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Community Resources

Sometimes described as “the Google search for social services,” this site provides a huge variety of resources for nearly all concerns/problems/needs, and all within your area. You simply put in your zip code and the site provides a list of several agencies that you may contact. This is also a great website for volunteer opportunities.

Ballard Center
Ballard Community Services is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to provide an affordable, high-quality early education program and essential basic life assistance to low-income families and individuals in need.
Penn House

Bonner Springs Library
201 North Nettleton
Bonner Springs, KS
Leavenworth County, Wyandotte County, Warming/Cooling Center

Brown County Programs and Services

Cooling Centers 2015

Community Linc
Community Linc provides housing, coaching, counseling, life skill teaching, health and offers children’s programs to help the Homeless community in the Kansas City area.

Developmental Services of Franklin County
Services, Resources, Franklin County

The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation (ECKAN), a community action agency, has been in existence since 1966 serving low-income persons in Anderson, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Lyon, Miami, Morris and Osage Counties.

 Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Pantry
304 E. 4th St
Tonganoxie, KS 66086
Food, Clothing, Utility/Rent Assistance, Houseware Items for persons in need from Leavenworth County.

rassroots and nonprofit movement of people who are giving and getting stuff for free in their own towns.

How To Do Things
This site strives to solve people’s everyday problems by compiling reliable information from experienced contributors and making it available to inexperienced readers. Mission Statement: “We’re a community sharing its expertise to solve people’s problems.” This is a great resource site and very easy to navigate through.

Meet Up
helps persons with like interests to get together(Social Capital), Kansas Housing Authority.

Mental Health Resources
This page lists several community-based resources provided through Johnson County Mental Health, including transportation, peer support and substance abuse.

Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry
MLM provides food, assistance, community and other assistance to the Underprivileged, Homeless, Disabled and Elderly populations in Kansas City.

Miami County Resources

Northeast Kansas Community Action Program
Community Action Agency dedicated to fighting poverty, promoting self sufficiency, feeding the hungry and improving social services.

Penn House

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has many locations through out the Kansas area that offer Warming/Cooling Center, daycare, thrift stores, Adult Rehabilitation, Veterans Services,Hunger Relief, Housing, Homeless Services, Youth Camps and many more services

Share the Care
This site provides a model by which people can create a support network of friends, family and caregivers for those who are ill.

Shawnee Community Center
Shawnee Community Services (SCS) provides free bread, clothing and shoes six days a week to anyone in need without a means test or geographical restrictions. Furniture and household goods are also available. SCC also provides information, community service for schools and corrections, and annual Halloween and Christmas parties for community members.

Shawnee County Community Developmental Disability Organization
Resources, Shawnee County

Shepherd’s Center
Shepherd’s Center volunteers are mid-life and older adults who “help enhance the lives of other older adults through learning opportunities, a focus on wellness and services to help people remain in their homes.” Shepherd’s Center provides many programs and services to serve the needs of residents in the Brookside and Waldo communities.

Sunflower Music Therapy

Theraputic Horse Riding Instruction

The Recovery and Hope Network (RAHN)
This is a consumer run organization (CRO) in Lawrence, Kansas for consumers that have a mental health diagnosis.

Van-Go Mobile Arts
Mobile Art Therapy

Wyandotte County Libraries
Several Libraries in Wyandotte County are open as Warming/Cooling Centers
Main Branch
625 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS

Argentine Branch
2800 Metropolitan
Kansas City, KS 66106

Wyandotte West Branch
1737 North 82nd St
Kansas City, KS 66106

Turner Community Library
831 South 55th St
Kansas City, KS

Willa Gill Center
645 Nebraska
Kansas City, KS 66101
The Willa Gill Center provides strength-based case management to support and assist Homeless persons. They offer daily on-site lunch, personal hygiene kits, food pantry, clothing, information and referrals, job leads, telephone, voice mail, mailbox slots, advocacy, assistance, health screening, survival skills for women, Warming/Cooling Center for Wyandotte County.

Wyandotte County Resources

Atchison Hospital – Support Group and Resources
800 Raven Hill Drive,
Atchison, KS 66002

Douglas County Senior Services – Caregiver Support Group
Our Caregivers Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 2:15 – 3:45 at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont Street.  Private communication is also available by appointment.

Douglas County Support Groups

Grief Share
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone

Johnson County Support Groups

Johnson County Support Groups

Leavenworth County Support Groups

Shawnee County Support Groups

Wyandotte County Support Groups