Overnight Emergency Shelter
reStart's Overnight Emergency Shelter (OES) guests are provided with a clean and safe environment away from the ravages of the street. They are greeted warmly, provided with a bed and clean linens, a hygiene kit, and given an opportunity to wash their clothes, take a hot shower and have access to a phone. A substantial evening meal, snacks and then a full hot breakfast are provided. Security is paramount for our OES guests: reStart staff monitor the shelter and work closely with law enforcement and MAST medical emergency services to ensure their safety.
-- OES shelters 90 singles (56 male and 34 females) each night.
-- Mental health screenings and on-site counseling are provided.
-- Substance abuse counseling with Addiction Recovery Today program meets daily.
-- reStart’s Health Care programs, in conjunction with community health care providers, offer health education workshops, primary and preventive care, nutrition education, and health benefits advocacy.
-- Quarterly TB testing and monthly HIV/AIDS testing are offered.
-- Housing and income services allow guests to move into transitional and permanent housing programs.
-- Council provides employment referrals, advocacy and financial literacy education.
-- In partnership with Legal Aid of Western Missouri, guests receive legal services.
-- Domestic Violence Support is provided through partnerships with MOSCA and the KCPD.
Program Successes in 2011:
- reStart provided 36,740 bednights to 1,421 unduplicated homeless individuals
- 96% of clients availed themselves to at least one support service
- 15% of clients moved into the Transitional Living Program
- 16% of clients obtained employment