Islets of Hope assistance programs for persons with diabetes - Kansas
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Where to get private fuel funds to help with your utility bills
Ask the state energy assistance office for the local phone number of the fuel fund nearest you, or go to www.nationalfuelfunds.org.
Kansas - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes
Hock's offers 30-50% discounted prices on diabetes supplies. We cannot specifically recommend or endorse any company but we have been listing Hock's in our resource directory for over a year as one of the two cheapest online companies to purchase from. We recently affiliated with Hock's because our own experience with them has been so positive. If you do place an order through our site, they will contribute financially towards our cause and you will get reasonable prices for diabetes supplies.
National Kidney Foundation of Kansas and Western Missouri - Improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney and urinary tract diseases, as well as providing emotional support to transplant recipients and donor families, is at the heart of the Patient Services Program. An active Medical Advisory Board and Ethics Committee are available to assist families and professionals making difficult decisions. Direct services include:
United Way of Wyandotte County, Kansas - Lists dozens of local nonprofit assistance organizations for residents of Kansas.
24-hour emergency response and health and safety education; immediate help for disaster and fire victims; emergency worldwide communications and assistance for military families; free smoke detectors; fire safety education, first aid, CPR, lifeguard training, health screenings, emergency first aid stations, HIV prevention education.
based non-profit organization which exists to help youth and their families
become productive, effective members of their community through the provision of
the following programs: foster care, temporary/emergency shelter, drug and
alcohol treatment and prevention, alternative education, employment training and
community health/growing healthy youth.
Helping people to help themselves. Services include senior meal program, senior activities, after-school and summer youth programs, food pantry, diaper & baby formula, notary public, promise site for Kansas City's Promise, health clinic and community nurse. Funded Programs: Youth Enrichment Programs; Family Education; Senior Adult Program
Cancer Action, Inc.
Cancer Action provides direct services and emotional support to cancer patients and their families in the Kansas City area. Programs and services include case management, support groups, Spanish-speaking support group, educational programs and information, resource library, emotional support, transportation to medical appointments, prescription assistance, in-home care, nutritional supplements, wigs, turbans, breast prosthesis, medical equipment and supplies, incontinent supplies and comfort items.
Funded Programs: Community Education; Patient Services Program; Volunteer Program
Catholic Charities/Community Services in Kansas
Services provided to individuals of all ages and religious backgrounds: emergency assistance centers; in-home support services for the elderly; Home Health, Hospice, counseling for individuals and families; employment services for refugees; adoption and pregnancy counseling; child care for children with special needs; refugee resettlement; special needs for adoption and food pantries.
Economic Opportunity Foundation
Head Start, homeless assistance, housing development, HUD housing counseling, rent assistance, emergency assistance (utility, cloth, food, etc.), self-sufficiency education assistance, job development, homeless transportation, homeless case management, limited transportation.
El Centro, Inc.
El Centro maintains educational, social and economic opportunities for families. Programs include: bilingual child care, a migrant education after-school mentoring and tutoring, English as a Second Language and GED preparation and testing Spanish, job training and placement, community organizing, emergency assistance, crime victims counseling and advocacy, medical interpretation and a diabetes support group, affordable rental housing, home buyer education, mortgage lending, housing rehab and resale, financial literacy education, entrepreneur development, a senior citizen center, and telephone reassurance services.
The Family Conservancy
Services to strengthen families and to assist persons of all ages through information, education and intervention. Programs include licensed, professional counseling for individuals, families and groups at five area offices and at school and community-based sites; counseling and case management for Spanish-speaking families; child care quality improvement and provider training; child care and elder care resource and referral; parenting classes; marriage enrichment; telephone reassurance and Safe at Home training for children; Keep Kids in School program; and community information referral for family support services.
Franklin Children's Center, Inc.
Franklin Children's Center is a Smart Start Kansas funded preschool providing early care and education services for children age 6 weeks to 6 years of age. The center offers rich opportunities for physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Early Head Start and Head Start services are available. FCC has scholarship tuition assistance available to qualifying families. (As this center receives state funding they must accept students with disabilities.)
Kansas Legal Services
Legal advice and representation to Johnson County, Leavenworth, Miami, Linn, Franklin and Wyandotte County residents in civil cases. Priorities are age 60 and older, in greater socioeconomic need, emphasis on domestic violence, housing tenant rights, social security disability, public entitlement cases and mediation.
Mt. Carmel Community Outreach Ministries
Organization provides services in a holistic manner to individuals of all ages in KCK: emergency food assistance; utility assistance; rent assistance; case management; transitional housing; budget and nutrition counseling; crisis intervention; information and referral; senior citizen's club; youth education/leadership development initiatives; support program for individuals recovering from substance abuse; life skills; home ownership training; tutorial and mentoring programs.
The Salvation Army (Wyandotte County)
Emergency Assistance Family Services; Day Care Center; 24-hour Homeless Family Shelter (1 to 90 days); Sunbeams, Girl Guards and Adventure Corps; Disaster Services; Summer Camping for all ages; Substance Abuse programs including : Detox, Intermediate Care, Reintegration, 3/4 House, Continuing Care and Outpatient Day Treatment, Counseling and Diagnostic Referral; Senior Citizen's Club Activities; Shut-in services; Family Worship Center; Supportive Housing Village for senior citizens and handicapped persons.
Shepherd's Center of Kansas City, Kansas
Promotes physical, mental and social well being of older adults, assisting them to maintain their dignity, productivity and independence. Providing a range of programs and services to support the needs of older adults.
Vaughn Trent Community Services, Inc.
Emergency assistance center for low-income residents of Kansas U.S.D. 204 school district. Provides food, clothing and utility assistance.
Visiting Nurse Association
The not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Association Corporation provides intermittent home health care services in the comfort and convenience of a patient's own home during a time of medical need and under physician's orders. VNA's services include nursing care; physical, occupational and speech therapy; social service and dietary counseling, cardio pulmonary care, infusion therapy, mental health and enterostomal therapy. Screenings which include blood pressure and blood sugar, are offered in addition to education and referrals to appropriate agencies.
Flint Hills Community Clinic & VIM
Not-for-profit primary health care clinic serving the uninsured poor of Wyandotte County.
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