Faith, Hope, and Love – Buildings Under Construction in Hilltop
Apr 1, 2016
“Faith, Hope, and Love” – three buildings under construction in the Hilltop area of Wichita by StepStone, a domestic violence ministry – are in different stages of development.
Stepstone, which is sponsored by the Congregation of St. Joseph and the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, is working with Mennonite Housing and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, to provide the much needed housing for domestic violence survivors in Wichita.
Brenda Wasinger, director of Development for StepStone, said the buildings, which will be known collectively as Bluffview Place, were named individually for what the ministry provides.
A ground-breaking and blessing was held Nov. 4. The buildings are scheduled to be finished by the fall. The project will result in housing for many families in four one-bedroom, 10 two-bedroom, 12 three-bedroom, and two four-bedroom apartments in three buildings in the Hilltop area at 1324 S. Bluffview. The 28-apartment project includes a community building with kitchen facilities, offices, and meeting space.
Wasinger said police respond to more than 6,000 calls of domestic violence each year in Wichita.
“For over 20 years, StepStone has been providing help and hope to survivors of domestic violence by providing safe homes where they, and their children, can begin again, without fear. This fall, StepStone will expand the number of homes available for survivor families ready for a new beginning.”
The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Wichita Vol. CLI No. 2