Resources in Douglas County
EMERGENCY AND OTHER RESOURCES IN LAWRENCE & DOUGLAS COUNTY, KS
This listing is in alphabetical order by name of agency.
211 INFORMATION LINE - UNITED WAY
ADULT LEARNING CENTER
GED classes and assessments, employment skills and goal-setting.
2145 Louisiana St * 785-832-5960
Assistance through mutual support and fellowship for those who desire to stop drinking and/or maintain sobriety.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Food, lodging, and clothing for disaster victims (fire, tornado, flood, etc.). Utility assistance for customers of Westar (Project DESERVE.)
2518 Ridge Court, #205 * 785-843-3550
Hotline available to people who have health questions that can be answered without seeing a physician.
* 913-676-7777, 1-800-932-6220
BALLARD COMMUNITY CENTER
Child care, emergency food, food pantry, clothing pantry, rent and utility assistance, adopt a family, and commodity supplement food program.
708 Elm * 785-842-0729
BERT NASH COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
Outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents and adults: therapy, psychiatric services, screening, crisis intervention, evaluations, referrals and community based services (case management) for those that meet criteria. Homeless outreach program assists individuals and families with and without mental illness in locating permanent or transitional housing. Emergency services provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
200 Maine St. * 785-843-9192
BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS
To promote the healthy development of children into adulthood through one-on-one mentoring relationships with caring adult volunteers.
2518 Ridge Ct. 785-843-7359
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF LAWRENCE
Programs and activities in five Core Service Areas: Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, the Arts, Sports, Fitness and Recreation.
1520 Haskell * 785-841-5672
Provides: food voucher, rent and utility assistance, medical/dental assistance, adoption and hospice services, transportation, counseling, legal immigration suport and consult, case management, marriage for keeps, holiday supports, disaster relief, and advocacy.
1247 Kentucky 785-856-2644
Information in English and Spanish about community services, bilingual case management, cultural center and coalition.
204 W. 13th Street * 785-843-2039
CHILDCARE AWARE OF EASTERN KANSAS
Customized child care referrals, professional development and resources for early childhood professionals, and referrals to community resources for individuals, children and families.
2706 Iowa 785-865-0669
CITY OF LAWRENCE, KS
Committed to providing excellent city services that enhance the quality of life for the Lawrence community.
6 East 6th Street * 785-832-3000
COMMUNITY CHILDREN'S CENTER/HEAD START
Promotes healthy development for children ages 3-5 in the Lawrence community. Provides half-day childcare sessions Mon-Fri.
925 Vermont * 785-842-2515
A community based, non-profit organization providing a full range of support for people with disabilities, including, residential and employment services.
2801 W 31st St * 785-842-0550
COURT - DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT & COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS
Legal matters within the 7th Judicial District of Kansas.
111 E 11th St * 785-832-5220
COURT- LAWRENCE MUNICIPAL COURT
Handles violations of city ordinances including traffic and parking violations within the city limits.
1006 New Hampshire * 785-832-6190
Outpatient intervention, assessment, treatment, and support groups for individuals and families where the abuse of alcohol and other drugs has become a problem. Court evaluations for DUI, and criminal charges.
1739 E 23rd St Outpatient; 3312 Clinton Pkwy DCCCA home office * 785-841-4138
Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Adult and Child in Need of Care services, Adult and Child Protective Services, income assistance, food stamps and medical cards, child support enforcement, job training and assistance, and income eligible child care.
1901 Delaware * 785-832-3700
DOUGLAS CO. CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
Referral services for providers, offers training for childcare providers and information about scholarships that are available for parents going back to school.
935 Iowa * 785-842-9679
DOUGLAS COUNTY DENTAL CLINIC
Providing comprehensive dental care to low income, uninsured residents of Douglas County; Reduced fees charged on a sliding scale, according to household income. Medicaid and Healthwave accepted.
2210 Yale Road * 785-312-7770
DOUGLAS COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES
Senior meals, transportation, and lifelong learning classes.
745 Vermont * 785-842-0543
DOUGLAS COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES TRANSPORTATION
Transportation for seniors. $3 one way, $6 round trip.
745 Vermont * 785-865-6925
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Lawrence Public Schools offers Parents as Teachers pre-kindergarten program and early childhood special programs. Call for details about each program.
