City Union Mission

Rating: 3.25 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 1100 E. 11th Street Kansas City MO 64106 USA

Mission: City Union Mission is an evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women, and children who are poor or homeless.

Extend a "hand up" to those in need at our website at CityUnionMission.org orthrough GKCCF by clickinghere.

Programs: Extend a "hand up" to those in need at our website at CityUnionMission.org orthrough GKCCF by clickinghere.

Thousands of homeless people find shelter from the streets through theHotline for the Homeless, a service of City Union Mission. Men, womenand families call the Hotline for the Homeless at (816) 474-4599 to find out whichKansas City shelters can provide temporary shelter for the night. TheHotline, a free service, works with other shelters to provide accurateinformation 24 hours a day, handling around 19,000 calls each year.

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Rating: 2 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

its a cool place filled with more crack heads than real life homeless people. Most people that stay there get fat gov checks and dont want a home so they could spend money on crack and beer. but its a cool place to be if you dont have any money. they should charge people who get over 600$$ and stay there for more than 3 mos.lol

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a terrific organization that truly serves Christ and serves the greater Kansas City community by providing help to those in need. It is well run, lean and focused on helping people. Jesus came to serve and to give. It stands to reason that God desires the same for us. God is using City Union Mission to change lives for His kingdom. Please support them generously.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Someone recently wrote a review that I want to respond to since I'm named and described as dishonest. City Union Mission did indeed transfer management of our thrift stores to a service that specializes in this area. Thrift employees who were interested in continuing their employment with the new management service were invited to apply for new positions. Several did and were hired. Our thrift stores are still owned by City Union Mission and profits continue to be used for the various programs of the Mission. Those dollars raised and given to the Mission are used to help feed and shelter the up to 400 men, women, and children in our shelters each day and night. Our thrift stores continue to be used as training sites for men on our 1 year Christian Life Program and our northeast Kansas City store continues to be our "give away" store because about 80% of what goes out the doors is given away to the poor.

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Rating: 1 stars  

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In December of 2011 the City Union Mission terminated all of there employees from the thrift operations. This was over 25 employees. The Mission then hired a management company to take over there thrift store operations. This operation went from a not for profit to a for profit operation. In tough times tough choices have to be made. But questions of honesty have to be raised when the Mission continues to make the public think that donations and money from these operations are going to the Mission. On August 15th the Mission CEO Dan Doty gave an interview to local TV station KSHB about the grand opening of there new thrift store. They have also posted stories on there web site about there new thrift store. This is misleadign they are not operating these thrift stores. The donations to these thrift stores do not go to the Mission. The employees of these stores are not Mission employees. Unlike previously the staff do not even have to be supportive of a faith related belief. The profits of these stores are not going directly to Mission operations. At the worse the Mission and Mr. Doty are lying at best they are misleading the public into thinking this is a mIssion operated business. There is a lack of FULL DISCLOSURE. Shame on you Mr. Doty and your alleged Christian organzation.

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2012

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