These resource pages are intended for current guests, former guests, or anyone who thinks that she or he is at risk of homelessness.

If you fall into any of these categories, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at the shelter. Your email will be received by one of our staff, who will write you back promptly in order to provide support and advice.

On these pages you can find resources organized under the clickable headings in the resources menu.

Please click here to suggest new resources, offer corrections, or report broken links.

Disability

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center — Benefits & Entitlements Team / SOAR
200 Maine Street
785-843-9192

The Benefits & Entitlements Team (BET) seeks to assist individuals in accessing the resources they need to move forward in their treatment, recovery, and life goals. BET staff members collaborate closely with clients’ treatment teams to assist with the benefits and entitlements application process. The BET is certified to use the SOAR program — SSI (Supplemental Security Income) / SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) Outreach, Access, and Recovery — a national project that expedites the disability application process for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness. Each participant in this program must be an active client of Bert Nash CMHC and meet additional requirements.

Cottonwood, Inc.
2801 West 31st Street
785-842-0550

A community-based, non-profit organization providing a full range of support for people with disabilities, including, residential and employment services.

Independence, Inc.
2001 Haskell Avenue
785-841-0333

Services for those with disabilities: advocacy, information, referrals, independent living skills training, psychological services, peer counseling, benefits assistance, assistant technology, computer training, personal care attendant management, accessible housing program, community education, resource library, and home- and community-based waiver services.

Kansas Audio-Reader Network
1120 West 11th Street
785-864-4600

Reading and information services for blind, visually impaired and print disabled individuals in Kansas, free of charge.

Social Security Administration
1440 Wakarusa Drive
866-698-2561

Learn about and apply for disability benefits.

Trinity In-Home Care, Inc.
2201 West 25th Street, Suite Q
785-842-3159

Respite and attendant care to individuals with disabilities and older adults.

Visiting Nurses Association
200 Maine Street, Suite C
785-843-3738

Provides physician-ordered home visits for the homebound acutely ill patient; end-of-life care with emphasis on comfort; individual personal care and housekeeping.