All program participants receive health services, referrals and transportation to local service providers for medical, vision and dental needs.
COURAGE TO CHANGE (C2C)
C2C is a short-term program to help individuals take active steps toward change through basic goal setting principles. Case managers provide healthy support, encouragement, and accountability as participants take steps towards ending their homelessness and seeking stable living. Once individuals attain stable income, they are required to begin saving a reasonable portion until they can secure stable housing. URM assists with employment transportation for a limited time, setting a healthy expectation for them to then maintain it on their own.
Entry to all programs begins with a visit with the Shelter Advocate/Case Manager. They can be reached at 316-687-4673 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
EAGLES WING – TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
After completing C2C or Solid Ground and obtaining stable employment, individuals can apply for Eagles Wing, URM’s transitional housing apartments. This opportunity offers continued support and accountability while taking additional steps toward self-sufficiency and independence. A faith community with strict guidelines, Eagles Wing provides a safe, healthy environment for those committed to the principles they’ve developed through the course of our programs.
SOLID GROUND – LIFE EQUIPPING PROGRAM
Solid Ground is a Christ-centered, residential program for individuals who are ready to commit to more intensive support in the process of working through life issues using biblical studies and principles. Participants spend 9-12 months attending classes that deal with issues of the head, heart, and hands. There are multiple phases that incorporate different tools to assist individuals along the path to “solid ground.” In every phase of the program participants are assigned a case manager to meet with regularly.
Every day, hurting men walk through the doors of Wichita’s Union Rescue Mission in search of ordinary needs: a meal, a bed, a shower, a change of clothes, refuge from harsh weather.
Many also come with needs that run much deeper. An increasing number of men present illnesses or injuries requiring post-acute care and patient self-care. A large number of Wichita’s homeless men don’t even make it to a shelter, contending with their health challenges while living in empty buildings, vacant vehicles and homeless encampments. Understandably, health care for the homeless has become an issue of deep concern for local homeless service providers, like the Union Rescue Mission.
The National Healthcare for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) reports that “there is ample evidence that homeless people experience higher rates of serious health problems than do people with stable housing, that they have more limited access to appropriate health services, that they tend to use the costliest services to meet their healthcare needs, and that they are frequently unable to adhere to treatment even when they are able to access health services.”
Research shows that homeless patients who participate in respite and recovery programs are 50 percent less likely to be readmitted to a hospital at three months and twelve months post-hospital discharge. Avoiding costly discharge delays as well as reducing hospital readmissions generates significant savings for hospitals and communities.
Respite is not a licensed medical program, but rather a place of rest and recovery for those in need.
Note: Entry into all programs begins with an initial visit with a Shelter Advocate/Case Manager.
They may be contacted by calling 316-687-4673 or email email@example.com.