Three mayors got together today to make a proclamation on behalf of Hillcrest Transitional Housing Center, 728 N. 31st St., Kansas City, Kan.
The event was packed with kids and community members who heard the proclamations from Kansas City Kan., Mayor Mark Holland, Bonner Springs Mayor Jeff Harrington and Edwardsville Mayor John McTaggart.
The Hillcrest program, according to information from the center, is designed to move families and youth from homelessness to self-sufficiency. It is designed to give homeless families and youth the motivation and training needed to break the poverty-welfare cycle and lead an independent life.
The program offers tough love with a caring environment, according to information from the center. It meets housing needs with a furnished apartment, and provides professional services such as medical, auto repair and legal assistance, weekly counseling sessions for problem-solving, employment, budgeting, and parenting.
After the homeless get on their feet with a new job and a new place to live, they are provided with continued counseling and encouragement, according to information from the center.
A burn ban is still in effect today for Kansas City, Kan.
A spokesman for the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department stated that there is an outdoor fire risk today because of dry conditions, and the wind is a factor.
All residents who have burn permits today are asked to refrain from any outdoor burning until further notice, the spokesman said.
Any resident with a burn permit for today may go to the nearest fire station to request a burn permit for whenever the burn ban is lifted, according to the spokesman. Outdoor burn permits must be issued 24 hours before the three-day burn permit starts.