Resources for Caregivers

  • Abilene Area Food & Clothing Center (Abilene, KS)
    • (785) 263-1221
  • Agape Resource Center (Newton, KS)
    • (316) 283-1600
  • Bread of Life (Sedgwick County)
  • Clothes Close and Food Pantry (Rose Hill, KS)
    • (316) 776-0844
  • Clothing at His Helping Hands (Wichita, Ks)
    • (316) 838-8528
  • Clothing Closet (Junction City)
    • (785) 238-4428
  • Clothing Distribution (Abilene, KS)
    • (785) 263-1221
  • Clothing Pantry (Lawrence, KS)
    • (785) 842-0729
  • Community Services Clothing Closet and Commodities (Wichita, KS)
    • (316) 264-2665
  • Distribution Center (Ogden Friendship House of Hope) (Ogden, KS)
    • (785) 537-5116
  • Emergency Assistance (Emporia, KS)
    • (620) 342-3093
  • First Baptist Church- Clothing Pantry (El Dorado, KS)
    • (316) 321-3266
  • First Metropolitan Community Church (Sedgwick County)
  • Grace Revolution Church Clothes Pantry (Wichita, KS)
    • (316) 990-5819
  • His Helping Hands (Sedgwick County)
    • 1441 E. 37th St. N Wichita, KS 67219
    • (316) 838-8528
    • office@kansel.org
    • www.ccc.org/hishelpinghands
    • Days of Operation: Monday-Friday: 9 am- 5pm
    • *No proofs Needed
  • Immanuel Baptist Church Clothing Room (Wichita, KS)
    • (316) 262-1452
  • Indian Hills Church of the Nazarene Clothes Closet (Wichita, Ks)
    • (316) 943-6021
  • Jehovah Jired (Sedgwick County)
    • 627 N. Ash Wichita, Ks 67214
    • 316-262-2192
    • Days of Operation: Thursdays and Fridays: 1 pm-3:30 pm; Saturdays: 9 am to 11:30 am
    • *Proof of Address and Number of family required
  • Kansas Family Advisory Network (KFAN) (Wichita, KS)
    • (800) 969-5764
  • Lighthouse for Christ (Clay Center, KS)
    • (785) 447-9359
  • Lighthouse Community Church (Sedgwick County)
    • 3401 E. 47th St. S Wichita, KS 67216
    • (316) 554-8924
    • lccoaklawn@gmail.com
    • Days of Operation: Tuesdays and Thursday from 8 am to 11 am; Thursdays from 5 pm to 7 pm
    • *Needs of Proof of ID, Address
    • *No proofs needed for the month of June
    • https://www.lighthousecommunitychurch.us/
  • Methodist Community Clothing Closet (Towanda, KS)
    • (316) 655-1062
  • Metropolitan Community Church (Sedgwick County)
    • 156 S. Kansas Wichita, KS 67211
    • (316) 267-2192
    • Days of Operation: Every Tuesday from 9 am to 11:30 am
    • *No proofs needed
  • Midwest Pregnancy Care Center (Coffeyville, KS)
    • (620) 251-0900
  • Midwest Pregnancy Care Center (Independence, KS)
    • (620) 331- 0700
  • New Jerusalem Mission, Food, Furniture, and Clothing (Newton, KS)
    • (316) 282-2101
  • Practical Support- LifeCare Center for Women (Ottawa, KS)
    • (785) 242-4500
  • Salvation Army (El Dorado, KS)
    • (316) 321-4070
  • Voucher and Vision Programs (Lawrence, KS)
    • (785) 843-5414
  • Vouchers (Hutchinson, KS)
    • (620) 669-0159
  • Cerebral Palsy Guide
    • In-depth resources nationwide to help guide and serve all families with disabilities caused by physical birth injuries such as brain injuries, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, or other disabilities.
    • https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/ 
    • Please speak with your child’s doctor and case team regarding any medical decisions. Follow all DCF Policies and Regulations when caring for a child in your care.
