reStart offers a full range of services for homeless men and women. From emergency shelter to transitional living, permanent housing for individuals with special needs to assistance and support, reStart provides the tools to help the homeless transition into permanent housing.
SCATTERED SITE PERMANENT HOUSING
The scattered site permanent housing program provides 5 housing units for families and 8 units for chronically homeless and disabled individuals. This program offers supportive health care, educational assistance, chemical dependency support groups, life skills classes, housing assistance, and other support programs through our partners and case management team.
In 2013, we provided housing for 675 individuals and 97 families. This includes 341 individuals and 334 children and youth.
reStart currently provides the following permanent housing programs:
A NEW START provides 21 units of permanent housing in a three-building apartment complex for adults with persistent mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders.
In 2013, we provided housing for 25 individuals for a total of 6,303 bed nights.
THE VOCATIONAL LIVING CENTER provides permanent housing and supportive services for 12 chronically homeless adults with disabilities.
In 2013, we provided housing for 18 individuals for a total of 4,302 bed nights.
Both of these programs offer supportive health care, educational assistance, chemical dependency support groups, life skills classes, housing assistance, and other support programs through our partners and case management team.
THE 100,000 HOMES CAMPAIGN is a nationwide initiative that focuses on finding permanent housing for the chronically homeless. Kansas City became the 131st participating community in the US when reStart launched this program in June 2012 with the goal of finding housing for at least 100 persons in the first year. Check our local and national progress here.
In 2013, we housed 108 individuals, including 20 children and youth for a total of 7,814 bed nights. To date, we have housed 308 individuals, including 83 veterans through this program.