Uniting People of Faith to Meet Human Needs
Inter-Faith Ministries builds a strong community by facilitating interreligious collaboration, encouraging understanding, and providing basic human needs.
About Inter-Faith Ministries
In 1885, the leaders of several Protestant churches banded together to form the Wichita Ministerial Alliance to address basic human needs in the young settlement town. Partnerships with other faith groups emerged and, during the 1970s, the organization renamed itself Inter-Faith Ministries of Wichita.
Each year, IFM provides programs and services to more than 15,000 people struggling with hunger, homelessness and poverty. We operate three homeless shelters, 104 low-cost apartment units, a summer lunch program for youth, and Operation Holiday.
Our shelters house more than 1,000 homeless men, women and children each year. Through case management and counseling services, we assist residents in finding and keeping jobs, applying for housing, disability and other services, setting and keeping budgets and learning other skills to improve their lives and maintain independence.
IFM organizes several special events each year, many of which raise money to benefit those in need. Souper Bowl, Dine Out Help Out, Operation Holiday, Humanitarian Awards Dinner and Final Friday are just some of the ways we bring together people of diverse backgrounds and faiths to help others and to celebrate both our differences and our commonalities.
IFM is a 501-c3 organization. We are a local charity, and we do not receive funds from United Way.