplies are available

    • 1116 E 59th Street
      Kansas City, MO 64110

  • Other Food Pantries

    • New Life Family Church
      4835 Shawnee Drive
      Kansas City KS 66106

      • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1pm-4pm

      • Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 9am-12pm

    • Our Savior Lutheran Church
      4153 Rainbow Boulevard
      Kansas City KS 66103

      • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9am-11:15am

    • Bridges of Hope
      933 Argentine Boulevard
      Kansas City KS 66105

      • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00-11:00 am

    • Cross Lines Community
      736 Shawnee Avenue
      Kansas City KS 66105

      • Monday 9am-12pm

      • Monday 1:00-4:00 pm

    • Guardian Angels Church
      1310 Westport Road
      Kansas City MO 64111

      • DAILY 9am-12pm & 1pm-3pm

    • Penn Valley Community College
      3201 SW Trafficway
      Kansas City, MO 64111

      • Monday 11am-2pm

      • Friday 10am-12pm

    • Linwood United Church
      3151 Olive Street
      Kansas City, MO 64109
      (816) 923-3213

      • Friday 10am –12pm

    • Christ The King Church
      8510 Wornall Road
      Kansas City MO 64114

      • Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 9am-11am

    • Brooking Heights Baptist
      9500 E 53rd Street
      Raytown MO 64133

      • Sunday 12pm-1pm

      • Wednesday 4pm-6pm

    • Saint Mary’s Outreach
      600 North Liberty Street
      Independence MO 64050

      • Wednesday & Thursday: 9-11:30am & 12:30-3pm

    • Hope Rocks
      534 E 99th Street
      Kansas City MO 64131

      • Thursday 9:30am-2:30pm

    • Serve the World Food Pantry
      1414 E 103rd Street
      Kansas City MO 64131

      • Wednesday 4-6:15 pm


Limited Service

These programs are currently providing resources at a limited rate or with major modifications.

  • ReDiscover

    • Limited to support via telecommunication only.

    • If you have questions, need to speak to someone during normal business hours, or need to schedule an appointment, please call 816-966-0900.

  • Thelma’s Kitchen

    • Box lunches are served instead of dining in.

  • Wyandot Behavioral Health Networks

    • Staff are having phone contact with clients and psychiatric services are open on a limited basis.

    • Those with a fever within the past 24 hours of a scheduled are requested to call 913-328-4600 and reschedule.

    • All clients will be evaluated for a fever upon arrival, and sent home with the aforementioned instruction if positive for a fever.

  • Comprehensive Mental Health Services

    • Limited to support via telecommunication only.

    • Restricted in travel in the community

    • Can still provide housing assessments via telecommunication

    • No new clients for PATH

  • Catholic Charities & SSVF

    • Only in office as needed

    • No longer accepting walk-ins, appointments can be made through 816/221-4377

    • Food Pantry Locations (Must call to be entered into database beforehand)

      • Hope Distribution Center
        1708 Steele Road
        Kansas City, KS 66106

      • Central Office
        2220 Central Avenue
        Kansas City, KS 66102

    • Missouri location may have emergency food/hygiene, diapers/formula, and enrolling assisting for Happy Bottoms Diaper Program

  • Goodwill

    • 30-day furlough for the majority of employees

    • Not accepting new referrals

  • Social Security Offices

  • Journey to New Life

    • Office is closed outside of pre-planned clients

    • Regular phone contact for housed clients with a case manager

  • Rose Brooks Center

    • Emergency Shelter – Operating as usual, currently at max capacity

    • Rapid Re-Housing – Operating as per usual

    • 24/7 Hotline remains active at (816) 861-6100 for safety planning, support, connection, therapeutic services, economic and employment advocacy services, legal advocacy, hospital-/clinic-based advocacy, and violence prevention program

  • Phoenix Family

    • Limited to phone contact and food distribution

  • Hope House

    • Still able to request and receive names from the by-name-list

    • Limited access to clients to telecommunication

    • No visitors or new clients

  • Swope Health Services

    • Central Location is open for walk-in patients who have scheduled appointments.

    • Patients will be pre-screen for symptoms before entering the building.

    • If an individual pre-screens for COVID- 19 symptoms, our medical team will provide appropriate follow-up and referrals.

    • We will assist in obtaining refills for medication and if applicable, will refill medication through the pharmacy.

    • Family Nurse Practitioner will provide telemedicine with all patients who are experiencing homelessness.

    • Will pick up and transport individuals with scheduled appointments if pre-screen is passed and transportation is arranged according to protocol.

    • Patients calling to schedule an appointment will be pre-screened about symptoms. Any patient with symptoms will be directed to a nurse line.

    • Will provide Homeless Intakes and Homeless Case Management For individuals experiencing homelessness

    • As needed, we have one-ride bus passes available, however, RideKC is not requiring a fare at this time.  Once fares are charged, we will have one-ride bus passes.

    • Some groups and behavioral health services will be provided.

    • Mobile Health Services will not be making any visits and are cancelled until further notice.

    • Transportation services will not be making any Shelter Shuttle Runs and is cancelled until further notice (minus scheduled appointments and pre-arranged transportation).

    • Our Outreach Services Team Members will not be providing any outreaches in the community until further notice.

    • Our Community Psychiatric and Rehabilitation Program (CPRP) Day Program is cancelled until further notice.

    • Our Outreach Services Recovery Groups and Tobacco Treatment Services Groups are cancelled until further notice.

    • Our Medical Clinics will be rescheduling routine visits for a later date when possible.

  • Veterans Affairs

    • Housing Options no longer operational until further notice (alternatives being discussed)

    • Walk-in Clinic for urgent housing placement will continue

  • Kim Wilson Housing

    • New Clients, new inspections, and emergencies will be handled via telecommunication

  • World Outreach Foundation

    • No longer in person at Hope & Faith, instead using telecommunication

    • Can be directed to physician for one-on-one treatment

  • True Light Family Resource Center

    • Open Monday and Thursday only from 10a-2p for diaper pick up, emergency food, and toiletries.

    • Day shelter not operational until further notice


    • All staff are working from home.

    • Crisis line is still available 24/7.

    • Advocates are still available over the phone. Counseling will be over the phone as available.

    • Crisis Line: 816-531-0233 or 913-642-0233

  • Don Bosco Senior Center

    • Providing Meals on Wheels to Clients

    • Staffing via telecommunication between 8AM-5PM

    • Center is closed for classes and activities

  • Department for Children and Families

    • Offices are currently closed, online applications are being accepted and processed at this link

    • Services provided:

      • SNAP and/or TANF benefits

      • Childcare assistance if available

  • Workforce Partnership

    • Offices are closed to any walk-in traffic and all workshops, orientations and events are cancelled.

    • Individual services will continue to be available by phone, email and chat function.

  • Missouri – Full Employment Council

    • Offices are closed to any walk-in traffic and all workshops, orientations and events are cancelled.

    • Individual services will continue to be available by phone

  • Friends of Yates

    • Currently at capacity with shelter beds.

    • All services are available by contacting our 24 hour crisis hotline at 913-321-0951.

  • Pride Haven

    • Currently limited to 2 outside guests, modified spaces to practice Social Distancing.

    • Will be fully open on the 18th.


Closed Services

These programs are not currently providing resources.

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