  • Wichita Family Crisis Center (Wichita, Sedgwick County)
    • 1111 St. Francis Wichita, KS 67201
    • (316)263-2313
    • https://www.wichitafamilycrisiscenter.org/
  • Immunization Requirements for USD 259 (Sedgwick County)
    • https://www.usd259.org/cms/lib/KS01906405/Centricity/Domain/720/2019-%202020%20Immunization%20Requirements%20Memo.pdf
  • Bread of Life (Sedgwick County)
    • 1301 E. Galena Wichita, KS 67216
    • (316) 689-6866
    • www.breadoflifewichita.com/
    • Days of Operation: Tuesday only from 10 am- 1:45 pm
    • *Proof of ID, Social Security card for each member of the household or immunization card, and proof of income
  • Brotherhood Presbyterian Church (Sedgwick County)
    • 2328 E. 13th St. Wichita, KS 67214
    • (316) 263-5360
  • Catholic Charities Our Daily Bread (Sedgwick County)
    • 2825 S. Hillside St. Wichita, Ks 67216
    • (316) 264-8344 Ext. 1504
    • Days of Operation: Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30 am-12:00 pm
    • *Form of ID and Proof of Address for everyone in the household
  • Chisholm Trail Church of Christ (Sedgwick County)
    • 5833 E 37th St. N Wichita, Ks 67220
    • (316) 683-1313
  • Commodities, Clothing, Bread, and Sack Lunches (Sedgwick County)
    • 1702 N. Emporia Wichita, Ks 67214
  • Crossroads Light to Life Ministries, Martinson Avenue Chrisitan Church (Sedgwick County)
    • 1653 S Martinson Wichita, Ks 67213
    • (316) 262-4125
    • *For those who may not be qualified for government commodities*
  • Derby Community Food Pantry (Sedgwick County)
    • 4904 S. Clifton Wichita, KS 67216
    • (316) 519-5867
    • Days of Operation: Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30 am-12:00 pm
    • *Form of ID and Proof of Address for everyone in the household
  • Kansas Food Bank (Sedgwick County)
    • 1919 E. Douglas Ave. Wichita, KS 67211
    • (316) 265-3663
    • Days of Operation: Monday-Friday: 8 am-4 pm
    • *Proof of address and number of family needed*
  • Salvation Army (Sedgwick County)
    • 1739 S Elypco St. Wichita, Ks 67218
    • (316) 685-8699
    • www.salvationarmy.org
    • Days of Operation: Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30 am-12:00 pm
    • *Form of ID and Proof of Address for everyone in the household
  • His Helping Hands (Sedgwick County)
    • 1441 E. 37th St. N Wichita, KS 67219
    • (316) 838-8528
    • Days of Operation: Monday-Friday 9 am- 4:30 pm
    • *Form of ID and Proof of Address for everyone in the household needed for verification of income*
  • Lord Dinner (Sedgwick County)
    • 520 N. Broadway Wichita, Ks 67214
    • (316) 266-4966
    • Days of Operation: Monday-Friday 9 am- 4:30 pm
    • *Form of ID and Proof of Address for everyone in the household needed for verification of income*
  • United Methodist Open Door (Sedgwick County)
    • 402 E. 2nd St N Wichita, Ks 67202
    • (316)265-9371
    • https://umopendoor.org/
    • Days of Operation: Monday-Friday: 7:30 am- 4:00 pm
    • *Form of ID and Proof of Address for everyone in the household needed for verification of income
  • United Methodist Open Door Food Ministry (Sedgwick County)
  • West Side Good Neighbor Center (Sedgwick County)
    • 2500 W. 13th St. N Wichita, Ks 67203
    • (316) 942-7349
    • Days of Operation: Wednesday: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
    • *Form of ID and Proof of Address for everyone in the household needed for verification of income*
  • Center of Hope (Sedgwick County)
  • Center of Hope Homeless Prevention Assistance Program (Sedgwick County)
    • 400 N. Emporia Wichita, Ks 67202
    • (316) 267-3999
    • george@centerofhopeinc.org
    • Days of Operation: Monday is the only day to schedule an appointment from 9 am to 12 pm/ 1 pm to 4 pm Tuesday is the only walk-in day. Starting at 7 am
    • *Requirements: Clients must bring eviction letter with them.
