Heroes Home Gate

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After his service in Vietnam, our founder, Brother Wayne White, had a special place in his heart for his fellow veterans. This led to his establishing a program to address Veteran homelessness in 2009.

Our program provides homeless male veterans with a short-term home, three nutritious meals per day and 24/7 staff supervision. This service is offered in partnership with the U.S. Veterans Administration through the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans initiative.

The Heroes Home Gate program has successfully placed over 80% of those who have stayed with us into permanent housing. We provide a healthy, homelike environment, where nearly 100 homeless male veterans each year are able to escape the daily struggle for survival. Besides basic food and shelter, residents receive a variety of support services.

These services allow our Veterans to work toward securing permanent housing, investigate career options, and take advantage of the services available to them through the VA. Once our Veterans have obtained housing, we assist them with furniture and other household items to successfully move into their own homes.


For more information about Heroes Home Gate, call (816) 863-8224 or email our Director at wjbailey@kcfootprints.org.

To support this program, please consider a monetary donation, item donation, or purchasing our merchandise.

For entrance into the program, contact Kansas City VA Homeless Veterans Services or call (877) 424-3838

See the Kansas City Star article about our facility – “Homeless veterans in Kansas City get a place to hang their hats”  (08/30/2014)