PRIDE Haven

PRIDE Haven is a safe, judgement-free drop-in center for LGBTQIA+ young adults, ages 18-24, who are facing homelessness. We offer an inclusive environment, access to supportive services, connection to community resources, and a place to rest and relax.

PRIDE Haven’s Services

Supportive Staff & Case Management

  • Connect with our staff for individualized support in a safe, judgement-free environment

Outreach and Connection to Resources

  • If PRIDE Haven is not able to offer the services you need, our staff can connect you to other community resources

Transportation

  • Transportation assistance for appointments for job and housing searches and more

Healthy Meals

  • Lunch and dinner provided

Shower and Laundry Facilities

  • Refresh with a hot shower
  • Hygiene and laundry supplies provided
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Computer Access

  • Computers and internet to help you connect with loved ones and resources

A Place to Rest and Relax

  • Comfortable furniture and beds
  • Books and magazines
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Weekly Support Groups

  • An opportunity to share your experiences and connect with peers for support

Contact Us

Phone: 816-931-0602

Meg McCall, Youth Case Manager

Email: mmccall@saveinckc.org

Phone: 816-531-8340 ext. 390

Nyla Foster, Youth Case Manager

Email: nfoster@saveinckc.org

Phone: 816-531-0669 ext. 190

Hours

Monday – Friday, 11:30 am – 6:30 pm

Social Media

Facebook: @pridehavenkc

Instagram: @pridehavenkc

 

PRIDE Haven’s History

Founded in 1986 as SAVE Home, the building now known as PRIDE Haven was the birthplace of SAVE, Inc. The founding of SAVE Home at 3109 Campbell came at a time when the AIDS epidemic was rising in Kansas City. Many in the community recognized the need for a safe haven for those dying from AIDS. The home soon became the first AIDS hospice in Missouri, and as the complexion of the disease changed, the facility later became a 24/7 group home for eight people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS who had a higher level of need than independent, permanent supportive housing could provide. For 32 years, SAVE home served a great need in our community but unfortunately in June 2018, this model of care was no longer financially feasible, and we had to close the doors.

As staff and board members began thinking about how to utilize SAVE Home best, they looked at various demographics to see who could be best served by a new purpose for SAVE Home. After some consideration, it was obvious to everyone that the most under-served homeless community in Kansas City was transition-aged LGBTQ+ youth. In late 2019, SAVE Home finally completed its transformation into PRIDE Haven and has now opened its doors once again, expanding on the original intentions of SAVE Home’s brave founders.