Homeless Services

No one should be homeless. Ever. We’re working to make sure everyone has the opportunity and resources for long term, stable housing.

Annual Homeless Count
Research & Reports
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IMPACT ICT – CONTINUUM OF CARE

Home. It’s where we lay our head at night. Where we cook dinner with family. Where we feel the most safe and secure. Everything starts at home. But what if you have no home? Without a home, it’s hard to keep a job. Without a job, it’s hard to keep a home.

A lack of steady income, insufficient affordable housing, mental health, domestic violence, addiction – the reasons for homelessness are endless and far too great for one organization to tackle alone. Through collective impact, United Way is bringing together key players to tackle homelessness at it’s root causes. United Way is the lead agency for Impact ICT – CoC, a coalition of 170+ people representing: nonprofits; faith community; federal, state, and local governments; businesses; and other community advocates.

Impact ICT – CoC works year-round with one common goal: to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring.


Want to join the coalition?
Contact Cole Schnieders, Continuum of Care Planning Manager, United Way of the Plains, at cschnieders@unitedwayplains.org or (316) 267‑1321.

Two women working on a map for the annual Point-in-Time homeless count.
Members of the Impact ICT – CoC Program Collaborative

Impact ICT – CoC coordinates the application for HUD grants that are distributed to program collaborative partners. Learn more about our partners and their work:

Collaborative Partners

EVERYBODY COUNTS:
ANNUAL POINT-IN-TIME HOMELESS COUNT

Each year, United Way coordinates a count of the homeless population. Volunteers hit the streets and visit shelters over a 24-hour period to interview people experiencing homelessness. It’s about more than just getting a count. It’s about learning why individuals are homeless and what services they need to succeed. Sure, it’s a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Grant, but the data also helps Impact ICT – CoC plan programming, make informed funding decisions and measure the progress of their work.

Point-in-Time survey materials, including the survey and maps.

RESEARCH & REPORTS

Want to see details of past Point-in-Time Counts? Download the reports below.

Wichita – Sedgwick County Point-In-Time Homeless Counts
2022 INFOGRAPHIC
2022 SNAPSHOT
2020 SNAPSHOT
2017 SNAPSHOT
2012 SNAPSHOT
2019 SNAPSHOT
2016 SNAPSHOT
2011 SNAPSHOT
2018 SNAPSHOT
2013 SNAPSHOT
2007 SNAPSHOT
State of Kansas Point-in-Time Homeless Count
2009 REPORT – VOL. 1
2009 REPORT – VOL. 2
Overview of Homelessness in Wichita/Sedgwick County

A collaboration between the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and United Way of the Plains. Objectives included identifying terminology used to provide homeless services, describe the current homeless situation in our community and identify best practices/promising practices models.

2006 REPORT

RESULTS ON THE HOME FRONT

Impact ICT – CoC’s work is moving people off the streets into stable, affordable housing. Results from 2021.

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individuals were identified as homeless through the annual point in time count. (Unsheltered individuals were not counted in 2021 due to COVID-19.)
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individuals were served by IMPACT ICT – CoC members through emergency shelter, transitional housing, street outreach and housing services.
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individuals were housed or kept in housing.
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Average days of homelessness per person – down a full week since 2020.
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million dollar grant from HUD, submitted by United Way of the Plains with the help of the coalition, was renewed to fund 14 vital homeless service programs in Sedgwick County.

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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.