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Sedgewick and Johnson County transitional housing.

While there may be shelters and transitional housing programs located across Kansas, the majority of the units and programs operate in both Johnson and Sedgewick County. Resources can help the homeless and families that are on the verge of eviction. Thousands of struggling, working poor, and other residents receive help from the low income or even free housing programs every year.

Some of the leading organizations are below. Many non-profits, such as Salvation Army and Catholic Charities, have multiple sites across Kansas. If a location is not near you, call a center for referrals to other transitional housing programs that may be more convenient to you. If a location has a waiting list, ask to be placed onto it.

While some of the shelters may be available for free, the transitional housing programs in Kansas may require the resident to pay a portion of their income towards rent or other costs. Or if the individual is not working, find help in locating employment or enrolling into school. Other services available at a shelter or housing program can include free meals, clothing, applications for section 8 housing, and more.

Miracles, Inc.
Address is 1250 N. Market
Wichita, Kansas 6721
(316) 264-5900
Offers housing for pregnant women, those recovering from substance abuse, and families with children. Get help in re-integrating into society as well.

Inter-Faith Ministries
320 E. Central
Wichita, KS 67202
(316) 264-8051
The non-profit, charity organization can offer shelter and other support services to the homeless. Transitional housing assistance, case management, and help with finding a job may be offered too.
841 N. Broadway, Wichita, Kansas 67214. Dial (316) 263-0006. This one focuses on the mentally ill and chronically homeless individuals.




CHOICES Emergency Shelter
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762

Housing program
1015 N Washington Ave
Liberal, KS 67901
Call 620-626-6024

Wichita Children's Home
810 N. Holyoke
Wichita, Kansas 67208
Main phone is (316) 684-6581
The focus is on assisting the youth. Low income and leased apartments are offered. Also get help with life skills training such as household finance, job hunting, housekeeping, food preparation and more.

Sanctuary House
1738 N. Market
Wichita, KS 67214
(316) 303-9520
Administers support services and transitional housing to homeless females and their children.

Valeo Community Residence Program (CRP)
520 SW Frazier
Topeka, KS  66606
Telephone - (785) 215-8864
Assistance for income qualified adults experiencing mental illness. Housing, prescription Medication management, Individual Therapy, case management and more is offered.

Eastern Cowley County Resource Center
104 S Main Ste C
Dexter, KS 67038
(620) 876-7323

Joyce Williams Shelter
Kansas City, Kansas 66102
Main phone - (913)-321-1566
In a crisis, those facing eviction or the homeless can find a place to stay, clothing, meals, and other support.




Catholic Charities, Inc.
A leading social service agency in Kansas. They operate in many towns and offer numerous programs. Among them include funds for paying rent or a security deposit. In addition, the charity coordinates emergency shelter and case management services for the homeless. Work with a case manager on locating a new, affordable home too. Also receive meals, job placement, and other assistance in an effort to find stable housing.
One office is at 256 N. Ohio, Wichita, Kansas 67214, however many other centers are in the state. Dial (316) 264-7233.

Union Rescue Mission
Address is 2800 N. Hillside
Wichita, KS 67219
Call (316) 687-4673
Clothing, food, shelter, and spiritual counseling is offered to homeless men. Transportation may be administered too.

Salvation Army - Wichita and Sedgwick County
Location is 350 N. Market
Wichita, KS 67202
Telephone: (316) 263-2196
They also operate across the state. The non-profit offers Transitional Housing Program (long-term) for families and single women in the region.

Winter overflow shelter at Inter-Faith Ministries
Several centers are in the region and they operate on a rotating basis.
The main office is at 320 E Central, Wichita, KS 67202. (316) 264-8051

Lawrence Community Shelter
Lawrence, Kansas 66044

The Hope Center Topeka Rescue Mission
401 NW Norris St
Topeka, KS 66608

Topeka Rescue Mission
Address is 600 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, KA
In addition to a shelter, temporary lodging is offered. Social workers will help clients locate a new apartment to live in or get help in applying for public housing. They also assist with job searches and self-sufficiency.

United Methodist Open Door, Inc.
402 E 2nd St N
Wichita, KS 67202
(316) 265-9371
Offers temporary and transition housing to homeless families. Other services include case management to find an apartment or house for families referred by shelters.





Wichita Women's Initiative Network (WIN)
510 E. Third St.
Wichita, Kansas 67202
Call (316) 262-3960 for information.

Sisters of St. Joseph Dear Neighbor Ministries
1329 S. Bluffview
Wichita, Kansas 67218
(316) 265-1611
Administers transitional housing and support services for survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Wichita Fellowship Club, Inc.
Main address is 204 W. 18th St N
Wichita, KS 67203
Main number is (316) 265-9348

H.O.P.E., Inc.
Main address: 2137 N Battin
Wichita, KS 67208
(316) 618-8652 
Housing, health and wellness counseling, re-entry program, exiting program, job preparation, community living, free business attire for job interviews and more is offered.

Harvey County Homeless Shelter, Inc.
Newton, KS 67114

Union Rescue Mission
2800 N Hillside St.
Wichita, KS 67219
(316) 687-4673

New Life Reentry Program
Location is 1128 N. Market
Wichita, Kansas 67214
Call (316) 807-9420
Receive up to three months of housing. Also work with a case manager in obtaining work and permanent housing.

Sedgwick County Housing Department
3825 E. Harry St
Wichita, KS 67218
(316) 660-7270
The government organization provides fair, safe, and affordable housing for families and individuals with low income or working poor. The agency also runs the section 8 rental assistance for outside the city limits of Wichita in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler Counties.

Mosaic Wichita
Address: 1249 N. St. Francis
Wichita, Kansas 67214
Main number - (316) 807-8034
Can direct the homeless to permanent housing, provide free meals, and more.

Miracles, Inc.
1015 E 2nd St N
Wichita, Kansas 67214
Telephone - (316) 303-9520

Salina Rescue Mission
1716 Summers Rd
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 823-2610
Shelter, information on short term apartments, and other support is administered.

Ashby House Ltd.
Main office is at 150 S 8th St
Salina, Kansas 67401
(785) 826-4935

By Jon McNamara

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