Seeking Shelter?

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 using a waitlist process.

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 785-856-2016 at any time to speak to a staff member who can add their information to the LCS intake waitlist. Once they reach the top of the waitlist, staff will contact individuals to schedule a time for an in-person intake completion appointment.


We are excited to announce that the Lawrence Community Shelter’s Monarch Village Tiny Homes began taking referrals on Monday, July 12th. 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 our Monarch Village Inreach Manager Cari Halliburton by email at Cari can also be reached with any questions at 785-865-1007.

Other Area Resources

Information about other resources in the area is available at Resources – Housing and Shelter and Resources – Children and Family.


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.

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