Community Resources

Adult Learning Center
2145 Louisiana St.
GED classes, assessments, employment skills, goal-setting.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Assistance through mutual support for those who desire to stop drinking and/or maintain sobriety.
American Red Cross
2518 Ridge Court, Ste 203
Food, lodging, clothing for individuals impacted by disaster. Utility assistance for customers of Westar (Project DESERVE.)
Ballard Community Services
708 Elm Street
High quality child-care, emergency food, commodities, children’s clothing, family support staff for child-care clients.
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
200 Maine Street
Outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents and adults. Homeless outreach program assists individuals and families with/without mental illness in locating housing.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters
2518 Ridge Court, Ste 206
Strives to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better forever.
Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence
2910 Haskell Ave.
After-school and summer programs focused on academic success, good character & leadership, and healthy lifestyles. 
Catholic Charities
1525 W. 6th Street
Provides: food voucher, rent and utility assistance, transportation, counseling, legal immigration support, case management, marriage for keeps, holiday supports.
Centro Hispano
204 W. 13th Street
Information in English and Spanish about community services, bilingual case management, cultural center.
ChildCare Aware of Eastern Kansas
2706 Iowa, Ste C
Customized child care referrals, resources for early childhood professionals, and referrals to community resources for individuals, children, and families.
Community Children’s Center / Head Start
925 Vermont Street
Promotes healthy development for children ages 3-5 years. Provides pre-school services Monday-Friday. Must meet federal income guidelines to qualify.
Cottonwood, Inc.
2801 W. 31st Street
Provides a comprehensive array of supports for people with disabilities, including residential, employment and case management services.
1739 E. 23rd Street (outpatient)
3312 Clinton Pkwy (office)
Child-placing agency, outpatient intervention, assessment, treatment and support groups for individuals and families where the abuse of alcohol and other drugs has become a problem.
Douglas County Dental Clinic
2210 Yale Street
Providing comprehensive dental care to low income, uninsured residents of Douglas County. Reduced fees charged on a sliding scale according to household income. KanCare accepted.
Douglas County Senior Services
745 Vermont Street
Senior meals, transportation, community services. Information and referral, and lifelong learning classes.
Early Childhood Education
1605 Davis Road, Kennedy Elementary School
Lawrence Public Schools offers pre-kindergarten and early childhood programs. Offers screening for 3-5 year olds.
2518 Ridge Court, Ste 104
Assistance with rent and utilities, home weatherization, school supplies, homeless and housing counseling, referrals to other services and case management. Food Pantry.
Family Promise of Lawrence
Provides temporary housing for families with children through an interfaith network of congregations.
First Step at Lakeview
3015 W. 31st Street
A residential licensed drug treatment center providing reintegration services for women recovering from chemical dependency. Call for admissions details.
Food Pantry – First Baptist Church
1330 Kasold Drive
Free food pantry. Open every Wednesday noon – 2pm and 
1st and 3rd Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Food Pantry – Southside Church of Christ
1105 W. 25th Street
Free food pantry. Must call before arriving. 
Open Tues and Wed 9:30 – 11:30 am and Fri 9:30 – 11am.
Food Pantry – Trinity Episcopal Church
1027 Vermont Street
Tues 2-4pm and Sat 10-noon. Walk-ins welcome.
Friends of Recovery
Transitional houses for people in recovery from alcohol and drugs.
2200 W. 31st Street
Second hand clothing and other goods.
Habitat For Humanity
720 Connecticut Street
Provides simple, decent and affordable housing to low-to-moderate income families. We believe in a home ownership process that empowers families to create ongoing change in their lives.
Haskell Health Center
2415 Massachusetts Street
Health services available to any federally recognized tribal member. General practice, optometry, dietary, mammography and well-woman  exams, pediatric and well-child exams, mental health services, drug abuse counseling, diabetes clinics, dental care, pharmacy and lab.
Haskell Indian Nations University
155 Indian Avenue
The premier national intertribal university serving members of federally recognized American Indian & Alaska Native nations.
