City Union Mission
1100 E 11th St
Kansas City MO 64106-3028
Kansas City's Largest Homeless Shelter Bed provider

Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 474-9380
Fax 816- 471-3811
Mission Statement
City Union Mission is an evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women, and children who are poor or homeless.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Rev. Daniel Doty
Board Chair Mr. Maceo Gray
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired: Bendix Corporation/Allied Signal
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1924
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer

To donate:

  • Web: cityunionmission.org/donation-page
  • Phone: (816) 329-1468
  • Mail check: City Union Mission; 1100 E. 11th St.; Kansas City, MO 64106, Attn: Bookkeeping
Other ways to support:
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement City Union Mission is an evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women, and children who are poor or homeless.
Background Statement City Union Mission was founded by Reverend and Mrs. David Bulkley on September 15, 1924. In that year alone, the Mission provided meals to over 2,000 homeless men living on the streets. In 1927, the Bulkley's moved the Mission to the Harbor, a former brothel. The Harbor became home to hundreds of homeless men until 1940. During these years, the Bulkley's added emergency services for needy families, Sunday school, a rehabilitation farm in the Ozarks, Camp City Union Mission Camp in the Ozarks and Tot Lot, summer camps for inner-city children. In June of 1940 Reverend Bulkley died, and his widow Beulah directed the Mission until 1954, the board of directors called Reverend Maurice Vanderberg and his wife, Ruth (the Bulkley's daughter) to direct the work. Maurice created the Christian Life Program in 1954, a recovery program for homeless men. The Mission relocated in 1960 to the Boys Club Building, where the Mission operated its first youth center, providing after-school and summer programs for up to 400 inner-city children weekly. In 1972, the Mission moved to 1108 E. 10th Street, where its Men's Center is today. In 1978, the Mission opened Pilgrim House Family Shelter in response to the growing number of homeless families. By 1983, the Mission's ministries to low income and homeless families moved to the City Union Mission Family Center at 1310 Wabash. In 1985, the Mission began the Hotline for the Homeless to connect the homeless to available shelter in the city. Maurice Vanderberg retired as Executive Director on December 31, 1991. Reverend Daniel J. Doty who had been Maurice's assistant for 10 years became executive director, January 1, 1992. He holds that position today.
Impact Statement
Accomplishments for 2018:
  • Held our Second Annual "Changing the Heart of the City" to honor individuals in the Kansas City area devoted to improving quality of life for individuals and families through leadership. Successor event to “Women Who’ve Changed the Heart of the City which was rated #1 Fundraising event in KC in 2013-2017.
  • The L. Minor Care Center completed its first year of service in November 2018. This facility is designed to provide the special protection and programming for homeless men with physical and mental disabilities that put them at risk when in the general homeless population. In it's first year of operation, 78 men with mental health and physical challenges have found care designed to meet their special needs and 35 were placed in positive housing situations, (i.e., skilled nursing facilities, respite care, assisted living and residential care, returned to family, transitional youth housing program or independent apartments).
  • Served the homeless by providing nearly 273,000 meals for the hungry and provided more than 136,000 beds for the weary in 2018.
  • In 2018, we saw nearly 14,000 individuals from the homeless community receive health screening and other medical services in our medical clinic..
 
Goals for 2019-2020:
  • We engaged a Planned Giving vendor that provides critical support in a campaign to encourage donors to include us in their wills or to begin considering it. We now have increased from about 80 in 2018 to about 95 in 2019 individuals who have confirmed to us the Mission is in their will. Our experts tell us that for every one that tells you they have, about 4 others have but won't tell you.
  • We engaged a Planned Planning vendor that provides critical support in a campaign to encourage donors to include us in their wills or to begin considering it. A planned giving survey we sent to a portion of our donors yielded over a 1,000 responses! Also, more than 80 donors indicated they had added or had high interest in adding us to their estate planning.
Needs Statement
  • Our cost to provide food, shelter, etc. for an individual to stay in our overnight shelter costs $19.00 per day. For an individual to stay in a long-term recover program with it's additionally programming and service options costs $29.00 per day.
  • 1 ton pickup truck; deliveries, pickups, work around various City Union Mission sites: $40,000
  • New roof on Men's Center: $110,000
  • HVAC Repairs = $5,000-6,000
Service Categories
Homeless Shelters
Human Services
Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

The staff and board at City Union Mission have a passion for reaching out to the homeless community. Even though we have been doing it for more than 90 years, every day is a new opportunity to evaluate our efforts and look for new opportunities and to adjust current practices. But our core belief in the life-changing power of the Gospel always remains the foundation.

