Our Stories

Stories shaping our communities

Our Stories

Stories shaping
our communities

People change lives

Because of you we can make a larger impact through our programs and services – the connections and investment of so many people have inspired positive change in thousands of lives. Here are just a few of those stories. 

Walk a Mile art show.

Local artist and youth advocate, Micala Gingrich Gaylord works with EmberHope Youthville’s residential youth as part of a trauma-based, expressive arts program on the Newton campus.

The artwork represents each artist’s personal experience, trauma, hopes, dreams, and goals. EmberHope Youthville’s expressive arts program strives to provide a productive outlet
and a means of self-expression for youth struggling to find their voice.

You are invited to “Walk-A-Mile in their shoes” to inspire hope, healing, and action for children who have faced unimaginable levels of trauma.

Don’t miss out on this year’s unforgettable Walk-A-Mile exhibition currently on display at local churches partnering with us for our Walk-A-Mile church tour. 

Explore past Walk-A-Mile Exhibit Partners.
  • Great Bend First United Methodist Church
  • Dodge City First United Methodist Church
  • College Hill United Methodist Church
  • Salina First United Methodist Church
  • McPherson First United Methodist Church
  • Trinity Heights United Methodist Church: Newton, KS
Discover Upcoming Walk-Mile-Events.
  • April 7-21: Wichita First United Methodist Church
  • April 21- May 15: Worden Cornerstone Church in Baldwin City, KS
  • May 12-26: Dodge City Church of the Nazarene

Want to help share these powerful stories with more people, become a sponsor, or a host location? Contact us and mention Walk-A-Mile Support.

Contact Mitch Drees at 785.643.3890 or email at mdrees@emberhope.org for more information.