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  • United Way welcomes Emily Juhnke as our new Associate Vice President of Philanthropy.

Emily Juhnke joins United Way of the Plains

August 17, 2023|

WICHITA, Kan., Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2023 — United Way of the Plains has announced the addition of Emily Juhnke to the Philanthropy team. As Associate Vice President of Philanthropy, Juhnke will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of high-level fundraising strategies and leadership programs. Juhnke’s professional career spans nearly . . . [Read More]

  • Portrait of a homeless woman in downtown Wichita.

What are the root causes of homelessness?

June 13, 2023|

Homelessness is often the result of someone experiencing a combination of complex issues and difficult situations. Housing availability and affordability barriers, traumatic personal events, substance abuse and behavioral health issues are some of the primary root causes of homelessness.

Affordability and Accessibility

Affordability and accessibility are currently the most pressing . . . [Read More]

  • Volunteers at the annual Point in Time Count in January.

Wichita – Sedgwick County 2023 Point-In-Time Homeless Count Results Released

April 19, 2023|

Note: As of January 2024, Impact ICT – Continuum 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 . . . [Read More]


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