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.
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American Red Cross
2518 Ridge Court, #205
Food, lodging, clothing for disaster. Utility assistance for customers of Westar (Project DESERVE).
Ballard Community Services
708 Elm Street
Child care, emergency food, food pantry, clothing pantry, rent and utility assistance, adopt a family and commodity supplement food program.
1247 Kentucky Street
Provides: food voucher, rent and utility assistance, adoption and hospice services, transportation, counseling, legal immigration support and consult, case management, marriage for keeps, holiday supports, disaster relief, and advocacy.
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.
Heartland Community Health Center
346 Maine Street, #150
Offers Rent & Utility Assistance. After a careful screening of an applicant’s needs, this program strives to maintain housing and utilities for those in need.
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.
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.
946 New Hampshire Street
Assistance provided to low income families includes free food, rental assistance, clothing, funds for paying utility and heating bills, and seasonal programs.