Shelter Services

Support, Guidance and Shelter For All

HumanKind Ministries operates Emergency Winter Shelters and an extended stay shelter in Midtown Wichita. These shelters serve approximately 1,400 individuals and families each year. Above and beyond basic needs, through our shelters, clients can access support to connect them with community resources and to develop the life skills needed to maintain a healthy and stable home life.

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The Inn

The Inn is a 60-bed, 24-hour, facility, providing shelter, meals, clothing, and other basic living essentials to individuals and families. A typical stay is 30-45 days but guests are welcome to stay as long as they need to address their obstacles to housing.


Opened on Valentine’s Day in 1985, The Inn can provide shelter and meals 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.


We try our hardest to accommodate guests and groups of all sizes on a first-come, first-served basis. However, given our dorm-style rooms and guests’ ever-changing circumstances, please call ahead to confirm bed availability.


Phone: 316-264-8051 | Location: 320 E. Central, Wichita, KS, 67202


Emergency Winter Shelters

*Please note our emergency winter shelters are currently closed*

The need for a homeless shelter is greater than our year-round capacity so, for the coldest months of the year (Nov-Mar), we operate the only no-barrier emergency winter shelters in the region. When shelters are open, there is no need to call ahead. All are welcome from 6pm until we reach capacity.


Typically, one building is assigned to men and one to women, and staff will work with trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming guests to ensure they are safe and comfortable in whichever facility they feel is right for them.


In addition to food and shelter, through partnerships with local health clinics, we are able to offer basic medical and preventative care at the Emergency Winter Shelter. These partnerships have resulted in fewer illnesses and fewer visits to the emergency room.


We rely heavily on volunteers and seasonal staff to administer services in these shelters. If either of these interests you, please click the links below to learn more.

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