Fidelity Bank Foundation Gifts $300,000 Grant to Wichita Family Crisis Center



Over 1,800 victims of domestic violence sought help through the Wichita Family Crisis Center (WFCC) in the past year, with an average of nearly five people in need of assistance every day of the year. Research has shown that many requests for support services go unmet due to a shortage of resources and shelter space.

“The Fidelity Bank Foundation recognizes the devastating toll of domestic violence across our community,” said Clark Bastian, president of the Fidelity Bank Foundation. “In honor of October’s designation as National Domestic Violence Awareness month, the Foundation is proud to announce our pledged gift of $300,000 to the Wichita Family Crisis Center and the thousands of community members who rely upon the organization’s facility and support resources.”

These funds were earmarked for the organization’s New Hope Capital Campaign to acquire and renovate a new shelter facility, drastically expanding boarding capacity from 27 clients to 78. Move-in will begin in November with plans to be fully operational by the end of 2022.

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The mission of the Wichita Family Crisis Center is to eliminate domestic violence in our community by supporting survivors through shelter, education, and advocacy.

Formerly known as the YWCA Wichita, the Wichita Family Crisis Center is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that began operations in 1907 as a chartered member of the YWCA USA. The first residence was established for single women who were traveling or staying away from home; women entering the workforce were provided with employment aide, and a lunchroom was opened for working women that provided an economical and well-balanced meal.

The organization opened the Women’s Crisis Center, Wichita’s first emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, in August 1976 with the primary goal to empower, strengthen and stabilize families impacted by domestic violence.


Founded in 1961, the Fidelity Bank Foundation is a 501(c)3 private entity created to serve as a catalyst for building community spirit and celebrating our cities by providing grant funding to local arts, education, social services and community betterment organizations.


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Clark Bastian, President | Aaron Bastian, Vice President | Brock Hampton, Treasurer | Pam Regehr, Secretary