In 2012, Kansas City Rescue Mission celebrated 62 years of service to the homeless of Kansas City. The Mission was founded in 1950 by Jarrette Aycock who, as a young man, received life-changing help in a similar shelter and later became a leader in the Church of the Nazarene.
KCRM has since grown from a mission outpost in Kansas City’s River Market to an organization with comprehensive programs offering immediate relief and long-term assistance to homeless men who seek recovery and re-entry into the community. We’re excited to apply those same quality services to the need of single, homeless women beginning in 2013!
KCRM currently provides nutritious meals, hot showers, fresh clothing, safe shelter, case management, counseling and free health care to an average 100 men each night. Hungry and homeless men enter the Mission seeking the immediate relief of a hearty meal and safe shelter. Our hope is that, once a man’s basic needs are met, he will consider accessing other resources offered at KCRM … resources that offer positive and lasting change.
For homeless men who wish to overcome life-dominating habits, challenges and barriers, KCRM offers the Christian Community of Recovery (C-COR), a free six-month residential program. After completing C-COR, graduates can opt to stay in the Mission’s Transitional Living Community for up to 24 months, while they complete educational and career goals as the final step toward independent living.
KCRM’s services are available to everyone regardless of race, culture, lifestyle, religion or creed. In January 2013, KCRM plans to open the KCRM Women’s Center, a refuge offering overnight and long-term relief and recovery services for up to 20 homeless single women, many dealing with addiction, domestic abuse and mental illness.
Today, KCRM is poised to serve Kansas City's homeless population for the next 60 years, offering freedom from the past and hope for the future to men and women who've lost their way. To do so, we are strengthening our financial base and infrastructure, expanding and improving our services and building a strong foundation through our Reaching Up, Moving Forward capital campaign! We welcome volunteers, financial supporters and others who want to join in this front-lines effort to fight homelessness.
For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Kansas City Rescue Mission's program expenses were:
Total Program Expenses:
Chief Executive :
Joe Colaizzi, Executive Director
of the Board:
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Accountant, Keller & Owens
Paid Staff Size:
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