Butler Homeless Initiative

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy" - Proverbs 31:8-9

"Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light"  - Norman B Rice

Butler Homeless Initiative: In the News 

BHI to expand, hires executive director: July 24, 2016

El Dorado churches, BHI working on temporary cold weather shelter: Jan 13, 2016 

Cold weather shelter to open in El Dorado: Feb 2, 2016    

Homelessness spreads to middle-class families: Jun 30, 2015    

BHI continues journey to help homeless: March 19, 2015     

BHI withdraws request for transitional housing: March 17, 2015  

Petition for homeless shelter in El Dorado withdrawn: March 16, 2015   

Letter to Editor: BHI response to recent article: Aug 21, 2014   

El Dorado community members say homeless problem getting worse: Aug 17, 2014 

Vote to approve ElDorado homeless shelter falls short: May 5, 2014

ElDorado tables homeless shelter plan: April 22, 2014

Butler Co, group faces roadblocks with helping homeless: April 22, 2014

ElDorado tables decision on shelter: April 22, 2014

Proposed Homeless shelter draws fire in Butler county: April 7, 2014

BHI's request for shelter causes much discussion: April 5, 2014

Homeless initiative to host reception: Jan 15, 2014

Butler Homeless Initiative welcomes mayoral candidates: March 26, 2013

Public hearing to be held on transitional housing zoning change: March 19, 2013

Gault takes over as president of Butler Homeless Initiative: Feb 20, 2013

City discussed appointments to Transitional Housing Task Force: July 26, 2012

City moves ahead on task force: May 22, 2012

City to form task force to look at homeless: May 8, 2012

'Problem' with the homeless problem: March 20, 2012

Thanks for a successful event: March 13, 2012

Fun and entertainment with the Harlem Ambassadors: March 2, 2012

City Commission reviews zoning: March 1, 2012 

Harlem Ambassadors to take on home team: Feb 29, 2012

City Commission to further discuss transitional housing, zoning: Feb 25, 2012

Basketball with a Purpose: Jan 31, 2012

Grateful for the Assistance from Auxiliary Charities: Jan 31, 2012

The Facts about BHI: Jan 24, 2012

Questions discussed about transitional housing: Jan 12, 2012

Challange to think outside comfort zone: Jan 11, 2012

City Commission to discuss request for transitional housing: Jan 9, 2012

Local Organizations receive funding from El Dorado Charities Auxiliary: August 19, 2010

Charities Auxiliary to host Southern Gateway Gala: June 1, 2010

Homeless Initiative President Voices Concerns with City's Comments: March 18, 2010

City Discusses Concerns of Homeless Shelter: March 5, 2010

Variety with Vision: Feb 22, 2010

2nd annual Variety with Vision to be Saturday: Feb 8, 2010

Kansas Gas Service presents $2,000 donation to Butler County Homeless Initiative: Jan 14, 2010

Nazarene church opens as emergency shelter: December 11, 2009

AseraCare Hospice set to Donate $500 to Butler Homeless Initiative: November 17, 2009

Augusta resident Kay Helmer joins VISTA: August 6, 2009

BuCo Homeless Initiative speaks to commisson: April 23, 2009

Variety with Vision: February 25, 2009

Homeless Initiative to hold a variety show: February 13, 2009

A warm meal: January 26, 2009

Homeless initiative finds a location: October 7, 2008

Homeless Initiative looking for location: September 5, 2008

316-323-4122

316-321-1454

202 N Taylor, ElDorado

- Back of building

- Door says "Cold Weather Shelter"

Mailing: PO Box 447

El Dorado Ks 67042

Help Us Help the Homeless!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, Jun 22 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, Jul 27 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, Aug 24 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM