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Homeless Services

Residents are single women and families with children working toward financial independence, family stability, employment and permanent housing.

To simply state our mission . . .

The Salvation Army Homeless Services in Wichita is dedicated to ending homelessness among families and single women.

Homeless Service residents are single women and families with children who are working with Salvation Army staff toward financial independence, family stability, employment and permanent housing.  All participants are treated with respect and in a non-judgmental manner. Every effort is made to empower them to reach their personal goals. Providing free shelter in a safe place for women and children.

 

The Salvation Army's Homeless Services operates a seven bedroom, 28 bed emergency shelter for families and single women who are without other resources. Upon admission, the participant is assigned a case manager, who works with the family to develop a housing plan designed to address the barriers which caused them to become homeless.

Areas to be addressed include, but are not limited to: securing an income, developing a budget, accessing community support services for mental health/substance use issues, domestic violence, parenting, etc.  Every effort is made to stabilize the family and end their homeless situation as quickly as possible.  Maximum length of stay is 30 days.

 

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,

I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,

I was a stranger and you invited me in…” Matthew 25:35

 

 

How can you help?

We are looking for volunteers to serve these families.

  • Bring your family
  • Get a group of co-workers together
  • Schedule a service project for your church small group

Here are some of our volunteer opportunities

Ongoing

  • Transport clients for case plan activities, such as job interviews, doctor appointments.
  • Schedule “Story Hour” and read to children (and their parents!)
  • Grow and cultivate a garden (flower and/or vegetable) with residents

Occasional

  • Conduct lessons on landlord/tenant rights
  • Throw a holiday-related party or residents
  • Decorate the facility for a holiday
  • Assist with moving when resident is transitioning into permanent housing
  • Prepare meals, snacks and dessert for residents
  • Work with adult residents on interviewing skills, resume development and appropriate interview attire
  • Teach computer skills to assist residents in job search activities

Contact the Homeless Services team today!

Call 316.263.2196 or email lynn_tatlock@usc.salvationarmy.org