Wichita-area Non-profit Organizations and Charities:

(316) Area Code unless otherwise noted.

Basic Needs:

Caring Hearts 722-2680 5911 N Maize bills, food, clothing Maize School Dist.
Catholic Charities 264-8344 425 N. Topeka Utilities, food.
Center of Hope 267-3999 400 N. Emporia Prevent homelessness-help w/rent, utilities
Christian Chapel Foursquare Church Pantry 524-0908 Food for those in need
Dear Neighbor Ministries 684-5120 1329 S. Bluffview Food Pantry, Transitional Housing, Tax Assistance for Hilltop.
DAV Chapter 4 Veterans Emergency Transition Services 684-4473 5455 E. Central Assistance to veterans through donations from DAV thrift stores
Dress for Success 945-8779 142 High St Helps low-income women with free interview/ career clothing and career coaching by referral.
Episcopal Social Services at Venture House 269-4160 233 S. St. Francis Educating and strengthening families with food, education, employment, case management and counseling.
Forever Crowned (EX-OFFENDER) 267-1244 2046 E. 9th helps youths and ex-offenders with education and employment to re-enter society
His Helping Hands Ministry at Central Christian Church 838-8528 1441 E. 37th St. No. Refurbishes donated goods and distributes to those in need.
Hope Home Repair 620-367-2637 1013 NE 108th St. (Newton) Home repair to those who are unable to obtain them in any other way.
Mulvane Care and Share 777-1590 100 W. Main (Mulvane) Non-profit community thrift store
Salvation Army 263-2769 350 N. Market www.ringbells.org
Lord's Diner, The 266-4966 520 N. Broadway Free Dinner for all who want one.
Wichita Habitat for Humanity 269-0755 610 N. Main Assistance in building housing.


Boy's & Girl's Clubs of South Central Kansas 687-5437 2408 E. 21st exposes children to academic, social and cultural activities
CASA of Sedgwick County 866-2920 807 N. Waco Also CASA Harvey County 284-6909.
    Provides volunteer advocates for children in the judicial system.
Erin is Hope Foundation 681-3204 4921 E. 21st speech-language, occupational and physical therapy for children with special needs
Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center 284-6030 201 E. Sixth (Newton) helps with addressing crimes of child sexual and physical abuse
Hope Street Youth Development 263-7325 1157 N. Piatt helps middle and high school youths reach their full potential
Independent World Chess Championships Inc. 613-2437 2202 W. 13th Provides youths with positive environment to build life skills and grow as chess         players
Kansas Children's Service League 942-4261 ext 1309 1365 N. Custer Protects children and strengthens families
Lively Setaf Youth 651-0426 1401 N. Belmont Volunteer youth org. serving Ken-Mar neighborhood
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kansas 838-9474 2016 Amidon grants the favorite wish of children suffering life-threatening conditions.
Maude Carpenter Children's Home 942-3221 1501 N. Meridian Provides residential services for children ages 6-16 who are having difficulty in their             homes.
Middle School After School Program 973-5107 412 S. Main In collaboration with YMCA helps provide a safe and supervised after-school environment   
    for youths in grades 6-8.
Quivira Council Boy Scouts of America 264-3386 1555 E. Second Provides boys ages 7-21 with programs that teach strong values and life-long skills
Shadow of the Cross 929-0288 801 Anita (Haysville) Helping at-risk youths and young adults
St. Paul's Lutheran GoZones! 263-0810 925 N. Waco after-school program
Sunlight Children's Advocacy and Rights Foundation 316-621-0550 P.O. Box 967 (El Dorado) Plans children's home, child advocacy and visitation 
    center for Butler County children.
Wichita Child Guidance Center 686-6671 415 N. Poplar Provides outpatient mental health services for children and families.
Wichita Children's Home 684-6581 810 N. Holyoke Provides safety for victims of abuse, abandonment, neglect and homelessness.
Youthville 529-9100 4505 E. 47th St. So. Ste 200 Provides foster-care and home-based services for children in Sedgwick County.

