We began in 1965 as the United Methodist Urban Ministry of Wichita by a group of Methodist clergy and laity who felt the church should be more responsive to the advocacy needs of our society.
We provide nutritionally balanced emergency food assistance once per month to families and individuals in need.
We offer several different shelter options: Our Homeless Resource Center, Safety Net Housing, Transitional Housing and VisionQuest.
Our Klothes Kloset provides free clothing for infants, children and adults.
We provide the largest community-wide food box program.
Our Shelter options can provide individuals and families with a place to live as they get back on their feet.
The Klothes Kloset can provide families and individuals with free clothing once a month.
2011 statistics tell us that 15.1% of Kansans are food insecure meaning that the person is unsure of where they will get their next meal. In Sedgwick County that percentage increases to 15.9%. The surrounding counties range from 12.6% to 14.5%. Unfortunately, many more individuals and families live below this line. Open Door strives to […]
15.4% of Wichitans live in poverty with certain neighborhoods having over 40% of the residents living in extreme poverty (2010 Census). Having clothes that will be appropriate for the work place or school can make all the difference in taking the next step out of poverty. The Klothes Kloset provides free clothing for infants, children […]
Each year the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires a Point-in-Time count of the homeless. Wichita/Sedgwick County held its count on January 31, 2013. That one day “snapshot” found 538 homeless of which 71 were unsheltered and approximately 450 were in families. Obviously there are more homeless in our area than the […]