On August 2nd, a new spirit of optimism and collaboration was evident in Missouri as Missouri Democrats and Republicans, urban and rural, private sector and residents came together to celebrate changing the lives of 100+ formerly homeless veterans at St. Michael’s Veterans Center in Kansas City, Missouri. “I’ve visited St. Michael's and the stories I heard are amazing,” said Governor Parson (fourth from left in photo) who was joined by Mayor James of Kansas City and Mayor Krewson of St. Louis. Everyone expressed how impressed they were with the property’s design, as well as the comprehensive support services provided to homeless or at-risk veterans including:
- Individual and family counseling
- Addiction rehabilitation
- Limited short stay emergency shelter
- Job skills training & employment assistance program
- Outpatient medical resources
- Wheelchair accessible apartments
- Transportation and more
Financing for the St. Michael’s project was provided in large part through federal and state low-income housing tax credits, as well as the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) and U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation.
The development team of St. Michael’s Veterans Center includes The Yarco Companies and its principals Cliff and Johnathan Cohn; Catholic Charities (Kansas City-St. Joseph); City of Kansas City, Missouri; General Contractor 4Sight Construction Group; and Rosemann & Associates, P.C. architectural and design firm.