Because he served in Vietnam himself, our founder, Brother Wayne White, had a special place in his heart for his fellow veterans, especially those who had fallen on hard times. This led to his establishing Heroes Home Gate in 2009, our transitional housing program for homeless veterans.
This service is offered in partnership with the U.S. Veterans Administration through their Healthcare for Homeless Veterans initiative. We provide a transitional housing for up to ten men with 24/7 staff supervision.
Case management and other supportive services allow them to work toward securing permanent housing, investigate career options, and take advantage of the services available to them through the VA. When permanent housing is secured, we assist them with furniture and other household items to successfully move into their own homes.
The Heroes Home Gates program has successfully placed over 80% of those who have stayed with us in permanent housing. We provide a healthy, homelike environment, where nearly 100 homeless male veterans each year are able to get out of the daily struggle for survival. Besides basic food and shelter, residents can participate in a variety of spiritual and recovery activities.
For more information about Heroes Home Gate, you may call (816) 863-8224.
For entrance into the program, contact Kansas City VA Homeless Veterans Services or call (877) 424-3838
See the Kansas City Star article about our facility – “Homeless veterans in Kansas City get a place to hang their hats” (08/30/2014)