Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

Programs in 2014

Warming Souls Winter Shelter

The Warming Souls Winter Shelter (WSWS) is a low-barrier, seasonal shelter with separate locations for men and women. The Inter-Faith Spiritual Center has a capacity to provide emergency shelter for up to 110 men. Up to 25 women can receive emergency shelter at the Ti'Wiconi Safe Haven. In 2014 we partnered with Guadalupe Clinic to provide on-site tuberculosis skin testing, flu shots, blood sugar and blood pressure monitoring, and wound care. In addition Guadalupe Clinic nursing staff provided patient education on smoking cessation, diabetes, and hypertension.

Open:

November 1 through March 31 (5 months)

Total individuals served: 

634  •  Men: 550  •  Women: 84 

Characteristics:

  • 41% with mental illness
  • 38% with alcohol and/or drug addiction
  • 16% work full-time
  • 12% were homeless veterans

Number of meals served: 

30,200 (breakfast and dinner, and occasionally sack lunches)

Ethnic: 

53% White/non-Hispanic - 26% African American - 9% Hispanic - 4% Native American - 3% Multi-Ethnic - 3% Unknown - 1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander - 1% Asian.

Age breakout: 

2% 18 years old - 51% 18 to 45 years old - 44% 46 to 62 years old - 3% 63+ years old

Inter-Faith Inn

The Inter-Faith Inn is a 50-bed, emergency homeless shelter for men, women, and children. A case manager works directly with individuals and families to develop an individual plan for ending their homelessness, and connects them with other community resources.

Open: 

Year round, seven days weekly, 24 hours a day 

Total individuals served in 2014: 

380  •  Men: 233  •  Women: 147  

Characteristics:

  • Age breakout: 7% 0 to 17 years old - 57% 18 to 45 years old - 35% 46 to 62 years old - 1% 63+ years old
  • Average length of stay: 39 days
  • Veterans: 7

Ethnic: 

47% White/non-Hispanic - 30% African American - 10% Hispanic - 2% Native American - 5% Multi-Ethnic - 4% Unknown, 1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander - 1% Asian.

Ti'Wiconi Safe Haven

Ti'Wiconi Safe Haven is a 20-bed facility that provides dedicated temporary housing for chronically homeless people who have also been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). The highest priority is to provide them with a safe place to live while working on eliminating barriers to their success in a permanent housing program.

Open: 

Year round, seven days weekly, 24 hours a day

Total individuals served in 2014: 

27  •  Men: 21  •  Women: 6 

Characteristics:

  • 100% mental illness
  • 100% unable to work because of mental illness
  • 1 Veteran
  • Number of meals served: 6,570

Ethnic: 

55% White/non-Hispanic - 26% African American - 7% Multi-Ethnic - 3% Hispanic - 3% Native American - 3% Unknown - 3% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander - 0% Asian.

Age breakout: 

0% 0 to 17 years old - 19% 18 to 45 years old - 75% 46 to 62 years old - 1% 63+ years old

Operation Holiday

Operation Holiday is a holiday assistance program for qualified, low-income individuals and families in Sedgwick County. The program distributes non-perishable food, coats and other warm items, toys, and a gift voucher to purchase fresh food and/or meat.

Open: 

November through December

Total individuals served: 

12,341 

Characteristics:

  • Non-perishable food items 70,837
  • Coats 4,586
  • Hats 3,373
  • Blankets 719
  • Teen gifts 1,160

Ethnic: 

44% White/non-Hispanic - 30% African American - 19% Hispanic - 4% Multi-Ethnic - 2% Asian - 1% Native American - 0% Unknown - 0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

Age breakout: 

50% 0 to 17 years old - 34% 19 to 55 years old - 16% 56+

Summer Lunch Program

IFM participated in the Federal Summer Lunch program which provides free lunches to children ages 0 to 18. In addition to those living in IFM apartments, low-income children come from the neighborhood to eat for free. IFM donors generously contributed to a fund to pay for parents' lunches.

Open: 

June, July and August

Number of individuals served: 

811  •  Male (children only): 363  •  Female (children only): 258

Total meals served: 

1,053

Ethnic: 

48% Hispanic - 41% African American - 10% White/non-Hispanic - 1% Multi-Ethnic - 0% Unknown - 0% Native American - 0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander - 0% Asian.

Age breakout: 

19% 0 to 5 years old - 50% 5 to 12 years old - 31% 13 to 17 years old

Fundraising Events

Souper Bowl

Souper Bowl was held January 31, 2014. Chefs at area restaurants donated their most popular soups that were served by the Wichita Wagonmasters. The event raised $8,831 to support IFM's homeless programs.

Final Friday

IFM hosted six Final Friday events in its gallery, part of a monthly citywide celebration of the visual arts. A variety of churches and civic groups participated, connecting paintings, ceramics, quilts, and other works of art with their relationship to faith.

Inter-Faith Ministries Humanitarian Awards Dinner

Chaired by DeeAnne Fahnestock, the Humanitarian Awards Dinner honored people and organizations whose faith is the driving force behind their community service. The 2014 honorees were: Ben Grisamore, Keisha Humphries, Junior League of Wichita, Saajan Bhakta, and The Law Company.

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Fiscal Year 2015

How we spend your money

Program Expenses                                   $1,035,386      76%

Management & Administration                  $187,031         14%

Fundraising                                               $140,431         10%

Total Expenses                                        $1,362,848

Board of Directors

2014-2015 Board Members

Rev. Cindy Watson

West Heights United Methodist Church, President

Sr. JoAnn Mark

Newman University, Secretary

Doug Brantner

Owner, Planet Subs, Treasurer

Rev. Dr. Don Olsen

Plymouth Congregational Church, Past President

Bill Buchanan

Sedgwick County Manager

Sally Dewey

Community Volunteer

Ray Frederick

Frederick Plumbing & Heating Inc.

Tracy Freeman

Cox Communications

Larry Knott

Community Volunteer

Rev. Titus James

North Heights Christian Church

Rev. Tim Lytle

Unity of Wichita

Richard Powell

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department

Rachel Sommerfeld

KSN-TV Channel 3

Bonnie Toombs

Catholic Diocese of Wichita

Lavonta Williams

Wichita City Council

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