Emergency resources in Lawrence
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A-Z list of resources
Adult Learning Center
785-832-5960, ext. 12
2017 Louisiana Street
Description: GED classes, assessments, employment skills and goal-setting.
Description: Assistance through mutual support and fellowship for those who desire to stop drinking and/or maintain sobriety.
American Red Cross
2518 Ridge Court, #205
Description: Food, lodging, clothing for disaster. Utility assistance for customers of Westar (Project DESERVE).
Description: Hotline available to people who have health questions that can be answered without seeing a physician.
Ballard Community Services
Description: Child care, emergency food, food pantry, clothing pantry, rent and utility assistance, adopt a family and commodity supplement food program.
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
200 Maine Street
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 who meet criteria. Homeless outreach program assists individuals and families with and without mental illness in locating housing. Emergency services 24 hours/day.
Big Brothers And Big Sisters
536 Fireside Ct, Suite B
Lawrence, Kansas 66049
Description: To promote the healthy development of children into adulthood through one-on-one mentoring relationships with caring adult volunteers.
Boys And Girls Club Of Lawrence
1520 Haskell Avenue
Description: 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. After-school programs.
204 West 13th Street
Description: Information in English and Spanish about community services, bilingual case management, cultural center and coalition.
City Of Lawrence, KS
6 East 6th Street
Description: Committed to providing excellent city services that enhance the quality of life for the Lawrence community.
Community Children's Center / Head Start
925 Vermont Street
Description: Promotes healthy development for children ages 3-5years. Provides half-day childcare sessions Mon-Fri.
Community-Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) through the Veterans Affairs office
2200 Harvard Road
Description: Community-based healthcare clinic offering basic health care and mental health counseling to veterans
2801 West 31st Street
Description: A community-based, non-profit organization providing a full range of support for people with disabilities, including, residential and employment services.
1739 East 23rd Street (outpatient); 3312 Clinton Parkway (office)
Description: Family preservation, 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.
Domestic Violence - Kansas Crisis Hotline
935 Iowa Street
Description: Referral services for providers, training for childcare providers, information about scholarships for parents going back to school
Douglas County AIDS Project
2518 Ridge Court, #101
Description: Supportive and responsive care for those affected by HIV/AIDS. Through leadership, education and advocacy, DCAP is committed to raising awareness and reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Douglas County Dental Clinic
316 Maine Street
Description: 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 Health-wave accepted.
Douglas County District Court & Community Corrections
111 East 11th Street
Description: Deal with legal matters within the 7th Judicial District of Kansas.
Douglas County Health Department
200 Maine Street
Description: 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 five (WIC), assistance for at-risk families with parenting skills, education and community resources (Maternal Child Health).
Douglas County Senior Services
745 Vermont Street
Description: Senior meals, transportation and lifelong learning classes.
Douglas County Senior Services Transportation
745 Vermont Street
Description: Transportation for seniors. Three dollars one way, $6 round trip.
Early Childhood Education
1605 Davis Road, Kennedy Elementary School
Description: Lawrence Public Schools offers pre-kindergarten and early childhood programs; offers screening for 3-5 year olds
2518 Ridge Court
Description: Assistance with rent and utilities, home weatherization, seasonal and holiday, school supplies, homeless and housing counseling, referrals to other services and case management, food pantry
Family Promise of Lawrence
PO Box 266
Description: Provides transitional housing for families with children through an interfaith network of congregations
First Step at Lakeview
PO Box 266
Description: A residential licensed drug treatment center providing reintegration services for women recovering from chemical dependency. Call for admissions details.
Food Pantry - Trinity Episcopal Church
1027 Vermont Street
Description: Free food pantry
Food Pantry at Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church
802 West 22nd Street Terrace
Description: Free food pantry and program to help people purchase healthy food at wholesale prices (SHARE). Checks, money orders, credit cards and EBT cards accepted.
Food Pantry at First Baptist Church
1330 Kasold Drive
Description: Free food pantry
Ga Du Gi SafeCenter
2518 Ridge Court #202
Description: 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. Free or low-cost counseling for survivors of sexual abuse.
2200 West 31st Street
Description: Second-hand clothing and other goods
Habitat for Humanity
720 Connecticut Street
Description: Develops communities with people in need by building homes.
Haskell Health Center
2415 Massachusetts Street
Description: Health services available to any federally recognized tribal member, including Community practice, optometry, dietary, mammography and well-woman exams, pediatric and well-child exams, mental health services, drug abuse counseling, diabetes clinics, dental care and pharmacy and lab.
Haskell Indian Nations University
155 Indian Avenue
Description: The premier national intertribal university serving members of federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native nations.
Headquarters Counseling Center
Main line - 785-841-2345; Phone a Friend - 785-865-2600; Parent Information Line - 785-841-2345
211 E. 8th, Suite C
Description: Free 24/7 counseling and referrals to other services for any personal concern. Individuals needing help but who are unsure where to begin are encouraged to contact the center. Suicide prevention and bereavement support also available.
Health Care Access
330 Maine Street
Description: Facilitates access to health services for Douglas County residents with limited financial means who are not covered by private or governmental insurance programs.
3015 West 31st Street
Description: Child abuse prevention program designed to get families off to a healthy start.
Heartland Community Health Center
1 Riverfront Plaza, #100
Description: Medical clinic with sliding scale fees, food pantry, counseling program, marriage and family counseling, financial benevolence, pregnancy care.
Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing
785-842-8110, ext: 2420
1600 Haskell Avenue #209
Description: Federal stimulus program designed to provide rental and utility assistance to people who are on the verge of becoming homeless or have recently lost their homes.
Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. (HCCI)
2518 Ridge Court
Description: Private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping consumers achieve housing and financial goals.