So this foundation provides the spirit and framework of our outreach while tactics and strategies can be changed to meet current situations. We always endeavor to look for and find the opportunities offered in new and old challenges. Even through daily routine tasks, City Union Mission keeps its vision and direction focused on the future, anticipating God working in His own way and time.

The staff and board wrestle with difficult decisions regarding the future, seeking God’s guidance to be good stewards of our clients and the resources provided to us by many supporters inside and outside of the Kansas City area. We appreciate the financial and prayer support provided to City Union Mission over the past 90 plus years. Please consider how you can be a part of meeting our future needs.

City Union Mission has long held to a standard of high integrity whether that is in how we use the funds and goods donated to how we seek to help the homeless make changes from the inside out so they are equipped to live new, productive lives that bring honor and constructive change. We believe it to be self-evident that a changed life comes from such a core, spiritual change because we have seen the fruits of such a strategy for more than 90 years. We ask that you continue to pray for City Union Mission and support such a stand that may not always be popular.

Programs
Description

The purpose of the Career Development Program is to build a successful future as a contributing member of society, as a family member, as an employee and at a local church. The program is a big part of preventing the cycle of hopelessness and homelessness our clients have usually been trapped in. Career Development is seven weeks of in-depth courses and one-on-one counseling the purpose of which is to help clients gain the skills necessary to land and keep career minded, quality employment.

If the client needs additional education or training prior to entering the workforce the steps necessary to achieve this are addressed during the individual meetings. The workshops help the client determine what kind of job / career he wants to pursue. Additionally, we work with clients individually on resumes, interview skills and job search plans. If the client needs additional education or training prior to entering the workforce the steps necessary to achieve this are addressed during the individual meetings. The final step is the job search itself. This is a full-time endeavor with the client held accountable for conducting a serious and professional job search. Over 90 % of our clients land quality employment. But overall, the objective isn’t just getting a job but, instead, to prepare the person to successfully re-enter the work force with the skills necessary to build a career.

Program Budget $42,164.84
Category Employment, General/Other Employment, General/Other
Population Served Homeless, Adults
Short-Term Success

A majority of clients come to the City Union Mission's recovery programs unemployed. In addition, many don't possess the skills required to secure gainful employment. One key goal of Career Development is to teach clients the skills and strategies necessary to secure employment in a very competitive job hunting environment. After completion of the rigorous 7-week curriculum clients begin the full-time job search process. Over the last 3 years more than 90 % of the clients who complete Career Development secure living wage jobs in their chosen field while on the program.

Long-Term Success

Each of our program clients gets the benefit of our Career Development program. The Career Development Department works to help the client gain and keep gainful, long-term employment. This is achieved through classes, one-on-one career counseling sessions, expert volunteers and hard work on the client’s part. Long-term success is defined as maintaining a living wage employment 1 year after completion of one of the long-term programs. Over the past 3 years, Career Development has achieved an 80% success rate.

Program Success Monitored By

The Career Development and aftercare departments maintain ongoing contact with Program graduates as much as is possible. The percentages stated above are derived from status updates received from past graduates. Career Development also monitors and analyzes qualitative success as well, primarily through client meetings and follow up. The department is diligent to stay up-to-date on hiring and employment trends in the marketplace to help keep career counseling, materials and job search strategies current.

Examples of Program Success

Jeff came to the Mission in 2016. He’s warm and shy with an easy smile. Likeable and young for his age, he loves his mother dearly. Jeff also spent time in prison for 2 serious offenses. In childhood he had a traumatic brain injury that left him unable to read or write. He has short term memory issues. He’s never had a job in his 35 years of life. He wanted to get a job and a place of his own. Nothing special just big enough so his mother can come visit him from her home in rural Missouri.

Our job in Career Development is more than writing resumes and teaching interview skills. It is to help guide our clients into life as “standup” men and women. To help Jeff, we learned who he was, what he wanted and could do. In conjunction with his counselor here at the Mission, we helped Jeff gain a level of self - confidence that he could get and keep a job. That the Biblical truth of a hope and a future did in fact apply to Him. Most importantly we simply shared the truth of God’s love. It took a year and many heartfelt prayers. Many dark days with no opportunities on the horizon. The breakthrough did happen. Jeff got a job working in the backroom of a store. A small job but a job none the less. Today Jeff likes his job and his employers like him. He recently got a small apartment and he’s paying his bills. And he’s planning his mother’s visit. One that has been years in the making.

