In 2006, Pastor Alice Piggee-Wallack founded The True Light Family Resource Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, to serve individuals and families who are homeless, marginalized or living below poverty level. TLFRC is located at 719 East 31st Street in Kansas City, Missouri. This urban area was once considered dangerous, but since its founding, TLFRC has enriched the surrounding community with its presence. Individuals and families who come to TLFRC have access to a clothes closet, food pantry, and a nutrition program, among other services.
In 2007, TLFRC responded to the increasing numbers of homeless women coming to the Center and established a day shelter for women who were otherwise forced to live on the streets when the overnight shelters were closed. Today, the day shelter, known as Emancipation Station, provides not only shelter, but a place of community, support and provides opportunity for change. In 2010, TLFRC acquired a rehabbed house at 3108 Charlotte, close to Emancipation Station. This house, now known as Freedom House, provides a transition program for homeless, single adult women to prepare them for life of independence and self-sufficiency.
TLFRC continues to evolve programs to meet the needs of at-risk individuals in the urban community who are multi-ethnic, homeless, hungry, addicted or without hope. TLFRC stands as a strong partner for community change.
Board Members and Staff
Pastor Alice Piggee-Wallack
Founder and Director of True Light Family Resource Center
Pastor Donna Filmore
Associate Pastor at True Light Church of the Nazarene and staff member at True Light Family Resource Center
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Board President, True Light Family Resource Center
CFO Consultant with e2E, LLC, Board Member True Light Family Resource Center
Executive Assistant, Second Missionary Baptist Church, Board Member True Light Family Resource Center
Arvest Bank, Community Development Representative, True Light Family Resource Center Board Member
Critical Care Nurse, Veteran's Hospital of Kansas City Missouri, Board Member True Light Family Resource Center
Owner Dráque's Barber Shop, Board Member True Light Family Resource Center
United Office Products, Board Member True Light Family Resource Center