Passageways, Inc. has announced plans to open a group home for homeless female veterans on Wichita’s west side, where it already operates a home for male veterans. The nonprofit recently received donations of $50,000 from Cargill and $20,000 from the Goebel Family Star Lumber Charitable Foundation for that purpose.
“We’re looking for individuals that might be selling a home or wanting to gift a home,” said Jennifer Garrison, who started the organization seven years ago with her mother, Susan Moellinger.
Passageways is seeking a home with three to four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
“The reason we’d like to keep it out west is, one, it’s such a great area,” Garrison said. “And it’s away from the temptation of downtown and gives them that private place where they can focus on themselves and not worry about their safety.”
In addition to temporary housing, Passageways helps veteran qualify for VA, Social Security and other benefits, find jobs , get their driver’s license and find more permanent housing. To learn more, visit passagewaysltd.org.