Heroes Home Gate

We provide a healthy, home-like environment, where nearly 100 homeless veterans each year are able to escape the daily struggle for survival.

About Heroes Home Gate

After his service in Vietnam, our founder, Brother Wayne White, had a special place in his heart for his fellow veterans. This led to his establishing a program to address Veteran homelessness in 2009. Today, our program provides homeless veterans with a short-term home, three nutritious meals per day and 24/7 staff supervision.
Besides basic food and shelter, residents receive a variety of support services.These services allow our Veterans to work toward securing permanent housing, investigate career options, and take advantage of the services available to them through the VA.

What Heroes Home Gate Does

The Heroes Home Gate program has successfully placed over 70% of those who have stayed with us into permanent housing.
Heroes Home Gate is a residential case management program where each Veteran recieves one on one attention and care from a dedicated staff member to help them reach their goals. In addition to providing safe, stable shelter and three square meals a day, some of the things we do with Veterans include the following:
  • Help obtaining vital documents such as a birth certificate, DD214, social security card, state id, or driver's license
  • Help finding employment
  • Assistance negotiating and paying off evictions, back rent, and past utility bills
  • Assistance applying for housing voucher programs like HCV (previously Section 8), HUDVASH, or Shelter Plus Care
  • Assistance finding and applying for affordable housing
  • Assistance with applying for service connected disability, SSI, or SSDI

Access

For entrance into the program, contact
Kansas City VA Homeless Veterans Services or call (877) 424-3838.

Location

2017 E Linwood Blvd,
Kansas City, MO 64109

For information

816.863.8224
wjbailey@kcfootprints.org
This service is offered in partnership with the U.S. Veterans Administration through the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans initiative.

Support the Expansion Project for Veterans

Heroes Home Gate is launching a $4.3 million capital campaign to build a new 24-bed facility that will provide veterans a safe, supportive environment that will ignite positive change through love and outreach.
While our current facilities provide the ability to meet our Veteran's basic needs, we are challenged with many constraints including sharing the building with others tenants, who at times can be a negative influence.
With the expansion project, we will be able to elevate the quality of living for our Veterans and provide them with a more secluded and tranquil environment where they can focus on their long-term health.
Donate to the Expansion Project
Please consider donating to support this important project. To direct your donation to this cause, please indicate "Expansion Donation" in the memo of your check or note in your online donation. We are also seeking furniture donations. For a complete list of how to donate, select the button below.
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