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one month ago

LaTasha St. Arnault joins IFM as Executive Director

Aug 2, 2018   |   Carolyn Kell

LaTasha St. Arnault knew from an early age she wanted to be involved with non-profit management. After several years in Minneapolis she, her husband Henri and two sons have returned to Wichita, and she is now bringing her skills to IFM as executive director.

“I’m inspired by IFM’s commitment to helping those who need it most,” said LaTasha. “Poverty and homelessness are community-wide issues that we must tackle together. They have an effect not only on those experiencing them, but the community as a whole suffers when there are people in need.”

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one month ago

Outreach case management vital link to Wichita’s homeless

Aug 2, 2018   |   Carolyn Kell

When we in Kansas think about the deadliest weather conditions, our thoughts turn to tornadoes, while East Coast denizens might say hurricanes. Both would be wrong.

A 30-year average shows that heat kills more people annually than tornadoes and hurricanes combined. What's more, the most dangerous heat doesn't come from a high heat spell but from a long period of less extreme heat. An average of 130 people die from heat-related problems each year, compared to 70 for tornadoes and 46 for hurricanes. Moreover, the debilitating effects of heat tend to be more pronounced in a prolonged mid-high temperature - like Wichita is experiencing this year - as opposed to a heat wave spike.

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about 4 months ago

Job Announcement

May 23, 2018   |   Nile Dillmore, President of IFM Board of Directors

Notice of Position Opening

Executive Director

Inter-Faith Ministries

 

Inter-Faith Ministries is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director. The position will direct the organization’s staff and volunteers in order to fulfill this mission. We are a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization with the majority of our operations and programs impacting Wichita, KS, and the surrounding area.

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4 months ago

Point in Time underscores need

May 18, 2018   |   Carolyn Kell

Point in Time Count a snapshot of Wichita’s homeless population

United Way of the Plains Continuum of Care (CoC) recently released the results of the Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Count conducted in late January. The count showed two fewer people than last year, with 573 people reported as homeless.

The PIT is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by nearly 500 CoC groups around the country. The information is used to track progress toward the goal of ending homelessness and to inform Congress about the number of people experiencing homelessness in the U.S. and the effectiveness of HUD’s programs and policies in decreasing those numbers.

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