1605 Davis Road, Kennedy Elementary School * 785-832-5760
Assistance with rent and utilities, home weatherization, seasonal & holiday, school supplies; homeless and housing counseling, referrals to other services and case management.
2518 Ridge Court * 785-841-3357
FAMILY PROMISE OF LAWRENCE
Provides emergency housing for families with children through an interfaith network of congregations.
FIRST STEP AT LAKEVIEW
A residential licensed drug treatment center providing reintegration services for women recovering from chemical dependency. Call for admissions details.
3015 West 31st Street * 785-843-9262
FOOD PANTRY - CORNERSTONE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH
Free food pantry and program to help people purchase healthy food at wholesale prices (SHARE.) Checks, money orders, credit cards & EBT cards accepted.
802 West 22nd Street Terrace * 785-843-0442
FOOD PANTRY - FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Free food pantry
1330 Kasold Drive * 785-843-0020
FOOD PANTRY - SOUTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST
Free food pantry; must call before arriving.
1105 West 25th Street * 785-843-0770
FOOD PANTRY - TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Free food pantry
1027 Vermont * 785-843-6166
FRIENDS OF RECOVERY
Transitional housing for people in recovery from alcohol and drugs.
GA DU GI CENTER
Provides 24 hour comprehensive advocacy and support services for child and adult victim-survivors of sexual violence, their families, friends and partners by staff and volunteer advocates.
2518 Ridge Court #202 * 24/7 support call: 785-841-2345; 24/7 Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255; 24/7 National help line 1-800-784-2433
Second hand clothing and other goods.
2200 W 31st St * 785-331-3908
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Develops communities with people in need, by building homes.
720 Connecticut St * 785-832-0777
HASKELL INDIAN HEALTH CENTER
Health services include general practice, optometry, dietary, mammography, well-child and diabetes clinics. Mental health services include education, assessment, evaluations, referrals and medical assistance. Dental services include restorative, emergency and preventative dental care.
2415 Massachusetts * 785-843-3750
HASKELL INDIAN NATIONS UNIVERSITY
The premier national intertribal university serving members of federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native nations.
155 Indian Ave * 785-749-8404
HEADQUARTERS COUNSELING CENTER
24 hour hotline. Answers to questions about personal concerns, information about helping services, and referral and assistance contacting those services. Individuals needing help but who are unsure where to begin are encouraged to contact the center.
211 E. 8th, Suite C *please call before coming in whenever possible, so on-duty staff can be expecting your visit. * 888-899-2345
HEALTH CARE ACCESS, INC.
Facilitates access to health services for Douglas County residents with limited financial means who are not covered by private or governmental insurance programs.
330 Maine St. * 785-841-5760
Child abuse prevention program designed to get families off to a healthy start.
3015 W 31st St * 785-843-0721
HEARTLAND REGIONAL ALCOHOL & DRUG ASSESSMENT CENTER (RADAC)
Alcohol & Drug assessment and treatment referral, case management for families receiving cash assistance through SRS as well as for the homeless.
HEARTLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
Medical clinic with sliding scale fees, food pantry, counseling program, rent & utility assistance, pregnancy care, HIV/AIDS Case Management.
1 Riverfront Plaza, #100 785-841-7297
HOUSING & CREDIT COUNSELING INC. (HCCI)
A private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping the community by helping consumers achieve housing and financial goals.
2518 Ridge Ct * 785-749-4224
Services for those with disabilities, including: advocacy, information and referrals, independent living skills training, psychological services, peer counseling, benefits assistance, assistance technology, computer training, personal care attendant management, accessible housing program, community education, resource library and home and community based waiver services.
2001 Haskell Ave * 785-841-0333
INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY CENTER
Referral service Works to strengthen Native/Indigenous communities in Lawrence, KS in a traditional and holistic way by offering family-based services and culturally integrated educational programs.
2518 Ridge Ct. 785-832-8111
JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - LAWRENCE SATELLITE
Undergraduate credit courses.
2145 Louisiana St * 785-842-1157
Provides breakfast in the parish hall of Trinity Episcopal Church. Volunteers take orders from the day’s menu and serve participants.
