Kansas Soup Kitchen/Food Pantry/Thrift Store/Personal Ite >> Kansas City Food Assistance >> Central Ave Center Of Hope, Inc.

  • Name: Central Ave Center Of Hope, Inc.
  • Address: 11 N. 15th Street.
  • City: Kansas City, KS 66102
  • Phone: 913.233.2511
  • Website: http://centralavecenterofhope.org/
  • Contact Email: Director@centralavecenterofhope.org
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  • Description: The Central Avenue Center of Hope is a local agency housed in a converted gymnasium, near downtown Kansas City, Kansas in Wyandotte County, staffed by one full-time employee and many volunteers. The community served consists of many homeless, unemployed or under-employed, low-income individuals and families. Many of our clients face the difficulties of medical conditions, emotional problems, or broken or harmful family relationships. Some are veterans who have not transitioned into mainstream society. Others have become victim to economic or health reversals. Yet others have lost homes and means of support due to substance abuse and/or the stigma of prison records. School-age children lack appropriate clothing and school supplies in order to go to school. The needs of the people of this community are seasonal for some and on a daily basis for others. To fill community needs Central Avenue Center of Hope provides help in several ways. Serves lunch-time meals each week day. Special meals served on Christmas and Thanksgiving. Distributes blankets, coats, and food. Offers a place to rest from the streets during the day. Hot showers and personal item kits consisting of soap, shampoo, a razor, comb, and other donated toiletries. Families depend on the food pantry for distribution of food, school supplies, and distribution of State of Kansas Commodities. The thrift store offers a place to purchase inexpensive clothing, furniture, household items, and toys. Referrals are given for clients who need specialized care or services such as VA Benefits.