Description
The new incentives added for clients in the Community New Life Program have boosted the number of lives being change from 9-12 ladies enrolled to an average of 40 in the program! The ladies in this program have expressed that recognition of improvement and growth has inspired them to focus more on setting goals and attaining achievements. We have had eight graduations, with several becoming committed volunteers.
In April 2016, the Community New Life Program was modified to offer more incentives. At that time we started to reward points for activities that show they are living life well or taking growth steps, like job skills training, church attendance, meal planning and healthy lifestyles. These earned points can be cashed in for things like hygiene items, cleaning supplies, and extra vouchers for clothing and housewares. As they work through the program curriculum, the rewards get bigger: bus passes, grocery store gift cards and utility assistance.
In 2017, Emergency Assistance provided 7,891 meals and 59,674 items of clothing. The objective of the Emergency Assistance program is to reach out to those who are "at risk" of becoming homeless. Relief efforts include the distribution of food, clothing, school supplies, household items, utility assistance, case management, help finding affordable housing, and Life Skills classes.
Program Budget $198,811.84
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Population Served Homeless
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Short-Term Success
Program Short-Term Success:
  • Promotes healthy choices available for needed change including entering long-term program.
  • Provides accountability for client as new habits and structure is implemented in case management.
  • Provides a safe and clean environment for client to begin new choices.
  • Provides an atmosphere of respect and responsibility motivating to the client.
  • Provides training in life skills including decision making, communication skills, and financial management.
Long-Term Success
Long-Term Success will include:
  • Living in permanent, affordable, safe housing with sufficient income to meet budgeted, basic needs and, if necessary, a plan for paying off debt.
  • Exhibiting responsibility for material possessions/good stewardship.
  • Reconciled in life to God, family and community.
  • Taking advantage of tools for change.
  • Accessing the power outside oneself change.
  • Life skills learned and applied.
  • Sets priorities and makes responsible decisions.
Program Success Monitored By
Program is monitored by:
  • Case management records
  • Sufficient length of stay and cooperation in community safety.
  • Appropriate move-out plan including employment, housing, and /or long-term program.
Examples of Program Success
After one year of our enhance program, the program has boomed, moving from an average of 11 people enrolled at a time to 43 actively involved - with 5 new graduates, our first in years! Those involved say they love being acknowledged and rewarded for their hard work!
 
Examples of Program Success:
  • Attendance in life skill classes has more than doubled in the last year.
  • Increased numbers of chronic homeless placed in affordable housing in last two years.
  • Continued collaboration with mental health services to connect clients with needed help.
Client story:
  • Janet F. is a committed participant in the Community New Life Program.  She battles to work part time with countless health issues and struggles to make ends meet.  She suffered the loss her mom last year, who was her best friend.  She shares that sometimes feels hopeless and like she's all alone.  But then she focuses on the ways that Community Assistance can fill in some of the gaps and she focuses on the caring support and guidance she finds in the CNLP.  She sees and appreciates the way God works through these programs.  Janet can then stand strong in the fact that she is never alone and that there is always hope.
Description The Family Shelter at City Union Mission is a haven for families and single women. There are many conditions that cause families to become homeless, including financial setbacks, addiction, family violence and mental illness. The Family Shelter provides homeless families a safe place to stay, nutritious meals, spiritual counsel and case management to address and help resolve some of the issues they face.

Programs and services include shelter, food, case management, counseling, and LifeSkill classes such as Budget, Dealing with Feelings, Conflict Management, etc.  Participants can be on the program as long as needed and staff identify that workable progress is being made.  After-school programs and day care needs of clients are provided.  Health screening services are also provided.
Program Budget $1,301,689.82
Category Housing, General/Other Homeless Shelter
Population Served Homeless, Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Short-Term Success In 2018, the Family Shelter provided 39,930 beds and 66,265 meals to homeless families.
Long-Term Success As a shelter, as distinct from a long-term recovery program such as the Mission's New Life Program, the emphasis is really on allowing the homeless family to find stability and security and to begin to consider their need for a more intensive structure.
Program Success Monitored By The Family Shelter serves, in part, as a feeder program to our New Life Program, a long-term recovery program. So other than counting bed-nights and meals served, there is not many more statistics tracked currently but expect more in 2017.
Examples of Program Success

Beatrice came to the shelter in the middle of a very harsh winter. She arrived with 3 kids (very well-behaved kids).

