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.

Utilities

Access from AT&T
855-220-5211

AT&T offers low-cost wireline home Internet service to households with at least one resident who participates in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

American Red Cross
2518 Ridge Court, #205
785-843-3550

Provides utility assistance for customers of Westar (Project DESERVE).

Catholic Charities
1525 West 6th Street
785-856-2694

Case management for rental/utility assistance is available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call  Monday-Friday 8:30-4.

ECKAN
2518 Ridge Court
785-841-3357

Assistance with rent and utilities, home weatherization, homeless and housing counseling, referrals to other services and case management.

Kansas Lifeline Program
800-662-0027

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
800-432-0043

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.

Salvation Army
946 New Hampshire Street
785-843-4188

Provides information and applications for rent and utility assistance programs.