Resources – Housing and Shelter
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.
Housing and Shelter
American Red Cross
2518 Ridge Court, #205
Food, lodging, clothing for disaster. Utility assistance for customers of Westar (Project DESERVE).
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.
DARE (Drop-in and Rest) Center
944 Kentucky Street
Open 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Center offers a daily refuge with basic services to provide physical and emotional comfort for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Center provides the basic necessities, such as a shower, washer and dryer, coffee, and an inviting place to come in and get off of the street.
2518 Ridge Court
Assistance with rent and utilities, home weatherization, seasonal and holiday, school supplies, homeless and housing counseling, referrals to other services and case management, food pantry.
Family Promise of Lawrence
PO Box 266, Lawrence, KS 66044
Provides transitional housing for families with children through an interfaith network of congregations.
Habitat for Humanity
720 Connecticut Street
Develops communities with people in need by building homes.
Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. (HCCI)
2518 Ridge Court
Private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping consumers achieve housing and financial goals.
Lawrence Community Housing Trust (Formerly Tenants to Homeowners, Inc.)
2518 Ridge Court, #103
Provides first time homebuyer counseling, affordable, accessible and energy efficient homeownership opportunities, and low-cost rental housing to those with low and moderate incomes.
Lawrence Community Shelter
3655 E. 25th Street
Provides emergency shelter and meals for homeless adults and families.
Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority
1600 Haskell Avenue
A joint agency of the City and County governments with a mission to provide safe and affordable housing to Douglas County residents with incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median income.
Oxford House of Kansas
1620 19th Street Terrace, 785-842-1621 (Men)
318 California Street, 785-424-7979 (Women)
Oxford House has as its primary goal the provision of housing and rehabilitative support for the alcoholic and drug addict who wants to stop drinking or using drugs and stay stopped.
946 New Hampshire Street
Crisis intervention, case management, rent and utility assistance, emergency food pantry, referral and advocacy, homeless drop-in services (mail pick-up, snacks, laundry, phone access) and community feeding program. Emergency temporary housing for families (offsite), transitional housing program along with supportive services for those in transitional housing, holiday/seasonal assistance (food, toys, gifts and clothing), emergency disaster services, alcohol and drug rehabilitation referrals and Vision USA program provides assistance with eye exams and glasses.
Willow Domestic Violence Center
Call for address
785-843-3333 / 1-800-770-3030
Provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence. Services include 24-hour crisis hotline, safe shelter, peer counseling, support group, court advocacy and more.