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Community Partner

WAY-FM is proud to work alongside other organizations here in Wichita who are all doing what they can to help make our community a better place for us, our families and our neighbors. 

 

Here are some of the incredible organizations that we are privileged to partner with:

Carpenter Place

 

Carpenter Place (formerly known as Maude Carpenter Children’s Home or MCCH) began as an act of benevolence in 1943 by a congregation of the Church of Christ in Wichita, Kansas. Over 67 years of service, programs have included residential care, foster care, adoption, and counseling. In 2000, the focus became residential treatment for girls in crisis. Our goals have expanded to include the family in the training and counseling so that the family may be successfully reunited.

Today we are an all Girl’s Home serving young ladies 6-24 yrs old.  We are located in Wichita, KS, on 13 beautiful acres with 3 family style cottages and 8 single bedroom apartments.As a faith based agency, our goal is to provide a Christian home for girls that may be struggling with family issues, substance abuse, truancy, legal issues, broken adoptions, sexual exploitation, abandonment, homelessness, physical/emotional abuse, neglect and a host of other issues.  We provide these young ladies with the support, structure and skills to overcome their life situations.   We are a 100% private residential home which means anyone can refer a girl to us.  Please contact us at 316-942-3221 with any questions you may have, and thank you for taking the time to learn more about how we are rebuilding families, restoring lives.

We do not accept state or federal aid for our services, but depend on the generosity of individuals and churches in order to provide Christian-based treatment, counseling and education.

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Youth Horizons

 

We are both a mentoring program and home!

We empower children and their families to become healthy and productive members of our community. We create nationwide awareness of the needs of at-risk youth. We accomplish our mission by matching children with Christian mentors and providing a safe and structured home environment for boys in our residential program.

We serve at-risk youth.

The kids we serve represent all races and include both boys and girls. All of the children we serve come from single-parent homes; usually the kids in our program grow up fatherless. The needs and risk factors associated with fatherless children are staggering.

Why does Youth Horizons exist?

Youth Horizons exists because God is the defender of the fatherless. He has asked us to be involved in His work caring for the fatherless and motherless in Wichita. The staff members of Youth Horizons mobilize the church to help meet the needs of these children in Sedgwick county through our mentoring and residential programs.

 

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ICT S.O.S.

 

ICT S.O.S. is a Wichita-based organization that acts as a liaison between specific local professional organizations who work with trafficked youth and the Wichita volunteers who seek ways to get involved and to find solutions! By connecting local agencies with volunteers and resources, we help facilitate their missions.

The issue of sexual exploitation is a tender subject and members of these agencies are professionals who are trained to deal with the situations and needs of this under-served population.

There is rising desire in the Wichita community to contribute to the solution. ICT S.O.S. is the go-to source for both the agencies and the volunteers as needs arise and the desire grows to become involved.

We invite you to help create real and lasting change in our city!

Why Wichita?

“Wichita sits near the crossroads of the nation’s sex-trafficking highway.

‘The pimps have routes they travel… and they include I-35 and I-70,’ – police Officer Kent Bauman of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Exploited and Missing Child Unit.

Police have documented known pimps recruiting girls as young as 12 from Wichita and selling them for sex across the nation, Bauman said.

  • Excerpt from Wichita Eagle article – view here.

 

History

Founded by Jennifer White, ICT S.O.S. is a grassroots organization born from an article in The Wichita Eagle written by Ron Sylvesterthe story of a 13 year old girl being sold for sex was heartbreaking and devastating.

After meeting with the Street Outreach team at the Wichita Children’s Home, a donation drive was organized and a call went out for volunteers. Wichita answered in a big way!

Along the way we’ve hosted a freeze mob (pictured above), and the Twitter hash tag #ictsos was born. From there, ICT S.O.S. has grown and become its own entity. The “SOS” in the hash tag stood for Street Outreach Services. While we work closely with them, ICT S.O.S. has grown to include several other local agencies working together to fight sexual exploitation and trafficking of children in our city.

Just as S.O.S. is a distress signal or call for help,  ICT S.O.S. broadcasts a cry for help for our city’s endangered youth.

