The founding of SAVE Home in 1986 marked the birth of SAVE, Inc., as volunteers recognized the need for a safe haven for those dying from AIDS. This home was the first hospice facility in Missouri and was a culmination of an effort by a small group of volunteers to provide people who had an AIDS diagnosis a place to die with dignity and care.
As more research and medical care become available and HIV/AIDS became a more manageable chronic disease, the purpose of SAVE Home evolved too. This facility became a 24/7 group home for eight people with HIV/AIDS who had a higher level of need than independent, permanent supportive housing could provide.
Today, an exciting new project is underway for SAVE Home to fit the needs of LGBTQ youth in Kansas City. Look out for more details to come!