Community Resources

Call 211 or search for assistance by location. Mentoring, after-school programs, senior care, counseling, food pantries, disability services and much more. A service of United Way.

Benefits.gov 

Designed to help citizens find out what government benefits they may be eligible to receive, with access to information from across 17 Federal agencies. Links to benefit programs for all types of people: elderly, veterans, low-income citizens, students, farmers, parents, disaster victims and many more.

Senior Resource Center 

SRC informs about and creates opportunities that allow older residents of Douglas County to remain independent and active in their homes and communities and assists them with necessary transitions.

Clothing


Ballard Center 

Ballard Center provides a variety of services, including employment assistance, a food pantry, a free clothing pantry, a professional work attire closet, and household items such as kitchenware.

Goodwill 

Gently used clothing and household items.

Disability Assistance


Audio-Reader

The Audio-Reader Network is a reading and information service for blind, visually impaired, and print disabled individuals in Kansas and western Missouri. Services are offered free of charge to anyone in our listening area who is unable to read normal printed material.

Independence, Inc. 

Advocacy, peer support, training, transportation, and community education in support of people with disabilities. Resources include a publicly accessible computer lab with a variety of assistive technologies, a medical equipment loan bank, and a selection of specialized phones available through the Telecommunications Access Program (TAP).

Employment


Ballard Center 

Ballard Center provides a variety of services, including employment assistance, a food pantry, a free clothing pantry, a professional work attire closet, and household items such as kitchenware.

Lawrence Workforce Center 

The Lawrence Workforce Center connects career seekers with employers. Whether you’re looking for your first job or looking to change careers, the Lawrence Workforce Center can help you on your career journey.

Food


Ballard Center

Ballard Center provides a variety of services, including employment assistance, a food pantry, a free clothing pantry, a professional work attire closet, and household items such as kitchenware.

Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks is a SNAP (food stamps) matching program providing dollar-for-dollar matching at regional farmers’ markets.

ECM Veggie Lunch 

Free vegan lunch every Thursday while the University of Kansas is in session.

Jubilee Cafe 

Free breakfast served from 7-8am on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Just Food 

Food pantry available five days a week to qualifying Douglas County, Kansas, residents.

Meals on Wheels 

Lawrence Meals On Wheels serves hot, nutritious meals to the homebound elderly and/or disabled Monday through Friday.

WIC Nutrition 

Nutrition program for eligible pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5.

Medical Care


Heartland Community Health Center 

Provides health care on a sliding fee scale for residents of Douglas County and certain portions of Jefferson, Franklin, Leavenworth, Shawnee, and Osage counties.

Needy Meds 

An information clearinghouse of assistance programs for affordable medications from pharmaceutical manufacturers and government resources.

Shelter


Oxford House 

Housing resource for individuals recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction.

Transportation


LawrenceTransit.org 

A resource for information about the transit services provided by the City of Lawrence and the University of Kansas.

Regional Transit 

A guide to regional transportation options in Douglas County, Kansas.

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