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  • United Way welcomes Angela Bell as our new accounting clerk.

United Way of the Plains welcomes Angela Bell

April 3, 2023|

Angela Bell has joined United Way of the Plains as a full-time accounting clerk.

Bell will be responsible for accounts receivable and payable transaction entry for the finance team. She fills a role recently vacated by Kourtnie Craig, who was promoted to Accountant last month. Both Kourtnie and Angela report to . . . [Read More]

  • Impact ICT is working to achieve functional zero homelessness.

What is functional zero homelessness?

February 22, 2023|

You may have heard a new phrase in Wichita about ending homelessness through the functional zero model. So what is it, how does it work and can it be used to solve homelessness in Kansas?

We had Cole Schnieders, United Way Continuum of Care Planning Manager, help answer some of the . . . [Read More]

  • Headshot of Danette Tipton, United Way 211 Database Manager.

Get to Know…Danette Tipton, 211 Database Manager

February 13, 2023|

Describe your role with United Way of the Plains.

I am in a new position for United Way as the 211 Database Manager. I update our 211 database to make sure that when someone calls 2-1-1, they receive the best quality information. I also help our 211 referral specialists continue to . . . [Read More]

  • 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]


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