Frank Williams Housing Resource Center Discontinues Walk-In Services
As of Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, walk-in services have ended at Frank Williams Housing Resource Center, including showers, laundry, computers and telephone, among others. Rather than dropping into the facility, Wyandot Center consumers with a case manager should please contact their case manager for assistance. For those with case managers located at another service location, please call Wyandot Center at (913) 328-4600. Here's more on the announcement from Sherrie Watkins-Alvey, Senior Director, Housing and Employment, Wyandot Center for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.:
"For the past four years, Wyandot Center has offered walk-in services to our consumers and non-consumers at Frank Williams Housing Resource Center (FWHRC). Services have included showers, laundry facilities, computers, telephones and more. Since we opened the facility, this component of FWHRC has operated as an unfunded program, relying on revenue generated by other parts of our organization.
Unexpected policy and funding decisions at the State Capitol and by managed care organizations over the past several months have impacted our ability to continue offering unfunded programs like these walk-in services. These challenges have led us to the difficult decision to discontinue walk-in services at FWHRC. Effective at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, these services will no longer be available.
We are doing everything we can to let our patrons, consumers, staff and community partners know about these changes. We are providing FWHRC patrons with information about other community resources. This transition could result in increased demand for services you provide to persons who have come to FWHRC in the past.
Wyandot Center and our staff remain available and committed to serving the needs of adults living with mental illness who are experiencing issues with housing. The Supportive Housing, Homeless Outreach and CABHI Teams will continue this work and will remain based at FWHRC."
Downtown Shareholders will continue to keep you updated as information is available. Our thoughts are with Frank Williams Housing Resource Center, Wyandot Center and all of the excellent organizations who do so much to help those in need throughout the Kansas City, Kansas community.