Community Children’s Center receives Department for Children and Families grant for family resource centers

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The Community Children's Center's Early Childhood Community Center will eventually be located at 346 Maine St., currently the Medical Arts Building & Pharmacy.

Douglas County’s Community Children’s Center is one of 10 agencies throughout the state to receive grant funding to assist with the creation of family resource centers, Gov. Laura Kelly’s office announced Wednesday in a news release.

The Community Children’s Center, a nonprofit agency dedicated to identifying gaps in early-childhood services in Douglas County, will receive a $208,300 grant, which runs through June 30 of next year with three one-year renewal options. The grant is funded by the Kansas Department for Children and Families.

Family resource centers are designed to provide a variety of supports for families at a low, or no, cost for participants. Those services could include early-childhood programs, job skills training, legal services, health screenings and more.

The Community Children’s Center is using American Rescue Plan Act funds awarded by the Douglas County Commission last year to open an Early Childhood Community Center, which in part will act as a family resource center.


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