Hillcrest Ministries of MidAmerica Inc. dba Hillcrest Transitional Housing
P O Box 901924
Kansas City MO 64190
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 994-6934
Fax 816- 994-6946
Mission Statement

To be a transitional housing program providing supportive services that helps homeless families & youth become self-supportive, self reliant contributors to society.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Tom Lally
Board Chair Mr. Brennan Tucker
Board Chair Company Affiliation Attorney at Law
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2005
Former Names
Hilcrest Transitional Housing of Wyandotte and Johnson County
Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Kansas
Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Eastern Jackson County
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Donations may be made via the Hillcrest website, www.hillcrestkc.org, via the Network for Good website, www.networkforgood.org, by phone at 816.994.6934, by mail at PO Box 901924, KCMO 64190, or by monthly automatic debit of your bank or credit card account. Contact us for more information! 

Volunteer opportunities are available daily at the housing & thrift store sites. Please contact us at 816.994.6934 for more information on how to volunteer or donate in-kind food & household items!

Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

To be a transitional housing program providing supportive services that helps homeless families & youth become self-supportive, self reliant contributors to society.

Background Statement

Hillcrest Transitional Housing was founded in 1976 as a transitional housing program designed to move homeless families to self-sufficiency. In 1999 Hillcrest expanded its program to Jackson County. In 2005 the Kansas affiliate was formed to serve Wyandotte County; this affiliate added a youth program in 2010 & additional transitional housing sites in Johnson County, KS in 2014 & 2016. IN 2016-17 the boards of Directors voted to merge the stand-alone Hillcrest entities into a single, unified organization. In December 2017, the unified organization became Hillcrest Ministries of MidAmerica, doing business as Hillcrest Transitional Housing.

The current Hillcrest Transitional Housing facilities are located in Jackson, Wyandotte, & Johnson Counties, with ancillary direct & support services for Rapid Re-Housing clients provided in Clay, Clinton, Buchanan, Andrew, DeKalb, Ray, Caldwell and Livingston Counties.
 
Hillcrest is a high-accountability program that provides rent-free, utility-free transitional housing, rapid re-housing with financials assistance, a food pantry, life-skills counseling with direct supportive services (budgeting, nutrition, employment, parenting, and community living), health/medical/dental assessments, and professional services (mechanics, doctors, dentists, barbers, tutoring, education, holiday program, back to school program, GED) to homeless families, singles, youth and children. Households enter the program homeless and leave it self-sufficient, gaining/improving employment, reducing reliance on government assistance, improving self-worth & health, and attaining permanent housing of their choosing.
Impact Statement

Hillcrest Transitional Housing’s accomplishments are best seen through our 83% success rate of transitioning graduate families to self sufficiency. Hillcrest has also been recognized for “best practices” in transitional housing by the National Alliance to End Homelessness.  Hillcrest currently operates 65 apartments for transitional housing in Independence, Sugar Creek, & Lee's Summit in Missouri, and Kansas City & Overland Park, Kansas, with the goal of housing 165 families & 14 youth per year. Hillcrest also provides a Rapid Re-housing program to homeless youth and families in the Northland, Northwest Missouri, Jackson, Wyandotte & Johnson Counties, serving an average of 75 families and 15 youth annually. An average of  2 of every 3 families/youth housed in transitional housing will complete the program, achieving self-sufficiency, breaking the poverty-welfare cycle; 100% of households receiving rapid re-housing attain permanent housing. Hillcrest is also very proud to offer continued direct supportive services (i.e., food pantry, counseling, garden, budgeting, holiday & back to school adoption, etc.) to over 1,000 individuals annually. These adults, youth & children have successfully completed the transitional housing program, and are offered as needed assistance to help them maintain permanent housing & self-sufficiency. 