2001 Haskell Avenue
Description: Services for those with disabilities: advocacy, information, referrals, independent living skills training, psychological services, peer counseling, benefits assistance, assistant technology, computer training, personal care attendant management, accessible housing program, community education, resource library and home and community-based waver services.
Johnson County Community College - Lawrence Satellite
2145 Louisiana Street
Description: Undergraduate credit courses
946 Vermont Street
Description: Provides breakfast in the parish hall of Trinity Episcopal Church. Volunteers take orders and serve participants.
Just Food ECKAN
1200 East 11th Street
Description: Food pantry offering food once per month on a walk-in basis; collection/distribution for partnering agencies.
Kansas Audio-Reader Network
1120 West 11th Street
Description: Reading and information services for blind, visually impaired and print disabled individuals in Kansas, free of charge.
Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs, Lawrence office
745 Vermont Street
Description: Assists in application process for veterans' benefits programs.
Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles
1035 North 3rd Street, Suite 122
Description: Issues Kansas driver's licenses and photo identification cards
Kansas Department of Vital Statistics
1000 SW Jackson St # 120
Description: Maintains and issues certified copies of vital records for events (births, deaths, marriages and divorces) that occur in Kansas.
Kansas Lifeline Program
Description: Any local phone provider offers reduced cost telephone service to low-income households.
Kansas Protection Report Center
Description: If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected; phones answered 24/7.
Kansas State Parole Office
1910 Haskell Ave, #5
KU Child and Family Services Clinic
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Description: 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, #340
Description: Located in Fraser Hall on campus, this is a community-based mental health clinic. First session free; sliding scale for further needs
785-331-3663 or 785-843-0579
1000 Kentucky Street
Description: Provides free, home-cooked meals and hot lunch. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 1-2 p.m.; served in basement of First Christian Church
Lawrence Community Shelter
214 West 10th Street
Description: Provides shelter and case management for homeless adults and families
Lawrence Diploma Completion Program
711 West 23rd Street, Suite 6
Description: Assists persons 18 and older in obtaining a high school diploma.
4105 West 6th Street, Suite 6
Description: Free wireless internet access for eligible persons
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
325 Maine Street
Description: Providing acute care inpatient and outpatient services, community education programs, 24-hour emergency department and psychiatric stabilization services.
Lawrence Municipal Court
1006 New Hampshire Street
Description: Handles violations of city ordinances including traffic and parking violations within the city limits.
Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department
115 West 11th Street
Description: Offers recreational classes and facility reservations; maintain City parks. Several recreation facilities throughout the City of Lawrence offering free play, weight room, cardio-room and family programming.
Lawrence Public Library
707 Vermont Street
Description: Books, periodicals, DVDs, music CDs, computers and internet access, public meeting rooms, a wide variety of information and resources.
Lawrence Public Schools USD 497
110 McDonald Drive
Description: Serves students pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
Lawrence Workforce Center
2540 Iowa Street, Suite R
Description: Re-employment and employment services
Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority
1600 Haskell Avenue
Description: 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.
Legal Aid Of Douglas County
1535 West 15th Street, #105
Description: 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.
Lifeline - Sunflower Broadband
1 Riverfront Plaza, # 301
Description: Reduced cost telephone and Internet services for low-income households.
Meals On Wheels Of Lawrence
1414 W 6th Street, # 3201
Description: Specialized home meal delivery program for homebound persons
Description: Help with recovery from drug and alcohol addiction
National Alliance For Mentally Ill (NAMI)
(800) 539-2660, 233-0755
Description: Educating, supporting and empowering people with mental illness and their families
New Hope Medical Ministry
619 Vermont Street
Description: Christian family practice medical clinic open Wednesday only, 9 a.m. - noon and 2 - 5 p.m.
One Hundred Good Women
Description: 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
1430 Haskell Avenue
Description: Resources and programs for parents of children prenatal through 3 years, including group connections for parents and special services for pregnant and parenting teens.
1035 Pennsylvania Street
Description: Services for low-income families including clothing, emergency medical and food needs, utilities, household and furniture items and a stress support group.
Pregnancy Care Center of Lawrence
2200 Harvard Road Suite 102
Lawrence, Kansas 66049
Description: A faith-based organization providing resources, information and counseling for pregnant women.
Resident Services Office
1600 Haskell Avenue, #187
Description: Services provided to those living in Public Housing or Section 8 housing, including employment and education assistance, crisis intervention, youth programming, Internet access, budget counseling, self-sufficiency, home ownership program and more.
Roger Hill Volunteer Center
2518 Ridge Court, Suite 200
Description: A service of the United Way, serves as a hub for volunteer opportunities in Douglas County and maintains a current database, website and booklet of volunteer needs
946 New Hampshire Street
Description: Crisis intervention, case management, rent and utility assistance, emergency food pantry, referral and advocacy, homeless drop-in services (mail pick-up, snacks, laundry, phone access) and community feeding program. Emergency temporary housing for families (offsite), transitional housing program along with supportive services for those in transitional housing, holiday/seasonal assistance (food, toys, gifts and clothing), emergency disaster services, alcohol and drug rehabilitation referrals and Vision USA program provides assistance with eye exams and glasses.
Tenants to Homeowners, Inc.
2518 Ridge Court, Suite 103
Description: Provides first time homebuyer counseling, affordable, accessible and energy-efficient home ownership opportunities and low-cost rental housing to those with low and moderate incomes.
The T - Para-lift Transit
1501 Irving Hill Road
Description: 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.
2619 West 6th Street, Suite B
Description: 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, Suite Q
Description: Respite and attendant care to individuals with disabilities and older adults.
Willow Domestic Violence Center
Description: Provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence. Services include 24-hour crisis hotline, safe shelter, peer counseling, support group, court advocacy and more.