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.


Catholic Charities
1247 Kentucky Street

Provides: food voucher, rent and utility assistance, adoption and hospice services, transportation, counseling, legal immigration support and consult, case management, marriage for keeps, holiday supports, disaster relief, and advocacy.

Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department
200 Maine Street

Services include Project LIVELY, which offers resources for seniors wanting to remain in the home.

Meals on Wheels
1414 W 6th Street, #3201

Specialized home meal delivery program for homebound persons.

Medicare Benefits
1440 Wakarusa Drive, Suite 200

Information about Medicare, including how to apply. Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people age 65 or older. Certain people younger than age 65 can qualify for Medicare, too, including those with disabilities and those who have permanent kidney failure.

Senior Resource Center for Douglas County
745 Vermont Street

Senior meals, transportation and lifelong learning classes.

Senior Resource Center for Douglas County — Transportation
745 Vermont Street

Transportation for seniors. $4 one way, $8 round trip. Other prices based on destination.

Social Security Administration
1440 Wakarusa Drive, Suite 200

Learn about and apply for social security retirement and 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.