Needs Statement
  1. The primary need of Hillcrest Transitional Housing is churches, businesses, private individuals or service organizations to commit financially & in volunteer time on an annual basis to sponsor a transitional unit for a homeless family or youth, to help provide for their housing & personal needs while in the program. 
  2.  Volunteers from every sector are needed to help maintain the housing units, including professional HVAC, plumbing, landscaping & general maintenance, as well as to serve at the Hillcrest Thrift Store locations in Lenexa & Lee's Summit. 
  3. Sponsors are needed for the major fundraising event, the  annual Gala & Auction in August. Donations to the Silent & Live Auctions for the Gala are currently being collected.
  4. Donations of fresh, frozen & non-perishable foods, as well as household pantry items (toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, laundry detergent, etc.) are needed. Also needed are bus passes, gas station gift cards, grocery store gift cards, and Wal-mart/Target gift cards to help with client needs throughout the year.
  5. Volunteers are needed to serve in the capacity of Budget Counselor & Life-Skills Speaker, to aid program participants in their goal of reaching self-sufficiency, as well as to serve as mentors to youth & children.
Service Categories
Homeless Shelters
Homeless Services/Centers
Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Areas of Service
MO
KS
MO - Clay County
MO - Clinton
MO - Jackson County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
Geographic Area Served Narrative Hillcrest Transitional Housing serves the homeless of the Greater Kansas City area & Northwest MO. Physical transitional housing sites, thrift stores, rapid re-housing offices are located in Overland Park & Kansas City, KS, Independence, Sugar Creek, Lee's Summit, Liberty & Cameron, MO. Counties targeted for services for the homeless are Johnson & Wyandotte, KS, and Jackson, Clay, Clinton, Buchanan, Andrew, DeKalb, Ray, Caldwell & Livingston, MO; however, clients may originate from any geography.
Programs
Description

Hillcrest offers a 90-day transitional housing program for homeless families & adults, providing rent/utility free housing. The goal of the program is to move families from homelessness to self-sufficiency, with support services (case management, life-skills, employment, community living, budgeting), donated services (auto repair, dental, medical, legal, etc.) and self-supporting services (full-time employment, reduction in debt, establishment of savings).

Hillcrest can house 52 families at one time in the 90 day program. An additional 13 units are available for families/adults who may have excessive debt, multiple evictions, or barriers to housing for up to 18 months. The family/adult program houses an average of 165 households per year.

Non-residential services are also available to program graduates: food pantry, counseling, budgeting, community garden, bus passes, holiday/back to school adoption. An average of 1,000 individuals, adults & children, receive these services annually.

Category Housing, General/Other Transitional Housing
Population Served Homeless, Families, At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
Short term successes are dependent upon each participant family. I.e., a family with children will have a short term success of 100% of school age children attending school regularly.
Some common annual short term goals are:
  1. 100% families will receive food pantry assistance 
  2. 100% families will receive at least 1 case management session 
  3. 100% families will receive at least 1 budget counseling session 
  4. 66% of adults will maintain, find, or improve their employment 
Long-Term Success

The goal of the program is to break the cycle of homelessness for every family and individual who enters the program. Historically approximately 2/3, or 66% of those who enter the program, complete the full 90-days, achieving self-sufficiency. Those who maintain self-sufficiency meet the following criteria:

  1. Maintain full-time employment. 
  2. Maintain a permanent home of their own choosing. 
  3. Do not receive TANF assistance. By maintaining at least a 66% program completion rate, Hillcrest will deem the program a success.
Program Success Monitored By Data compiled through surveys and phone interviews with clients and past program participants shows that approximately 2 out of 3 of households served by the program complete it and achieve self-sufficiency. In addition, the data further shows that of those who have completed the program, 83% maintain self-sufficiency for a period of no less than 5 years post program completion, supporting the goal of ending the poverty-welfare cycle. Data are collected by staff & volunteers through online written surveys, telephone surveys, and personal one-on-one interviews.
Examples of Program Success Since 1998, the goal number of families to be served, as well as the goal number of families to be moved to self-sufficiency, has been met or exceeded each year by Hillcrest, and the program has been expanded twice to meet the continuing needs of the homeless.   
Description
Hillcrest offers a transitional housing program for homeless youth ages 18-24, for up to 24 months, providing rent & utility free housing within a caring, structured environment. 15 private, fully furnished apartments are dedicated to this program.
The goal of the program is to move youth from homelessness to self-sufficiency & independent living, through an intensive network of supportive services (case management, life-skills, employment, community living, budgeting), donated professional services (auto repair, dental, medical, legal, etc.) and self-supporting services (full-time employment, reduction in debt, establishment of savings), while aiding these youth in achieving their educational & personal goals.
Category Housing, General/Other Transitional Housing
Population Served Homeless, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Short term successes are dependent upon each participant youth. i.e., a youth with a child will have a short term success of 100% of children attending pre-school/early education regularly.