While here, Beatrice paid down significant debt and eliminated an eviction that was hovering over her and her family. She was burdened with having to pay child support; 50% of her wages. She was able to negotiate this down to a more workable 10%.

She secured the baby sitting services of a single female client in the shelter while Beatrice maintained a solid job at Rockhurst High, in the lunch room. The relation between Beatrice and her family with the sitter became a very trusted relationship with all involved.

Beatrice stayed in shelter an extended time  and managed to take quality care of the room she was given - a task few accomplish. Beatrice did very well in her time here.

Description Each day, dozens of homeless men come to the City Union Mission Men's Center for clothing, food and a temporary refuge from life on the streets. Here they find people who care about them, who listen to them and work with them to meet their physical and spiritual needs.

Programs and services include shelter, food, case management, counseling, and LifeSkill classes such as Budget, Dealing with Feelings, Conflict Management, and other strategies targeted to break the cycle of becoming homeless.  Participants can be on the program as long as needed and staff identify that workable progress is being made.  After-school programs and day care needs of clients are provided.  Health screening services are also provided.
Program Budget $2,216,561.65
Category Housing, General/Other Homeless Shelter
Population Served Homeless, Adults
Short-Term Success In 2018, the Men's Shelter provided 58,061 beds and 130,818 meals to homeless men.
Long-Term Success As a shelter, as distinct from a long-term recovery program such as the Mission's New Life Program, the emphasis is really on allowing the homeless man to find stability and security and to begin to consider his need for a more intensive structure.
Program Success Monitored By The Men's Shelter serves primarily as a feeder program to our long-term recovery program for men. So other than counting bed-nights and meals served, there is not many more statistics tracked currently.
Examples of Program Success

Penny’s ex-husband, Mark, became an alcoholic about 10 years into their marriage and only over time did she recognize the signs: agitation, deception, DUIs and lost jobs. “After a while you realize you’re dealing with full-blown alcoholism,” she says.

Mark tried various treatment and rehabilitation programs. “There were so many lies,” she shares. Finally, after nearly 25 years, she’d had enough. “You realize that your whole life, your whole marriage, everything about you revolves around alcoholism. I said to myself, ‘I’m not doing this anymore.’” She told Mark he had to go.

Mark came to City Union Mission where he joined our Christian Life Program. He has been sober for more than a year and is now a student in our Servant Leadership Institute where he is training for a career in ministry. “The Mission gave him a place to go with a roof over his head and food and it now offers him the hope of meaningful work; not just menial labor to make ends meet, but employment where he feels like he is making a contribution to society and doing good within doing good within God’s will,” Penny says. “I thank God every day that Mark is safe and has a direction to go.”

Description Families and single women at the Mission's Family Shelter can enter the four- to eight-month New Life Program that offers rehabilitation to whole families. Members attend Bible study, local churches and have regular counseling sessions. Life Skills courses guide each person toward a healthier lifestyle. Families live in the shelter while parents and children alike stabilize and prepare to move into permanent housing.

Provides basic life necessities and instruction through practical Life Skills Courses, counseling, mentors, recovery groups, spiritual and academic development, job assignments and readiness courses, monitored home and financial management and church involvement.
 
A new component is that now staff from Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health each week assess clients in the New Life Program, evaluating for mental health issues.
Program Budget $319,307.06
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Adults
Short-Term Success
Desired Client outcomes 6-7 months: (partial list)
  • Handles obstacles appropriately before they become crisis. 
  • Identifies and commits to written prioritized goals. 
  • Pursuing realistic godly solutions to life’s daily problems using knowledge of life skills.
  • Responsibly cares for personal property and resources.
  • Acquires good housing reference through CUM.
  • Demonstrates a work ethic while beginning employment in a career path that provides a quality of life.
  • Establishes and follows a personalized financial plan that meets needs and pays off debt.
  • Completed educational goals and job training. 
In 2018, the New Life Program provided 6,157 beds and 10,218 meals to homeless families. 
Long-Term Success
The New Life Program is organized by outcome measurement with the following long term desired client outcomes one year out:
  • Evidences self management
  • Acquires and keeps affordable stable safe housing
  • Retains successful employment record
  • Acquires financial stability
  • Maintains physical health for self and family
  • Acquired educational level that will provide desired quality of life
Program Success Monitored By
  • Bi-Monthly evaluations with staff team
  • Work therapy supervisor evaluations
  • Self evaluations and survey
  • Case management records
  • Career follow-up program staff
Examples of Program Success

Amber, a single mother of a four year old came to City Union Mission as a scared, unsure young woman who had found herself in trouble after years of trusting the wrong people.

