Mission Terms & Abbreviations
Men’s Center (MC) – MC, at 1108 E. 10th St., includes the Men’s Shelter, Men’s Ministry Director, Shelter Administrator and Assistant Shelter Administrator, Men’s Chaplain, Administrative Assistant, Counselor, Case Managers, Medical Services and Infirmary, and Kitchen Administrator.
Christian Life Center (CLC) – CLC, at 1111 E. 10th St., houses the men in the Christian Life Program, the CLP Staff, and the Learning Center.
Christian Life Program (CLP) – CLP is the long-term recovery program for men. The men on the program are also referred to as “CLP”.
Administration Building (Admin) – Admin, at 1100 E. 11th St., includes the offices of the CEO and the Officers, along with Development, IT, Business Office, and other administrative personnel.
Food Warehouse – Food Warehouse, at 1020 E. 10th St., holds all food storage.
1700 Warehouse – 1700 Warehouse, at 1700 E. 8th St., houses the Transportation and Community Assistance departments. It also provides storage for seasonal items, hygiene, paper, and all non-food items.
Family Center (FC) – Family ministries are housed in the block of Wabash and Olive at 13th St. including Emergency Family Shelter, Vanderberg Youth Ministries, and the New Life Center. The offices of the Family Ministries Director, Administrative Assistant, Shelter Administrator, Case Managers, New Life Program Administrator, Counselors, and Learning Center are also located at the Family Center.
Family Shelter (FS) – FS, at 1310 Wabash, is the facility and program for overnight homeless women and family units. This includes 25 rooms (23 family, 2 single women dorms), for a total of 121 beds for single women, single mothers, single fathers, married couples, and married couples with children.
New Life Center (NLC) – NLC, at 1301 Olive, just west of the Family Center, houses the women and families on the New Life Program.
New Life Program (NLP) – NLP is the long-term recovery program for single women and family units. The families on the program are also referred to as “NLP”.
Transitional Living Program (TLP) – TLP is an apartment facility in Kansas City that provides subsidized housing for 6-12 months, as an option for men who are graduates of the Christian Life Program.
Vanderberg Youth Center (VYC) – This wing of the Family Center houses the Vanderberg Youth ministries, a summer and after-school program for community and shelter children.
Community Assistance – Community Assistance, located in the 1700 E. 8th St. building, distributes food, clothing, and household items to the community and homeless clients. Back-to-School, Thanksgiving, and Christmas assistance is done here. Administrator Lydia Allen handles Utility Assistance, when funds are available.
Thrift Stores – Our thrift stores are: City Thrift Outlet at 2301 Lexington in Northeast KC, City Thrift at 7740 Wornall in South KC; and City Thrift at 11186 Antioch Rd in Overland Park.
The Farm – Opportunity Farm, is an extension of the Christian Life Program, located in Warsaw, Mo.
Camp CUMCITO – This is our City Union Mission Camp in the Ozarks.