Amethyst Place: Helping the Homeless & Giving Hope to Families

Holidays in Kansas City involve…

The Plaza Lights

The Mayor’s Christmas Tree at Crown Center

Topsy’s Popcorn Tins

The Kansas City Ballet performance of “The Nutcracker”

And the thousands of generous people helping out wonderful organizations like Toys-For-Tots, The Salvation Army, and Harvesters.

This Holiday season we would like to bring awareness to another wonderful Kansas City organization dedicated to improving and helping the lives of homeless mothers and their children in the Kansas City metro area and giving them hope for the future.  Amethyst Place, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, has been making a difference in local community for the last 11 years.

Where Families Come Home to Heal

According to their website, Amethyst Place’s mission is “To provide safe and supportive housing to women and their children recovering from alcohol and other drug addictions.”

Families in the program at Amethyst Place are provided with a well-maintained and fully furnished two or three bedroom apartment.  The private and secure apartments that Amethyst Place furnishes for the participants of the program are located in the heart of historic Midtown.  As an added incentive residents who successfully complete the program are given all of the furnishings in their apartment as a gift to use in their fresh start at interdependent housing.

Support this wonderful local charity, help the homeless, and make an impact on the lives of people right here in our community and downsize the clutter in your home by donating your gently used furniture to Amethyst Place. They do not take used mattresses or clothing but are always looking for furniture, cookware, and kitchen utensils to stock apartments.

For more information about this worthwhile organization visit the Amethyst Place website or if you would like to donate please e-­mail Irma S. Robinson, Resource Development Coordinator, at

Their website states, “It is estimated that there are over 14,000 homeless individuals in Kansas City and that the city has a shortfall of over 20,000 units of affordable housing for low-income families.”

Helping the homeless the way that the Amethyst Place does certainly is an act of kindness that will never be overlooked or forgotten, especially for the mothers and children whose lives are changed forever.

Albert Einstein once said “The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.” Great food for thought as another year comes to an end!

Amethyst Place: Helping the Homeless & Giving Hope to Families
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