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Lawrence Community Shelter

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2013 Facts At A Glance

  • The Lawrence Community Shelter moved into a new facility and increased capacity to 125 individuals (total family members and individual adults).

  • LCS served 78 families with 102 adults and 142 children.

  • LCS hired a Kitchen Manager and served guests 3 meals every day.

  • Created a garden to provide food for the LCS kitchen and celebrated with a Harvest Party in the fall.

  • A playground was built and fenced for the Family Program.

  • 672 intakes for new guests into case management (vs 665 in 2012)

  • 836 unique individuals participated in all LCS programs combined (vs 815 in 2012).

  • 2013 fiscal year operating expenses totaled $933,628.

  • 2013 fiscal year revenues were approximately one-third public funding from local, state, and federal sources. Individuals, businesses, and foundations make up the rest of the revenue.

  • Direct programming expenses make up 83% of operating costs. 17% is expended on administration, fundraising, and general indirect expenses.

  • Over 200 volunteers assisted with projects, meals, groups, transportation, supply drives, and fundraisers.
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Loring Henderson

Loring Henderson to retire
Executive Director Search to commence immediately
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Home Run 2014
South Park • 1141 Massachusetts St • Lawrence, KS
Monday, May 26, 2014

5K Home Run 2014

Family Promise of Lawrence and the Lawrence Community Shelter's Family Program are hosting the 2nd Annual 5k Home Run in Lawrence on Memorial Day, May 26th, 2014. Registration and Check-in at 7:00 am. Start Time at 8:00 am. The event features a fast, flat course through East Lawrence in a timed event. Early-bird registration on is only $25.00 per runner (online registration closes Monday, May 19). This is a fun family friendly event in South Park sponsored in part by Cork and Barrel and O’Malley Beverage. Don't forget to visit the official Home Run Facebook Page for all the up-to-the-minute details.

Lawrence T-Shirts (short & long sleeve available)
Profits benefit the Lawrence Community Shelter
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According To The Record with Hank Booth: Recorded February 4th, 2013
[6 minutes, 20 seconds] Hank's guests for the day include Nikki White (Executive Director at Health Care Access Clinic) and Stacey Hunter Schwartz (Executive Director at Independence, Inc.) to discuss their recent collaborations to continue to improve the health of our community. This partnership includes transportation services offered by Independence, Inc. to transport guests efficiently from the Lawrence Community Shelter to the Health Care Access Clinic on a regular basis.

The Red Shoe Event