Please note that we now have new hours for dropping off in-kind donations at reStart. We are only able to accept drop-off donations on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanks!


New Leadership at reStart

We would like to share with you that Evie Craig, president and CEO of reStart for the past 16 years, has accepted a new position within the Kansas City nonprofit community. We thank her for her many years of service and wish her all the best in her new endeavors.

We are also pleased to let you know that Ellen Kort, previously executive director of both the Jewish Heritage Foundation and the Jewish Community Center, will serve as our interim executive director. We welcome Ellen to reStart, and our Board of Directors will soon begin the search for a new ED.

During this time, please be assured that reStart will continue to provide the life-saving services our community depends upon us for — providing housing and supportive services for homeless youth, families, women and men. We appreciate your support for our mission, and we look forward to the great things reStart will continue to accomplish.


2018 reLish for reStart

 Thank you for a successful 2018 reLish experience! See the details HERE

Thanks to our intrepid celebrity waiters (front row, from left)  Quinton Lucas, Gentry Miller, Nan Johnston, Sarah Ruhlman, Lisa Pelofsky and DaRon McGee; (back row, from left) Mitch Weber, Bob Bibb, Brent Thiessen, Martin Rucker and Dr. Greg Gunderson. Not pictured: Rudy Harper.



Here’s Who We Helped in 2017

100,463 bed nights of shelter provided

190,530 meals served

1,020 single adults served

480 families served (total of 1,042 persons)

918 unduplicated children and youth

879 persons placed in permanent housing (including 144 veterans)

Did You Know…

* You can now donate the items most needed by reStart residents when they move into permanent housing (sheets and towels, dishes and cookware, cribs, vacuums and much more) by using our Amazon Wish List!

* reStart has received the highest Charity Navigator rating for nonprofit organizations — four stars!