Amber had witnessed homelessness in her own family watching her parents come to City Union Mission.  When it came to the point that Amber had no one left to “fix” what was going on in her life, she remembered how the Mission helped her parents.

Amber and her daughter came to the Mission. While in Mission she accepted a relationship with Christ and began growing closer and closer to God. She and her daughter for the first time were not depending on others but making their own life. Thanks to the classes offered at City Union Mission, Amber and her daughter are on their way to living a healthy, fully functional, independent life in Christ. 

Amber has graduated the New Life Program and is working full time. She is a fully dedicated and established member of Midtown Baptist Temple.

Description This long-term program is available to men who have responded to the gospel and want to grow as Christians and as responsible members of the community. Daily Bible classes, individual and group counseling, drug and alcohol recovery, job assignments and life skills courses are required. Attendance at area churches and opportunities for further education make up this comprehensive one-year program. The Christian Life Program is also available at Opportunity Farm, an extension of City Union Mission, which is located in the Ozarks near Warsaw, Missouri.

Provides basic life necessities and instruction through practical Life Skills Courses, counseling, mentors, recovery groups, spiritual and academic development, job assignments and readiness courses, monitored home and church involvement.
 
A new component is that now staff from Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health each week assess clients in the New Life Program, evaluating for mental health issues.
Program Budget $721,679.84
Category Housing, General/Other Homeless Shelter
Population Served Homeless
Short-Term Success
Program Short-Term Success:
  • Improved academic ability, having an appropriate reading and writing level
  • Taking responsibility for personal health and hygiene
  • Free of alcohol and illegal and/or harmful drug use including nicotine for six months
  • Exhibit functional work ethic including punctuality, dependability, and proper care of equipment
  • Morally upright
  • Willingness to participate in community, positive influence toward others in program
In 2018, the Christian Life Program provided 30,178 beds and 58,978 meals to homeless men.
Long-Term Success
Program Long-Term Success:
  • Client experiences a change in their world view, from a taker to a giver, from consumption to provision, with an overall outcome of becoming a contributing member of the Christian community.
  • Evidence of productive member of the Christian community Gainfully employed or actively involved in continuing education.
  • Free of primary life-controlling issues identified during the mission program
  • Secured stabilized housing
  • Maintaining healthy relationships
  • Achieving financial stability
  • Involved in a local church
Program Success Monitored By
Program Success Monitored By:
  • Bi-monthly evaluations with staff team
  • Work therapy supervisor evaluations
  • Self-evaluations and survey
  • Case management records
  • Career follow-up program staff
Examples of Program Success
“I went through mental, physical and sexual abuse as a child,” says recent Christian Life Program graduate Adam. He says he began using marijuana at age 8 to numb the pain he felt inside. His drug use escalated as a teenager and eventually consumed his life. At 32, he went to prison.
 
When released a decade later, “I was emotionally and spiritually broken,” he says. “My wife had moved on, my kids were grown and I was by myself.” As a loved one watched him rekindle his destructive habits and nearly becoming homeless, she encouraged him to come to the Mission.
 
The caring environment at the Mission has also empowered him to open up about his past. “It’s the time I’ve been able to knock down the walls I put up as a child.” Adam’s work therapy has included doing maintenance work, fixing things in our facilities. He plans to use those skills to build a stable future. He says, “My goal is to go back out into society and be an asset instead of a liability.”

 

Description
In School Year 2016-17, the City Corps program of the Vanderberg Youth Center provided more than 1,466 hours of tutoring sessions to at-risk children. Reason for decline - more opportunities offered by the schools, and a Jr. High group that could not continue to participate due to their interest in playing school sports.
 
