Items Male Heroes need when transitioning from Homeless to their new Apartment From Homeless to Hopeful!

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General / Personal Items

  • Gift Card(s)
  • Oscillating Fan
  • Broom/Dust Pan
  • Paper Towels
  • 60w light bulbs
  • Laundry Basket/Hamper
  • Toilet paper
  • Nail clippers

Kitchen

  • Kitchen Rug
  • Crockpot
  • 5 qt or above Bakeware
  • Electric Skillet
  • Small/Medium microwave
  • Pots and Pan set
  • Mixing bowls
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Kitchen trash can
  • Dishes, Sets (2 to 4 people)
  • Canisters (for coffee, flour, sugar, etc)
  • Storage containers for leftovers
  • Blender
  • Toaster Oven
  • Kitchen brush
  • Brush to clean dishes
  • Zippered plastic bags (all sizes)
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Corning ware for baking/cooking
  • Pyrex for baking/cooking

Living Room

  • TV, no older than 7 years
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Floor/Table Lamp
  • DVD Player
  • End Tables

Bedroom

  • Sheet Sets, Twin, Full & Queen
  • Mattress Pads, Twin, Full & Queen
  • Bedside lamp
  • (Please no throw blankets)
  • Comforter, Twin, Full & Queen
  • Small Trash Container
  • Side Tables
  • (Please no bed pillows)

Bathroom

  • Shower Curtain/Rings
  • Towels
  • Bath/Shower Mat
  • Bath rug
  • Small Trash Container

Toiletries

  • Deoderant
  • Cologne
  • Razors
  • Shaving Cream
  • Bath Soap: Bar or Gel
  • Electric Hair Trimmer
  • Lotion
  • (Please no toothpaste or toothbrushes)

Cleaning Supplies

  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Toilet bowl brush
  • Trash Bags, tall
  • Kitchen Wisk
  • Broom/Dust pans
  • Paper Towels
  • Cleaning supply caddies
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Dust pan/brooms
  • Laundry soap
  • Dish soap
  • Scrub sponges
  • Swiffer type mops

Veteran Homelessness in Sedgwick County and surrounding areas

According to reports from our local VA, the problem of homelessness among veterans is growing instead of decreasing. There are over 50 homeless veterans that remain chronically homeless every year. These are men or women who “fall through the cracks” and remain homeless even after receiving services. The VA indicates that there are not enough programs to help the veteran overcome the issues they face daily. The VA directs those to Passageways who need more one-on-one assistance with obtaining services. However, with only 9 available beds in our facility, we end up turning away several veterans every week.

Passageways is the only program in the area of its kind. We are the only program that works directly with the individual. While we have effected some change within the statistics for male veterans, we haven’t even begun to address the issues among homeless women veterans, for which currently there are no programs. We must put an end to this growing plague among men and women who have faithfully served our country, who fought to protect our very freedoms.

Passageways has, to date, graduated 99 veterans in the last five years. We know that when the program is taken seriously, Heroes succeed. We provide a holistic approach to healing the whole person by giving a hand-up to our Heroes so they can and do succeed. We continue to work with our Heroes even after they graduate. This follow-up is crucial in assuring their success upon leaving our program. Follow-up visits or calls are made monthly to program graduates so we can continue to help them with their personal goals. So you see, our veterans never really leave the Passageways program. Once they graduate, they return to volunteer or to become mentors to new entrants. Program graduates are invited to attend our many group functions and events. They will always be a part of the Passageways family.