Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.Resources at St. James Episcopal Church
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Connecting the Community with Resources
At St. James Episcopal Church, we aim to treat everyone
how Jesus would treat them.
This includes the hungry, sick, poor, and those needing help
in the community. If we are unable to help, we may at least
be able to guide others in the right direction
to reach the resources and programs they need.
Community Outreach Services
WPD Homeless Outreach Team (HOT)
The Wichita Police Department’s HOT brochure is a very comprehensive list of shelters, housing, meals, food banks, health services, and other services for our community members in need. You may also dial 211 for information on thousands of services, to find help, or to volunteer. – wichita.gov
Breakthrough Episcopal Services
The mission of Breakthrough is to meet the needs of those in Wichita and the surrounding communities who struggle with poverty and mental illness, providing them with resources and safe communities in order to help them break through these vicious cycles.
Kansas Children’s Service League
Main Line: (877) 530-5275
24 Hour Parent Help Line:
Stronger families start here at Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL). We work to create and restore healthy parent-child relationships. Through child abuse prevention, school readiness, family support and education services, we help children and parents succeed in their families, schools and workplaces. The positive, long-term effects of our work reach beyond those we serve directly to improve prosperity for all Kansas communities.
Wichita Children’s Home
The Wichita Children’s Home is a non-profit organization that offers the only emergency, temporary, and residential care for children in our community. We are open 24/7 and rely on community support to continue to meet the needs of and ensure the safety of children in need.
Saint Francis Ministries
We help survivors of child sex trafficking, adults with disabilities, people wanting to break addictive behaviors, and families trying to stay together. You’ll find us in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Mississippi. Our independent, faith-based nonprofit has been helping children and families since 1945. And we’re here for you.
The Episcopal Church
The mission of the church, as stated in the Book of Common Prayer’s catechism (p. 855), is “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.”
As part of that mission, we’re following Jesus into loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God, with each other and with the earth as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. We seek every day to love God with our whole heart, mind and soul, and to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40).
The Episcopal Diocese of Kansas
The Episcopal Diocese of Kansas includes more than 8,500 members in 44 congregations, as well as two social service agencies. There is great breadth of diversity in the Episcopal Church: we might be Anglo-Catholic, Evangelical, Charismatic, conservative or liberal. But Episcopalians are first and foremost Christians. We believe God has created us, and we proclaim and follow Jesus as Lord. We believe God is active in our day-to-day lives through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The diocese covers the eastern 40 percent of the state of Kansas, extending as far west as Abilene and Wichita. It also includes the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan and the entire Kansas City metropolitan area on the Kansas side of the state line.
Episcopal Relief and Development
1 (855) 312-4325
Episcopal Relief & Development works in collaboration with church partners and other local organizations to facilitate healthier, more fulfilling lives in communities that are struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. They also work around the world and in the US responding to and rebuilding after disasters.
Their programs impact the lives of over 3 million people annually. They respect the dignity of all people and view them as neighbors, working alongside participants regardless of religious affiliation or background.
Their unique expertise, experience and practical knowledge allow them to guide communities to lasting change with a focus on three key priorities: women, children, and climate
In their disaster response and recovery work, they offer resources and training to help people prepare for disasters and provide support so vulnerable people can make a full and sustained recovery.
Their integrated strategies are developed in collaboration with local partners and communities to help ensure the results we generate are sustained over the long-term. Learn more about their integrated approach on their website.