About

Hope Faith Ministries is a Christian ministry dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of homeless and impoverished men, women and children in Kansas City. The mission of Hope Faith Ministries is to equip and empower the homeless and less fortunate to be self-sufficient and independent. Our comprehensive approach is designed to not only provide for the critical needs of people in crisis, but to offer the services, resources and encouragement needed to make the difficult journey from dependence to independence.

History file

Incorporated in 2004, Hope Faith Ministries, Inc. (HFM) serves as an equipping day center for the homeless and poor in Kansas City’s urban core.  First operating as the Neighbor to Neighbor program in Waldo, the organization has expanded its services from meeting essential needs for food and clothing to also providing services and programs with an emphasis on moving clients into independence as their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs are met.

Beginning with providing for the critical needs of the homeless, HFM moves men and women who qualify for the new 4-phased Transitional Internship Program (TIP) through a step by step process, preparing them to become self-sufficient.

Services include life skills, job-readiness, veterans’ programs, addiction recovery, legal and financial assistance, medical care and job placement.

Now in its 11th year, HFM continues to develop innovative programs, not only for the homeless, but also for those who reside in the Paseo West Corridor.  With the expansion of its medical, dental and eye care services in 2014 and its Paseo West Community Garden (launched spring 2013), the health and nutrition of all its low income neighbors is being addressed.

 

While "point-in-time" surveys show an encouraging downward trend in individuals and families in homeless shelters and living on the street,  an article in the Huffington Post notes, “The National Center on Family Homelessness reported that 1 in 45 children experience homelessness each year. This number amounts to a staggering 1.6 million children in America. Reports also indicate that 71 percent of homeless children are "doubled up" (living with friends, family or nonrelatives for economic reasons), placing them among the 6.8 million people who stay in living situations they do not control. As such, they could eventually find themselves in a shelter or ultimately on the street.”

Working alongside other helping organizations and hundreds of volunteers, Hope Faith Ministries meets the needs of poor and homeless men, women and children. Please share in the joy we experience by becoming a part of this wonderful, life-changing work. Through your financial support, in kind gifts and volunteer service, together we will make a brighter future for those in need, no matter what size they are!