Community Services:

Assistance League of Wichita 729-9793 2611 E. Douglas Providing services to Wichita community including clothing and scholarships for Wichita school  
    district students, and assault survivor kits.
Association for Honest Attorneys 788-0901 P.O. Box 558 (Derby) www.assocforhonestattys.com.
    Dedicated to discouraging litigation and improving the legal system.
DUI Victim Center of Kansas 262-1673 355 N. Waco Ste 220 Works to reduce drunk driving and related crimes and their effects, and to increase         
    awareness of the danger of impaired driving.
Friends of the Keeper 706-9242 2006 W. 34th St. So. Promotes the Keeper of the Plains statue and provides literary, cultural, educational and social 
    service programs for Native Americans.
Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice 265-9441 313 S. Market Serves terminally ill people and their families in 25 counties in southeast Kansas.
Inter-Faith Ministries 264-9303 829 N. Market Increases understanding and cooperation among people of different faiths through education, advocacy 
    and social services.
National Conference for Community and Justice 264-0356 130 E. Murdock Ste 102 Promotes respect and understanding among all races, religions and 
    cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution and education.
Positive Directions 263-2214 154 N. Emporia Ste 101 Provides community, action, resources, education and support to people living with and affected 
    by HIV/AIDS.
Respite Outreach for Kids Organization 218-9363 P.O. Box 902 (Andover) Respite care and enrichment for children with special needs. Help with 
    marketing and fundraising.
Urban League of the MidPlains 262-2463 1802 E. 13th Helps people in need through advocacy, research and programs in housing, economic 
    development, employment, education and health.

Counseling Services:

Christian Ministries to Offenders Inc. 660-7513 216 E. Second Provides hygiene items for indigent inmates, plus bibles, bible studies, chapel services and 
Community Counseling Services 264-8344 425 N. Topeka Marital and family counseling, therapeutic and educational groups for adults, infant adoptions, 
    free pregnancy counseling.
Family Consultation Service Inc. 264-8317 ext 215 or 207 560 N. Exposition Provides family therapy, children's services, marital, individual and group 
HopeNet 684-4673 2501 E. Central Provides comprehensive services to people and families experiencing crisis.
Knox Center Inc. 265-8511 2924 E. Douglas Chemical abuse, addiction outpatient treatment.
Never Alone Crisis Ministry 682-0207 829 N. Market Crisis intervention/ prevention for victims of violent acts and their families.
Options Adult Services 265-6011 122 N. Millwood Substance abuse treatment for men.
Options Youth Services 265-8561 1642 W. Douglas Substance Abuse treatment for adolescents.
Parallax Program Inc. 689-6813 3410 E. Funston Drug and alcohol treatment.
Three Trees Inc 263-3335 8100 E. 22nd St. No. Bldg 800 Spport for children and families who have lost a loved one. Hosts on group nights.
Wichita Fellowship Club Inc. 265-9348 204 W. 18th Recovery House for recovering alcoholic men.
Young Adult Beginning Experience 729-4437 853 N. Peterson (Central and Tyler) Peer ministry for those 14 and older who have experienced a parental 
    divorce, separation or death.

Disabled Services:

Air Capitol Telephone Reader 337-7701 106 W. Douglas Provides free reading of publications over the telephone for the blind, visually impaired or 
    otherwise unable to read.
Arc of Sedgwick County 943-1191 2919 W. Second Serves people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Arrowhead West 722-4554 9505 W. Central Provides support for adults with developmental disabilities.
Bethesda Faith Village 946-9609 525 N. McComas Provides residential, case management and medical coordination services to people with 
    developmental disabilities with limited resources.
Breakthrough Club 269-2711 1005 E. Second Helps people with mental illness become independent and productive.
Creative Community Living 316-320-7531 622 N. Haverhill Rd (El Dorado) Provides case management and support services for people with 
    developmental disabilities.
Heartspring 634-8700 8700 E. 29th St. No. Helps children with special needs grow toward independence.
Hope Music Works 776-2095 1617 N. Main (Rose Hill) Provides personal concerts and worship for people with physical or mental disabilities who are 
    unable to attend regular church services.
Independent Living Resource Center 942-6300 3033 W. Second Provides information and services to people with disabilities to help them live     
Kansas Jaycees' Cerebral Palsy Foundation 775-2421 P.O. Box 267 (Augusta) Provides residential simmer camp for the physically and mentally 
KETCH (Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped) 383-8700 1006 E. Waterman Works with adults with disabilities to promote independence.
Muscular Dystrophy Association 773-7962 10222 W. Central Ste 201 Provides free services to children with neuromuscular disease.
Project Independence of Sedgwick County 262-6898 310 S. Ida Consumer-run drop-in center for people with mental illness.
Rainbows United 267-5437 340 S. Broadway Provides help for children with disabilities.
South Central Kansas Assistive Technology 942-5444 (TTY 942-2117) 3033 W. Second Ste 104 Helps improve quality of life for those with disabilities.
Starkey 942-4221 4500 W. Maple Serves people with developmental disabilities through employment, life enrichment, case management, community living 
    and low-income housing programs. Daily or Weekly activities.
Wichita Independents Special Olympics 946-9515 1414 N. Doris Circle Sports activities for mentally disabled adults and children. Fundraising volunteers.
Wichita Radio Reading Service 978-6600 3317 E. 17th St. Daily readings of newspapers and periodicals for people who are visually impaired or 
    otherwise unable to read.

