In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, LCS has made significant changes to its intake policies and procedures to protect the health and safety of our guests and staff. Please read the new intake guidance carefully.
As the community reopens, LCS is slowly and safely adding capacity to provide shelter. At this time, LCS is accepting new guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
We are screening guests for COVID-19 symptoms at intake and on a nightly basis. Guests seeking shelter who show symptoms of coronavirus will be referred to testing, and alternate shelter options will be made available to them. This is to protect the health of all of our guests and staff. Guests who are not symptomatic can be added to the intake waitlist.
Prospective guests (or their advocates) may call 785-832-8864 to inquire if there is space available at the shelter. They may also contact Street Outreach at 913-204-0223, and Street Outreach may be able to assist them where they are.
We are excited to announce that the Lawrence Community Shelter’s Monarch Village Tiny Homes are taking referrals. Case Managers at partner agencies who wish to refer families for emergency shelter in Monarch Village may download the referral packet, which should be submitted to Melissa Botts by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Melissa can also be reached with any questions at 785-856-2027.
Other Area Resources
The Lawrence Community Shelter is located at 3655 E. 25th Street, just south of 23rd Street and west of K-10 highway. The Shelter is accessible by Lawrence City Bus (Route 1) from downtown Lawrence, Monday-Saturday, from 6:00 am to 7:30 pm.