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. 

We provide a dignified place to live and an opportunity for veterans to become their best selves.  St. Michael's Veterans professional staff customize wraparound solutions that support veterans' goals around employment, physical and mental health, trauma and addiction recovery with the means and support necessary to achieve long-term health, employment and financial stability.  

Our campus is a home and a community where veterans can live their best lives and give back to their community.  

St. Michael’s Veteran’s Center is working to end homelessness among veterans in Kansas City.  We're building a vibrant community that takes care of our neighbors.

Susan Engel

Executive Director and
Board of Directors Ex-Officio

Jim Cornelius

​Randy Barnett: Vietnam Veterans of America
Michelle Batliner: 
American Legion Post 1107
John (Chris) Bradfield: 
Knights of Columbus - Diocesan Chairman
Charles Cantrell:  Elks Lodge
Ron  Cherry: 
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
Nathan Marticke:  Park University
Wade Mathews: 
State Street

Amy Mendenahll: UMB Bank
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

Cliff Cohn

Jonathan Cohn

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

Art Fillmore


Permanent Housing

Cindy Taylor

Services Manager

• 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, recreational areas and planned Patriot Park that meet the needs of at-risk military veterans.

Mike Halterman

Board of Directors

The SMVC Leadership Council cultivates community engagement and financial support through volunteer leaders who are dedicated to end homelessness among veterans and build a vibrant community that takes care of our neighbors.

Carl Yonkers

Service Center Host

Joseph Kessinger


Campus Development

Bob Waechter


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All donations are tax deductible.

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Service Center Host

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St. Michael's Veterans Center
3818 Chelsea Drive
Kansas City, MO 64128