The Kitchen Plans New Shelter at Chestnut and Glenstone


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Kitchen, Inc., a long-time provider of support services for the homeless in Springfield, announced Monday the first step in building a new campus in east-central Springfield.

The agency says a donation of land at Chestnut Expressway and Glenstone will provide room for new office space and for a new shelter.  The land was donated by Sam and June Hamra of Springfield and will be located on the east side of the intersection, just north of the current Panda Express restaurant.

According to a news release issued by The Kitchen, the budget for the new campus is $4 million, and the agency has already raised 55% of that goal amount.

The release says the emergency shelter will include 13 apartments and one apartment for respite care. The second building will provide office space for 26 case managers and will be the home to the agency’s operational staff.

Kitchen officials say they provided emergency shelter to 229 people in 2015, including 92 children.

KOLR10’s Callie Rainey will have more about the new campus on KOLR10 News.

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