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.

Health Care (Mental)

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
200 Maine Street

Outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents and adults: therapy, psychiatric services, screening, crisis intervention, evaluations, referrals and community-based services (case management) for those who meet criteria. Homeless outreach program assists individuals and families with and without mental illness in locating housing. Emergency services 24 hours/day.

Haskell Indian Health Center
2415 Massachusetts Street

Health services available to any federally recognized tribal member, including Community practice, optometry, dietary, mammography and well-woman exams, pediatric and well-child exams, mental health services, drug abuse counseling, diabetes clinics, dental care and pharmacy and lab.

Headquarters Counseling Center
211 East 8th Street, Suite C

Free 24/7 counseling and referrals to other services for any personal concern. Individuals needing help but who are unsure where to begin are encouraged to contact the center. Suicide prevention and bereavement support also available.

Independence, Inc.
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.

KU Child & Family Services Clinic
1000 Synnyside Avenue

Provides quality mental health care to the children, adolescents and families of the Lawrence community; offers sliding scale based on income

KU Psychological Clinic
1415 Jayhawk Boulevard, #340

Located in Fraser Hall on campus, this is a community-based mental health clinic. First session free; sliding scale for further needs.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Mental Health Support Group
925 Vermont Street

Every Wednesday night from 6 to 7 pm, this mental health support group meets at the Plymouth Congregational Church at 10th and Vermont, in the Heritage Room (enter the building at the north entrance on Vermont Street and turn right).

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)

No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling, you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

Recovery and Hope Network (RAHN)
1009 New Hampshire, Suite D/C

Free services (support groups, peer support, advocacy, reduction of self-stigma, self-isolation and relapse, and independent living skills training including learning how to advocate for one’s self) to adults with severe mental illness. Hours: Monday-Friday, 1-5 PM.

Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center
708 W 9th Street, Ste. 105
785-843-8985 (24/7)

Provides 24 hour comprehensive advocacy and support services for child and adult victim-survivors of sexual violence, their families, friends and partners by staff and volunteer advocates. Free or low-cost counseling for survivors of sexual abuse.

Veterans’ Affairs Office Community-Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC)
2200 Harvard Road

Community-based healthcare clinic offering basic health care and mental health counseling to veterans.