Live United Blog
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.
Get to know…Tyra Miles, Domestic Violence Housing Navigator
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
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]
Time to start thinking small savings every day
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]
Promise on the Plains recipient making dual impact
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]
United Way of the Plains Welcomes Danette Tipton
Danette Tipton has joined the team at United Way of the Plains as the 211 Database Manager. Tipton is responsible for maintaining the database of available resources for the communities served by the United Way 211 Information and Referral service. She will also be delivering quality, professional assistance to 211 . . . [Read More]
A Read To Succeed Success Story
“These children are our future and I encourage you to volunteer. You won’t be disappointed!”
Cindy Grunewald, pictured above, is a volunteer with Read to Succeed, a program that helps third grade students in Wichita Public Schools improve their ability to read. We spoke with Cindy about how Read to . . . [Read More]
Our focus is on health, education, financial 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.