 

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An unplanned pregnancy is a hard thing to face alone. So is having an STD. PCC can help! Your health and safety are important to us. Here you will meet people who care about you and can answer your questions.

Our services include:

PREGNANCY SERVICES

STD TESTING

ABORTION RECOVERY

ADOPTION

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

THERAPY SERVICES

And much more!

 

 


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Lady Bugg House

Mission Statement

Mentoring young mothers and their children who are committed to change and Spiritual growth to impact generations.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Lady Bugg House, Inc. is to help young mothers become self-sufficient by providing them with a safe living environment, education, spiritual discipleship, biblical counseling and support for long-term economic independence, child development, parenting, and life skills.

Statement of Faith

We are a faith-based ministry that believes the Bible is the inspired word of God.  We believe that there is only one true God and that Jesus is the Son of God.  We believe that Jesus became fully man, that He died on the cross, that He rose from the dead and that He is the only way to bridge the gap of sin between God and people, thus He is the only way to have a relationship with God now, and eternal life with God in heaven.

We are Pro-Life and believe that life begins at the moment of conception.  We believe there are no exceptions.

We believe that adoption is a beautiful parenting option for a mother to choose and we want to support her during and after her pregnancy if she chooses adoption for her child.

“Who” the Lady Bugg House, Inc. Serves

Through our RESIDENT PROGRAM the  Lady Bugg House serves parenting mothers age 16 to 23.  We can accommodate up to four young mothers and their child in our resident program.

Through our NON-RESIDENT PROGRAM the Lady Bugg House serves pregnant and parenting mothers age 13-27.

Through our FatherFULL ministry the Lady Bugg House serves fathers age 13-27.

“How” the Lady Bugg House Serves

Resident Program: The primary goal is to provide a safe, stable, supervised home for parenting mothers and their child(ren) while enabling them to become self-sufficient.  Residents live on-site with their child in a monitored HOME environment while participating in an 18-month program that is tailored to the individual’s needs and goals.   The program is designed to teach these moms the skills they need to know to live independently and provide for their child(ren).  Residents will be charged a room and board fee based on their ability to pay up to $250 per month.  No mother will be refused service due to her inability to pay.

Non-Resident Program: Non-residents will participate in the same program as our residents with the same goal of enabling them to become self-sufficient through an 18-month program that is tailored to the individuals needs and goals.   The fee for the non-resident program is $180 for the 18-month program.  We will allow participants to pay the fee monthly.

Funding Information

The Lady Bugg House, Inc. is a non-profit ministry funded solely through private cash, goods and service donations.  We are a 501(c)3 ministry so all donations are tax-deductible.  To support the Lady Bugg House, Inc. go to our Donate page for more information.

Contact Information

Lady Bugg House, Inc. Address 1501 N. Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67208
Mailing Address 6505 E. Central, #138, Wichita, KS 67206
Phone 316.440.2844 (BUGG)
Fax 316.440.2847
Website ladybugghouse.com
Facebook facebook.com/ladybugghouse

 

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His Helping Hands

 

 

 

Our Ministry Purpose...
His Helping Hands is a community service ministry of Central Christian Church to help those living in the Wichita and Sedgwick County areas who are facing insufferable hardships, such as victims of natural disasters, families living below the poverty line, or those families  considered to be “at risk.”   HHH provides help to these families by distributing needed clothing, furniture, and other household items at no cost.

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”  Hebrews 4:16

Our Mission Statement...
His Helping Hands is a Christ-centered, benevolent ministry set up to assist families and individuals, primarily in the Wichita area, who are facing insufferable hardships, for the purpose of helping and encouraging those who are in the Body of Christ, and, helping and evangelizing those who are not yet in the Body of Christ.  By being the Hands of Christ in Helping others, we show the love of Christ in a practical way, thus ministering both to the clients and the donors by helping people, help people.

How is our Mission Accomplished?
Christian Friends from churches and the community donate clothing, furniture, appliances, and a wide variety of household items that HHH can sort and prepare to give away free of charge.  Beside the many donors, HHH uses a host of volunteers who receive, sort, prepare, warehouse, and ultimately distribute these items to those in need.  At the time of distribution, the HHH staff and volunteers meet with each client to pray for them and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

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