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
1525 W. 6th Street

Provides: food vouchers, rent and utility assistance, hospice services, transportation, counseling, and advocacy.

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging (JAAA)
2910 Southwest Topeka Boulevard
785-235-1367 or 800-798-1366

Programs that help individuals maintain their independence by providing services such as information and assistance, in-home services, minor home repair, case management, and much more. These programs and services, among others are available in Douglas, Jefferson and Shawnee Counties in Kansas

Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
2910 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS
(785) 267-1336

Provides information to those looking for help or ar concerned about a parent or loved one. Their team will answer any questions, offer practical advice and connect you to local services – call 855-200-2372 or chat live on their website.

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
2121 Kasold, Suite B

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 aged 65 or older.

Senior Resource Center for Douglas County
745 Vermont Street

Medicare counseling and assistance, support groups, crisis assistance, and social/recreational/educational activities.

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

Provides non-medical in-home services for the elderly and those living with disabilities in Douglas County. 

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.