The Studios at HumanKind—Opening 2021

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Low-income housing combats homelessness by creating opportunities for stability, job placement and more. Housing has a lasting impact on not only the individual and their family, but the community around them. With your support, HumanKind Ministries is converting the former 316 Hotel into The Studios at HumanKind, a 54-unit permanent housing complex specifically aimed at supporting those living in homelessness in Wichita.

 

Support this exciting and much-needed program with a donation today. Your gift will help our region’s most vulnerable residents get back on their feet—and lift up the entire community.

Architect’s renderings of The Studios at HumanKind

THE CHALLENGE

 

The number one cause of homelessness in the United States is a lack of affordable housing. Many people experiencing homelessness do not meet the criteria to access existing low-income housing, despite their need.

 

There are approximately 600 individuals facing homelessness on any given night in Sedgwick County. In 2020, HK served more than 1,100 clients in our shelters alone, 87% of whom suffered from behavioral health disorders and more than half of whom suffered from substance abuse disorders—all factors that create barriers to entering permanent housing.

THE VISION

 

HumanKind will help individuals—many of whom suffer from trauma, behavioral health issues, substance abuse disorders and more— progress directly from homelessness into permanent, affordable housing.

 

We will provide holistic support, including extensive case management and community collaboration, to streamline access to services and help residents address their unique challenges in a way not seen before in Wichita.

Housing crisis infographic