HumanKind provides street outreach, shelter, affordable housing, supportive services,
and basic needs to those experiencing homelessness or poverty in Sedgwick County.
They have three emergency shelters located downtown:
- The Inn at 320 E. Central, Wichita, KS, 67202. Call ahead to confirm bed availability at (316)-264-8051. Walk-up times are 10 am, 1:30 pm, and 7:30 pm.
- Men's Emergency Winter Shelter at 841 N. Market St., Wichita, KS, 67214. Their number is (316)-264-9303.
- Women's Emergency Winter Shelter at 848 N. Market St., Wichita, KS, 67214. Their number is (316)-264-9303.
They also operate low income, permanent supportive apartments located in Midtown Wichita.
To learn more about applying for affordable housing through HumanKind Ministries,
contact their leasing office at (316)-201-4107. Visit their website for more information.
United Methodist Open Door (Open Door)
Open Door's Homeless Resource Center (HRC) is a comprehensive, daytime assistance center for homeless
adults and families in Wichita/Sedgwick County. The HRC provides a safe environment
for individuals to shower, do their laundry, receive mail, eat a healthy meal, have
a place to store personal belongings, meet with Open Door case managers, access our
Klothes Kloset, and connect with services.
The Klothes Kloset provides free clothing for infants, children and adults. All clothing is in good condition,
clean and gently used. Clothing is available to all who need it, however shoppers
will need to provide a proof of identity displaying their name and a Klothes Kloset
punch card which is issued at the first visit at no cost.
The Day Shelter is open Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 4 pm and located at 402 E 2nd St N, Wichita, KS 67202.
Open Door's Family Rapid Re-housing (FRRH) program assists families with children
to quickly end their episode of homelessness. Each family is assigned a case manager
who works with the family to obtain safe, secure, and stable housing. The case manager
partners with the family to develop and/or refine success in areas such as: employment,
budgeting, education, parenting, etc.
Applications for FRRH program are now being accepted. Call (316)-265-9371 for an appointment Monday to Thursday 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Visit their website to learn more about their services.
The Salvation Army
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.
Case managers work with those in need to secure an income, develop a budget, and access
community support services for mental health/substance use issues, domestic violence,
parenting, etc. Maximum length of stay is 30 days.
The Salvation Army has a transitional housing rapid-rehousing program providing facility based transitional housing (6 units/12 beds), scattered site rental
assistance and supportive services for 61 persons (families and single women) during
a program year.
The program may help support moving costs, bus passes, and education/employment/child
care assistance in order to reduce barriers to obtaining/maintaining permanent housing
that may be available to those in need for up to a year.
Homelessness Shelter Locator
Homelessness Shelter Near Me is a tool that provides shelter listings across America. Each listing includes the
business name, the website address, phone number including the area code, physical
mailing address along with the map so you can configure your driving and destination
and finally some recent reviews from others who have utilized the shelter.
Find Shelter Tool
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Find Shelter tool provides information about housing, shelter, health care, and clothing resources
in communities across the country.
United Way 211 Housing & Shelter Resources
United Way 211 can connect you to housing and shelter resources. Get connected:
- By calling 2-1-1 to talk with a specialist
- Or, text your zip code to 898-211
Wichita Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) brochure
Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to view a brochure from the Wichita HOT team
that identifies some of the available community resources that are applicable to those