Mission: (Un)Housed + Jobs = ReLife.
Our mission is to be the Subject Matter Expert in providing unhoused solutions at a local, regional, and national level by providing comprehensive support in employment, life skills + emotional health and wellness. Through dedicated and elastic programs, we purposely target individuals and families experiencing homelessness, fostering self-sufficiency, and facilitating stable employment through community workforce partnerships + workforce retraining + job placement platforms, ultimately being the catalyst for an America without Homelessness™.
Vision: Dwellings. Repurposed.
Create a human-focused, tech driven Homeless Elimination Platform™ that seamlessly integrates with existing Shelters & Services software + Optional Housing Opportunities to eliminate homelessness.
Values: Policy + Process = Progress
Political and Practical, Balance the Scales.
To and Fro, “And” is the Opportunity.
Foresight and Farsight, See Both.
Creative Innovative focuses on maximizing positive efforts in our community, assisting women, men, families & youth of all demographics throughout the Greater Kansas City Metro with the matters that mean the most to them.
Clean Up KC is a 120-Day employment opportunity for those facing hardship circumstances of homeless. Kanas City Solid Waste has collaborated with Creative Innovative to add an addition program for the unhoused to it's organizational purpose. Since the start of the Litter Abatement Program in August of 2022, we have assisted 102 unhoused/newly housed individuals (cohort/non-cohort individuals)
Sanitation Worker Position Details: cleans, maintains and operates cleaning equipment or technology at each step in a city's/organization sanitation system. They are essential to keeping areas of our city clean by collecting trash from residential right-a-way areas. Setting those items on the curb to be picked up within a 72 hour time frame
Clean Up KC Program, is only one of the many programs that makes up Creative Innovative. This employment program identifies and targets those in our houseless community that are facing hardships in the following areas:
If you are facing any of these components sign up for The Clean Up KC 120 Day Program. Contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or click forms at the top of the page.
Orientation is every 85 days a Cohort of 5-10. A new orientation starts soon.
There are 4 initial phases
Employment Coaching Phase
Housing Ready Phase
Temp to Permanent Employment Phase
Employee Coaching is a valuable tool for those participating in the 120 Clean Up KC Program. It brings incredible benefits to our participants mental state. Studies shows that those impacted by employee coaching receive a 92% increase in professional growth, and a 36% increase in well-being.
This model is used to increase the mental actions of our participants. Here are eight beneficial tips of employee coaching:
"To begin the journey with them, you must stabilize the foundation first"
We have collaborated with Tyrel Davis BARBER/STYLIST, at Diamond Cuts located @ 3402 Troost Ave for haircuts for the unhoused and those returning back to our communities from penal systems.
This collaboration supports and identifies the pertinent and intimate need in our surrounding municipalities in Jackson County. As we work together to heal our communities and transform lives, we are creating safety and security in our neighborhoods.
Houseless and Reentry individuals need our community embracement and support to reintegrate and rehabilitate (those returning) from hardship circumstances. We know that returning citizens make up our unhoused population. As an organization we understand the importance and empowerment of appearance.
Street Outreach comes with a variety of unforeseen attachments. Its getting communities involved and building business relations that can serve the disadvantage, vulnerable, and at-risk population. Our communities can grow and expound on the power of transformative actions that serves a purpose to serve those less fortunate by aiding in the fight and providing a service.
To receive (1) FREE HAIRCUT by one of the Professional barber/stylist see below,.
Unhoused Criteria -
Self-appearance is everything. It gives confidence and power at the same time. We serve a unhoused community and in order to serve we must identify how to provide services on the ground to those that are homeless and facing homelessness.
Our goal here is to make those facing hardship circumstances feel normal, hopeful, and apart of our community.
Haircuts for Returning Citizens
This collaboration supports our Houseless Reentry Community and the Street Outreach Services. In order to receive (1) FREE HAIRCUT by a Professional barber/stylist.
Reentry Criteria -
Self presentation (Both Sides)
We serve a reentry community for it makes up the houseless population. We identified how to provide services on the ground to those that are going through post incarcerated unhoused situations or will be once returned.
Returning normalcy to the lives of those we serve is not just an assessments or a meal. It is a daily shower, a change of clothes, daily personal care, warm conversations, haircuts, etc. This collaborative effort develops a neurological input/output of public/progressive engagement for communities to assist in the healing process of our community. A connection back into our community, and that is a WIN for those they will provide service too.
(We look to add more barbershops/hair salons across the Jackson County area)