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6 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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6 months ago

Safe Haven will be repurposed

May 18, 2018   |   Carolyn Kell

For 21 years chronically homeless people who have been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness have stayed at Safe Haven, operated by Inter-Faith Ministries. Intensive case management, an extended period of stay and fewer regulations than at a traditional shelter were designed to assist people who needed more help than what other shelters could offer. Because of changes in federal funding and increased case management at Inter-Faith Inn, Safe Haven services are being absorbed into Inter-Faith Inn as of July 1, 2018. Read more »

6 months ago

Pets will be part of Inter-Faith Inn

May 18, 2018   |   Carolyn Kell

Inter-Faith Inn will accept pets starting in late summer

Companionship, loyalty, responsibility, a reason to live. These are all words homeless people use when talking about their pets. Pamie Hathaway, now a resident in one of IFM apartments, says that without her dog she would have committed suicide. “She’s my everything,” she says of her dachshund Mia.

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8 months ago

Walk in their Shoes

Mar 19, 2018   |   Carolyn Kell

Cost of Poverty Experience

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