Women, Infant and Children Nutrition Program (WIC)
WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services to Kansas families who qualify. Participation in WIC offers: Personalized nutrition information and support, funds to buy healthy food, tips for eating well to improve health, referrals for services that can benefit the whole family, immunization screening and referral, breastfeeding support, nutrition and health classes, meal planning, and more.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Assisting food assistance recipients who are not receiving cash assistance to prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment, with an emphasis on short-term training in high demand occupations. Services are tailored to the individual/family and may include but are not limited to: child care, education/job skills training, books and supplies, tools and/or uniforms, and personal items such as eyeglasses and dentures. All participants receive intensive case management. Transitional services are available as long as the individual continues to receive food assistance.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
Provides free foods to low-income households throughout Kansas. TEFAP food is shipped throughout the year to participating organizations for distribution.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)
Temporary emergency SNAP benefits for school and child care children.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
Delivery of monthly surplus foods and commodities to homebound urban and rural seniors in Shawnee and Wabaunsee Counties who's household income is at or below 130% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger.
Harvesters Community Food Network
Harvesters’ mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. We are a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas.
The Kansas Food Bank Collaborative
Provides comprehensive and compassionate HungerCare whenever and wherever it is needed to safeguard the health, well-being and productivity of food-insecure Kansas families and their children, as well as senior citizens, the homeless and the chronically ill and impoverished among us.
The Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) Program
Rent, utility, and internet assistance to households experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID pandemic.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Cash Assistance
Assisting cash assistance recipients to prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment, with an emphasis on short-term training in high demand occupations.
Tenant Based Rental Assistance
Rental assistance, deposit and utility deposit assistance through grantees. Deposit and utility deposit assistance.
Rental houses available in Emporia, Ottawa, Osawatomie, Paola, Waverly, and LeRoy.
Emergency Broadband Benefit
The benefit provides up to $50/month discount for broadband services; up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying tribal lands; and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider.
Emergency Water Assistance Program (EWAP)
This is a federally funded program that is being administered for Kansas residents by the Kansas Department for Children and Families. The program’s sole focus is to restore or prevent disconnection of water to Kansas households.
Utility Related Assistance Programs by area
State-wide resource guide for organizations offering financial assistance to help pay utility bills or upgrade homes to be more energy efficient.
Home Weatherization Program
Reduces energy costs and improves comfort for income qualified households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring their health and safety.
Hero Relief Program
Child care assistance for essential workers.
Child Care Assistance for Non-Essential Workers
Child care assistance for non-essential workers.
Early Head Start/Head Start
Program that promotes school readiness of ryoung children from low-income families.
Temporary emergency SNAP benefits for school and child care children who would have received free or reduced-price meals if their schools were not closed.
Child Care Aware
Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies that support providers and families searching for child care.
1-800-CHILDREN Parent Helpline
Kansas Children’s Service League staff are in your corner providing anonymous, judgment-free support for parents. Families and helpers can easily connect with the information, local resources, and support they need 24/7, even if all they need is a listening ear. No question is off limits!
Child Care Subsidy
The Child Care Subsidy Program helps pay for child care costs. It helps many types of families. These include the following: Families who receive TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) - This program helps these families get and keep jobs, low-income, working families, some families in education or training activities - This provides help for keeping a job or getting a better job,teen parents completing high school or GED.
KDOL provides several links to job services such as State of Kansas openings, Shawnee County Public Library resources, and Kansas Career Navigator.
Labor Market Information (KLIC)
KLIC is a powerful job search, career assessment, and labor market information system. KLIC was specifically designed for job seekers, students, employers, training providers, workforce professionals, and others seeking to explore local labor markets in Kansas. Whether you are planning your career or your next business expansion in Kansas, KLIC has information you can use.
Kansans looking for work or exploring new career opportunities can take advantage of the workforce services provided by KANSASWORKS, which has offices and dedicated staff across the state. Services include help with the job search process, assistance crafting effective resumes, tips for negotiating salaries, training opportunities and more.
State Library of Kansas - Job & Career Tools
LearningExpress contains everything you need to land a job. Explore over 1,000 different occupations, discover the career that's best for you, search local and national job and internship postings, create professional resumes and cover letters, practice and master interviewing skills, get valuable job-search tips and advice at every step, and organize and track your job-search progress
Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) Educational Services
Employment Education will offer job training and placement services to unemployed residents in the SEK-CAP service area.
Kansas Career Navigator
Students and prospective students can review Kansas public and private undergraduate program offerings along with the jobs and skills needed to retain employment, understand regional job demand and job openings, and perform job searches.
Career navigator for Wyandotte County residents.
My Reemployment Plan
This program is designed to support Kansans with job-search efforts, by connecting unemployment recipients with workforce service professionals in their area.
Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program
The HOH Fellows Program is a best-in-class workforce development program that places highly skilled and educated transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses, and military caregivers with employers committed to hiring them.
KanSERVE (Skills, Education & Resources for Veteran Employment)
Career and job search by Military Occupational Classification (MOC).
National Association of Veterans Upward Bound (NAVUB)
Veterans Upward Bound projects, supported by NAVUB, are dedicated to fully developing the personal potential of all U.S. military veterans, just as NAVUB is dedicated to fully developing professional staff members.
Veterans Affairs Education and Training Benefits
VA education benefits help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with needs like paying college tuition, finding the right school or training program, and getting career counseling. Learn how to apply for and manage the education and training benefits you've earned.
Military Articulation Portal (MAP)
Veterans and Servicemembers can review credit for prior military learning offered by Kansas public postsecondary institutions and locate other resources.
Immigration Advocates Network - Kansas Organizations
The National Immigration Legal Services Directory for the State of Kansas.
English Classes and Citizenship Preparation Classes
The mission of Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE) is to connect immigrant populations with the quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities of the Library through outreach, education, and advocacy.
Catholic Charities - Wichita
Immigration Services provides benefit eligibility determination for citizenship, work authorizations and other related services including: family immigration applications, attorney consultations and applications for VAWA.
Catholic Charities Northeast Kansas
Immigration and refugee services for Northeast Kansas.
Catholic Charities of Southeast Kansas
Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas offers a holistic spectrum of refugee and immigration services. We honor the human potential of newly arriving Americans through service, advocacy, and invitation, in the spirit of the Gospel, so that they experience hope and fulfillment in their new country.
Catholic Charities - Salina
Services to help reunite families by helping with paperwork for individuals who are U.S. citizens and those with legal residency secure residency for their spouse and/or children.
211 (United Way) or call 211
211 connects you to expert, caring help. Every call is completely confidential.
1-800-CHILDREN Parent Helpline
For a robust resource and services directory, visit 1-800-childrenks.org where you will find programs designed to help with food, housing, childcare, legal services, employment, and more.
KanCare is the program through which the State of Kansas administers Medicaid. KanCare health plans are required to coordinate all of the different types of care a consumer receives. The goals of the KanCare program are to improve overall health outcomes while slowing the rate of cost growth over time.
Assists those who have lost their jobs with accessing affordable health insurance. Navigators are available to assist with the application process and answer any questions.
Kansas Legal Services
Legal aid in Kansas, providing equal access to justice for the most vulnerable Kansans.
Independent Living Pandemic Relief Program
Provides financial assistance to individuals between the ages of 18 and 26 who experienced out of home placement at the age of 14 or older.
Kansas Department for Children & Families
A list of all services provided by the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF).
Kansas Social Security Disability Resources
Social Security Disability is a U.S. government program that provides financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a long-term disability.
Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries
Ministering to those in need by bringing Help & Hope through serving those experiencing homelessness and hunger.
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