Headquarters Counseling Center
211 E. 8th Street, Ste C
Free, confidential 24/7 counseling.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Heartland Community Health Center
346 Maine Street, Ste 150
Medical clinic with sliding scale fees, pregnancy care, counseling program, HIV/Aids case management. Rent and utilities assistance.  Food Pantry.
Housing & Credit Counseling Inc. (HCCI)
2518 Ridge Court, Ste 208
HCCI is a HUD-approved non-profit agency serving Douglas County since 1988.  HCCI counsels about rental housing issues, budgeting, credit reports and credit building, debt repayment (including student loan debt), mortgage default, bankruptcy, reverse mortgages, home buying.  Rental housing counseling by phone is free for renters and landlords.  Other counseling is charged on a sliding scale.  About 75% of people counseled qualify for free counseling covered by grants or based on household income.     
Independence, Inc.
2001 Haskell Ave.
Services for those with disabilities. Advocacy, referrals, independent living skills training, psychological services, peer counseling, benefits assistance, computer training, accessible housing program, resource library and home & community based waiver services.
Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging
2001 Haskell Ave
JAAA Advocates on aging issues, builds community partnerships and implements programs to help seniors live independent and dignified lives. Provides multitude of services including serving as the aging and disability resource center.  Information and Outreach Provide information and referral services to services and supports for customers with physical disabilities, traumatic brain injury, persons age 60 or older and caregivers for persons age 60 and older of all income levels.  Caregiver support services provides information and referral and assistance, review needs, creation of caregiving plan, supplemental services with specific eligibility requirements.  Case Management provides Evaluation of needs, plan of action to address needs, referral to home services, coordination of community based care, follow up and monitoring, coordinates care plans for individuals to remain in their home and independent.  CHAMPSS Allows seniors to select from a dietitian approved menu an entree, fruit and vegetable of their choice along with bread and low-fat milk. Provides in home services of attendant care and homemaker services as well as personal emergency response monitoring through contracting care agencies under the OAA and SCA funding streams
Jubilee Café
946 Vermont Street
Breakfast is served year-round from 7:00-8:00am at the First United Methodist Church.
Just Food
1000 E. 11th Street
Food Pantry offering food once per month on a walk-in basis. Collection/distribution for partnering agencies. Bread and produce donations available daily.
Kansas Audio-Reader Network
1120 W. 11th Street
Reading and information services for blind, visually impaired and print disabled individuals in Kansas. Free of charge.
Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs
745 Vermont Street, Ste 701
Assists veterans and surviving spouses in acquiring potential benefits from the federal government.
Kansas Department of Families and Children
1901 Delaware Street
Adult and child protective services, income assistance, food stamps and medical cards, child support enforcement, job training and assistance, income eligible child care and vocation rehabilitation for people with disabilities.
Kansas Department of Vital Statistics
Maintains and issues certified copies of vital records.
Kansas Legal Services
A statewide non-profit organization dedicated to helping low income Kansans meet their basic needs through the provision of essential legal, mediation and employment training services.
Kansas Lifeline Program
Any local eligible telecommunications carrier offers reduced cost service to low-income households.
Kansas Protection Report Center
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected. Phone answered 24/7.
KU Child & Family Services Clinic
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Provides quality mental health care to the children, adolescents, and families of the Lawrence community. Offers sliding scale based on income.
KU Psychological Clinic
1415 Jayhawk Boulevard, Fraser Hall #340
Community-based mental health clinic. First session free, sliding scale for further needs.
First Christian Church
221 W. 10th Street
Provides free, home-cooked and hot lunch.
Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sun 1-2pm.
Lawrence Community Housing Trust
Formerly Tenants To Homeowners, Inc.
2518 Ridge Court, Ste 103
Provides first time homebuyer counseling, affordable, accessible and energy efficient homeownership opportunities and low-cost rental housing to those with low and moderate incomes.
Lawrence Community Shelter
3655 E. 25th Street
Provides shelter and case management for homeless adults and families.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
325 Maine Street
Providing acute care inpatient and outpatient services, community education programs, 24hour emergency department and psychiatric stabilization services.
