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Youth Housing

Our youth housing program focuses on youth ages 16-24.  As one of the most vulnerable populations in our community, youth homelessness affects us all.  When youth have no home, their future becomes unclear.

We know the challenges and we know that in order to stabilize young people, we must first give them a home where they can sleep, do homework and study, and prepare for their day of classes. Through our programs, we work to provide a new picture of the future and a chance to change a life at a point where support is crucial.

Our staff and organizers work hand -in-hand with our schools to assist in increasing access to education and vocational training.

Our mentors and tutors work with our youth participants to assist in re connection with family and high school graduation.  They stay with them to guide, and support, and keep participants on their chosen path.

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Meekaaeel Jones                              Youth Program Director

Mr. Jones is a crucial component of the success of Transitions for Life.  A graduate of Avila University in Psychology and emphasis in behavioral health, his expertise strengthens our youth programs and provides a clear captain to navigate the intricate waters of youth programming and management.

His leadership provides our program with a longevity plan that bolsters the effectiveness and capability of his staff and the Board of Directors.  Dedicated, smart, and committed to assisting young people reach their true heights, Mr. Jones continues to be the best part of our Youth Programs and the development and success of our youth.

For more information about our youth programs you can reach Mr. Jones at 816-410-9252 x721 or by email at [email protected]



Young adults are subject to many social pressures.  Through our mentors, our youth are given opportunities they need to obtain skills and handle mounting social pressures.


Our tutoring programs assist our young adults to master academic skills, increase grades, and obtain higher test scores.  Their assistance is invaluable in providing our youth with needed support toward their educational attainment goals.


Transitions for Life counseling programs provide trained counselors for support, and when necessary, intervention.  These counselors work to navigate our youth through many of life’s barriers and challenges.

Case Management

Our case managers facilitate the achievement of our client's wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation.  We collaborate with service providers, and connect clients with appropriate providers and resources while ensuring the care provided is safe, effective, client-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.

How to Get started

For admission to the youth program, please download our forms and submit them to [email protected]

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 816-410-9252 or stop by our office at 800 Westport Rd. Kansas City, MO 64111.

Youth Intake Form

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How can you help?

If you or someone you know needs housing, we are accepting requests online.

Get on the waiting list now!  Availability is first come first serve.