DMH leader finds homes for people with behavioral health concerns

Julie Smith/News Tribune photo: 
Kelli Kemna poses outside of her Jefferson City office where she serves Missouri as the Department of Mental Health housing director. Kemna loves her job, as she has the opportunity to help many Missourians who find themselves in need of shelter, behavioral health assistance and more.
Julie Smith/News Tribune photo: Kelli Kemna poses outside of her Jefferson City office where she serves Missouri as the Department of Mental Health housing director. Kemna loves her job, as she has the opportunity to help many Missourians who find themselves in need of shelter, behavioral health assistance and more.

For Kelli Kemna at the Missouri Department of Mental Health, a unique housing program to help the homeless is her "dream of dreams."

"It's like my love-child program," said Kemna, the housing director at the department.