Search
Close this search box.

Needs Met. Lives Transformed.

Serving Our City’s Homeless & Hurting

Since 1924, we’ve offered hope to men, women and children struggling with huge challenges. Homelessness. Addiction. Poverty.

We start by extending a welcoming hand and helping to meet their immediate needs – food, shelter, clothing.

From there, we offer them a new foundation for their lives through Christ – and life-changing programs that move them toward physical, emotional and spiritual wholeness.

Needs met. Lives transformed.

It’s only possible because of your support!

Make a Difference Now

Your generosity will help meet people’s immediate needs… and support them as they transform their lives through God’s love.
this helps the most

Hope Beyond Gala

When: Sunday, September 15, 2024 (founded 100 years ago today September 15, 1924)
Time: 5:00pm

Special Speaker: Wayne Simien

Dress Code: Semi Formal or Roaring 20’s dress is recommended.

RSVP Deadline: August 23rd

Sign up here

h

Transformed Lives

“I look forward to tomorrow!”

The love YOU share – gives neighbors like Justin hope for a better life…

Hope

Transformed Lives

Transformed Lives

“I look forward to tomorrow!”

The love YOU share – gives neighbors like Justin hope for a better life…

Hope

"I came here looking for God and I found Him."

Gregory is grateful & blessed this Thanksgiving because of your support. you’ve given him hope and new life this holiday!

How Your Support Makes a Difference

This past year, your gifts blessed the lives of those we serve in extraordinary ways! Thanks to you, thousands of men, women and children found help & hope here:​

Nights of Shelter
0
MEALS SERVED
0
MEDICAL SERVICES PROVIDED
0
PEOPLE IN OUR SHELTERS EACH DAY
0
DECISIONS FOR CHRIST
0
KIDS ATTEND CAMP
0
PROGRAM GRADUATES
0
GUESTS RECEIVED VEHICLES
0

More Ways to Take Action

current-needs

Current Needs

Here are the food items & daily essentials we need most.

donate-a-car

Donate a Car

Give someone dignity and independence on their road to a better life.

employment-opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Consider a career with a purpose!

Mission Christmas

Help thousands of income-qualified families and individuals enjoy the holidays.

News & Updates from the Mission

Connect

“I locked my pain away. I had walls up all the time.”

Her life looked perfect from the outside, but on the inside, Debbie was being torn apart by the secret she carried. “I was a wreck, a complete mess.”

Read More »

hope-lives-here

Hope Lives Here Podcast

Explore the Mission’s history, who works here, and discover how the Mission ministers to the poor and homeless in our community through its programs and services.

Read More »

Let’s Get Social!

We are on Instagram
Dave Capp, from IT at the Mission, plays hymns for the guests at our L. Minor Care Center during chapel. The men help choose the song and either join in or relax and enjoy the music as Dave sings and plays his guitar.
City Union Mission goes through about 20 pillows a month. St. Luke's Hospice House donated enough pillows to provide comfort to our weary guests until potentially the end of the year!  What a blessing!

If you have product or services you would like to donate to give hope to our mission, please email: corporaterelations@cityunionmission.org.
Our youth department had a visit from a former student that came to the Vanderberg Youth Center during our after school program. He is graduating high school next week and he took time to read with one of our younger students during our education time!  We were so happy to see him and love staying connected with those that have been part of the VYC.
On Monday evenings, the guests at our L. Minor Care Center attend a life recovery group.  Then, on Tuesday mornings, we touch base to search for ways to find the joy in all circumstances and journeys.

Rejoice always, pray continually and give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16
Youth With a Mission KC (or YWAM KC) has begun a new partnership with the Mission to come serve here every 2 weeks.  This last time, they arrived with 11 people and completed a variety of tasks, such as loading in our Blessing Zone, creating hygiene kits, clean-up, and some new Christmas prep.  Their next visits in May will help us prepare for our school uniform campaign and then get us fully prepped for our Ladies Bible Study Camp.
5K Run/Walk with Gusto — Tomorrow! May 20th, 8:00-10:30 am
3390 SW Fascination Drive
Lees Summit, MO US 64081 
This 5K Run/Walk with Gusto is in honor of Steve Hula, Former Owner of Gusto Coffee Shop.  Some of the proceeds go to City Union Mission! This event starts and ends at Gusto Coffee shop.  The route winds throughout the beautiful Longview Lake in Jackson County. This is truly a community event!  There are serious runners at the front of the line... then kids on bikes, and walkers with dogs and strollers bringing up the rear!  Awards given to both male/female 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  Come join us!
Cost is $32 
Registration ends May 20, 2023 at 7:00am
Sign up here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MO/LeesSummit/5KRunWalkwithGusto
You are invited to attend our Open House where you can tour our Men’s Center and Christian Life Center and learn a little more about the programs and services at City Union Mission that you help support! 2-days and 3 tour times to choose from! Refreshments provided. To register, please visit https://secure.qgiv.com/for/missionopenhouse
Community Covenant Church of Lenexa held a Truck Drop Off Event on May 7th during their Sunday services. They invited a vehicle from the Mission to be present during the event and collected canned goods for our Food Warehouse. Thank you CCC for collecting 538 pounds of canned goods for the Mission!
Recently the New Life Program (NLP) celebrated the end of the school year with our volunteer group from Fellowship Greenwood. In connection with Cinco de Mayo the NLP and Greenwood enjoyed the evening with a Mexican style dinner and lawn games. We appreciate the time Greenwood takes throughout the school year to let our residents know how special and loved they are.
The youth choir from 4th Baptist Church from Plymouth, MN came to the Kansas City area to perform with their beautiful voices and handbells. They sang songs about the goodness of God and the precious gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ. They even sang a song in Latin! This group of 75 very energetic high schoolers performed a concert for guests at our Men's Center on the first evening and our Women & Family Center the next night. They brought a lot of hope, joy and fun into the lives of those we serve.  So beautifully done.  Such an amazing ministry they have!
5K Run/Walk with Gusto — May 20th, 8:00-10:30 am
3390 SW Fascination Drive
Lees Summit, MO US 64081 
This 5K Run/Walk with Gusto is in honor of Steve Hula, Former Owner of Gusto Coffee Shop.  Some of the proceeds go to City Union Mission! This event starts and ends at Gusto Coffee shop.  The route winds throughout the beautiful Longview Lake in Jackson County. This is truly a community event!  There are serious runners at the front of the line... then kids on bikes, and walkers with dogs and strollers bringing up the rear!  Awards given to both male/female 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  Come join us!
Cost is $32 
Registration ends May 20, 2023 at 7:00am 
Sign up here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MO/LeesSummit/5KRunWalkwithGusto
The Mission presented a plaque to Gashland Evangelical Presbyterian Church for providing special event meals. We are also thankful for their volunteering at our Community Assistance and with Camp CUMCITO preparations. Thank you GEPC for the many years of supporting the City Union Mission and those we serve together!
This error message is only visible to WordPress admins
There has been a problem with your Instagram Feed.