    • www.centerofhopeinc.org/
  • Inter-Faith Inn Homeless Shelter (Sedgwick County)
  • Inter-Faith Ministry- Safe Haven (Sedgwick County)
  • Kansas Low income Energy Assistance Program (LIEP) (Sedgwick County)
    • 1 (800) 432-0043
    • www.lieap.dcf.ks.gov
    • Application period is from January 2 through March 31
    • *Requirements: Clients have made recently payment of at least $80 towards cost. Also client must not exceed the income limit
  • Mennonite Housing Rehabilitation Services (Sedgwick County)
  • Sedgwick County Salvation Army
    • (316)263-2769/
    • www.salvationarmy-wichita.org/
    • Days of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    • *Requirements: Proof of ID, Income, Address, Utility Bill.
  • St. Anthony Family Shelter (Sedgwick County)
  • StepStone (Transitional Housing for Survivor of Domestic Violence) (Sedgwick County)
    • 1329 S Bluffview Dr. Wichita, Ks 67218
    • (316) 265-1611
  • Wichita Children’s Home (Sedgwick County)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs (Sedgwick County)
    • 3223 North Oliver Wichita, Ks 67219
    • (316) 201-1890
    • www.begreatwichita.org
    • Days of Operation: Monday-Friday: 9am- 6pm
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Girls Mentoring Program) (Sedgwick County)
    • (316) 518-8074
    • www.dstwichitaalumnae.com/
  • Pass It On-Outdoor Mentors Inc. (Sedgwick County)
    • 310 E. 2nd St. N Wichita, Ks 67202
    • (316) 290-8883
    • www.outdoormentors.org/
    • Days of Operation: Monday- Thursday 8 am- 5 pm
  • Rainbows (Sedgwick County)
    • 2400 Opportunity Drive Wichita, Ks 67220
    • 316-260-4673
    • www.rainbowsunited.org
    • Days of Operation: Monday-Friday: 7:00 am-5:45 pm
  • Upward Bound Wichita Prep (Sedgwick County)
  • YMCA (Before and After School Programs) (Sedgwick County)
  • Calvary Baptist Church (Sedgwick County)
    • 2653 N. Hillside, Wichita, Ks 67219
    • (316) 973-4464
    • June 18th-August 6th
    • *Days of Operation: Monday- Thursday: 9 am-12 pm
  • Mizapah Baptist Church (Sedgwick County)
    • 2211 S. Bluff Wichita, 67218
  • New Hope Baptist Church (Sedgwick County)
    • 1001 N. Ohio Wichita, Ks 67214
  • NexStep Alliance (Sedgwick County)
    • 3351 N Webb Road Wichita, Ks 67214
    • (316) 677-1150
    • www.nexstepalliance.org
    • Days of Operation: Monday- Thursday: 8 am- 5:30 pm
  • Jumpstart (WSU Tech) (Sedgwick County)
    • 3821 E. Harry Wichita, Ks 67218
    • (316) 677-1150
    • wsutech.edu/jumpstart/
    • Days of Operation: Monday- Thursday: 8 am-5 pm; Walk-in Hours: Tuesday- Thursday: 8 am- 6 pm
  • Orion Education (Sedgwick County)
  • TRIO Program (Sedgwick County)
  • Upward Bound Wichita Prep (Sedgwick County)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Fashionetta, Scholarship Pageant (Sedgwick County)
  • Wichita Chapter of Links Beautillion, Scholarship Pageant Sedgwick County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

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Resources for Caregivers by County

  • Cloud County Health Department
    • (785) 243-8140
  • Kansas State Research and Extension Office
  • American Red Cross of Central and Western Kansas (Local Chapter)
    • https://www.redcross.org/local/kansas/about-us/locations/central-western-kansas.html
    • (785) 827-3644
  • ARC Thrift Shop
    • (785) 628-8831
    • www.arcofcentralplains.org
    • Accepts donations of household items and is a 501(3)c.  Funds are used in the local community for people with disabilities.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
    • (785) 625-6672
    • www.kansasbigs.org
    • A mentoring organization that matches children, ages 5 to 17 years old, with well screened, caring adult volunteers.  Matches meet once a week in the community or at the child’s school.
  • Community Assistance Center
    • (785) 625-9110
  • Dept. for Children and Families
  • Early Childhood Connection
  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)
    • Child development/parenting/family services program for pregnant women and families with a child between birth through age three.  Parent Educators meet with parents once to twice a month in their home.  The primary focus is development and parenting and is open to eligible families that live in the Hays School District.
