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Read our latest stories of impact, stay current on what’s going on at United Way of the Plains and learn how you can make a difference.

  • Headshot of Tyra Miles, United Way Domestic Violence Housing Navigator.

Get to know…Tyra Miles, Domestic Violence Housing Navigator

January 6, 2023|

Describe your role at United Way.

As the Domestic Violence (DV) Housing Navigator, I work closely with the coordinated entry system to make sure that survivors (this includes survivors of dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other dangerous or life-threatening conditions, such as human trafficking) have the same access to housing . . . [Read More]

Ride United: A Caseworker’s Guide to Free Meal Deliveries

January 5, 2023|

Access to food in Wichita can prove difficult in some neighborhoods and households. Barriers vary from lacking access to nearby grocery stories to mobility issues and limited transportation options. Ride United: Last Mile Delivery is a program that can help.

Ride United: Last Mile Delivery is a partnership with United Way . . . [Read More]

  • A woman sits at her desk, building her budget.

Time to start thinking small savings every day

January 4, 2023|

How to turn $10 into $3,600

By Michelle Presnell, United Way Community Impact Manager for Financial Stability

Looking back on 2022, we all set goals for the new year, and some of us have experienced at least one epic fail in the last 365 days. This year, we have an idea: Set . . . [Read More]

  • Common Ground Growers & Producers received a Promise on the Plains grant from United Way of the Plains in 2022 to provide healthy produce in food deserts.

Promise on the Plains recipient making dual impact

November 17, 2022|

Mending the mental health crisis in Wichita food deserts

It was a few months ago that we shared how Common Ground Producers and Growers was transporting healthy produce into food deserts and food insecure communities, but they are also doing something to further strengthen our community.

Common Ground was a recipient of . . . [Read More]


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