The Central Kansas Dream Center is finishing a remodeling project that will allow homeless people to have a place to shower and do laundry, and to store some of their belongings in lockers, said Dream Center coach and consultant Kimberly Becker.
“This remodel has been a dream of the Central Kansas Dream Center for almost eight years,” Becker said. The bathrooms are near the DC Kitchen area, where free meals are prepared Monday through Friday. Becker said the kitchen typically serves 70-80 meals daily.
Along with the shower are handicap-accessible bathroom stalls and a washer and dryer, so anyone who is without running water can shower and do a load of laundry.
“We have also just received some weatherproof lockers for individuals to keep a set of clean clothes along with keeping their ID, driver’s license, birth certificates and other important items locked up in a safe place,” Becker said. “The outreach area of the Central Kansas Dream Center also includes a mailbox program for those who don’t have a physical address of their own to be able to use the CKDC as their address.” People who use this service can pick up their mail during the DC Kitchen hours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“The dream of the remodel was shared by one of the CKDC disciples who continued to struggle with homelessness until the day he died,” Becker said. “We pray that Anthony Schneider’s legacy lives on through our outreach to the homeless, the hurting, the hungry and the addicted.”