Community Resources

Community Resources

The Lawrence Public Library's Community Resource Specialist can guide you in connecting with community resources that meet your unique needs. Our Resource Specialist is highly knowledgeable about public, private, and government organizations that can assist patrons. They are equipped to provide information about the following topics:

  • Health Insurance
  • Medical / Dental / Behavioral Health Care
  • Housing
  • Legal Assistance
  • Applying for benefits
  • Rent & Utility Assistance
  • ..... and more

All is assistance is free and available to the public. Our Resource Specialist can refer you to social service agencies when appropriate; however, we cannot provide counseling, therapy, or case management.

To get assistance, call 785-843-3833 ext. 136, email mveloz (at), or make an appointment using the button below. 


Health and Community Resources

Health and Community Resources

Lawrence-Douglas County Resource Guides
(online & print-ready version)

We have free printed copies available at the library, but you can also download a copy for yourself from ISSUU by clicking the [↓] located in the upper lefthand corner.

This Community Resource Guide collects and disseminates human services and community organization information that enables those in need of support services in Douglas County to make informed choices to improve their quality of life.

Updated quarterly, this Guide covers a broad range of programs and services including non-profit health and human services, in the areas of housing, legal assistance, healthcare, and more!

Are you a governmental or non-profit organization that would like to be in or needs to make changes to your info in the Lawrence-Douglas County Resource Guide?

Community Resource Database
(mobile-friendly version)

In addition to our A-Z Community Resource Guide, Library staff have created a Community Resources Database, which is the mobile friendly version of the guide containing expanded information about programs & services (e.g., program guidelines, eligibility criteria, etc.,).

We're here to help answer questions:

Marc Veloz

he / him

Community Resource Specialist
mveloz (at)

Melissa Fisher Isaacs

she / her

Information Services Supervisor
mfisherisaacs (at)

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