All Guests and Program Participants to Receive Tests Tuesday, May 19

Shelter KC (formerly the Kansas City Rescue Mission) has presumably been COVID-19 free during the current pandemic.  Diligent cleaning, social distancing, limiting the number of those allowed in the building and aggressive monitoring of potential symptoms has contributed to this outcome.

But because there have been concerns that asymptomatic cases may exist, the organization is taking it one step further.  Tuesday, Shelter KC will become the first Kansas Citynhomeless facility to test all those who reside in their facilities.

When:          Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – testing will take place from 9 am until 3 pm.
Where:         Shelter KC’s Main Campus – 1520 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Who:            SWOPE healthcare services will provide the testing for all of the men in the men’s rehab program, those homeless men who seek services at Shelter KC and members of the Women’s program.
Why:            Shelter KC has been receiving volunteer requests as the coronavirus cases have been reduced in the city.  Doing tests will help determine if there is any incidence of asymptomatic cases in the population.  Shelter KC is being proactive for the benefit/safety of the guests & program members, volunteers, and employees.

Anyone who wants to help can go to the Mission’s website to help with in-kind or financial donations.  Everything you give will directly help people in need.

Shelter KC – A Kansas City Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community offering freedom and hope to the poor and homeless, empowering them to reach their full potential.  Established in 1950, it has been our ongoing mission to serve people in desperate need.

Shelter KC Covid-19 Testing


Contact Abby Spitler at for details.

Connie Chambers

Eric Burger