Homeless Youth Services

Empowering Youth


Empowering Youth provides shelter and critical aftercare services to help meet basic needs for homeless and unsafely housed youth and teens, ages birth to 18, and prepares them for success on the path ahead.

Program Details

Having our basic needs met opens us up to entirely new worlds of possibility.

The Empowering Youth program provides resources to homeless and unsafely housed youth and teens in southwest Missouri. Services include, but are not limited to: emergency shelter, clothing, transportation, access to job training, life skills, and connecting to other community resources. Shelter is provided through the Ozarks Family Resource Center in Springfield, Missouri.

Empowering Youth provides short-term shelter in a crisis situation, referral to pertinent resources, and mediation via individual, family and group counseling. The focus is on ensuring the youth and their families find a safe and stable living situation.

24/7 Emergency Helpline

Are you a youth or teen in need of emergency shelter? We can help! Call our emergency helpline anytime at (417) 861-4244. All calls are 100% confidential.


The Joint Commission

Sponsors of this Program

Department of Health and Human Services – Administration on Children, Youth, and Families


KVC Missouri participates in the electronic data collection system required by the United States Congress and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) will share personal information with HUD and its providers. Read more about your rights regarding electronic health information technology Here