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Mt. Carmel Redevelopment Corporation


Address

1130 Troup Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas 66104

Mission

At Mt. Carmel Redevelopment Corporation (MCRC) our mission is to improve the quality of life for residents of Northeast Wyandotte County through community revitalization and economic development. We envision safe, revitalized neighborhoods with quality, affordable housing, access to basic human services and sustained economic development.

MCRC focuses its work under three primary initiatives: affordable housing, health and human services, and homeless services. These wrap-around services intertwine to support the whole person and community. Our affordable housing creates the physical infrastructure to ensure residents have access to safe, quality, and stable housing. Health and human services provide for basic physical needs, mental health needs, life skills, and emotional support. Finally, homeless services provide support for all of the needs of the most vulnerable members of our community.

In the last 28 years, MCRC has invested $28 million in the physical redevelopment of our neighborhood. Key achievements in this area include the construction of the Breidenthal Community Center, the construction of 16 new homes, the removal of 125 dangerous homes, the construction of a 61-unit senior living complex, and the construction of six units of transitional housing.

MCRC’s health and human services programs are designed to benefit both individuals and the community as a whole. Community services include a food kitchen, food and hygiene pantry, classes, health fairs, health screenings, life-skills workshops and on-site mental and physical health practitioners.

Through a contract with the Unified Government, MCRC is the managing agent of the Wilhelmina “Willa” Gill Multi-Service Center (WGC). Much of our direct client interaction occurs here. WGC delivers vital, on-site services and case management for families and individuals that are homeless or at immediate risk of homelessness. People arrive at the WGC most often for a hot meal; it is the largest food kitchen in northeast Wyandotte County. But they come back for other services, such as grab and go food, voicemail services, mailbox services, clothing, hygiene items, and case management.

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