Some common annual short term goals are:

  1. 14 youth will receive food pantry assistance
  2. 14 youth will receive at least 1 case management session per week in the program 
  3. 14 youth will receive at least 1 budget counseling session per week in the program 
  4. 66% of youth will maintain, find, or improve their employment & achieve an educational goal
Long-Term Success

The goal of the program is to break the cycle of homelessness for every youth who enters the program. Historically approximately 2/3, or 66% of those who enter the family/adult program complete the full program, achieving self-sufficiency. We anticipate similar results with the youth program. Those who maintain self-sufficiency meet the following criteria:

  1. Maintain employment post program completion. 
  2. Maintain a permanent home of their own choosing. 
  3. Do not receive TANF assistance. By maintaining at least a 66% program completion rate, Hillcrest will deem the program a success.
Program Success Monitored By

Data compiled through surveys and phone interviews with clients and past program participants shows that approximately 66% of those served by the family/adult program complete it and achieve self-sufficiency. In addition, the data further shows that of those who have completed the program, 95% maintain self-sufficiency for a period of no less than 5 years post program completion, supporting the goal of ending the poverty-welfare cycle. Data are collected by staff & volunteers through online written surveys, telephone surveys, and personal one-on-one interviews. It is anticipated the same methods will be used for the youth program.

Examples of Program Success

Homeless youth have completely different needs than adults and families; the youth program has proven to be needed in our community, successfully moving youth from homelessness to self-sufficiency. The program has been identified as needed in other communities, and was expanded from Wyandotte County to Johnson County, KS in 2017.

Description

Individuals/Households receive basic needs items & care including: work uniforms, food, transportation, health & dental care, eye glasses, clothing & thrift store vouchers, bus passes/gas cards, auto repair, legal assistance, rapid re-housing financial assistance, etc.

Category Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Population Served At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success 100% of clients served will receive a health assessment to determine immediate needs & assign necessary services to the client. 100% of clients will receive an individual needs assessment to determine other basic needs in addition to the health and wellness screening. 
Long-Term Success Adults and children experiencing homelessness will receive the tools necessary to meet their basic needs so they may lead successful, healthy, productive lives, and ultimately pass these skills on to their own children. 
Program Success Monitored By All data is tracked utilizing case files & client level data, which is entered into the local Homeless Management Information System, as well as in agency level systems, to ensure each client receives assessments & services as necessary. 
Examples of Program Success Clients who experience homelessness are more likely to experience health issues, food insecurity, and lack of social/life-skills. Clients of Hillcrest have these basic needs met so they can focus on gaining employment, paying down debt, establishing a savings, and breaking the cycle of welfare and poverty, so they may lead healthy, self-sufficient lives. 
Description
The Hillcrest Rapid Re-Housing program began as a pilot project through the ARRA Stimulus Act in 2007. For several years the program remained small in nature, providing additional financial assistance to households in transitional housing who had multiple barriers to permanent housing. In 2015, Rapid Re-Housing became a stand alone program of Hillcrest Transitional Housing.
 
