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Emergency Assistance


The Center of Hope provides emergency rent and utility assistance to those in danger of being evicted from their homes or having their utilities shut off. The Center of Hope provides assistance to approximately 4000 households per year in excess of $1,500,000. Assistance is available to those residing in the Wichita area and all counties immediately surrounding Wichita.


Those in need can access our program of homeless services by calling 316-267-0222 for assistance. We take calls from 9am to 12 noon Monday through Friday. Please note that at times the call volume is high but please keep calling as we would like to try to help you.




Call for an Appointment




Documents they should have ready for the phone interview

There are a number of documents that you should have on hand that will help us as we evaluate your situation and allow us to take immediate action.  It is very important that you have this information.  We do have bilingual staff on hand.


  • Photo ID

  • Social Security cards for everyone in the household

  • Eviction notice and lease agreement

  • All utility bills

  • Receipts for rent

  • Proof of income for all members of the household for the past 30 days 

  • DCF Vision/ETB card if receiving cash assistance or food stamps

What to Expect


You will first be interviewed by one of our volunteers who will complete an “Intake Sheet” for you.  They will ask for specific information regarding your situation and make certain that you have all the necessary information to proceed.


Following this initial interview, A case manager will contact you to  review your information, ask additional questions and make a determination on what steps should be taken.  Assistance is typically provided immediately unless additional information is needed.

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