Our Mission

" Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.' "

Matthew 25: 34-40

EMPOWERED BY THE LOVE OF CHRIST,

TO EQUIP THE HOMELESS

TO SUCCESSFUL INDEPENDENT LIVING.

Our vision

Butler Homeless Initiative, Inc. exists to provide shelter to those without basic shelter while actively seeking solutions to each individual root problem of homelessness to achieve successful independent living. We believe in the value of each individual and his ability to determine his own value; we believe that every man deserves to be treated with compassion, respect and dignity; and we believe in God's Plan for each person; we believe that we are the hands and body -- the tools for his work and we strive to reflect God's love, providing an incubator for faith, trust and hope through relationship, action and provision in answering God's call to serve as set forth by His Word.

board and staff

staff

Danica Murray - Executive Director

BUTLERHOMELESSDIRECTOR@GMAIL.COM

Dan Hill - SHELTER & OPERATIONS MANAGER

butlerhomelessinitiative@gmail.com

Jill Stich - Rapid rehousing case manager

BUTLERHOMELESS@GMAIL.COM

board

President: melody gault

Program Manager, Butler County FGP and RSVP, Butler County Department of Aging; Vice President, National Association of RSVP Directors; Treasurer,
Kansas Association of Senior Corp. Directors.

Volunteer, Meals on Wheels; Board Member, Kids Need 2 Eat; Coordinator, K-5 Youth Presbyterian Church; Moderator, Presbyterian Women; Board Member, Southern Kansas Presbytery of Presbyterian Women; Board Member, Church Women United; Secretary, TUGS

secretary: Nita Whiteman

ROMA (Results Oriented Management and Accountability); Task Force Member, Butler County Child/Family Development, Member, BEAN (Butler Early Access Network)

trustee: kristina young

Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Mercy, Shriner’s Hospital, Wichita Children’s Home). Local homeless support (food, clothing, Christmas donations).

trustee: shirley childres

South Central Mental Health Counseling Center, Member, St. John’s Catholic Church

trustee: shari storm

Pastor, First Church of the Nazarene; Member, El Dorado Ministerial Alliance, Central Kansas Prison Ministries, Volunteer Chaplin, El Dorado Correctional Facility

EX-OFFICIO TRUSTEE:
TOM GASKILL

Prairie View; Butler County Youth Livestock Booster Foundation and Walnut River Showdown; Department of Biomedical Engineering, WSU, advisory board; KU Alzheimer's Disease Center advisory board; Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation board of directors. Attend First Christian Church.

TERESA S. RADEBAUGH, SC.D.

Pastor, Real Life Church of El Dorado; Owner, Drawings By Trent; Member, Heartspring School SITE Council

EX OFFICIO TRUSTEE:
COREY LANDRETH

FOUNDING DIRECTOR, WSU, REGIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (2007-2015), BOARD MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE: UPPER WALNUT WATER SHED; OLDER ADULT PET ADOPTION (OAPA) PROGRAM, 

BOARD MEMBER, KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS; COMMITTEE MEMBER, BRINGING CIRCLES TO BUTLER COUNTY, MEMBER, GREENWOOD COUNTY COALITION; MEMBER, HILLSBORO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, KANDO TASK FORCE MEMBER, 

SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS INC. (SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT); ANNUAL AUCTION FOUNDER/COORDINATOR BENEFITING LOCAL KANSAS CHARITIES (FAMILY LIFE SAFEHOUSE, SALIVATION ARMY, LORD’S DINER, GRACE MINISTRY, 

board and staff

staff

Executive director: danica murray

BUTLERHOMELESSDIRECTOR@GMAIL.COM

jill stich

rapid rehousing case manager

BUTLERHOMELESS@GMAIL.COM

Dan Hill

SHELTER & OPERATIONS MANAGER

butlerhomelessinitiative@gmail.com

board

president: melody gault

Program Manager, Butler County FGP and RSVP, Butler County Department of Aging; Vice President, National Association of RSVP Directors; Treasurer, Kansas Association of Senior Corp. Directors.

secretary: nita whiteman

Volunteer, Meals on Wheels; Board Member, Kids Need 2 Eat; Coordinator, K-5 Youth Presbyterian Church; Moderator, Presbyterian Women; Board Member, Southern Kansas Presbytery of Presbyterian Women; Board Member, Church Women United; Secretary, TUGS

trustee: shari storm

SOUTH CENTRAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING CENTER, MEMBER, ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

trustee: khristina young

BOARD MEMBER, KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS; COMMITTEE MEMBER, BRINGING CIRCLES TO BUTLER COUNTY, MEMBER, GREENWOOD COUNTY COALITION; MEMBER, HILLSBORO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, KANDO TASK FORCE MEMBER, ROMA (RESULTS ORIENTED MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY); TASK FORCE MEMBER, BUTLER COUNTY CHILD/FAMILY DEVELOPMENT, MEMBER, BEAN (BUTLER EARLY ACCESS NETWORK)

trustee: teresa s. radebaugh, sc.d.

FOUNDING DIRECTOR, WSU, REGIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (2007-2015), BOARD MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE: UPPER WALNUT WATER SHED; OLDER ADULT PET ADOPTION (OAPA) PROGRAM, PRAIRIE VIEW; BUTLER COUNTY YOUTH LIVESTOCK BOOSTER FOUNDATION AND WALNUT RIVER SHOWDOWN; DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, WSU, ADVISORY BOARD; KU ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE CENTER ADVISORY BOARD; WICHITA MEDICAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS. ATTEND FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

trustee: shirley childres

SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS INC. (SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT); ANNUAL AUCTION FOUNDER/COORDINATOR BENEFITING LOCAL KANSAS CHARITIES (FAMILY LIFE SAFEHOUSE, SALIVATION ARMY, LORD’S DINER, GRACE MINISTRY, RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE, CHILDREN’S MERCY, SHRINER’S HOSPITAL, WICHITA CHILDREN’S HOME). LOCAL HOMELESS SUPPORT (FOOD, CLOTHING, CHRISTMAS DONATIONS).

ex-officio trustee: corey landreth

PASTOR, REAL LIFE CHURCH OF EL DORADO; OWNER, DRAWINGS BY TRENT; MEMBER, HEARTSPRING SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL

ex-officio trustee: tom gaskill

PASTOR, FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE; MEMBER, EL DORADO MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE, CENTRAL KANSAS PRISON MINISTRIES, VOLUNTEER CHAPLIN, EL DORADO CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, 

it's the only thing that ever has.”

- margarett mead