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.
In Kansas, under-employment and low household income are key factors in the high need for food assistance. 71 percent of families utilizing food pantries have incomes at or below the federal poverty level. 54 percent of families served through Open Door’s Community Food Ministry have yearly incomes of less than $10,000. In addition to challenges […]
The Klothes Kloset Shopping hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am – 2pm (last shopper 1:50) Accepting clothing and monetary donations Monday – Friday 8am – 3pm, and Saturday 9am – noon ***Important*** Click link on policies Opendoorltr_KK_652020 In Wichita, 15.4% of residents live in poverty, with some neighborhoods having more than 40% of the residents living in […]
A one-day “snapshot” taken on Jan. 30, 2020, counted 619 literally homeless people in Sedgwick County. “Literally homeless” means just that. These people are surviving on the streets, in their cars, or in shelters. It does not include people living at hotels/motels or staying with family or friends. This count of homeless in Sedgwick County […]