The church will provide a drop-in center for Independence homeless youth who are still attending school working in partnership with three major non-profits.
A pilot program, starting in May, was approved by the Administrative Cabinet and the Trustees during a joint meeting April 7. Mission Committee members also participated.
The drop-in program will be a couple of hours after school on Thursdays during May while school still in session.
The church will provide space, food and hygiene products. Program support will be provided by Drumm Farm Center for Children, reStart and Synergy. The three groups support similar drop in efforts in Blue Springs and Kansas City and were looking for an Independence location.