Our Work

People Matter

In our community the needs of those struggling are varied and often profound. But for the poorest and most in need – support in the right place at the right time can make all the difference.

Many are caught in a vicious cycle – often women and children – that pushes them further down as they struggle to provide for their basic needs in the face of poverty, family crisis and health issues. Despite their best efforts, they often fail.

593 People are Homeless in the City of Wichita

Often times individuals are missed during the point-in-time count and many more who “couch surf” are not counted but are still considered unsheltered.

15.8% 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.

17.8% of Children Under 18 Live Below the Poverty Line

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

We truly believe that powerful moments of kindness can intervene and work to break this cycle. If we can help lift up those who are struggling to a place of stability – it will lift up the community around them. Helping bring prosperity to the lives of those struggling in poverty and to ultimately ending homelessness.