Lawrence Public Library
707 Vermont Street
A free resource with more than 200,000 books, CDs, and DVDs. A community spot with meeting rooms, computers, and free wifi. Culturally relevant resources and programs for all ages.
KU on Wheels
Lawrence and KU provide a coordinated public transit service
throughout the city and on campus.
Lawrence Workforce Center
2920 Haskell Ave. Ste 2
Re-employment and employment services.
Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department
785-843-0721 (clinic) 785-843-3060 (office)
200 Maine Street, Ste B
Immunizations, family planning clinic (including exams, birth control and pregnancy tests), diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted  diseases, HIV testing, well child checks, resources for seniors wanting to remain in the home (Project LIVELY), WIC nutrition assistance for pregnant women and children under 5.
Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority
1600 Haskell Avenue
City and County joint agency whose mission is to provide safe and affordable housing to Douglas County residents with incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median income.
Legal Aid of Douglas County
1535 W. 15th Street, Green Hall #105
Free legal services to Douglas County residents who qualify. Includes domestic relations (divorce, child custody), landlord/tenant relations, and court appointed juvenile and misdemeanor matters.
Meals on Wheels of Lawrence
2121 Kasold Avenue, Ste B
Specialized home meal delivery program for homebound persons.
Narcotics Anonymous
Help with recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI)
800-539-2660 and 785-233-0755
Educating, supporting and empowering people with mental illness and their families.
Parents As Teachers
2145 Louisiana Street
Resources and programs for parents of children prenatal through 3 years including group connections for parents and special services for pregnant and parenting teens.
Peaslee Tech Center
2920 Haskell Avenue
Technical training in partnership with other institutions.
Recovery and Hope Network (RAHN)
1009 New Hampshire Street, Ste C
Hours: Mon-Fri 1-5pm
Free services for adults with severe mental illness.
Support groups, advocacy, reduction of self-stigma, self-isolation and relapse, and independent living skills training including learning how to advocate for one’s self.
Salvation Army
946 New Hampshire Street
Rent and utility assistance, emergency food pantry, crisis intervention, case management, homeless drop-in services (mail pick-up, snacks, laundry, phone access). Alcohol and drug rehabilitation referrals. Vision USA program provides assistance with eye exams and glasses. Emergency temporary housing for families (offsite). Holiday assistance. Emergency disaster services. 
Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center
785-843-8985 (24/7)
708 W. 9th Street, Ste 105
Provides 24 hour support services for child and adult victim-survivors of sexual violence, their families, friends and partners by staff and volunteer advocates.
Social Service League
905 Rhode Island Street
Thrift store at reasonable prices. Free clothing with voucher from any social service agency. Free eye exams and glasses for qualifying children. Free clothing for job interviews and employment (Back To Work Program).
St. John’s Rummage House
1246 Kentucky Street
Second-hand clothing and household items.
Success By Six
785-842-8719 or 785-979-7607
Free home-visitation program that helps with family life management for families with children age 0-5 years. Parenting support, information and referral.
The Children's Shelter, Inc.
105 W. 11th Street
Provides youth residential program for 10-18 year olds, juvenile intake, family and foster care services, and prevention and diversion program.
2619 W. 6th Street, Ste B
Provides support and resources for Douglas County children and families, with a special emphasis on young children, birth to three years of age who have special needs.
Trinity In-Home Care, Inc.
2201 West 25th Street, Ste Q
Providing quality respite and in-home support services to promote greater independence to families and individuals of all ages.
Veterans’ Affairs of Lawrence Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC)
2200 Harvard Road
Community based healthcare clinic offering basic health care and mental health counseling to veterans.
Visiting Nurses Association
Provides physician ordered home visits for the homebound acutely ill patient; provides end of life care with emphasis on comfort. 
Willow Domestic Violence Center
785-843-3333 or 800-770-3030
Provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence. Services include 24hour crisis hotline, safe shelter, peer counseling, support group, court advocacy and more.
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