Artists Helping The Homeless Sunday Evening at 4:30 p.m. at Mill Creek Park Thursday Center of Grace in Olathe 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Over 190,376 Meals served since inception through 2016 Provided Jackets, winter supplies and flu shots through Winter
Homelessness has become a challenge in the veteran community. About 1800 homeless veterans live in the area. About 87 percent of homeless veterans suffer from a mental illness or substance abuse. Nationally, veterans make up 11 percent of the adult U. S. population, but they make up 25 percent of the homeless, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Jennifer Mann
"There are homeless in Johnson County, Olathe and Shawnee, except they are more hidden. There are at least 14,000 homeless people in the Kansas City area." Cynthia Larcom, Executive Director of the Homeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas City
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway. You see, in the end, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway." Mother Theresa
Be the change you wish to see in the world
ARTISTS HELPING THE HOMELESS
Sunday Evening at 4:30 p.m. at Mill Creek Park
Thursday Center of Grace in Olathe 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY
Mid America Assistance Coalition (816-561-3339) will have information regarding location and telephone numbers of other pantries that may be able to assist you. Many pantries require appointments, so it is best to contact them first by telephone to verify days of operation and possible restrictions. Some of the pantries that may be closer to your home are listed below. If you need assistance other than food, contact the Mid America Assistance Coalition for possible referral to agencies that may be able to help.
BETTER LIVING CENTER 7217 TROOST AVE 816-523-1115
COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE COUNCIL 10901 BLUE RIDGE BLVD. 816-763-3277
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA 4101 E. 105TH TERR. 816-761-5483
ST. LOUIS SOCIAL SERVICES 5939 SWOPE PKWY. 816-822-0991
UNITED BELIEVERS COMMUNITY OUTREACH 7540 TROOST 816-361-9996
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 5931 SWOPE PKWY 816-444-3693
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH 100A e. 52ND ST. 816-523-5115
ST. REGIS FOOD PANTRY 8941 JAMES A REED RD. 816-761-1608
BECON HILL CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 2814 TROOST AVE. 816-561-5307
CALVARY TEMPLE BAPTIST 2940 HOLMES 816-921-6233
CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3501 CAMPBELL 816-931-2515
GRACE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 3721 PASEO 816-921-5433
LINWOOD UNITED CHURCH 3151 OLIVE ST. 816-924-0809
MERCY MINISTRY 2310 E. LINWOOD 816-923-1727
METROPOLITAN LUTHERAN MINISTRY 3031 HOLMES ST. 816-921-0027
MOUNT SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST 3634 BROOKLYN AVE. 816-923-5815
PLEASANT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH 2910 E. 30TH ST. 816-923-7314
UPLIFT (816) 241-0060 Uplift trucks provide meals On Monday and Wednesday evening between 7 p.m. & 7:30 p.m And Saturday at 5:30 p.m. At 46th & Oak On Monday and Wednesday evening between 6 p.m. & 6:30 p.m And Saturday at 5 p.m. By Crown Center 31st & Gillham
"Don't wait for people to be kind, show them how." -Unknown
Sow a thought, and you reap an aciton; Sow an action, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
Charles Reade on Stephen Covey' Habits: The building blocks of change