Our Partners

The Lawrence Community Shelter works hand in hand with regional partners to connect our guests with case management and to provide access to services.

The Homeless Outreach Team at Bert Nash provides comprehensive, individualized case management to guests at the shelter. In addition, Bert Nash offers emergency services; individual and group therapy; and outpatient therapy for adults, children, and families.

Committed to helping families achieve lasting independence, Family Promise works with our Family Program to help our families find stable, affordable housing and exit homelessness permanently.

Our “partner for lifelong health,” LMH is a community-owned, not-for-profit hospital that serves the health needs of shelter guests regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day to adults and children, the shelter partners with Just Food to fight hunger in Douglas County.

The shelter works closely with LDCHA, a public housing agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Moving to Work Programs.

Intensive Care Coordination at Heartland RADAC connects shelter guests to recovery services, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, primary physical health care, as well as housing and long-term case management.

Douglas County Citizens Committee on Alcoholism offers our guests social detox services, outpatient counseling, prevention services, and residential treatment.

We refer our guests to HCHC for primary health care, mental and behavioral health care, dental care, physical therapy, and wrap-around programs.

Available 24/7, counselors at the Center help our guests with any concerns they have, including but not limited to subjects of suicide, trauma, and grief.

The shelter refers women to The Willow Domestic Violence Center for free confidential services, including safe shelter, crisis assistance, transitional support, community outreach and support, and human trafficking services.

The shelter is proud to work with 100 Good Women, a non-profit volunteer group that responds to short-term needs in the community as support and backup for local social services.

Catholic Charities helps people in need get on their feet and maintain stability. Their programs and services provide for individuals’ and families’ immediate needs, while also offering the tools and resources for a better tomorrow.

The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center provides support to people of all ages and genders affected by sexual trauma and abuse in our community. They provide critical services for shelter guests and Bystander Intervention training for our staff.

United Way of Kaw Valley brings together people, companies and nonprofits to create positive sustainable change in our community. Our shelter is proud to partner with United Way.

The DARE Center offers rest and resources to those experiencing homelessness and their advocates in Lawrence, Kansas. DARE provides the basic necessities, such as a shower, washer and dryer, coffee, and an inviting place to come in and get off of the street.

Independence Inc works to maximize the independence of people with disabilities through advocacy, peer support, training, transportation and community education. They work with people with various disabilities to live in the environments of their choice.

The KU Center for Community Outreach encourages ethical volunteerism in our local and global communities. They provide meaningful service opportunities for students and strengthen our community through education and advocacy.

Clare’s Community Closet / Give It Get It Inc is a by-donation thrift store & community gathering space. They provide free clothing, bedding, blankets, kitchen items, toys & other household items at no cost to those in need.