Children, ages 7 to 17, participate each week in Bible study, organized play, crafts, drama and homework tutoring at the Vanderberg Youth Center (VYC). Opportunities for growth abound as boys and girls learn through Life Skills classes, computer training, cooking and sewing classes, woodworking class, field trips, mission trips and other activities. The youth center staff and volunteers act as role models to the children who attend, helping them to develop responsible and godly attitudes toward themselves, their families and the community. Children living at the Family Shelter also participate in VYC activities.
Provides recreation, academic and spiritual education, and entertainment for youth in the shelter and in the community in an after school program.
Program Budget $233,609.93
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short-Term Success
Short-term outcomes  include: Growing awareness of desired behavioral changes, faith development, fitness and health improvement, academic performance, evidence of social and emotional health.
  • Understands exercise is part of a balanced lifestyle
  • Understands healthy eating is part of a balanced lifestyle
  • Displays good sportsmanship
  • Develop plan to address deficient skills
  • Desire to study for tests/projects
  • Understands and generally follows rules of VYC
  • Participates positively in group counseling
  • Able to hear and respond positively from Discipline
  • Can explain spiritual growth
  • Regularly Attends Church 
Long-Term Success
Outcomes include: productive member of the community, participates as peer leader, completes secondary education. 
  • Makes physical activity part of their lifestyle
  • Makes healthy eating part of their lifestyle
  • Exhibits self-control and big picture thinking in competition.
  • “B” or higher grade average
  • Positive relationships with teachers
  • Educational Goals
  • Career Goals
  • Self-Motivated Study Skills
  • Respects authority
  • Displays good manners
  • Live peaceably in community
  • Able to resolve conflict
  • Devotional Life
  • Prayer Life
  • Spiritual Goals/Maturity
  • Active Involvement in Church
Program Success Monitored By
Measured Indicators of each outcome, participation in activities, input in group discussions, self assessment, Reading levels, Academic Record forms, evidence of conflict management.
Examples of Program Success

"Dallas" joined our program mid-year, just after the start of the new semester. He described himself as doing fine in school, however his grades did not reflect that. Our staff met with his teachers at parent teacher conference, and learned that his teacher group thought very highly of "Dallas", that he was quite intelligent, capable, and likable student. That said, his grades after first quarter fell off the table and weren't good. However, in the couple weeks prior to this conference his work was on the upswing. We explained the timeline of his joining and they were thankful for our assistance. They also told us what he needed to do to get his grades up. They also advised that he should consider applying for one of the district's signature schools for the following year. We were able to help "Dallas" get his missing assignments completed and turned in which raised his grades. We were also able to help him and his family get the application done for signature schools. With his already high test scores, and improved grades, "Dallas" was accepted into a signature school for this upcoming school year. 

CEO Comments
Updates for 2019:

In our Mentorship program, we currently have about 45 men paired with a mentor. We have seen the average length of participation in the Mentorship program greatly increase, with men staying involved so much longer we have an increased need for mentors. It is generally viewed that longer participation yields better results.

Our Aftercare program provides graduates of the program an opportunity to stay connected to the Mission after they are living independently.  They continue to have access to ongoing counseling and the opportunity to return for additional help if necessary.

Nearly forty percent of the men in the Christian Life Program are prison release with over ninety percent of our graduates being from prison. Though often challenging, it is important these men are enabled to return to being a contributing member of society.


Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Rev. Daniel Doty
Term Start Mar 1992
Experience
Reverend Daniel J. Doty was born in South Rockwood, Michigan, March 10, 1954 and married August 7, 1976 to Evangeline Doty (Vannie). Reverend Doty has four children ages 13-22. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute with a BA and Master, Arts from Calvary Bible College. Reverend Doty is also a graduate of Capital Bible Seminary with a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology. Reverend Doty is a member of Downtown Rotary and the KC Chamber of Commerce. Reverend Doty's career at City Union Mission began in 1978, when he served as Chaplain and Assistant to the Superintendent. He then served as Chaplain, Central Union Mission, Washington, D.C from 1981-1983. He rejoined City Union Mission in 1983 and served as Assistant to the Superintendent and Superintendent, City Union Mission, Kansas City, Missouri until January 1, 1992 when he was appointed Executive Director.
Dan and wife Vannie are avid horse lovers and keep a small stable (7 horses) at their rural home near Trimble, Missouri. They host clients at their home for hayrides, bonfires and cookouts. All of their children, four daughters and one son, are married and out of the home. Dan serves in other capacities including the Tri-County Ambulance Board and the Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust. Dan has been a member at Emmanuel Bible Church in Smithville, Missouri for more than 25 years.
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Beulah BulkleyJan 1940 - Dec 1954
Mr. Maurice VanderburgJan 1954 - Dec 1991
Senior Staff
Title Chief Operations Officer/Associate Executive Director Physical Operations
Experience/Biography Jon Capp, Associate Executive Director Physical Operations has been a staff member for 9 years. He attended Maple Woods Community College with an emphasis in Business Management, John Brown University with an emphasis in Broadcasting, Devry University with an emphasis in Telecommunications, completed Novell Certified Network Administrator training and completed A+ Computer Systems Training. Jon has 16 years business management experience, 6 years Information Systems and Telecommunications management experience and 10 plus years property management experience. He is a member of the Downtown Community Task Force and Paseo West Neighborhood Coalition and an Elder and Board Member at Sherwood Bible Church.
Title Chief Development Officer/Associate Executive Director of Development
Experience/Biography Dennis Chapman, Associate Executive Director Community Development has worked in Christian Education for 28 years of which 24 years were in Administration. He has a Bachelor Degree from Tennessee Temple University and has done Masters work at Kansas University. He is a member of Professional Photographers of America and American Association of Christian Schools (Administrator Certificate).
Title Chief Programs and Administration Officer/Associate Executive Director of Programs and Administration
Experience/Biography Lorraine Minor has been on staff since 1980 in various positions in Program Management. She is a graduate of University of Missouri at Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters of Occupational Education. She did advanced work on a PhD. at Kansas State University in Curriculum Development. Prior to coming to the Mission, Lorraine was instructor at Central Missouri State University for 5 years, a consultant for the Missouri Department of Education for three years, in a church related ministry for 4 years and a classroom teacher in a vocational center. Lorraine has been a board member and officer of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions for the past 8 years, a member of Christian Management Association, and an active member of church and community.
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 118
Paid Part-Time Staff 23
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 340
Retention Rate 65%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 37
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 100
Hispanic/Latino 3
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 50
Male 91
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations

Homeless Services Coalition (providing Hotline for the Homeless, board leadership, committee work, Annual Mayor's Report). Mid-America Assistance Coalition (homeless statistics) Downtown Council Human Services Committee, Harvesters, FoodBank USA, Swope Community Health Partners, Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience, Truman Behavioral Health and YMCA (Client assistance), Heard My Cry, Paseo West, Hyde Park, Independence Plaza, and Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Associations.

Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member2019
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)2018
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance2018
American Camping Association (ACA) - Accreditation2018
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Certificate of Achievement - Gold StandardHomeless Services Coalition2003
Certificate of Good StandingState of Missouri2019
4 StarsCharity Navigator2018
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments

A percentage of the homeless population have special needs for which there is currently no dedicated facility in the Kansas City area. Those homeless who have mental health issues and/or physical challenges have special needs and unique vulnerabilities that usually create for them an especially stressful living circumstance.

Of an increasing concern, Kansas City's homeless struggle not only to find shelter but a portion have mental health and/or physical challenges. Their special challenges are made even more difficult because they are grouped with the rest of the homeless population. Currently there is no facility dedicated to address this need.
 
The good news is that City Union Mission has opened such a facility named the L. Minor Care Center. A separate, stand-alone facility, the Minor Care Center will has an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) elevators, restrooms, and other accommodations. It is restricted access to just such clients and the Mission staff who at the facility will provide its clients programs and services designed just for them.
 
City Union Mission has long held to a standard of high integrity whether that be in how we use the funds and goods donated to how we seek to help the homeless make changes from the inside out so they are equipped to live new, productive lives that bring honor and constructive change. We believe it to be self-evident that a changed life comes from such a core, spiritual change because we have seen the fruits of such a strategy for more than 90 years. We ask that you continue to pray for City Union Mission and support such a stand that may not always be popular.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Maceo Gray
Company Affiliation Retired: Bendix Corporation/Allied Signal
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2019
Email gray@sbcglobal.net
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Sheri BlauwiekelBlack & Veatch
Mr. Robert BrownHomeSmart Legacy
Mrs. Diane CalhoonCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Kerry ClassenOracle
Mr. Taylor FieldsFields & Brown, LLC
Mr. Maceo GrayRetired: Bendix Corporation/Allied Signal
Mr. Paul JohnsonRetired: Swiss Reinsurance America Corporation
Mr. David LangfordRetired: Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.
Mr. Rex ReinhardtRed Beetle Fire & Safety/Great Plans Capital
Mr. Lorenzo RiceBurns & McDonnell, Chemical Process Engineer
Mr. Kenneth L. RiedemannWoodland Investers, LLC; Managing Member
Mr. Cedar RobinsonWarner Robinson LLC, Corporate Tax Consultant
Mr. Keith RogersLand Specialties Manufacturing, Owner
Mr. Mark SewalsonWells Fargo Advisors, Vice President
Mrs. Connie WehmeyerEducation Partners, Associate Partner & Director of Teaching and Learning
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 61%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 65%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Standing Committees
Building
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel
Membership
Building
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Trusteeship
Program / Program Planning
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Nathan AndersonHarbinger Property Group, LLC
Mr. Steve DuxburyBlack & Veatch, VP - KC Office
Mr. Jon EricksonBlack & Veatch, Mechanical Engineer
Mr. Glen GusewelleDiversified Consulting. Consulting Actuary
Mr. Scott NehrbassFoulston Siefkin LLP, Attorney
Mr. Pat ShelleyElectrical Associates
Ms. Julie ThompsonHenderson Engineers, Inc., Mechanical Engineer
Mr. Everett L. VaughnComfort Sales, Co-Owner
Mr. Hal WoodAdvisory Management Services, Owner
CEO Comments

