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.

Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous
785-842-0110 (24/7 hotline)

Assistance through mutual support and fellowship for those who desire to stop drinking and/or maintain sobriety.

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.

DCCCA (Douglas County Citizens Committee on Alcoholism)
1739 East 23rd Street (Outpatient)
3312 Clinton Parkway (Office)

Child-placing agency, outpatient intervention, assessment, treatment, and support groups for individuals and families where the abuse of alcohol and other drugs has become a problem. Court evaluations for DUI and criminal charges.

First Step at Lakeview
PO Box 266, Lawrence 66044

A residential licensed drug treatment center providing reintegration services for women recovering from chemical dependency. Call for admissions details.

Friends of Recovery
6422 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park

A key advocate for Oxford House throughout Kansas. Prepares Oxford House members for future sober living by providing practical life workshops (parenting, career advancement, anger management, communications, dating).

Heartland Regional Alcohol & Drug Assessment Center (RADAC)
5500 Buena Vista, Roeland Park

Alcohol & drug assessment and treatment referral. Case management for families receiving cash assistance through DCF as well as for the homeless.

Narcotics Anonymous

Help with recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

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.

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.