SAVE, Inc. was founded in 1986 by courageous volunteers who recognized the dire need for housing, support, and dignity for those dying from HIV/AIDS. With few resources and a firm belief in the need to help others, they established SAVE Home in midtown Kansas City, the first AIDS-specific hospice in the state of Missouri.
What began more than 30 years ago as a mere 8-bedroom hospice has since expanded to 7 total residences offering 66 units of housing and nearly 600 rental assistance vouchers for individuals throughout the greater Kansas City metro area.
In that time, we’ve learned that housing is not just an important part of HIV care, it’s a powerful tool for helping those struggling with other impoverishing illnesses. To that end, we expanded our mission so that we could also serve those managing a mental illness or substance abuse, in addition to those living with HIV/AIDS. All SAVE, Inc. clients are struggling with issues of self-worth, homelessness, social discrimination, basic healthcare, and poverty.
In order to help those who are socially and medically disadvantaged throughout Kansas City, SAVE, Inc. offers a variety of different housing solutions – all with the common goal of helping our clients transition from instability into permanent housing where they can regain their health and dignity.