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Basic Needs Program

Our Programs

Our Basic Needs Program provides eligible participants with a variety of basic resources that include: food, clothing, diapers, and laundry and shower services. Through Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet program, we also assist with certain medical and dental emergencies. Our goal is to ensure the dignity and respect of the individuals and families in our community by addressing their basic needs as we are able.


Through generous donations from the community, Cross-Lines aims to provide a monthly supply of diapers to parents with babies under the age of three. We believe that diapers are essential for a happy, healthy baby and that every family deserves access to this basic need. In many cases, Cross-Lines is also able to provide parents with baby formula, wipes, and other related products. Visit our Food Pantry for diapers.

Medicine Cabinet

Through Cross-Lines’ partnership with Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet program, uninsured individuals can receive emergency medical services. Services provided by the medicine cabinet include 30-day supplies of prescription medications, emergency dental care, eye exams and glasses, and certain durable medical equipment items. Contact Cross-Lines to see if Medicine Cabinet can help you.

Laundry and Shower program

Cross-Lines offers emergency showers and laundry for those experiencing homelessness. Each morning, individuals are able to take a shower before breakfast and leave their soiled clothes to be washed by the next day. These services help restore dignity and hope to individuals needing it the most and are essential during our current public health crisis. Learn more about our shower and laundry program.

Clothing (Currently Unavailable)

Clean, fresh clothes are a necessity to stay healthy and warm and when looking for a job or going to school. Cross-Lines offers those in need with clothing vouchers honored at our Thrift Store. With a voucher, clients can shop for clothing for themselves and each member of their family. Whether it is a white shirt or boots for work or school clothes for their children, clients can choose exactly what clothing items are needed for their family.