  • Ellis County Dolly Parton Imagination Library
    • (785) 623-2430
  • Ellis County Ministerial Alliance
    • (785) 623-2800
    • www.ourecma.com
    • Provides assistance to Ellis County individuals during time of financial difficulty and assists individuals traveling through Ellis County who have expressed a need for help in unforeseen circumstances.
  • Foster Grandparent Program (FHSU)
    • (785) 628-5809
    • www.fhsu.edu/fostergrandparents
    • Connects volunteers age 55 and over with opportunities to provide one-on-one mentoring, nurturing and support with children with special or exceptional needs, or who are at an academic, social or financial disadvantage.
  • Parents and Children Together
  • Salvation Army- Service Extension
  • Free and Income-based Clinics
    • https://www.freeclinics.com/cit/ks-ellsworth
  • DCF Office
    • (620) 626-3700
  • Twice Upon a Time 
    • 105 S Main St. Ulysses, KS
    • 620) 356-1110
  • Southwest Trading Post
    • 2356 W Oklahoma Ave. Ulysses, KS
    • (620) 424-2174
  • Budget Shop
    • 216 N Main St. Lakin, KS 67860
    • (620) 355-6895
  • Greeley County Food Pantry
    • (620) 376-2753
      201 West Greeley Avenue, Tribune, KS 67869
  • Sacks on Broadway Greeley County
    • Corner of Broadway and Salina, Tribune Kansas
    • (620) 376-8854
  • DCF Office
    • (620) 272-5800
  • Hamilton County Food Pantry Inc.
    • (620) 384-7541
    • 504 N. Hamilton Street Syracuse, Kansas 67878
  • DCF Office Kearny County Garden City
    • (620) 272-5800
  • Lane County Health Department
    • (620) 397-2809
  • Walnut Creek Extension District #2
    • (620) 397-2806
  • DCF Office Logan County
    • (785) 462-6760
  • Mitchell County Partnership for Children (Mitchell, Jewell, Lincoln) 
    • (785) 738-3050
  • Hands for Hope (Rolla Hope Foundation)
    • (620) 360-0813
  • Salvation Army 
    • 697-2612
  • DCF Office
    • (620) 626-3700
  • Disability and Behavioral Health Services
    • (800) 432-3535
  • Russel Childhood Development
    • (855) 750-3343
  • Peace House for Girls/Women
    • (620) 428-2046
  • Stepping Stones Shelter
    • (620) 626-6024
  • Low Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
    • (800) 432-0043
  • Hunny Beez Bling-N-Things 
    • (620) 360-2570
    • (620) 952-2710
  • Compass Behavioral Health/Mental Health
    • (620) 697-2844
  • Assisted Living Morton County
    • 697-2728
  • Free and income based Clinics
  • WIC
    • https://www.saline.org/Departments/Health-Department/Woman-Infant-and-Children-Program-WIC
    • (785) 826-6603
    • Program is free to qualifying parents/legal guardians and offers nutrition support to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and to children up to five years of age. It provides checks for nutritious foods, along with nutrition education to support healthy pregnancy and improve birth outcomes, and prevent or correct health problems caused by poor nutrition.
  • Saline County Health Department
  • Smith County Health Department
    • (785) 282-6656
  • The Store House Stanton County
    • (620) 492-1399
    • 103 S Main St. Johnson City, Kansas
  • DCF Office
    • (620) 626-3700
  • Child and Adolescent Health Care
    • (785) 743-6348
  • DCF Office
    • (785) 628-1066
  • DCF Office Wallace County
    • (785) 899-5661
  • Wallace County Food Pantry
    • (785) 728-7297
  • Sharon Springs Public Library
    • (785) 852-4685
  • Washington County Health Department
    • (785) 325-2600
  • DCF Office
    • (620) 272-5830
  • A.I.M. Coalition
    • (620) 375-2289
    • @wichitacountyaim
  • Community Thrift Shoppe, Inc.
    • (620) 375-4748
  • Grow and Learn Childcare Center Task Force
    • WCED: (620) 375-2182
  • Leoti Learn and Play
  • Warpath to Wellness
    • (620) 375-2222
  • Wichita County Community Foundation Heartstrings to Purse Strings
  • Wichita County Family and Community Education (FCE)
    • (620) 379-4424
    • (620) 874-5062
  • Wichita County Food Bank
    • (620) 874-2499