Educational Services:

Children First: CEO Kansas 942-4545 3410 S. Kessler Provides scholarships to Sedgwick County students to attend the school of their choice. 
    Fundraising efforts.
Communities in Schools of Wichita/ Sedgwick County 973-5110 412 S. Main Ste 212 Develops partnerships with businesses and corporate sponsors for 
    volunteer and financial support.
FUNdamental Learning Center 684-7323 917 S. Glendale Programs and services for children struggling to read, write and spell.
Junior Achievement of Wichita 267-2248 505 S. Broadway Ste 205 Educates young people about the free enterprise system.
Kansas School for Effective Learning 263-9620 334 N. Topeka Ste 103 Provided basic skills training.
Literacy Resources of the Metropolitan Area 973-5120 412 S. Main Helps functionally illiterate adults learn to read and write.
McCormick School Museum 721-2206 855 S. Martinson Official museum of Wichita public schools.
Muticulture Celebration and Education Association 942-2491 6917 El Standra Circle Works to break down barriers through sensitivity education and 
    language services to industry.
SER Corp. 264-5372 1020 N. Main Ste B Provides educational and employment programs, computer literacy training, English as a second language 
Via Christi Reach Out and Read 946-5020 2622 W. Central Provides free bokks to children up to age 5.

Family Services:

A Better Choice 685-5757 3007 E. Central Serves women facing an unexpected pregnancy
Agape Care Cradle 518-1572 P.O. Box 704 Provides mortuary services and funeral supplies to parents who suffer the loss of a baby.
Bethlehem Maternity Home 683-4663 2525 E. Pawnee Provides housing for pregnant teens.
Catholic Charities Harbor House 264-8344 437 N. Topeka Offers a haven to women and their children who are victims of domestic abuse.
DCCCA Family Preservation Services 267-2030 1319 W. May Helps families with children at risk of being removed to foster care.
Families Together Inc. 945-7747 3033 W. Second Ste 106 Helps families that have a son or daughter with a disability. Door Prizes.
Father's Heart Ministries 773-0192 344 Brownthrush Provides education and support for women and children in abusive situations.
Gerard House 832-0777 3144 N. Hood 24 hour residential facility for pregnant teenagers.
Mid Kansas Community Action Program 775-3000 730 Cliff (Augusta) Provides emergency services, case management, housing, Head Start, food 
    programs and community service activities.
Mother to Mother Ministry (Interfaith Ministries) 264-9303 829 N. Market Forming friendships across economic, racial, educational and religious 
Pregnancy Care Center 775-9372 415 State St. (Augusta) Provides help to low-income, pregnant and parenting families.
Pregnancy Crisis Center of Wichita 945-9400 1040 N. West St. Provides free pregnancy tests, medical information, emotional, material and spiritual 
    support in unexpected pregnancy.
Reclaim Inc. 264-0177 1212 N. Madison Provides room, board and services to pregnant girls age 12-17.
Ronald McDonald Houses and Family Room 269-4182 1110 N. Emporia
Lodging for families of children whose medical needs bring them to Wichita.
Sarah's Hope Foundation 267-7975 3202 W. 13th Referral for women in crisis pregnancy situations.
The Treehouse 686-2600 2601 E. Central Helps new mothers and babies in need.
YWCA Women's Crisis Center 263-7501 P.O. Box 1740 Provides services to victims of domestic violence.
Youth Horizons 262-8293 1601 E. Douglas Helps children and families become productive members of the community.

Health Care Services:

