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YWCA Women’s Crisis Center is changing its name

The YWCA Women’s Crisis Center changed its name to the Wichita Family Crisis Center to better reflect the organization’s mission.
The YWCA Women’s Crisis Center changed its name to the Wichita Family Crisis Center to better reflect the organization’s mission. Courtesy illustration

The Wichita YWCA Women’s Crisis Center is changing its name to Wichita Family Crisis Center to better reflect its mission, the organization said Tuesday.

Angela Lampe, executive director of the Wichita Family Crisis Center, which provides support to sexual and domestic violence victims, said the change comes after longtime confusion about the organization’s purpose.

She said community members often confused the organization with the YMCA and that the name was misleading for men in need of help, which the organization has served for several years.

“We want to make sure everyone in the community knows we serve everyone,” Lampe said.

The name change disassociates the organization from the YWCA, but Lampe said the rebranding does not change the organization’s mission.

She said the Wichita Family Crisis Center hopes its more straightforward name will help grow the organization, because need consistently exceeds the crisis center’s capacity.

The organization’s new website will be wichitafamilycrisiscenter.org. Rebranding will transition over the next few weeks.

The 24-hour crisis line remains unchanged. That phone number is 316-267-7233.

Gabriella Dunn: 316-268-6400, @gabriella_dunn

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