Butler Homeless Initiative

“If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you. Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God, that your brother may live beside you." - Leviticus 25:35-36

"If you treat and individual as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832 German Poet and Playwright

Rapid Rehousing Office Hours and Location 

Office is located at:

202 N Taylor, El Dorado KS

Mailing: PO BOX 447, El Dorado Ks 67042 

Office Hours: 

 

  • Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm      

 

What is the Rapid Rehousing Program?

Rapid re-housing is an intervention, informed by a Housing First approach that is a critical part of a community’s effective homeless crisis response system.  Rapid re -housing rapidly connects families and individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing through a tailored package of assistance that may include the use of time-limited financial assistance and targeted supportive services. Rapid re- housing programs help families and individuals living on the streets or in emergency shelters solve the practical and immediate challenges to obtaining permanent housing while reducing the amount of time they experience homelessness, avoiding a near-term return to homelessness, and linking to community resources that enable them to achieve housing stability in the long-term.  Rapid re-housing is an important component of a community’s response to homelessness.  A fundamental goal of rapid re- housing is to reduce the amount of time a person is homeless.


Individuals or families who lack a stable and adequate nighttime residence, such as:

1.  An individual or family with a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place, such as: a vehicle, a park, an abandoned building, bus or train station,  airport or camping ground;
2.  An individual or family living in a supervised publicly or privately operated temporary shelter;
3.  An individual who is exiting an institution where he or she resided for 90 days or less and who resided in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering that institution;
4.  Any individual or family who is attempting to flee domestic violence and has no other residence or who lacks resources and support networks to obtain permanent housing.

Who is eligible for Rapid Re-Housing?

Individuals or families who lack a stable and adequate nighttime residence, such as:

1.  An individual or family with a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place, such as: a vehicle, a park, an abandoned building, bus or train station,  airport or camping ground;
2.  An individual or family living in a supervised publicly or privately operated temporary shelter;
3.  An individual who is exiting an institution where he or she resided for 90 days or less and who resided in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering that institution;
4.  Any individual or family who is attempting to flee domestic violence and has no other residence or who lacks resources and support networks to obtain permanent housing

Who is Eligible for Rapid Rehousing? 

Individuals or families who lack a stable and adequate nighttime residence, such as:

1.  An individual or family with a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place, such as: a vehicle, a park, an abandoned building, bus or train station,  airport or camping ground;
2.  An individual or family living in a supervised publicly or privately operated temporary shelter;
3.  An individual who is exiting an institution where he or she resided for 90 days or less and who resided in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering that institution;
4.  Any individual or family who is attempting to flee domestic violence and has no other residence or who lacks resources and support networks to obtain permanent housing.
Individuals or families who lack a stable and adequate nighttime residence, such as:
 
 1.  An individual or family with a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place, such as: a vehicle, a park, an abandoned building, bus or train station,  airport or camping ground;
2.  An individual or family living in a supervised publicly or privately operated temporary shelter;
3.  An individual who is exiting an institution where he or she resided for 90 days or less and who resided in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering that institution;
4.  Any individual or family who is attempting to flee domestic violence and has no other residence or who lacks resources and support networks to obtain permanent housing.

Individuals or families who lack a stable and adequate nighttime residence, such as:

1.  An individual or family with a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place, such as: a vehicle, a park, an abandoned building, bus or train station,  airport or camping ground;
2.  An individual or family living in a supervised publicly or privately operated temporary shelter;
3.  An individual who is exiting an institution where he or she resided for 90 days or less and who resided in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering that institution;
4.  Any individual or family who is attempting to flee domestic violence and has no other residence or who lacks resources and support networks to obtain permanent housing.
2.  An individual or family living in a supervised publicly or privately operated temporary shelter;
 
3.  An individual who is exiting an institution where he or she resided for 90 days or less and who resided in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering that institution;
 
 4.  Any individual or family who is attempting to flee domestic violence and has no other residence or who lacks resources and support networks to obtain permanent housing.

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, Jul 27 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, Aug 24 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, Sep 28 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, Oct 26 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM