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For many individuals, it's just the beginning of another day of struggle

For others, the recently disabled or unemployed, it is a new way of life as they learn how to navigate a system they never thought they'd need. Their average annual income of $3,000 to $9,600 is immediately consumed with the basic needs of survival for themselves and their families…shelter, utilities and food. Many of the Center's clients are the "working poor" who live so close to the edge of poverty that a minor obstacle such as a car breakdown can lead to a downward financial spiral that's impossible to reverse. They are trapped in a cycle of dead-end jobs without benefits or opportunities for advancement, and every day is a struggle to simply survive. Without assistance, they will be facing eviction, utility shut-offs and worsening medical conditions. They will fall behind with little hope of catching up.


"Poverty is the worst form of violence" Gandhi

Our Mission
The mission of Redemptorist Social Services Center is to prevent a temporary crisis from becoming a permanent tragedy. The Center's programs of assistance stabilize individuals, families and neighborhoods, with long-term results benefiting the entire community.

Redemptorist Social Services Center is a nonsectarian, 501(c) 3 non-profit agency, and has provided a lifeline to the poor and elderly of metropolitan Kansas City since 1986. Our comprehensive programs of Emergency Client Assistance, Senior Services, Legal Assistance and Health Maintenance address their most basic needs by providing over 1,900 critical client assists each month with shelter, utility and medical needs, food, clothing and transportation. The staff of Redemptorist Center offers a combined total of over 50 years of experience dedicated to making a substantial difference in the lives of people in crisis.

Our mission involves:
1)  Helping to assure the immediate survival of the low income and aging populations in metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri.
2)  Helping to prevent people in our community from becoming or staying homeless.
3)  Ministering to the physical, social and economic needs of the elderly.
4)  Seeking long range solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty.

For many individuals, it's just the beginning of another day of struggle

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