SAVE, Inc. was founded in 1986 by courageous volunteers who recognized the dire need to provide people with AIDS who had lost their homes, a place to die with dignity. With few resources and a firm belief in the need to help others, those volunteers established SAVE Home in midtown Kansas City and the first AIDS-specific hospice in the state of Missouri.
What began more than 30 years ago as a mere 8-bedroom hospice, SAVE Inc. has since expanded its campus to include seven residential buildings making up 66 units, and to providing housing and housing solutions to over 900 households every month in 15 counties on both sides of the state line. Because of these efforts, we have become the largest processor of tenant-based rental assistance vouchers in Missouri.
Housing is not just an essential 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 additionally serve those dealing with a mental illness or substance abuse, in addition to those living with HIV/AIDS. All of our clients are struggling with issues of self-worth, homelessness, social discrimination, basic healthcare, and poverty.
To help those who are socially and medically disadvantaged throughout Kansas City, we offer 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.