RESULTS OF YOUR TAG SEARCH:

United Way of the Plains announces $4.5 million investment in local community

After a total of 118 hours of deliberations in 13 committees across two months, 160 community advocates recommended $4.1 million in funding for 63 programs operated by local charities. These recommendations were unanimously approved by the board of United Way of the Plains in the areas of health, education, financial stability and basic needs. With an additional $457,000 . . . [Read More]

April 10, 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

How many people are experiencing homelessness, anyway?

Each year, in the last ten days of January, communities across the United States participate in what is called a “Point in Time Count,” or PIT Count. During the PIT Count, shelters and transitional housing programs tally how many people are experiencing sheltered homelessness in their community. This count is done using each community’s HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) . . . [Read More]

November 22, 2023|Tags: , , , |

What are the root causes of homelessness?

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 and prevalent barriers to ending homelessness. According to the . . . [Read More]

June 13, 2023|Tags: , , , |

United Way of the Plains Announces $5.4 Million Investment in Area Programs

United Way of the Plains has announced funding for 73 human service programs to help individuals and families throughout south central Kansas achieve their human potential. The $5.4 million investment is part of the annual Opportunity on the Plains funding cycle and includes $656,889 in donor-designated funds. It is the largest annual investment program of United Way of the Plains. . . . [Read More]

April 10, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

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 an equity grant from United Way of the Plain’s through . . . [Read More]

November 17, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

OUR FOCUS

Our focus is on healtheducationfinancial 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.

Go to Top