Union Rescue Mission opens housing complex for men recovering from homelessness, addiction

WICHITA, Kan. The Wichita’s Union Rescue Mission hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Friday to dedicate the new supportive housing complex, “Eagles Wing,” for men recovering from homelessness and addiction.

The $3.5 million project marks the Mission’s first major expansion on the organization’s campus at 2800 N. Hillside.

The 24-unit transitional housing complex will be the new home for two dozen men as they transition from URM’s life recovery programs into independent living.

"We look forward to opening the doors and handing over the keys to 24 men who graduate from our discipleship and addiction recovery programs. It will serve as a next step prior to reintegration back into society,” said Denny Bender, retiring executive director for Union Rescue Mission.

URM says it can be difficult for men who graduate from its program to find an affordable place to live.

"For a successful re-entry into society, the housing must be distanced from the neighborhood influences and temptations that contributed to their initial homelessness. That’s how Eagles Wing can help."