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Look For The Helpers in 2020

An ICT SOS Podcast

Youth Resource Center Updates

The center is coming along! The contractors are in there now doing the heavy duty stuff. Good news/Bad news: the opening date is probably going to be delayed BUT, the end result is going to be even better than we had planned. The details are coming together for the flooring, paint, kitchen cabinets and countertops, […]

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Homeless Youth Resource Center Updates

Here's all the latest scoop on what we have been calling the drop-in center. To avoid confusion with the adult drop-in centers in town, we're using the name Homeless Youth Resource Center until the kids pick a name for the center. Work Day #1: is Saturday November 19th 9-3. More info here: http://www.volunteerkansas.com/Opportunities/Opportunity/328:Cleanup_Day_For_Daytime_Resource_Center_for_Homeless_Youth_ Items still […]

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Let's get to work!

We have the green light on the few issues we were waiting on to move forward with the drop-in center!! Please sign up at: http://www.volunteerkansas.org/Opportunities/Opportunity/328:Daytime_Drop-In_Center_for_Homeless_Youth_Cleanup_Day Be sure to check out our Volunteer Opportunities page for needs and links to help! Time to roll up our sleeves!  

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Our Efforts Stay Local

  A few months ago we were asked to be part of an event in Kansas City that we decided to decline. Through our partnership with ASERCA the decision was made not to participate in this particular event. Today, a news story was brought to my attention about the event: http://www.nbcactionnews.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/investigation-finds-donations-to-non-profit-dont-appear-to-stay-in-kc-or-help-catch-child-predators-nov2011swp The organization is said to […]

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Want to Help?

We now have a volunteer opportunities page! https://ictsos.org/volunteer-opportunities/ Thanks to Volunteer Kansas for helping us make it easier to organize events and volunteers!  

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Child Advocacy Center/EMCU Needs List

The Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County and the EMCU have compiled a list of items they would like to have on hand in their facility for when they bring in kiddos who are in trauma. These items are not only basic necessities that the children often need but are also used to help gain […]

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October Meeting Wrap-Up

Tonight's meeting was held at the future drop-in center location at 11th & Emporia. In addition to sharing meeting time and space with the Homeless Youth Coalition, our group met separately to discuss the progress of our 3 action committees. Resource Development is currently working on preparations for the community workday at the drop-in center […]

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Homeless Youth Daytime Drop-In Center

So, what is this drop-in center project we keep talking about? If you were at the September ICT S.O.S. meeting you got to see the space firsthand. But if you haven't been there yet- here's a sneak peek. The Good Neighbor Center at 11th & Emporia will soon be transformed into a space for Wichita's […]

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A little of this, a little of that...

A few things going on to share with everyone: 1. Today we were able to provide 10 cell phones to Carpenter Place for use with the older girls in the Independent Living apartments. They are pre-paid phones with talk & text capability that can be added to as needed. A HUGE thank you to AT&T on […]

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Carpenter Place- Helping Wichita Girls!

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Cory Long, the new CEO of Carpenter Place. We were both attending the same meeting about homeless youth along with Michelle Martling of 24-7 Life Ministries. Immediately Michelle and I knew Cory was something special! During the meeting Cory mentioned that Carpenter Place had openings […]

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Fighting Against Human Trafficking

ICT SOS is a grassroots non-profit, founded in Wichita, whose mission is to connect the organizations who work directly with victims of human trafficking with members of the community who are compelled to help. Through this link, our community has an outlet to donate items, raise awareness of the sex trafficking issue and educate our children about safety. Contact us today to learn how to help. Or check out our get involved page to find out how to help the victims of sex trafficking.

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