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 (Physical)

Ballard Community Services / Penn House
1035 Pennsylvania Street

Services for low-income Douglas County residents, including: case management, rent/utility assistance, clothing, school kits, tax assistance, mobile food pantry, job assistance.

Douglas County Dental Clinic
316 Maine Street

Providing comprehensive dental care to low income, uninsured residents of Douglas County; reduced fees charged on a sliding scale, according to household income. Medicaid and Health-wave accepted.

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.

Health Care Access
330 Maine Street

Facilitates access to health services for Douglas County residents with limited financial means who are not covered by private or governmental insurance programs.

Heartland Community Health Center
346 Maine Street, #150

Medical clinic with sliding scale fees, food pantry, counseling program, marriage and family counseling, financial benevolence, pregnancy care.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital
325 Maine Street

Providing acute care inpatient and outpatient services, community education programs, 24-hour emergency department and psychiatric stabilization services.

Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department
200 Maine Street

Immunizations, family planning clinic (including exams, birth control and pregnancy tests), diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV testing and counseling, well child checks, resources for seniors wanting to remain in the home (Project LIVELY), nutrition assistance to pregnant women and children under five (WIC), assistance for at-risk families with parenting skills, education and community resources (Maternal Child Health).

Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
1200 Sunnyside Avenue
Haworth Hall #2101

Offers full line of speech, language and hearing services.

Trinity In-Home Care, Inc.
2201 West 25th Street, Suite Q

Respite and attendant care to individuals with disabilities and older adults.

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.

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.