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  • Headshot of Jillian Castaneda, United Way Housing Navigator.

Get to know…Jillian Castaneda, Housing Navigator

June 3, 2024|

Jillian joined United Way of the Plains in 2023 and works to help those experiencing homelessness.

When Jillian Castaneda came to United Way of the Plains, she found a new calling in life: Helping house the homeless.

She’s been with United Way for a year now, applying her background in the mental . . . [Read More]

  • Headshot of Alexis Lopez.

United Way of the Plains welcomes Alexis Lopez

June 3, 2024|

United Way of the Plains has announced the addition of Alexis Lopez to the Finance and Administration team. Lopez will fill the role of Accounting Clerk. A graduate of Wichita State University, he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and has most recently been employed in the financial . . . [Read More]

  • Volunteers help interview individuals experiencing homelessness as part of the annual Point-in-Time Count in 2024.

Wichita-Sedgwick County 2024 Point-In-Time Homeless Count Results Released

May 23, 2024|

Note: As of January 2024, Impact ICTContinuum of Care is known as the Coalition to End Homelessness in Wichita/Sedgwick County. Learn more at

The annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count is a national effort undertaken once a year by professionals and volunteers to count those who are currently experiencing homeless . . . [Read More]


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.