One size does not fit all. We offer three programs tailored to meet low, medium, and high barrier needs; each established based on best practices evidence-based models. Our data collection and analysis drive continuous program improvement.
Community Housing Access
Our Community Housing Access Program provides and diversion assistance to stabilize homeless or at-risk homeless households with lower barriers. Clients are assisted with short term case management, rent or utility assistance, client identifications, food assistance, work clothes, medication, diapers, gas vouchers, bus passes, and other basic needs. Intervention is typically one week to three months
Our Interim Housing Program serves families with moderate barriers who need more services. Clients live on our campus and receive a fully furnished apartment at no cost while they work with case managers and volunteers to learn financial literacy, job readiness, and various other life skills. Meanwhile children participate in resiliency classes, receive academic support, and participate in group engagement activities. Once a family exits to permanent housing, they receive aftercare for up to nine months.
Home for Good
Our Home for Good Program was designed for the most vulnerable and chronically homeless families in greater Kansas City. This program is a synergetic effort focused to reunify homeless families in Kansas City. Utilizing our strong second chance landlord base, we entered a collaborative venture with Cornerstones of Care’s One Roof Program, the Housing Authority, and Children’s Division of Family Services. This program addresses barriers such as eviction(s), utility arrearages, court judgments, substance abuse, prior felonies, and more. As one of the many pillars of the program, we aim to stabilize families seeking reunification with their children so that they may ultimately regain full custody of their children within a year.
This program addresses barriers such as eviction(s), utility arrearages, court judgments, substance abuse, prior felonies, and more. As one of the many aspects of the program, we aim to stabilize families seeking reunification with their children, so they can regain full custody of their children within a year.
Wrap-around services like financial literacy, budgeting, employment coaching, mental wellness, housing support, children’s programming, and intensive case management ensure long-term success for families.
Call us at 816-531-3727 to get help with housing.
Our Housing Specialist meets with families to create a targeted plan to remove barriers and locate permanent housing that is affordable and meets the needs of the family.
Community LINC’s Employment Coach assists clients who are under or unemployed. Participants receive assistance with building resumes, creating cover letters, completing job applications, and interview preparation by participating in mock interviews.
Financial education and personal budgeting skills are critical to achieving long-term independence. Volunteer financial coaches work one-on-one in financial counseling, credit and debt education, and money management. Many of our participants have never actively budgeted, so their financial coach assists them in establishing a workable budget to stabilize and maintain once housed.
Case Management and Life Skills
Each family works with Case Managers on refining life skills and developing short and long-term goals. Working together, families improve problem-solving skills, learn to work through challenges, identify barriers, celebrate successes, and develop the skills necessary to maintain self-sufficiency.
We deliver programming on life and resiliency skills, provide academic support, as well as advocate on behalf of children in our programs. The goal is to help children overcome the trauma of homelessness and address the issues that perpetuate the cycle of poverty.
Mental Wellness Counseling
Using trauma-informed care principles, our licensed therapist provides a wellness assessment and counseling to help families break through barriers to self-sufficiency, many of which are caused by profound trauma.
70% of the underemployed adults we serve will secure employment. 60% will increase their income upon exit to permanent housing.
In-home Aftercare Services last nine months and begin with weekly meetings with Case Managers. Lack of support during this crucial period often results in recurrent homelessness. Community LINC employs the Critical-Time Intervention case management model, which involves focused, time-limited assistance during the family’s critical transition to community living. Aftercare Case Managers link families with community resources and provide ongoing advocacy.
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