Salvation Army Kansas financial assistance.
A number of families need food, help with utilities, clothing and other support in Kansas. The Salvation Army centers listed below are one of the leading non-profit agencies that can help those that are less fortunate. The main resource available is known as the Emergency Assistance Program, and it provides a number of services and support to the low income as well as others who qualify for help in Kansas.
Holiday programs are a focus. During the Christmas and Thanksgiving holiday seasons, free toys, gifts, food, and more is offered to thousands of families and children. If the Salvation Army does not assist, they can refer parents to other options as well as Christmas help from charities for the Kansas area.
Summer assistance can help people in parts of the state take a break from the heat and be safe during the summer. Some Salvation Army centers serve as community cooling shelters, and they are usually open when the state issues an Excessive Heat Warning. Locations may provide a free fan or box air conditioner to low-income families, seniors, or those with a medical condition during the summer.
Across the state of Kansas, many housing programs and facilities have been established to meet the needs of those who are homeless or facing eviction. They range from shelters to transitional housing and feeding programs. Some examples include the Johnson County Family Lodge in Olathe (913.829.0578), the Harbor Light Village in Kansas City (913.232.5400) and others. Housing units may focus on certain needs or individuals as well, such as single women in need of shelter, parents with children, or those who were just evicted. Most people are also usually offered case management, employment services, and other public aid. Also get assistance in securing more permanent residence.
Winter heating bill assistance is offered from the Gift of Warmth program. With the increasing costs of natural gas and overall utility bills, the Salvation Army Gift of Warmth program will assist many Kansas families in need. It also relies heavily on donations, so if you can contribute please do so.
In order to qualify for the Gift of Warmth program, you need to be able to prove your need, meet income guidelines, and also be responsible for paying heating bills. All funds are limited, and the Salvation Army may have other restrictions in place. Assistance is distributed on a first come, first served basis. Call 1.877.566.2769, or find additional Kansas heating bill assistance programs.
HeatShare is another utility bill assistance program, however this is focused on Aquila, Inc. customers in Kansas. The program is intended to serve as a last resort/safety net for the low income. Disabled and elderly are given priority when funds are limited. One of the key benefits of HeatShare is it pays for both cooling and heating bills, including electricity, natural gas, propane, wood bills or fuel oil.
Repairs and grants can also be provided from HeatShare for repairs to hot water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, and other energy related equipment. While not as common, also get help from the Salvation Army in Kansas with repairs to broken windows and doors for better air conditioning and heat retention.
The Salvation Army and HeatShare help can also provide referrals and counseling to other utility funding sources or government resources when a household shows they are unable to pay their bills on time.
Senior Assistance is offered at many Salvation Army Corps Community Centers. Resources include social services, meals, volunteer and worship groups. Examples of some programs are below.
- Dial-A-Ride is a transportation service offered to elderly and handicapped in the area that are unable to drive. Rides are offered for people to take trips to the doctor, shopping and other necessary or emergency errands.
- Holiday meals, including Thanksgiving and Christmas, can be delivered to seniors and elderly who are shut-in.
- If these resources do not help, then find more senior care.
Kansas Supportive Services for Veteran Families can help low-income veterans and their immediate families in finding and maintaining permanent stable housing. Case workers may be able to assist veterans and their families through counseling and planning to address current gaps in the individuals ability to maintain stable and sustainable permanent housing or apartments.
Children and Early Education Centers across Kansas provide affordable or free child care to low-income families so parents can work or attend school. The Salvation Army partner centers offer children and students access to experienced teachers, a nurturing, structured program, and a stimulating environment. Many services are offered on a sliding scale fee, so people only pay what they can afford to.
Pathway of Hope is a self-sufficiency type program. It can help find and reverse the root causes keeping families from becoming self-sufficient, will help people increase their income, and gain stability. A focus is on supporting families with children who are repeat emergency assistance applicants or who receive public assistance in Kansas. The centers and social workers can provide long-term case management to help them move beyond crisis to increased stability.
You will be assigned a trained social worker to receive long-term intensive case management, life skills training, budgeting skills and get information on potential resources to address their specific barriers to increased stability.
Locations of Salvation Army centers
- Salvation Army center in Kansas City is located at 6723 State Ave., Kansas City, KS 66112-0095, phone number is (913) 232-5400. This may be the main facility in the region.
- 420 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, Kansas 66061, dial (913) 782-3640. The church has a thrift store, Angel Tree gifts, and more. More on Johnson County Salvation Army programs.
- 600 Walnut St., Leavenworth, KS 66048-2641, (913) 682-6523
- Corps center at 946 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, Kansas 66044-3042, call (785) 843-4188
- 1320 SE 6th St., Topeka, KS 66607-1934, main number is (785) 233-9648
- 327 Constitution St., Emporia, Kansas 66801-1106, call (620) 342-3093
- 310 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502. The number is 785-539-9399, or find other details on the Riley County Salvation Army services.
- The Holiday Inn at the Campus, 1641 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502, main phone: (785) 341-0751
- A location is at 307 E. 5th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762-4046, main number is (620) 231-0415
- 207 W. 1st Ave, El Dorado, KS 67042-0468, call (316) 321-4070. The Salvation Army covers all of Butler and Crowley County. Whether it is free school supplies, job placement, or even rent help, they may help. Learn more.
- 1137 N. Santa Fe Ave., Salina, KS 67401-1945, telephone (785) 823-2251
- 1739 S. Elpyco, Wichita, KS 67218-4307, call (316) 685-8699 for information on assistance programs.
- 350 N. Market St., Wichita, Kansas 67202-2010, dial (316) 263-2769
- 1910 S. Everett St., Wichita, KS 67277-2152, call (316) 943-9893 for intake.
- Both locations are available in Sedgwick County. For more information on shelters, financial aid or loans, or other Salvation Army services, read more on Sedgwick County.
- 318 N. Summit, Arkansas City, Kansas 67005-0874, phone number is (620) 442-4357
- Hutchinson 192.7 miles, 700 N. Walnut, Hutchinson, KS 67504-0310, main number (620) 663-3353
- 1100 Avenue "E", Dodge City, Kansas 67801-0014, (620) 225-4871
- 216 N. Ninth St., Garden City, Kansas 67846-5310, main number is (620) 276-4027