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Wichita Children's Home

Get Started on the Path to Independence With BRIDGES!

We are glad you are interested in the Wichita Children’s Home BRIDGES Program. There are several steps for you to complete in order to be considered for admission to BRIDGES.

First, complete ALL sections of the application form. After your application is received and reviewed, you will be contacted by Street Outreach. Street Outreach will work with you to better understand your needs and refer you to:

  • Mental Health Assessment: You will need to schedule and complete a short mental health assessment to determine if you have any mental health needs or issues of which we should be aware.
  • Substance Abuse Assessment: You will need to schedule and complete a short substance abuse assessment to determine if you have any alcohol or drug use issues of which we should be aware.

If you are accepted into the program, there are a few more steps:

  • Health Checkup: You will need to schedule and complete a checkup with your own doctor to determine if you have any health issues of which we should be aware. If you do not have a medical doctor, your BRIDGES Case Manager can help you schedule this.
  • Personal Documents: You will need a copy of the following documents: Original birth certificate, Social Security card, driver’s license or Kansas identification card, high school diploma or GED, and medical card or insurance card. We can help you with this, too.

But it all starts with completing the application! You can complete and submit the form below or download the application and send via email as a PDF or print and mail to:

Jessica Wells
BRIDGES Program Manager
Wichita Children’s Home
7271 E. 37th St. N.
Wichita, Kansas 67226

BRIDGES Program Youth Application

School History

Work History

Medical/Mental Health

Drug/Alcohol Use

Criminal Record

Goals

Please write three goals you would like to accomplish in the next six months:

Please write three goals you would like to accomplish in the next two years:

Autobiography