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Kansas - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes

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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:

  • Lifesaving medical identification jewelry free to all kidney patients and transplant recipients.
  • Financial assistance grants for those with little or no income to provide emergency relief for bare necessities such as rent, utilities, medications and transportation.
  • Nutritional supplements are provided to low-income patients who meet specific dietary guidelines.
  • Literature library offers extensive information on kidney disease and related topics.
  • Speakers, including patients and professionals, are available to address clubs, organizations, churches and companies.
  • Organ donor cards are distributed free of charge.
  • Also offer free kidney function screening - Participants with abnormal results are encouraged to contact their primary physician for further tests and treatment. If a patient does not have access to medical care, referrals are given to one of the clinics where NKF has cooperative arrangements. An NKF staff RN also follows-up by phone or mail with these participants after the screening.  To learn more about the program or to schedule an Early Intervention screening at your place of employment, church, or organization call:  National Kidney Foundation of Kansas and Western Missouri at (913) 262-1551 or (800)444-8113.

United Way of Wyandotte County, Kansas - Lists dozens of local nonprofit assistance organizations for residents of Kansas.

American Red Cross, Wyandotte County Chapter
1600 Washington Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone: (913) 321-6314
Fax: (913) 321-0937

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.

Associated Youth Services
803 Armstrong
P.O. Box 171234
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 831-2820
Fax: (913) 831-0262

A community 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.

Bethel Neighborhood Center
14 South Seventh Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 371-8218
Fax: (913) 371-5206

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.
1831 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone: (913) 321-8880
Fax: (913) 321-4033

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
2220 Central Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone: (913) 621-1504
Fax: (913) 621-4507

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
1542 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone: (913) 371-7800; Fax: (913) 371-0457

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.
650 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 677-0100

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
626 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 342-1110
Fax: (913) 342-3632

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.
14th and Metropolitan
Kansas City, KS 66103
Phone: (913) 321-2102
Fax: (913) 342-2861

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
707 Minnesota, Suite 600
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 621-0200
Fax: (913) 621-3817

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
Breidenthal Youth and Family Community Center
1220 Troup Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66104
Phone: (913) 621-4111 ext. 224
Fax: (913) 488-4485

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)
701 Washington Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 321-6958
Fax: (913) 321-2641

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
21 N. 12th Street Suite 330
Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone: (913) 281-8908
Fax: (913) 281-8910

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.
246 Shadyside
P.O. Box 75
Bonner Springs, KS 66012
Phone: (913) 441-0461
Fax: (913) 441-0463

Emergency assistance center for low-income residents of Kansas U.S.D. 204 school district. Provides food, clothing and utility assistance.

Visiting Nurse Association
1500 Meadowlake Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: (816) 531-1200
Fax: (816) 561-8439

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.

Free Clinics

Flint Hills Community Clinic & VIM
401 Houston Street, Suite C
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 323-4351

Duchesne Clinic
636 Tauromee
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 321-2626

Not-for-profit primary health care clinic serving the uninsured poor of Wyandotte County.

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