Home, Sweet, Home Homeless Ministry, LLC was started in 2009 due to a growing concern of unmet needs for homelessness in Independence, KS. HSH is the only shelter serving homeless men in the surrounding counties. Our approach is to assess their situation and then assist them with their needs. Our goal is aiding them in restoring their lives and integrating them back into the community. We assist men in finding employment, housing, medical attention and in working through legal issues to accomplish independent living once they have moved on from the shelter.
In the latter part of 2017, we opened the first family crisis home in Montgomery County called the Hope House. We have been able to guide families back into independent living with our 3-month program. The Hope House program gives families the ability to restart their lives by assisting in finding employment and by providing food, clothing and housing.
Our shelters have had a lasting, positive impact on our community by giving homeless, broken families a hand up to restore them to a productive and stable way of living. Our data shows that 66% of the homeless have a high school diploma or GED. This has enabled them to gain permanent employment with local businesses. Our data also shows that 62% of our residents are local which confirms a great need for HSH services in Montgomery County and its surrounding areas. We are aggressive in collecting data to further improve the benefits we provide through the HSH Ministry. We have assisted over 425 people since 2010, and 68 of them were from 2017 alone. These numbers include the elderly and homeless U.S. Veterans. People who are given the opportunity to better their lives leave a lasting impact on their families AND our community. They need our intercession on their behalf. This need is real, and we are committed to meeting this need.
Christopher Mitchell – Director