Street Outreach Services (SOS) is a mobile community based unit providing social intervention services to youth ages 12-21 who are couch surfing, getting kicked out of the house, thinking about leaving home, experiencing homelessness as a part of a family, or living on the streets.

The Issue Locally

Over 7,000 homeless students have been identified in the Kansas City Metroplitan area and at least 2,500 of those students are youth. Since 2008 poverty has steadily grown across the metro area and since 2000, Johnson County Kansas’ poverty rate has nearly doubled. KidsTLC’s SOS program is the only program serving homeless youth in Johnson County.

Services

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Behavioral Health services
  • Access to shelter or other housing options
  • Legal documentation assistance
  • Employment and education support
  • Case management
  • Food, clothing, and hygiene items

SOS Hotline Card

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Resources

Kansas City Homeless Services Resource Guide