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Southeast Kansas assistance programs.

Both emergency financial help as well as free items and/or case management is offered in Southeast Kansas. Find churches, local charities, and non-profits in counties such as Cherokee, Wilson and others to apply at. Rental and mortgage assistance, grants to help pay utility bills, free medications or clothes and other support is given. Low income families in Allen and Montgomery County as well as struggling households in other SE Kansas towns and counties can get financial aid, transportation help, clothes, dental or medical care, and much more.

Families and individuals who live in Allen, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Crawford, Elk, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson or Woodson Kansas can get help from the following agencies and assistance programs.

Southeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc. runs several assistance programs including.

  • Tenant Based Rental Assistance - This rental and housing assistance program was created to help low to moderate income people who are facing an eviction, who are currently homeless, or who are about to become homeless, through no fault of their own. The TBRA may help families for one year with rent and/or other housing expenses.
  • HUD rental assistance - This particular housing program may provide long-term rental assistance and grants to families and the amount provided is based on their income. Families are expected to contribute 30% of their monthly income towards their monthly rent expense. Learn more on Kansas rental programs.
  • Weatherization Program - This is funded by Kansas and the federal government, and it provides free energy saving measures and improvements to their homes for income eligible households. The goal of the program is to provide permanent energy conserving solutions to the high utility bills that are faced by low income families. Weatherization will include the installation of cost-effective, energy efficiency materials and related services, for free, and the work is done in order to make the home environment safer and more comfortable to the occupant. Some of the work completed can include compact fluorescent light bulbs, heating and cooling system repair and replacement, insulation, air sealing, and more.

Southeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc. can be reached at (620) 724-8204. Or for more details on their services, click here for details on click here for information on Southeast Kansas Community Action Agency assistance.





Economic and Employment Support Services - The non-profit can offer employment support services which includes cash assistance and grants for families and pregnant women, free groceries and food assistance, child care assistance, and other services necessary for both obtaining and maintaining employment in the community. 620-431-5000

Salvation Army - The non-profit is involved in helping meet human needs that are both physical and spiritual in nature. Services offered by the Salvation Army include free food, clothing, utilities and heating bill assistance, groceries, commodities, lodging, shelter, rent help, youth and women programs. Pittsburg, KS 620-231-0415

Dearing Christian Church Food Assistance provides free food. Call 620-948-3954

Kansas Legal Services (phone (620)232-1330) provides free or low cost civil legal advice to low income families and individuals. Click here for more information or call them at the number above. Or find a list of free lawyers and legal aid programs in KS.

Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas is a federal government certified and funded patient-centered health center and community clinic that is committed to providing high quality health, dental and medical care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay for their medical bills. Call 620-429-2101.


By Jon McNamara

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