Resources – Utilities
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.
American Red Cross
2518 Ridge Court, #205
Provides utility assistance for customers of Westar (Project DESERVE).
Ballard Community Services
708 Elm Street
A non-profit organization that provides basic life assistance for families and individuals in need, including assistance with taxes, rent, utilities, and prescriptions.
1525 West 6th Street
Case management for rental/utility assistance is available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call Monday-Friday 8:30-4.
2518 Ridge Court
Assistance with rent and utilities, home weatherization, homeless and housing counseling, referrals to other services and case management.
Help With Your Utility Bills: Kansas, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
If you need help paying your utility bills, contact one of the organizations listed on this page.
Kansas Lifeline Program
Local phone providers offer reduced cost telephone service to low-income households. You may be eligible to receive up to $17.02 off your monthly local telephone bill through the Lifeline Program. For more information about Kansas Lifeline, call your local telephone company.
Kansas Department for Children and Families
1901 Delaware Street
Inquire about The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), a Federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit.
946 New Hampshire Street
Provides information and applications for rent and utility assistance programs.