The Community Action Program, Inc. is one of the first places that many people call for assistance. Resources can help the low income improve their education, attend job training, and hopefully find work. Short term financial assistance can pay for utility bills, rent, and dental assistance while people improve their situation. Other classes and workshops are offered for budgeting and credit repair. Income taxes can be completed for free by VITA. The goal of the agency is to provide a better focus and information on all available federal, state, local government and public programs as well as non-profits. 730 Cliff Drive, Augusta, Kansas 67010, call (316) 775-3000
Hesston Resource Center – Call or apply for assistance with paying rent, gas and electric bills, and receive food. Services are only offered for families in the Hesston school district. 123 N. Main St, main number is (620) 327-2729
SRS-Social & Rehabilitation Services-South Central Kansas runs the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) program for resident of Harvey and Reno Kansas. Residents from other nearby counties can apply too. Most services and the application process is free to income eligible. Halstead, Kansas 67056-9969. Read more Kansas energy bill assistance.
Harvey County Mid-Kansas Community Action Program. The non-profit can assist and support working poor and low-income families. Social workers will help individuals as they move from poverty to self-reliance, personal independence, and as they increase their income. The non-profit can assist individuals in providing opportunities for employment services, housing and rental programs, education and training, and general support through case management. Main office is 116 E 6th St, Newton, KS 67114. Telephone is (316) 217-2503
Newton Salvation Army can help people with emergency needs. Food, clothing, thrift store, vouchers, and maybe even money for basic needs may be offered. Call (316) 283-3190
Another Salvation Army center is in Hutchinson. The main program they offer is HPRP. This program provides assistance to persons who are facing eviction and who are at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Additional resources are administered for people who are homeless now. Housing assistance can be used for paying for costs as utilities, rent, cooling bills, and more. Also get help paying for moving costs if you need to move to more affordable housing. Call (620) 663-3353
Reno County Community Services – The local community action agency for Reno. Offers many of the same services as the organizations listed above. All resources focusing on addressing poverty, and providing some short term financial assistance for paying bills. Main number (316) 775-3000
Emergency Services of Hutchinson Kansas. Residents who are faced with a crisis or hardship can take advantage of this emergency program. Services provide shelter, food, prescription medications, case management, heating or cooling bill help, transportation assistance, and disaster relief. 700 N Walnut, Hutchinson, KS 67504-310, telephone (620) 663-3353
Regional Catholic Charities - Everything from case management to limited, one time financial aid may be available. Low income and working poor families in regions such as Harvey can qualify for case management or career counseling.
Other more financial or material support includes a client choice food pantry for free groceries or vouchers. Those facing eviction may qualify for a loan or funds to pay back rent or an overdue heating bill. Additional help includes information on shelter, gasoline vouchers, or security deposit assistance for the homeless. Read Catholic Charities Harvey County region.
Mulvane Care and Share Center, Inc. – The organization distributes cash contributions and other items that were donated at the Mulvane Care and Share Center, Inc. It only helps qualified people in the school district, and will try to address the welfare of the needy. It can help those who are in need of assistance with medical bills, food, clothing, rent, and utility bill assistance. Main number is (316) 777-1590
Mid-Kansas Community Action Program, Inc. offers the following.
Call the Mid-Kansas Community Action Program at (316) 775-3000. Or locate more government run programs in the state.
Salvation Army runs the Wellington Food Bank for members of that community. Food assistance, meals, and other non-monetary aid is offered. 305 S. Washington, Wellington, Kansas 67152. Phone (620) 326-5301 ext 368
Christian Food Ministry, Inc. and The Soup Kitchen provide hot meals, clothing, and a food pantry to the less fortunate on Mondays. Call (620) 662-6468
Food Bank of Reno County, Inc. – This location will distribute food to needy families and persons through vouchers from the Salvation Army. 700 N. Walnut, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501. Call (620) 665-4076
PrairieStar Health Center – The government qualified health center can provide patients with a full range of dental and medical services for individuals unable to obtain them or pay for them elsewhere. A sliding fee scale is in place for the low income. Also Spanish interpretation is offered on site. Call (620) 663-8484 for an appointment, or click here for other medical services.
Health Ministries Clinic - Services offered here include health education, medical, diagnostic testing, minor surgery, prescription medication assistance and vouchers, dental care, and referral for special needs to local hospitals. 209 S. Pine, Newton, Kansas 67114. Call (316) 283-6103
Harvey County Health Department – Focuses on preventive health and dental services including child health assessment, immunizations, specific basic health services, family planning, Women-Infant-Child (WIC) Program, health education, preventative dental and cleanings. 316 Oak in Newton, KS 67114. Main number is (316) 283-1637.
Reno County Kansas Immunization/Health Clinic is in Hutchinson. Medical professionals, doctors and nurses provide education and services that will assist the public to prevent disease, promote wellness, and maintain health. Medical screenings for pregnancy, anemia, hypertension, glucose, colorectal, cholesterol, and strep are offered. Phone (620) 694-2900
Prairie View, Inc. of Hutchinson can provide mental health services and behavioral support. Main number (620) 662-4700.
WIC - Health Department is offered in Marion and Reno County. Other towns and nearby cities may offer this too. The government program can provide food to eligible pregnant, breast feeding or delivered women. Infant children up to age 5 yrs can also get formula and other foodstuffs. Specialists also give nutrition education. Dietitian consultant and breastfeeding educators are available at the office. The center also provides nutritious food, referral for medical services, and counseling. 209 West 2nd, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501. Main number (620) 694-2900
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