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 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.
"Community" is VCP's middle name for a reason; VCP Village is a project for the community, by the community. We need you! Join us and be a part of a mission that ends Veteran homelessness in Kansas City.
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The VCP Outreach Center provides a variety of support services to Veterans in the Kansas City metro area.
Veterans are asked to bring a form of military verification (ie: DD-214 with picture ID, VA ID card, or state issued ID with military designation). If you do not have an ID, you can request a copy of your DD-214 at the National Archives or call VCP for assistance.
Walk-In Services include:
Food and Hygiene Kits
RideKC Veterans Pass
4th Wednesday Commissary (7:30 am - 3 pm)
Food, clothing, and other items, free of charge
Services by Appointment include:
Career Coach/Employment Supports
Discharge Upgrade Services
Military Documentation Services
VCP OUTREACH CENTER
8825 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64131
9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm | Friday
4th Wednesday of each month
7:30 am - 3 pm
(Veteran ID required)
Veterans may shop for food, clothing, and other items, free of charge. Lunch served from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
emergency assistance funds.
VCP provides financial assistance and case management to Veterans in the Kansas City or Northern Colorado area who are experiencing a financial crisis, prioritizing those at risk for homelessness.
A trained VCP case manager will work with each eligible Veteran to create a plan that addresses immediate needs and promotes long-term stability. Please note that all financial assistance is sent directly to a mortgage company, landlord, or creditor once approved. VCP can only support one emergency financial request per household.
Emergency Assistance applications are open to Veterans with permanent addresses in the following Kansas City metro-area counties:
Applying for Funds.
To apply for funds, please visit the Veterans Outreach Center at 8825 Troost (KC, MO 64131) or call 816-599 - 6503 during regular business hours.
For all requests, you will need copies of the following documents:
DD214 or proof of Veteran status (VA ID card, Veteran designation on state ID, etc.)
A bill or landlord letter for the housing expense
Income verification/last paystub
Post Traumatic Stress
Jobs for Veterans (Type "jobs for veterans" in Google followed by your military occupation code)
Director of Operations