Contact Us: (816) 921-0201

Empowering veterans through permanent housing and supportive services.

Leadership Council

Tayammum Falah

Service Center Host


St. Michael’s Veteran’s Center is dedicated to empowering veterans through a variety of services and programs. These services are designed to improve the quality of life of Kansas City’s veterans—many of whom are overcoming some of life’s most difficult struggles.

Susan Engel

Executive Director

Jim Cornelius

Cliff Cohn

• St. Michael’s Housing Phase I: opened in 2014
• St. Michael’s Housing Phase II: Housing and services     center opened in 2016
• St. Michael’s Housing Phase III: planned pending the reinstatement of Missouri LIHTC.

The development of St. Michael’s Veteran’s Center is a public-private partnership. This partnership between private firms and community partners capitalized on each member’s experience and dedication to successfully complete St. Michael’s Veterans Center

City, state, and federal agencies played an indispensable role in the vision, coordination, funding, and implementation of St. Michael’s long-range solutions to meet the needs of those who served in our country’s military.​

Primary among St. Michael’s efforts is the procurement of sustained permanent housing for veterans. To this end, St. Michael’s service model is couched within a campus community that encourages mutual support.

The veteran’s center itself is a campus on a 24-acre site that features 117 affordable apartments. Each apartment not only provides permanent housing, but includes a Services Center and recreational areas (and coming soon, an Honor Garden) that meet the needs of at-risk military veterans.

Carl Yonkers

Service Center Host

Susan Engel

 Ex Officio

St. Michael's Veterans Center

3818 Chelsea

Kansas City, MO  64128

(816) 921-0201

Campus Development

Bob Waechter


Our Mission


Emeritus Directors

Stacey Johnson - Cosby

St. Michael’s Veteran’s Center empowers veterans toward healthy reintegration with their families and communities through permanent housing and supportive services. 

St. Michael’s Veteran’s Center is a permanent housing campus whose residents are veterans of the U.S. military. It is also a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides additional supportive services for residents and is developing programs for the non-residential veteran’s community.

Learn about the impact SMVC has on the lives of Veterans in our 2017 Annual Report.

KC Star story on veteran homelessness featuring SMVC veterans
“It’s a beautiful place” KC Star video featuring SMVC veterans

Art Fillmore


Mike Halterman

The SMVC Leadership Council cultivates community engagement and financial support through volunteer leaders who are dedicated to the SMVC mission to create life changing impact for veterans experiencing homelessness or living with a disability. 

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​Randy Barnett: Vietnam Veterans of America
Michelle Batliner: 
American Legion Post 1107
John (Chris) Bradfield: 
Knights of Columbus - Diocesan Chairman
Gary Brown: 
Charles Cantrell: 
Elks Lodge
Ron  Cherry: 
Michael Gloviak: U.S. Bank [Co-Chair]
Helen Hatz: 
Air Force Sargeants Association
Randy  Henderson: 
Elks Lodge - Cass County
Susan Keipp: 
Air Force Sargeants Association
Pam Kelly: 
Daughters of the American Revolution
Robert LaDue: 
Knights of Columbus - 4th Degree Knights
Jim  Lannigan:  Air Force Association
John Laws: 
Career Catalyst [Co-Chair]
Nathan Marticke: 
Park University
Wade Mathews: 
State Street
Cliff Miller:  
Knights of Columbus
Roland Norris: 
Veterans Focus Liaison Committee and Corvette Club of Kansas City
David Pecha: Knights of Columbus
Darrell Quinley: 
Elks National Service Commission
Jason Ramlow: 
American Red Cross
Fred Reynolds: 
Church of the Resurrection
Tom  Tanner: 
American Legion Post 21 / Legion Riders
John Ward: 
UMB Veterans Engagement Taskforce​

Jonathan Cohn

Permanent Housing

Cindy Taylor

Services Manager

Board of Directors