New Campus Plan

For more than 138 years, HumanKind Ministries (HK) has been committed to helping those living in poverty and housing insecurity in South Central Kansas. HK has provided significant services and resources to help combat homelessness and poverty in Sedgwick County and has moved the needle, helping tens of thousands of individuals and families address their unique challenges and take critical steps to rebuild their lives. 


Since 2018, HK has been working in earnest to streamline and integrate all of our services, enabling us to serve more clients, more efficiently, and mobilize them for long-term success. With strategic thinking, collaboration with national experts, and combining past experiences and best practices around the country, HumanKind adopted a comprehensive plan in 2019 to reach functional zero. Our intention is to make Wichita a city that not only serves those experiencing homelessness and poverty, but designs facilities around their unique needs. 


If we want to accomplish this in Sedgwick County, it is going to take renewed vision and powerful support. We believe in this mission and we’re committed to making it happen, right here in our community.


Increase affordable accessible housing for individuals currently experiencing homelessness. The Studios at HumanKind opened in 2021 and provides 54 fully-furnished studio apartment units for individuals in our community currently experiencing homelessness. Case Management, supportive services, security and 24/7 staffing and community spaces for partner agencies on-site.
37,000 SF | 54 Units | Laundry on-site| Fully-furnished units | Case Management | Supportive Service Spaces


Increase affordable, accessible housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Additional low-income intermediary housing with case management, and community spaces for partner agencies on-site. This housing will be specifically designed to meet the unique needs of our homeless neighbors. This facility will address the continued need for affordable housing accessible to the populations we serve.

30,000 SF | 30 Units | 1 and 2 bedroom units| Case Management on-site | Non-congregate shelter pods for families in transitioning to housing


HumanKind’s strategic plan focuses on building a community of inclusivity, fostering a movement of connection, trust and independence. Just like the path to poverty takes many shapes, so do the solutions. We provide 360° wraparound supportive services anchored with case management in all facilities—from shelter to permanent supportive housing—all aligned with the individual needs of each client.


Our work is about more than building housing, we are building community, and improving the lives of our communities most vulnerable and at-risk neighbors. Through collaborative initiatives we come together to address the multifaceted challenges faced by our neighbors. By prioritizing the needs of the most marginalized members of society, we promote a culture of compassion and solidarity, and build a stronger Wichita for all.


As we look toward more capital projects on the horizon, we are driven by a common goal – make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring.


As part of our future plans, we hope to relocate Humankind’s year-round shelter, The Inn, to our main campus on North Market. This includes a new facility purposely built to serve our clients, and will feature a centralized intake, commercial kitchen space, pods for families and spaces for individuals and their pets.


Re-locating the HK admin building and combining it with a new Operation Holiday headquarters will allow for clearer visibility of HumanKind to the community. This will also have significant community impact, helping to clean up the Broadway corridor, improving the neighborhood for all who live here. This new facility will also allow for year-around easy public access for donations to HumanKind.


HumanKind is committed to the beautification of our neighborhood and providing a sense of community for those we serve. In addition to adding green spaces, community gardens and crosswalks, we aim to make the community a more walkable place to live by closing off several interior streets.


A client-centered social enterprise system such as a screen-printing business will provide employment and training for clients and residents. Life skills are a critical piece of our clients and residents’ long-term success. Through this program, we are equipping those we serve with the income and life and professional skills they need and deserve to sustain independent living.

Read more about the shift in our Capital Campaign.

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