The Children's Shelter

1925 Delaware Street, Lawrence, KS 66046


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Opens Monday at 8:30 a.m.

The mission of The Children's Shelter is to improve the lives of children and families. We serve children from all over the state of Kansas in our home community of Lawrence. Learn about our programs here or on our website.

The Shelter Inc, now doing business as The Children's Shelter, has been serving children and families from Lawrence, KS and surrounding communities since 1981, when our first emergency shelter facility opened. Since that time, the agency has diversified and grown to meet the needs of our community while striving to provide the highest standard of care.

You may know us from our fund-raiser, the annual Lawrence Festival of Trees, held each year at Liberty Hall in Downtown Lawrence. Find more information about the Festival of Trees in our Programs and Events sections, and pictures of trees and wreaths from previous years in Photos.