to a Positive Future
The Lawrence Community Shelter is the only emergency homeless shelter serving Lawrence and Douglas County in Kansas.
What We Do
The mission of the Lawrence Community Shelter is to provide a safe shelter and comprehensive programs that set individuals and families facing homelessness on a path to a positive future.
Beds and Meals
With 125 beds, we furnish a safe and secure environment. Our kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, averaging 5,250 meals each month.
In collaboration with numerous local agencies and resources, our Medical Services staff promotes the physical and mental well-being of each individual and family at the shelter.
Fostering the life skills needed to be successful at work, at home, and in the community, our Employment Program helps guests find and secure temporary and permanent jobs.
Our Case Managers assist with housing applications and work with local landlords and community agencies in order to help our guests find affordable, permanent housing.