For more than 30 years, Shalom House has offered shelter and hospitality to homeless men in Kansas City, Kansas. Originally started as a Catholic Worker House, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas assumed operation of the house in 2008.
Each day, Shalom House opens its doors to 24 men of all faiths in need of shelter, food and companionship. Services are provided at no charge and include a safe place to sleep, eat dinner and breakfast, shower (toiletries and other necessities provided), do laundry and get clothing. In addition, men get employment assistance as well as referrals for medical care. Most of all, the men have the support of people who genuinely care about their life and future. They find the resources and the encouragement that they need to help them develop a plan to successfully transition to permanent housing.
How You Can Help
Volunteers are the cornerstone of Shalom House’s ability to provide services to these men in need of help. Hundreds of volunteers devote their time, talent and treasure to support the program. Each evening, volunteer groups from families, churches, community organizations, civic groups and companies prepare, serve and share dinner with the guests. Shalom House is always in need of more volunteers as well as financial support and gifts in-kind of items that can be used at the House.