COVID-19 Current Updates

Updated July 28, 2020

To our Faithful Supporters!

Hello from Union Rescue Mission-Wichita (URM).  Today is a day of planning and preparation for what we know amid the COVID-19 situation. This is certainly a time of uncertainty for all of us, COVID-19 has no distinction on resources, health and societal status.

So here is what URM is doing for our guests and program men.  We continue to leave our doors open for overnight guests.  We pray that God will show us if we need to do something alternatively.  We have a screening procedure that is completed, but that in no way is a guarantee! We are continuing our food box ministry but modifying how we do it.  Additionally, our diaper/formula program will continue as well.

We are sensitive to the needs of those in our community that need assistance with shelter, food and other goods.  We are also sensitive to the needs of others in the service community that may have need for resources.  In short, we want to be a help in the flow of goods to our community, but not in such away that we stop other programs from functioning.

With that in mind please consider:

  1. We are receiving all non-food donations by appointment, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm at our donations center/New Leaf warehouse 3250 E 27th St N, Wichita, KS 67219. Please contact Josh at 316-687-4673 ext 114. All food donations can be taken to the main shelter, 2800 N Hillside, Wichita, KS 67219. We have staff on hand that will gladly help with unloading donations to minimize contact points.
  2. URM takes men currently as overnight guests. They will be screened for indications of sickness and referred to appropriate medical treatment if not allowed to stay in our shelter.
  3. We need prayer. Those experiencing homelessness are more vulnerable in this type of situation, not only from disease, but giving can decrease.
  4. We are allowing limited volunteers in some areas at this time. We continue to be mindful of everyone’s health and safety, requiring social distancing and wearing masks. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Vici at 316-687-4673 ext 131, or
  5. Pray for a revival of Biblical proportions! God is in control of all of this, resources, health and every person.  We trust that his Kingdom will be furthered considering this.


Finally, for many this is an uncertain time.  If you need additional prayer, we would love to pray with you.  Send us your requests via phone at 316-687-4673 or email us at