Thursday, February 27, 2020

Downtown Kansas City reStart Shelter Shutting Down Despite Rising Homeless Population Near The Loop

Right now we're sharing a word of warning and guide to an upcoming population shift as local notice and stats confirm more homeless on local streets . . .

"Working to dig itself out of a gaping financial hole, the nonprofit homeless services agency, reStart, is phasing out the 90-bed shelter for single adults it operates just east of downtown, at 918 E. Ninth St. “Yeah, it’s going to be painful,” said reStart CEO Stephanie Boyer."

Read more from this EXTENSIVE update on a move that will put more homeless on local streets insider the loop:

Downtown Homeless Shelter On Brink of Closure

People who work to eliminate homelessness say the service network is like a chain - if one link fails, the whole system breaks. It is of little value, for instance, to walk somebody back from a psychotic episode or an alcohol bender only to find that longer term counseling is unavailable.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Downtown Council at work.

Anonymous said...

Good riddance. It was a blight on the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Downtown's competing with Nancy Pelosi

Anonymous said...

Something doesn't smell right with this one, no pun intended.

Anonymous said...

The residents of the shelter should all claim to be "artists".
KCMO government would then be able to justify coming up with $1million to give an "arts festival" another try.
Take a read on how money is actually spent by these elected clowns and tailor your "needs" accordingly!
Momentum!

Anonymous said...

BREAKING!!!!!!!!!

Gaping hole said to be painful!

Mayor Lucas assessing the situation, pledges to plug the gap.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Why won't the city give them the money to stay open?

Does Kansas City only support corporate welfare?

Everyone in America is constantly in danger of becoming homeless.

All it takes is one catastrophic illness.

Anonymous said...

Because people like Byron steal and take advantage of our over taxed asses. Everywhere I look there is help wanted signs. Nobody that wants to work will be homeless. Byron is a lying thief Ruth fucker.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you give them money Byron. Better yet why not invite about 4 of then to go live with you? Our tax dollars pay for where you live so lets make use of the space you're not using.

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