Hope Faith Ministries Day Center (HFM)

The HFM Day Center is the only collaborative, daytime facility in Kansas City, Missouri, providing direct services to the homeless and at-risk individuals, families, and youth. The Day Center provides for immediate needs such as food, showers, clothing, laundry service, case management, and other essential services. The HFM Day Center provides office space and operational support for anchor partners that provide medical, dental, vision, and mental health services as well as additional case management resources. The Day Center is in continuous collaboration with external partners and service providers to offer the best possible solutions to empower individuals and break the cycles of homelessness and poverty.

This “one-stop” location approach reduces the barriers that individuals face when seeking programs and services that are spread out through the Kansas City metro area. Homeless and low income individuals, families, and youth often lack access to adequate transportation and having a centralized location for services and programs reduces the barrier.

Co-locating services, programs, and agencies in a single facility and location reduces delivery costs and frees resources to better serve the needs of clients and guests.

HFM Day Center Core Programs and Services

Meals and Nutrition Program

The meals and nutrition program is critical in providing nutritious meals to the homeless and those who are food insecure. Central to the program is providing three meals a day starting with a continental breakfast, hot breakfast at 9:30am, and lunch served from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Additionally, the meals and nutrition program provides special holiday meals, distributes food to the local community, and provides for educational nutrition, healthy eating, and cooking classes.

Health/Wellness Program

The health/wellness program is the centralized coordination of medical, vision, dental, and mental health services. This includes coordination with onsite agencies to provide for urgent medical needs as well as the coordination with onsite and external service partners to provide care for emergency, critical, and long term health issues. HFM provides over the counter medication, fills non-narcotic prescriptions, and provides transportation to nearby medical facilities. The program also provides hygiene services such as showers, a laundry facility, and sanitary products which can help prevent health issues from escalating.

Medical/Vision/Dental Clinic Hours

Medical: Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Vision/Dental: by appointment only

Client Services

Client services plays a key role in connecting clients with programs and services to help stabilize and provide scaffolding for individuals to regain self-sufficiency. This includes case managing clients through housing programs, employment services, educational/vocational options, legal services, and other critical programs.

Hours:

Monday – Friday   6:30 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday   6:30 am – 3:00 pm

Clothing Shop Program

The clothing shop provides donated clothes, shoes, blankets, and other clothing items to the homeless and low-income community. Emergency clothing and clothing for employment opportunities is prioritized for individuals and families. Warm clothing distributed to the community is an essential health and safety factor during the winter months especially for individuals and families who lack adequate shelter and/or stay outside.  Additionally, HFM Day Center has partnered with Brothers with Razors and other local beauticians to provide services for our clients.  Something as simple as a hair cut and style can impact our clients self-esteem.

Hours:

Clothing – Saturday   9:30 am – 11:30 am

Barber Shop/Salon – Monday (every other week)  9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sewing Center

The sewing center is a unique opportunity provided by HFM Day Center for our clients and the surrounding community.  Established by Marjorie Gould, one of our long time volunteers, the sewing center provides a series of lessons that teach our clients mending and sewing skills.  These skills become marketable experience for clients seeking new employment.

Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bike+Works

Hope Faith Bike+Works (HFBW), is Kansas City’s first homeless operated bike space designed to meet the transportation needs of homeless and at-risk individuals, a need that is not directly being met by any programs in the Kansas City metro area.  This service provides bicycles to homeless individuals to improve transportation options, increase access to employment opportunities, and improve individual and community health.  The program also includes bike restoration and repair, bike related training and education, and vocational opportunities.  Additionally, the shop is operated by individuals in transition to self-sufficiency.

Hours:

Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

New Beginnings Furniture Program

The new beginnings furniture program provides donated furniture and household items to individuals moving from homelessness to housing. The program makes deliveries to addresses within the Kansas City metro area. This program is essential in helping individuals and families fast track their progress to self-sufficiency by providing for the basic items needed to maintain a household which has the added benefit of helping clients restore self-esteem and dignity.

Transitional Internship Program

The Transitional Internship Program (TIP) as part of the Day Center Program, is a focused 12-18 month program, with 40 participants enrolled at one time, with a goal of moving homeless participants from dependence to self-sufficiency by helping them obtain employment and housing.