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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.

  • Who do you call when that medical emergency involves your mental health?

Which to call: 211 vs. 988 vs. 911

September 27, 2022|

Who do you call for a mental health emergency?

Health involves physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. It’s important to ask when help is needed and many times there is a timely element. If you are having a medical emergency, you know to call 911, but there has always been a pause . . . [Read More]

  • Headshot of Dajahnae Vines.

Get to Know…Dajahnae Vines

September 23, 2022|

Describe your role at United Way.

I manage the United Way of Plains donor database by performing record data integrity audits, offering system process improvements, and overseeing the organizations electronic fundraising campaign.

Share your career history and how you made your way to United Way.

While serving as a Data Analyst in the . . . [Read More]

  • Steve Burt poses with his supervisor, Matt Lowe, on his first day at United Way.on

Welcome to the team: Steven Burt, HMIS Administrator

September 8, 2022|

Please help us welcome Steven Burt, MA to United Way of the Plains as the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Administrator. Burt is responsible for the maintenance and quality of the HMIS database, which is used to collect and store confidential data on the service needs of those who are . . . [Read More]

  • United Way Vice President of Marketing Angie Prather, Dr. Mythili Menon from Wichita State University and Pete Najera, United Way President and CEO stand together outside the United Way office.

“Ilikuwa ni mabadiliko makubwa.” How Impact on the Plains is helping immigrants from the Republic of Congo learn English

August 22, 2022|

Mythili Menon, PhD, is a linguist at Wichita State University and a recipient of our 2021 Impact on the Plains grant that is helping fund the Center of Educational Technology to Assist Refugee Learners (CETARL).

Refugees come to Kansas from across the world and how we help them integrate into our . . . [Read More]


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