Basic Needs2022-09-13T08:53:57-05:00

Basic Needs

Addressing basic needs helps more people survive and move forward.

WHY IT MATTERS

Air, food, water, shelter, clothing – these are the basic necessities of life. Addressing basic needs helps more people survive and move forward. When a crisis hits, providing services and assistance to cover the essentials brings stability to help people get back on track. Meeting the basic needs of our neighbors provides a foundation to support additional work in the areas of health, education and financial stability.

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individuals were identified as homeless through the annual Point in Time Count, conducted by Impact ICT – CoC in 2022.
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of the population in Sedgwick County experienced food insecurity in 2019.
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reports of domestic violence in Sedgwick County in 2019.
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of households in Sedgwick County lack a vehicle, limiting their access to essential services.

OUR WORK

Our goal is to meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable neighbors and those in crisis.

 Our priority is making sure everyone has shelter, access to food and is safe. By investing in programs that assist with rent, mortgage and utilities, we’re helping people avoid further crisis. Helping those in need survive today propels them to live their best lives possible tomorrow.

OUR IMPACT IN 2021

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free rides were given to veterans on Wichita City Transit busses through the Veterans Ride Free program.

LIVE UNITED BLOG: BASIC NEEDS

Read our latest blog posts about our basic needs based initiatives and their impact.

COVER THE BASICS FOR YOUR NEIGHBORS

When you donate to United Way, your gift helps your neighbors meet their most basic daily needs. Give today.

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QUESTIONS?

For more information, contact Matt Lowe, United Way Community Impact Manager for Basic Needs, at mlowe@unitedwayplains.org or (316) 267‑1321 ext. 4233.

OUR FOCUS

Our focus is on healtheducationfinancial stability and basic needs—the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community. Click below to learn more about what we’re doing, the programs we invest in and our lasting impact in each area.

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