The Lawrence Community Shelter is the only emergency homeless shelter serving Lawrence and Douglas County in Kansas.
Grounded in human rights and social justice, our mission is to advance compassionate solutions for people facing homelessness through advocacy, shelter, and housing.
What We Do
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Beds and Meals
With 90 beds, we furnish a safe and secure environment. Our kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, averaging 2,730 meals each month.
Through partnerships with local agencies and resources, we provide access to services that promote the physical and mental well-being of each individual and family at the shelter.
Fostering the life skills needed to be successful at work, case managers at partner agencies help guests find and secure temporary and permanent jobs.
Partner agencies assist with housing applications and work with local landlords and community agencies in order to help our guests find affordable, permanent housing.