946 Vermont * 785-864-4073
Food Pantry offering food once per month on a walk-in basis; collection/distribution for partnering agencies.
1000 E. 11th St * 785-856-7030
KANSAS AUDIO-READER NETWORK
Reading and information services for blind, visually impaired, and print disabled individuals in Kansas, free of charge.
1120 W. 11th St. * 785-864-4600
KANSAS COMMISSION ON VETERANS AFFAIRS - LAWRENCE OFFICE
Assists in application process for veterans' benefits programs.
745 Vermont * 785-843-5233
KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
1035 N 3rd St., Suite 122 * 785-843-9593
KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF VITAL STATISTICS
Maintains and issues certified copies of vital records for events (births, deaths, marriages, and divorces) which occur in Kansas.
KANSAS LIFELINE PROGRAM
Any local phone provider offers reduced cost telephone service to low-income households.
KANSAS PROTECTION REPORT CENTER
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected; phones answered 24/7.
KANSAS STATE PAROLE OFFICE
19th St & Haskell St * 785-842-2926
KU CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES CLINIC
Provides affordable, quality mental health care to the children, adolescents, and families of the Lawrence community; offers sliding scale based on income.
1000 Sunnyside Ave * 785-864-4416
KU PSYCHOLOGICAL CLINIC
Community-based mental health clinic. First session free; sliding scale for further needs.
1415 Jayhawk Blvd, Fraser Hall # 340 * 785-864-4121
Provides free, home-cooked and hot lunch. Tue, Thurs. Sat. and Sun. 1-2:00 pm; Since 1985 served in basement of First Christian Church
1000 Kentucky St. * 785-331-3663 or 785-843-0579
LAWRENCE COMMUNITY SHELTER
Provides shelter and case management for homeless adults and families.
3655 E. 25th St. * 785-832-8864
LAWRENCE DIPLOMA COMPLETION PROGRAM
Assists persons 18 & older in obtaining a high school diploma.
2145 Louisiana Street * 785-832-5960
LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Providing acute care inpatient and outpatient services, community education programs, 24hour emergency department and psychiatric stabilization services.
325 Maine * 785-505-5000
LAWRENCE PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
Offers recreational classes and facility reservations; maintains city parks.
947 New Hampshire, Suite 200B * 785-832-3450
LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Books, periodicals, DVDs, music CDs, free computers and Internet access, public meeting rooms, and a wide variety of information and resources.
707 Vermont * 785-843-3833
LAWRENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS - USD 497
Serves students Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.
110 McDonald Drive * 785-832-5000
LAWRENCE TRANSIT SYSTEM
KU on WHEELS
The City of Lawrence and the University of Kansas provide a coordinated publc transit service throughout the city and on campus.
LAWRENCE WORKFORCE CENTER
Re-employment and employment services.
2540 Iowa St, Suite R * 785-840-9675
LAWRENCE-DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Immunizations, family planning clinic (including exams, birth control and pregnancy tests), diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV testing and counseling, well child checks, resources for seniors wanting to remain in the home (Project LIVELY); nutrition assistance to pregnant women and children under 5 (WIC), assistance for at-risk families with parenting skills, education & community resources (Maternal Child Health.)
200 Maine Street, Suite B * 785-843-0721 (clinic) 785-843-3060 (office)
LAWRENCE-DOUGLAS COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY
A joint agency of the City and County governments with a mission to provide safe and affordable housing to Douglas County residents with incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median income. Now serving Homeless and recently unemployed through Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing program.
1600 Haskell * 785-842-8110
LEGAL AID OF DOUGLAS COUNTY
Free legal services to Douglas County residents who qualify, including: domestic relations (divorce, child custody), landlord/tenant relations, and court appointed juvenile and misdemeanor matters.
1535 W. 15th St, Room 105 Green Hall * 785-864-5564
MEALS ON WHEELS OF LAWRENCE
Specialized home meal delivery program for homebound persons.
Help with recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
* 785-749-6631 www.na.org
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MENTALLY ILL (NAMI)
2nd Wed monthly 6:45-8:45pm; enter by North door
112 SW 6th St * (800) 539-2660
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
ONE HUNDRED GOOD WOMEN
A not-for-profit, non-political community of women and men embodying the spirit of altruism. We try to respond quickly to immediate needs in the community.
