Housing Navigation Center
Lotus Care House is the first Housing Navigation Center in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
A Housing Navigation Center is a housing-focused alternative to emergency shelter. Whereas emergency shelters focus on single-stay beds for individuals needing immediate relief from sleeping on the streets, a Navigation Center like Lotus Care House is focused on helping individuals on their journey to permanent housing.
Through a collaboration with the Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness, the Lotus Care House Navigation Center focuses on providing houseless individuals with a short-term stay, coupled with housing-focused skills development and resource connections targeted at resolving their current episode of homelessness.
WHAT IS A HOUSING NAVIGATION CENTER?
Lotus Care House guests move into their new permanent housing apartment.
Lotus Care House team with guests helping them move into their new apartment.
Guests participate in a creative writing session with partners from Poetry for Personal Power.
Volunteers from VolunteerKC help paint a storage room that will become a food pantry for guests.
Lotus Care House team member moving guest items to be transported to their new apartment.
Volunteers from VolunteerKC help move donated items.
Guests participate in an art session led by partners from University Health PEER Center.