Passageways has developed an outreach program to help foster the needs of Heroes within our community and the surrounding counties covered by veteran organizations. This program is widespread and available to any Hero struggling to provide themselves or their family with food, cleaning or hygiene supplies or furnishings.
Often times we are contacted by the local Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) when they have a Hero getting ready to be moved into their own home. Since the VA is not able to solicit the public for necessary items, they utilize our Outreach program to help the Hero make their house into a home. Same is true for many of the other agencies we work with, such as, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities and the Wichita Police Department’s HOT unit (Homeless Outreach Team).
Through community donations, we have a warehouse of lightly used furniture; a storage area with household products (mostly new) like sheets and towels, toasters, microwaves, utensils dishes, etc.; as well as a shed with new cleaning supplies, hygiene, socks, underwear, t-shirts, pillows and the all-important coffee! Everything is provided to our Heroes free of charge.