These resource pages are intended for current guests, former guests, or anyone in Lawrence / Douglas County 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 note that we only post links to resources that explicitly and specifically target our local community here in Lawrence / Douglas County.

Please click here to suggest new resources (targeting our local community only, please), offer corrections, or report broken links.

Court and Legal

Catholic Charities
1525 W. 6th Street

Provides legal immigration consultation and case management.

DCCCA (Douglas County Citizens Committee on Alcoholism)
3312 Clinton Parkway

Provides court evaluations for DUI and criminal charges.

Douglas County District Court
111 East 11th Street

​Legal matters within the 7th Judicial District of Kansas including court records, pre-trial diversion services, child custody, child support, divorce, mediation, small claims, court dates, and the law library.

Douglas County Legal Aid Society
1535 West 15th Street
Green Hall #105

​Free legal services to Douglas County residents who qualify, including: domestic relations (divorce, child custody), landlord / tenant relations, and court- appointed juvenile and misdemeanour matters.

Kansas Legal Services
712 South Kansas Ave, Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66603

A statewide non-profit organization dedicated to helping low income Kansans meet their basic needs through the provision of essential legal, mediation, and employment training services.

Kansas State Parole Office
1800 East 23rd Street, Suite K

The division of Parole Services supervises offenders released from Kansas correctional facilities on parole, post-release supervision or conditional release. This division also manages offenders released from other states and who are on probation or parole and for whom Kansas has accepted for Interstate Compact supervision.

Lawrence Municipal Court
One Riverfront Plaza, Suite 310

Handles violations of city ordinances, including traffic and parking violations within the city limits. Zoom court hearings are now available.

The Shelter, Inc.
105 West 11th Street

Provides youth residential program for 10-18 year olds, juvenile intake, family and foster care services, and prevention and diversion program.

Willow Domestic Violence Center
Call for address
785-843-3333 / 1-800-770-3030

Provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence. Services include 24-hour crisis hotline, safe shelter, peer counseling, support group, court advocacy and more.