By Haley Leis, Intern
Today’s Front Line Hero is Partners For Wichita for their continued work towards the goal of breaking the cycles of addiction.
Partners for Wichita, based in Wichita, Kansas, is dedicated to improving the well-being of the city by connecting individuals with faith communities and community organizations. Partners for Wichita has two branches, each focused on separate groups of, but equally important, issues that impact the greater Wichita area. Samaritan Community focuses on the health and well-being of community members by addressing food insecurity and other hunger issues. Safe Streets is dedicated to improving the safety of communities through drug and alcohol prevention, youth engagement, and other neighborhood safety services.
The Grid was originally a program started by Partners for Wichita in late November 2010 aimed at helping alcoholics and addicts recover from their addictions in a safe and supportive environment. Over the years, however, The Grid has evolved into a program that aims at bringing recovery, health, and peace to any and all individuals in the community. Lutheran Services in America wants to congratulate Partners for Wichita on their 10 years of success with The Grid program and we look forward to many more!