Our board is comprised of up to 17 business men and women. It has consistently been a group of committed individuals with a true heart for our ministry. Every board meeting begins with one of our clients sharing their 'story'. It could be a man from the streets or a single mother with children. This keeps even our board excited to be a part of the ministry.

City Union Mission has long held to a standard of high integrity whether that be in how we use the funds and goods donated to how we seek to help the homeless make changes from the inside out so they are equipped to live new, productive lives that bring honor and constructive change. We believe it to be self-evident that a changed life comes from such a core, spiritual change because we have seen the fruits of such a strategy for more than 90 years. We ask that you continue to pray for City Union Mission and support such a stand that may not always be popular.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Sept 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $13,274,000
Projected Expenses $13,274,000
Endowment Value $1,350,178
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 9/30/2018, 2017, 2016: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/Corporation revenue line item may include contributions from individuals
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$16,589,966$13,254,152$8,508,952
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified----$0
Individual Contributions------
----$0
$236,958$102,096$129,670
Investment Income, Net of Losses$736,610$434,136$377,780
Membership Dues----$0
Special Events$344,401$644,336$700,511
Revenue In-Kind$7,297,127$4,747,441$5,083,490
Other$31,812$44,943$48,285
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$14,368,750$11,689,210$12,060,929
Administration Expense$890,643$965,626$911,727
Fundraising Expense$1,426,103$1,485,839$1,418,958
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.0842.711.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%3448%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$38,153,384$37,079,752$35,272,140
Current Assets$3,657,855$3,621,959$3,094,210
Long-Term Liabilities$14,651$24,006$72,341
Current Liabilities$631,891$913,029$440,737
Total Net Assets$37,506,842$36,142,717$34,759,062
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.793.977.02
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount $590,000Anonymous $650,000Anonymous $440,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount $586,588Anonymous $343,871Anonymous $300,581
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount $474,949 --Anonymous $300,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments

We are audited every year by the national firm Clifton Larson Allen (www.cliftonlarsonallen.com) and we submit that yearly audit to the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (www.ecfa.org).

Even with some years in which the greater Kansas City area economy (and the US economy at large) was very weak, we are grateful we have been able to meet or exceed our budget in the last 12 fiscal years through 2018.
 
We are currently adding enhancements to our annual event, Women Who've Changed the Heart of the City, which has raised nearly $4.5 million since it's inception. This event has been the #1 Fundraising event in the Kansas City area in 2015, 2014 and 2013 according to the Independent Magazine.
  
With the help of a Planned Giving vendor, we have implemented a robust, planned giving promotion program we trust will help provide City Union Mission the funding needed to carry the already large outlay needed to supply the approximately 75% of the shelter beds in the Kansas City area.
Other Documents
City Union Mission Annual Report2019View
City Union Mission Children's Newsletter2019View
City Union Mission Annual Report2018View
City Union Mission Holiday Newsletter2018View
City Union Mission Summer Newsletter2018View
City Union Mission Fall Newsletter2018View
City Union Mission Annual Report2017View
Organization Name City Union Mission
Address 1100 E 11th St
Kansas City, MO 641063028
Primary Phone (816) 474-9380
CEO/Executive Director Rev. Daniel Doty
Board Chair Mr. Maceo Gray
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired: Bendix Corporation/Allied Signal
Year of Incorporation 1924