Homeless Shelters

Providing Support, Guidance and Shelter to Homeless Men, Women and Children

HumanKind Ministries operates one year-round homeless shelter and two Emergency Winter Shelters (one each for men and women) in Wichita, Kansas, serving more than 1,500 struggling men, women and children each year. Above and beyond basic needs, HumanKind Ministries offers clients support and guidance to connect them with community resources and to develop the life skills needed to achieve and maintain a healthy and stable home life.

HumanKind Homeless Shelters

Inter-Faith Inn

The Inn is a 24-hour, full-service facility, providing shelter, meals, clothing and other basic living essentials for individuals, single parents and families.

Opened on Valentine’s Day in 1985, The Inn can provide shelter and meals for up to 60 homeless persons daily—and is almost always full. Some have been on the streets for years while others find themselves without a place to stay for the first time in their lives. Case management staff provides support to the clients that helps them address their unique challenges, find and maintain permanent housing, and build brighter futures for themselves and their families.

(316) 264-8051
320 E. Central, Wichita, KS, 67202  Get Directions »

Inter-Faith Safe Haven

Formerly a shelter for chronically homeless and mentally ill adult men and women, Safe Haven shut down in 2018 when government funding was reallocated. We hope to reopen this facility once funds become available.

(316) 796-5275
841 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS, 67214  Get Directions »

Emergency Winter Shelter

Operates annually November 1–March 31
The need for a homeless shelter is greater than our year-round capacity, so for the five coldest months of the year, HumanKind Ministries operates the Men’s and Women’s Emergency Winter Shelters to provide a safe, warm, dry place to sleep for anyone who needs it. We serve approximately 150 men and women on any given night between November 1 – March 31. Men and women do not eat together at the winter shelters but both breakfast and dinner are served at both locations. The Men’s EWS can provide shelter for up to 120 men, while up to 45 women can be housed across the street in the Community Room at Villa Courts.

Please contact the HumanKind Ministries office if you are a part of a group who might be interested in providing a meal.

In 2014, HumanKind started a partnership with Guadalupe Clinic to provide on-site tuberculosis skin testing, flu shots, blood sugar and blood pressure monitoring and wound care. In addition, Guadalupe Clinic nursing staff provided patient education on diabetes, hypertension and other common afflictions of the homeless population. This partnership has resulted in fewer illnesses and fewer visits to the emergency room.

Working with Episcopal Social Services through a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, HumanKind Ministries case managers have conducted smoking reduction classes at the Spiritual Center. Through education and encouragement the goal is to reduce the number of cigarettes, leading to gradual cessation.

(316) 264-9303
841 N. Market St., Wichita, KS, 67214  Get Directions »

(316) 264-9303
848 N. Market St., Wichita, KS, 67214  Get Directions »