Rapid Re-Housing assists literally homeless households, including youth up to age 24, parenting youth, families, couples, and single adults, through provision of supportive services and financial assistance, to move from the streets or emergency shelter into rental housing of their choosing. Homeless households work one-on-one with a staff case manager to identify the root cause of their homeless episode, identify barriers to permanent housing, and assist in helping identify appropriate rental housing for the homeless household. Hillcrest provides financial assistance to help the household pay a rental security deposit and up to 12 months of rent, to help stabilize the household in their new rental unit.  
Category Housing, General/Other Homeless Shelter
Population Served Homeless
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Short term success is defined as households who were once homeless moving into a rental unit of their choosing, with a lease in their name.      
Long-Term Success Long term success is defined as households who were once homeless maintaining permanent housing of their choosing for a minimum of 6 months.    
Program Success Monitored By Program data is tracked in hard copy client files and utilizing homeless management information system online system. 
Examples of Program Success Due to the growing need of the homeless in our community, Hillcrest has expanded the rapid re-housing program, tripling its capacity to serve the homeless. From 2016-2018, the program grew from serving 10 households at a point in time, to 30 households at a single point in time, and added a specific program component to assist homeless youth.    
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Tom Lally
Term Start Oct 2017
Experience


Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Scott CooperJan 1995 - Sept 2017
Senior Staff
Title VP of Development
Title VP of Programs
Title Development Coordinator
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 17
Paid Part-Time Staff 6
Paid Contractors 3
Volunteers 1000
Retention Rate 95%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 4
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 1
Other 1
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 14
Male 9
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency 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
Hillcrest has informal collaborative/referral partnerships with numerous area social service agencies, including Kim Wilson Housing, Riverview Nurse Parish, MLM, Salvation Army, Willa Gill, Mt. Carmel, Swope Health, ReDiscover, Truman Medical Center, Community Housing of Wyandotte County and Family Services. 

Hillcrest Transitional Housing collaborates across the metro to provide transitional housing, rapid re-housing & supportive services to homeless & needy households, regardless of geographic origination, to ensure clients gain housing & stability. This collaboration ensures best practices & shared standards of care, so clients are placed in housing & provided services most appropriate for their individual needs.

Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Best Practices in Transitional HousingNational Alliance to End Homelessness2001
Whitney Award for Excellence in Advocacy - Scott Cooper, Executive DirectorHomeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas City2004
Vanderberg Award for Excellence in Service - Lu Ann Ross, Vice President of ProgramsHomeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas City2015
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments The staff at Hillcrest are experienced, dedicated and highly effective. They continue to be a tremendous asset to the communities and clients we serve.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Brennan Tucker
Company Affiliation Attorney at Law
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2019
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Mr. J. King
Company Affiliation Attorney at Law
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2019
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Kelli BucknerLEAD Bank
Joy CampbellCrossFirst Bank
Charley FleenorBordner Roofing & Construction
Bruce HeavnerBoard Member Emeritus
Lisa HodsonAllied Insurance
George KapkeKapke & Willerth, LLC
J. Scott KingAttorney at Law
Barbara MartinUniversity of Central Missouri
Paul RobertsCentral Bank of Midwest
Catalina ThompsonRealtor and Attorney
Brennan TuckerAttorney at Law
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $1,763,031
Projected Expenses $1,733,763
Endowment Value $5,000
Spending Policy Income Only
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990 for Hillcrest Ministries of MidAmerica.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include government, capital campaign, and/or individual contributions.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$1,202,964$241,724$629,039
Administration Expense$294,103$160,817$42,318
Fundraising Expense$167,729$61,753$67,259
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.131.030.90
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%52%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$5,909,014$2,751,907$2,012,485
Current Assets$1,360,283$859,750$323,044
Long-Term Liabilities$189,849$100,000$0
Current Liabilities$5,544$2,935$0
Total Net Assets$5,713,621$2,648,972$2,012,485
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities245.36292.93--
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets3%4%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Hollywood Casino $25,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Individual Donor $15,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Church of the Ascension $12,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose       
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Other Documents
Annual Report2015View
Organization Name Hillcrest Ministries of MidAmerica Inc. dba Hillcrest Transitional Housing
Address P O Box 901924
Kansas City, MO 64190
Primary Phone (816) 994-6934
Contact Email info@hillcrestkc.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Tom Lally
Board Chair Mr. Brennan Tucker
Board Chair Company Affiliation Attorney at Law
Year of Incorporation 2005
Former Names
Hilcrest Transitional Housing of Wyandotte and Johnson County
Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Kansas
Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Eastern Jackson County