VCP Village, located at 89th and Troost in Kansas City, Missouri, is an innovative community of 49 tiny houses for Veterans experiencing homelessness. The homes range in size from 240 to 320 square feet, meet all local city code requirements, and connect to city utility services. Approximately 70% of the Village construction was performed by community volunteers.
The Village Community Center serves as "base camp" for the Village, providing a hub for VCP’s robust wraparound services as well as a place for residents to connect with one another and with the community. The 4,600 square foot center features a fellowship hall, medical and dental offices, a veterinarian clinic, commercial kitchen, computer lab, and offices for onsite support staff.
Many Veterans arrive at VCP Village with little more than the pain, uncertainty, and loneliness of life on the streets. The tiny house provides everything he or she needs to live with dignity and safety; new furniture, appliances, housewares, bedding, and utilities, free of charge. More importantly, the Village provides sanctuary and the emotional space needed for the Veteran and VCP's Veteran Support Services team to thoroughly address the underlying causes of his or her homelessness.
Together, the Veteran and VCP's specially-trained case managers work to achieve incremental, lasting results in the areas of health and wellness, education, employment, financial literacy, and the development of a personal support network. When the Veteran is ready, VCP assists him or her in securing a permanent housing solution. Not only does the Veteran take the entire contents of the tiny house with them, they take the ongoing support of the Village as well. Many alumni return for weekly Veterans Coffee Bar and other social activities.
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Veterans Outreach Center.
VCP's Veterans Outreach Center provides walk-in support services to Kansas City metro-area Veterans.
Free RideKC Veterans Pass
Food and hygiene kits
Discharge upgrade services
Military documentation services