The Kitchen

Shelter details

  • Added Apr 12, 2016 | Last Update Sep 16, 2021
  • 1630 N. Jefferson Ave
       Springfield, MO 65803
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  • (417) 837-1500

Mission Statement

"KSMU seeks to inform, to entertain and "to encourage the exploration of ideas and their application to citizenship.""
- Source: The Kitchen website


The kitchen, inc. provides temporary housing for homeless women and families through the Emergency Shelter program.

The shelter, located in two buildings on The Kitchen, Inc. campus, is critical in getting people off the streets and on a path to permanent housing.

Case managers work with each individual to assess their needs and barriers before moving into another housing program of The Kitchen, Inc.

These barriers can range from addictions and mental and physical health issues to education and employment and legal issues.

Case managers also evaluate the condition, experiences and skills of those in need.

Together, residents and case managers formulate goals and design a plan which utilizes these experiences, interests and skills to move each person out of homelessness and toward independence and self-sufficiency.

Question & Answers (6)

  1. Is this shelter free?
  2. Do they accept donations at this shelter?
  3. Do they allow Pets at this shelter?
  4. How old do you have to be to stay here?
  5. How long can you stay at this shelter?
  6. How do you get into this shelter?

Comments (2)

  1. avatar
    Moss.karen says

    Do you need household donations? What type of donations do you need or use?

  2. avatar
    Ladyspiderweb says

    My brother and his two dogs are homeless. He was robbed and his truck stolen and totaled. He is in need of a place to live with his dogs and food and personal hygiene products. I have helped him as much as I can and cannot do any more. He also needs help with alcohol addiction

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