PARENTS AS TEACHERS
Resources & programs for parents of children prenatal through 3 years including group connections for parents and special services for pregnant and parenting teens.
2145 Louisiana 785-832-5680
PARENT INFO LINE
Operated through the Headquarters Counseling Center, providing information and referrals to area agencies dealing with children and parenting issues.
Services for low-income families including: clothing, emergency medical and food needs, utilities, household and furniture items and a stress support group.
1035 Pennsylvania * 785-842-0440
PHONE A FRIEND
Homework and youth support.
RECOVERY AND HOPE NETWORK (RAHN)
Free services to adults with severe mental illness. Hours M-F 1:00-5:00 pm
1009 New Hampshire St. Suites C/D 785-856-1222
ROGER HILL VOLUNTEER CENTER
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way, serves as a hub for volunteer opportunities in Douglas County. The Center, named after the late Roger Hill, an active community leader and advocate of volunteerism, maintains a current database, website and booklet of volunteer needs in Douglas County.
2518 Ridge Ct. #200 * 785-865-5030
Crisis intervention, case management, rent and utility assistance, emergency food pantry, referral and advocacy, homeless drop-in services and community feeding program, emergency temporary housing for families, transitional housing, holiday/seasonal assistance, emergency disaster services, acohol & drug rehabilitation referrals and Vision USA program provides assistance with eye exams.
946 New Hampshire 785-843-4188
SALVATION ARMY FAMILY STORE
Thrift store, second-hand clothing & household items.
1601 W. 23rd St. 785-856-1115
SCHIEFELBUSCH SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING CLINIC
Offers full line of speech, language and hearing services.
2101 Haworth Hall * 785-864-4690
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
1440 Wakarusa * 785-843-2254
SOCIAL SERVICE LEAGUE
Second-hand clothing and household items at reasonable prices. Free clothing with voucher from any social service agency. Free eye exams and glasses for qualifying children. Free clothing available for job interviews & employment (Back to Work Program).
905 Rhode Island * 785-843-5414
Second-hand clothing and household items.
13th & Kentucky (1246 Kentucky) * 785-766-5657
SUCCESS BY SIX
Free, home-visitation program that helps with family life management for families with children age 0 through 5 years; therapeutic and case management services, parenting support,
2518 Ridge Ct. # 240 * 785-842-8719, 785-979-7607
TENANTS TO HOMEOWNERS, INC.
Provides first time homebuyer counseling, affordable, accessible and energy efficient homeownership opportunities and low-cost rental housing to those with low and moderate incomes.
2518 Ridge Ct., Suite 209 * 785-842-5494
THE T- PARA-LIFT TRANSIT
The T Lift is a door-to-door, shared ride paratransit service. T Lift service is available for transit riders who, because of a disability, are unable to use the T fixed-route system.
Provides support and resources for Douglas County children & families, with a special emphasis on young children, birth to three years of age, who have special needs.
2619 W 6th St, Suite B * 785-843-3059
THE SHELTER INC.
Provides youth residential program for 10-18 year olds, juvenile intake, family and foster care services, and prevention and diversion program.
105 W. 11th St. 785-843-2085
TRINITY IN-HOME CARE, INC.
Respite and attendant care to individuals with disabilities and older adults.
2201 West 25th, Suite Q * 785-842-3159
VETERANS AFFAIRS OF LAWRENCE - COMMUNITY BASED OUTREACH CLINIC (CBOC)
Community based healthcare clinic offering basic health care and mental health counseling to veterans.
2200 Harvard Rd * 785-841-2957
VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION
Provides phsycian ordered home visits for the home bound and acutely ill patient; provides end of life care with emphasis on comfort. Other services include: individual personal care and housekeeping.
200 Maine St. Suite C 785-865-5030
Free wireless internet access for eligible persons.
WILLOW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTER
An emergency shelter for women and their children who are experiencing domestic violence. The shelter location and services are confidential. Anyone interested in receiving services must call the crisis line number (785-843-3333 or 1-800-770-3030) to talk with an advocate.
2518 Ridge Ct. (administrative office) * 785-843-3333, 1-800-770-3030
Distributed by the Resident Services Office of the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority