About Hopebuilders

Since 2000, HopeBUILDERS has been helping older adults and people with disabilities in the Kansas City Metro area live in safe, accessible and healthy homes. HopeBUILDERS exists to ensure that those in need, those in our own backyards, are not forgotten.

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Our Organization

HopeBUILDERS is a nonprofit that exists to help low-income older adults and people with disabilities in the Kansas City Metro area live in safe, accessible, and healthy homes . We do this by providing accessibility solutions (ramps, door widenings, and bathroom modifications) and other critical home repairs. Through these projects, we help others age in place.

The HopeBUILDERS’ philosophy is based on close cooperation between the homeowner, the non-profit and many partner organizations. HopeBUILDERS provides the project management, labor and arranges with partner organizations and donors to secure the project funding.

What We Do

We help qualified homeowners maintain or repair their homes. Refer to potential repair options under Request Assistance page.

Approved work is limited to the main living building, which must be owned and occupied by the individual requesting assistance. HopeBUILDERS retains the final option on what work is provided.

2024 Board of Directors

  • Jamie Roach, Chair
  • April Darbyshire, Vice Chair
  • Matt Glenn, Treasurer
  • Maria Porta, Secretary
  • Terri Fevold
  • Rob Garza
  • Rhonda Krawiec
  • Danny McGrail
  • Steve Naasz
  • Greg Wayne 

Our Values

Relationships and Respect

We are people-focused and care about building relationships - with staff, volunteers and clients. We strive to treat each person with the utmost respect and wellbeing.


We provide greater safety for clients in their homes, and pursue the highest standards and practices in safety as we go about our work. The safety of our clients, staff and volunteers is our highest priority.  

Dedication and Commitment

We work with dedication and commitment to serve our clients and for the betterment of the overall community.

Good Steward of Resources

We are good stewards of the material (funds, supplies, etc.) and human (volunteers, staff) resources given to the organization. We utilize our resources with efficiency and the highest standards of integrity.

Quality Solutions

We utilize our skills and expertise to provide quality solutions - a job well-done for those we serve.