City Union Mission opened its doors in September 1924 in the City Market area which was known as ‘skid row’ at the time.  Over the years they’ve continued to expand and provide warm beds, nutritious food and a place of safety for thousands of poverty-stricken and homeless men, women, and children.  City Union Mission receives no government support and is not a United Way agency. The Mission depends completely on the gifts of God’s people – individuals, churches, groups, foundations, and businesses who have a heart for the poor and homeless in Kansas City.

City Union Mission offers separate emergency shelters for men, for women, and for families; long-term recovery programs for men, women, and families; after-school and summer programs for youth; summer camp for kids ages 4-16; and three thrift stores.

To learn more about the services provided and ways to help, visit the FAQ page on the website here.


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