COVID-19 Response & Services
We'll update this information as we continue to assist our neighbors in securing safe, affordable housing. Also included are Community Resources to help you if you need additional assistance. (updated Oct. 25, 2021)
RESTORE IS OPEN TO SHOPPERS, DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS: ReStore, 601 N. West St., is open with measures to help ensure the health and safety of shoppers, donors and staff. These measures include frequent cleaning and disinfecting of our stores with a focus on high tough areas, We will have signage to promote appropriate social distancing while in the store. All staff will wear face masks. Everyone who enters the building is encouraged to wear a mask. If you don’t have a mask, we will provide you with one that you can wear and keep.
CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEERS: We're taking precautions on our build sites. Cleaning and sanitizing are emphasized. Masks are encouraged when volunteering indoors. Please register here first and you'll receive a confirmation email with specific details regarding the protocols in place where you will be volunteering.
RESTORE VOLUNTEERS: All volunteers, whether you've served before or are new, must attend an orientation session before volunteering to learn our health and safety measures. Orientations are every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Restore. After attending, you will need to register before volunteering and you can do that here. We're asking you to register now because volunteer spots are limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. All volunteers will be required to bring and wear a facemask. We are unable to provide masks.
- Please go to the Downtown Fidelity Branch, 100 E English. They are open.
- You also can mail a check or money order 100 E English Wichita,KS 67202.
- Or call customer service and pay on the phone 1-800-304-6161 or online fidelitybank.com/mortgage If you pay by phone or online you will be charged $9.95 for the transaction.
HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM: We are accepting applications and holding Zoom and YouTube information meetings. Details on how to attend a meeting and apply can be found here
We also now have an online application! It can be found here
You'll find links to printable applications below.
COVID-19 Testing: If you need to be tested click here for a list of locations in Kansas.
COVID-19 Vaccine: Sedgwick County's website has information on the vaccine. Vaccines are available to everyone 12 and older now. You do not have to make an appointment. Click here for details
ASSISTANCE AND RELIEF If you have fallen behind on rent or are facing eviction, here are some agencies and resources that might be helpful:
Center of Hope: Emergency rent and utility assistance to those in danger of being evicted or having utilities shut off. Click here for details
Wichita Emergency Rental Assistance Program: (WERAP): Can provide funding for past due rent & utilities, future rent & utilities with recertification every 90 days (limited to a total of 12 months). Can apply online here OR visit one of the city’s three neighborhood resource centers, where they can help you apply. Atwater center at 2755 E. 19th Street N (316) 303-8016, the Colvin center at 220 S. Roosevelt (316) 303-8029 and the Evergreen center at 2700 N. Woodland (316) 303-8042. There’s no appointment required.
Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance Program will now serve landlords and tenants within the City of Wichita. This supplements WERAP. If you are struggling to pay rent or utilities due to COVID-19, learn more about KERA here https://kshousingcorp.org/emergency-rental-assistance/
LIEAP: Utility assistance. Call 1-800-432-0043
Wichita Salvation Army: Utility assistance call 211. In danger of becoming homeless or already unhoused call the Emergency Homeless Services Intake Office at (316) 263-2196
United Methodist Open Door: Call (316) 265-9371
Catholic Charities: Call for an appointment (316) 264-8344 ext 4109
HumanKind Ministries: Homeless shelters. Also, low-income apartments, The Studios coming this summer. Click here for details or call (316) 264-9303
Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas: Offers assistance to those who live with mental illness: apartments, shared housing, senior housing, etc. Call (316) 652-2590
United Way of the Plains has 211, a 24-hour helpline if you need assistance or have general questions regarding the Coronavirus. Dial 2-1-1 to talk with a call specialist or text your ZIP code to 898-211. United Way is working with local and state agencies to have accurate, current information.