Our Work

From Homeless to Home

HumanKind Ministries provides shelter, affordable housing, supportive services, and basic needs to those experiencing homelessness or poverty in Sedgwick County. Recognizing the inherent value of each person, we serve the most vulnerable with compassion and kindness and, in doing so, strengthen the entire community.

The Challenges

In our community, the needs of those struggling are varied and often profound. The poorest and most vulnerable are often caught in a vicious cycle as they try to meet their basic needs in the face of poverty, family crisis, health issues and more.

593 People are Homeless in the City of Wichita

Often times individuals are missed during the point-in-time count and many more who stay with friends or family are not counted but are still considered unsheltered.

16.2% of Wichitans Live Below the Federal Poverty Line

Living below the poverty line means you are often only one accident, domestic incident or job loss away from life on the street.

19% of Children Under 18 Live Below the Poverty Line

Poverty often impedes children’s ability to learn and contributes to social, emotional, health and behavioral problems.

Our Solutions

We truly believe that powerful moments of kindness can intervene and work to break this cycle. If we can help lift up those struggling to a place of stability, it will lift up the entire community around them. Working together we can end homelessness in Wichita.

Homeless Shelters

HumanKind operates one year-round homeless shelter, The Inn, and two Emergency Winter Shelters (one each for men and women). Each year, more than 1,400 men, women, and children are provided with a warm and safe place to sleep. Learn more about our shelters here.

Affordable housing

HumanKind offers affordable and safe housing to help low-income or formerly homeless individuals and families find stability and self-sufficiency. HK Case Managers connect residents with community resources and teach life skills classes. Learn more about our apartments here.

Operation Holiday

Operation Holiday distributes food, grocery gift cards, winter wear, blankets, pet food, and more to low-income families and individuals.  Children 14 and under receive gifts through Toys for Tots, and youth aged 15-17 receive gifts through our Teen2Teen program. Learn more about OH here.