Alzheimer's Association of the Great Plains 267-7333 347 S. Laura Provides research, education and support for Alzheimer's patients, families and     
American Cancer Society 265-3400 435 S. Broadway Ste 100 Provides research, education, advocacy and service aimed at preventing cancer, 
    saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer.
American Red Cross Central Blood Services 268-0812 707 N. Main Provides blood and platelet products to 
    patients in Kansas and northern Oklahoma.
Arthritis Foundation 263-0116 199 N. Amidon Works for the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.
Center for Health and Wellness 691-0249 2707 E. 21st Provides family health care for all. Needs: paper products, bottled water, disposable cameras, 
    generators. Volunteers for fund-raisers.
Good Samaritan Medical Clinic 688-5020 3701 E. 13th Provides health and dental care for those in need.
GraceMed Health Clinic 494-4321 1611 N. Mosley (New: 1122 N. Topeka) a faith-based clinic available to the uninsured and underinsured.  Provides medical and most dental service.
    Based on income.
Health Ministries Clinic 316-283-6103 209 S. Pine (Newton) Community clinic for uninsured in Butler, Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties.
Health Options for Kansas Communities 651-5357 3630 E. Sunnybrook Provides free parenting classes, youth camps, exercise and social activities 
    programs, health related services in the Plainview community.
Hunter Health Clinic 262-3611 2318 E. Central Provides medical, dental, mental health, alcohol and substance abuse services, counseling, transportations 
    and translation services regardless of ability to pay. Brookside satellite.
Lupus Foundation of America, Kansas Chapter 262-6180 P.O. Box 12204 67277 Supports families through information packets and books, education 
    meetings, physician referrals, support groups and research grants.
Medical Service Bureau 683-7559 1148 S. Hillside Ste 105 Helps indigent clients and families get prescription medications, diabetes supplies, low-cost 
    eye exams and glasses.
Medical Supply Closet 775-7778 813 State St. (Augusta) Provides free medical aides through check-out system.
Mid-Kansas Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 683-8510 P.O. Box 780294 Provides free mammograms for the uninsured and 
    underinsured, health and education materials.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society 264-7043 250 S. Laura Provides support and services to those with MS.
Planned Parenthood of Kansas 263-7575 2226 E. Central Provides reproductive health care.
Prairie View 264-6380 1901 E. First (Newton) Provides mental health services.
Project Access 688-0600 1102 S. Hillside Coordinates donated medical care and services for low-income, uninsured residents.
Victory in the Valley 682-7400 3755 E. Douglas Provides help and encouragement to cancer patients and their families.
WSU Dental Hygiene Clinic (In Allberg Hall) 978-3603.  Call for appointment.  This is not a charity but does offer low-cost services and is definitely worth mentioning here.  This facility offers cleanings only, but don't be turned off yet.  This a very modern and clean facility with near constant supervision of the students as well as actual dentists.  they do a complete diagnosis as well as complete x-rays for 420 and comprehensive deep cleanings for $40-65.  The deep cleaning that they do for $60 can run as high as $1,000 elsewhere and is top notch!  Do try to visit, you will also be helping the students... and bring a friend - they always have openings.

Holiday Services:

Catholic Charities Christmas Sharing 264-8344 437 N. Topeka www.wkscatholiccharities.org. Serves families who have not received help from other 
    community Christmas programs.
Evangelistic Outreach Assembly Church of God in Christ 688-1740 4939 E. 14th St. Provides food and gift baskets to people in need.
Haysville Community Outreach 524-6302 141 Lamar (Haysville) Distributes food baskets and toys in the Haysville school district to families in need at 

Homeless Services:

Baptist Homeless Ministries 264-8344 417 S. Hydraulic Gives the homeless sleeping bags, blankets, care packets, clothing and food.
Catholic Charities Anthony Family Shelter 264-8344 256 N. Ohio Provides shelter and follow-up services to homeless families.
Hope for the Homeless 1150 N. Broadway Provides assistance with meals, clothing, transportation, hygiene products, eye exams and glasses.
Union Rescue Mission 687-4673 2800 N. Hillside Provides men with overnight homeless shelter and a long-term program for life change and 
Voices of Hope Homeless Community Choir 721-4939 1150 N. Broadway Provides assistance with meals, clothing, transportation, hygiene products and eye exams and glasses.

Senior Services:

Andover Senior Citizen's Club 733-4441 410 Lioba (Andover) Provides activities and services for people over age 55.
Butler County Retired Senior Volunteer Program 775-0500 510 E. August St (Augusta) Provides volunteer work for those 55 and older.
Catholic Charities Adult Day Services 264-8344 5920 W. Central Provides affordable alternative care to seniors and adults with special needs.
LaFamilia Senior/ Community Center 267-1700 841 W. 21st St. Provides health screening, nutrition and educational, social and cultural programs.
Leon Senior Citizens 745-9200 112 S. Main (Leon) An activity center providing health programs, fundraisers, card games, meals to the homebound.
Newton Area Senior Center 283-2222 122 E. Sixth St. (Newton) Helps older adults develop and maintain quality lifestyles.
Senior Services Inc. of Wichita 267-0302 Provides Meals on Wheels, senior centers, roving pantry, in-home respite care and other services for seniors.
Wichita Lifeline Inc. 265-1700 1020 N. Main Ste D Emergency respose service for the elderly and disables.
American Legion Air Capital Unit 401 522-5901 101 E. 31st St. So. Variety of activities for veterans.