Resources – Disability
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.
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center — Benefits & Entitlements Team / SOAR
200 Maine Street
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.
2801 West 31st Street
A community-based, non-profit organization providing a full range of support for people with disabilities, including, residential and employment services.
2001 Haskell Avenue
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
Reading and information services for blind, visually impaired and print disabled individuals in Kansas, free of charge.
Social Security Administration
1440 Wakarusa Drive
Learn about and apply for disability benefits.
Trinity In-Home Care, Inc.
2201 West 25th Street, Suite Q
Respite and attendant care to individuals with disabilities and older adults.
Visiting Nurses Association
200 Maine Street, Suite C
Provides physician-ordered home visits for the homebound acutely ill patient; end-of-life care with emphasis on comfort; individual personal care and housekeeping.