Wyandotte County assistance programs.
When in a crisis, find places to turn to for assistance with rent, utility bills or a mortgage, or a free box of food. Find churches, government agencies, and non-profits to apply at for cash grants, free items, or other forms of financial help. Any type of funds in Wyandotte County are usually combined with social services, including free debt or credit counseling, job programs, and other forms of case management, as those are keys to ending the cycle of poverty.
Programs that provide health care and medical bill assistance
Cancer Action, Inc. ((913) 642-8885) is a non-profit community based non-profit agency that helps patients with cancer. The non-profit is offering a comprehensive array of assistance programs, resources and services addressing the financial, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of families and individuals with cancer, their loved ones, their family, and friends. The non-profit agency offers counseling, support, education, financial assistance, empowerment, hope and comfort to those touched by cancer in our community, and all the cancer programs are offered at no cost. Click here for more cancer programs.
Get emergency and financial assistance programs
Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides an environment that low income, the working poor and others can turn to for help. The organization instills both belief and hope in the families or individual's potential for self-sufficiency over the long term. The focus of the organization is to assist the less fortunate in Wyandotte County and the Kansas City area.
The agency can help enable them to break their cycle of poverty. Services and resources provided by the non-profit agency include emergency assistance financial, food pantry, groceries, hot meals, household products, Thrift Store, prom clothing drive, a Christmas store, and school supplies and product distribution. (913) 281-3388, or more Cross-Lines Community Outreach.
Another one of the leading non-profits in the area is Economic Opportunity Foundation. This agency also offers numerous assistance programs and services, including emergency assistance (funds for utility and heating bills, clothing, rent, free food, housing aid), self-sufficiency education, Head Start Program, job and career development, housing development and limited transportation assistance. Call them at (913) 371-7800 for more information or if you need help.
One of their key resources is the Housing Services Program. It coordinates emergency assistance, ranging free free food and housing for the disabled to funds for paying security deposits or rent. EOFKCK also has job programs and partners with churches and the United Way in Wyandotte County. Click more details.
Emergency financial assistance for bills and expenses may be offered by Harvest America Corporation. Phone (913) 342-2121. They offer vouchers for emergency assistance, and can also refer people to other charities and programs.
Most of the assistance is for housing related matters. They are a HUD approved counseling agency for southern Wyandotte County. Low income families can apply for Tenant Based Rental Assistance, heating bill assistance, learn about shelters, or receive mortgage help. More Harvest America Corporation.
Social & Rehabilitation Services runs a program known as Economic and Employment Support Services. Resources provided include cash assistance and grants for families and pregnant women, child care assistance, food assistance from pantries and WIC, and other services necessary for obtaining and maintaining employment, including training. Phone number is (913) 279-7000.
Wyandotte Catholic Charities offers resources for low income and families faced with poverty, immigrants, the unemployed, and those that are struggling. Most of the programs are administered as part of the Emergency Assistance services. Find help with basic needs such as heating bills, food, housing, and rental programs. Social workers can also work with immigrants and refer them to free legal aid and more. Another focus is on meeting the needs of seniors citizens. Read assistance Catholic Charities northeastern Kansas.
Community Action Center Services is a leading non-profit for Wyandotte County. Resources provided include Head Start, utility bill assistance, case management, a food pantry and rental assistance. 950 Quindaro Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66101. Dial (913) 371-0848.
Good Samaritan Project offers resources for only HIV/AIDS patients and their families. This can include outreach and grants for some basic living needs. The location will usually have information on affordable health care and medications for those who need help. (816) 561-8784.
Wyandotte County Homeless Programs - Whether a tenant has an eviction notice from their landlord, or a homeless family needs to be rehoused, assistance is provided. Resources can offer cash grants, help veterans or the disabled, legal representation and provide rent and other financial help to single parents. Read more.
Metro Lutheran Ministry will always have limited funding. As funding allows, the energy program can offer social services and financial aid such as mortgage payments and rent help, emergency assistance, identification and birth certificates, clothing, bus passes for homeless persons, free food, government commodities, and household goods and bedding. The center is at 722 Reynolds. (913) 342-8333.
Wyandotte/Leavenworth Area Agency on Aging helps senior citizens, the elderly, disabled, and their caregivers. There are many assistance programs offered. They include free home repairs, loans for financial aid, case management as well as food (including Meals on wheels). There is a also a volunteer “chores” service for minor housework, details on nursing homes in the county, as well as financial help as well as relief for care providers. Other aid is offered too. More on Wyandotte/Leavenworth Area Agency on Aging assistance programs.
Mount Carmel Community Outreach is a partnership of local churches. Assistance programs offered include utility bill assistance, budgeting classes, homeless services, free food/groceries, health screenings, transitional housing and referrals. They work with other non-profits and government agencies. Address is 1220 Troup Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. Call (913) 621-4111. Click more information.
Housing and employment assistance from Urban League - The agency operates across Kansas, and can provide advice over the phone or referrals. Everything from job training services to information on emergency rent help to people facing eviction is provided, however the goal is on stopping homelessness and assisting clients with gaining self-sufficiency. They operate career centers, offer information on home loan modifications to people facing foreclosure, and other support. More on Kansas Urban League resources.
Wyandotte County Salvation Army can help with rent, utilities, and food. Free Christmas assistance, clothing, and much more is offered too. This is one of the nation’s leading non-profit agencies that focuses on the poor, low income, children, and senior citizens in Kansas. Other services can include home delivered meals and referrals to case management and job training in Wyandotte. A thrift store selling clothing is also available. The main office is on 6721 State Ave. in Kansas City. Call (913) 232-5400.
Wyandotte County legal aid
Call Kansas Legal Services at (913) 621-0200 to speak to an attorney. The lawyers at Kansas Legal Services help low income clients with civil legal cases. The firm is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to help low income, elderly and disabled Kansas residents meet their basic needs through the provision of essential legal, mediation, consultations and employment training services.
Health care and medications
The uninsured population in Wyandotte County can contact Duchesne Clinic at (913) 321-2626. This clinic provides primary medical and health care, prescription medication assistance, and chronic disease management to the low income and those without health insurance.
Riverview Health Services also helps Kansas City area families and individuals. The goal of the clinic is to facilitate access to health care and medical services and to also offer health literacy services for patients and individuals who are low income, indigent, uninsured, or underinsured individuals. It provides those qualified people with connections to high quality medical care, prescription medications and drugs, medical supplies and health education to stabilize and improve health care of families. (913) 371-7070
Children may be able to receive medical attention from Turner House Children's Clinic. The facility targets it programs at the medically uninsured and underserved children of the Kansas City and Wyandotte County community. Dial (913) 342-2552.
Clinics, community health centers and medical care
Children's Mercy West offers primary care for both children and adolescents in the community. Call (913) 233-4400 for details and intake.
Duchesne Clinic may offer some basic care on a sliding fee scale to the low income and uninsured. Address is 636 Tauromee in Kansas City. The elderly, seniors, and hundreds of others receive treatment from the facility. Phone (913) 321-2626.
Family Health Care Clinic specializes in treatment of Prenatal and Gender Dysphoria, AIDS/HIV patients, as well as other needed medical services. (913) 722-3100
Jaydoc Free Clinic may offer low cost or even free medical or dental care to those who qualify. This can include low income families, homeless, children, and others. Other services may be cleanings, dental exams, and fluoride. (913) 387-1202
Mercy & Truth Health Care Clinic is located at 721 N 31st Street in Kansas City section of Wyandotte County. The center offers affordable medical care. Examples include lab services, pregnancy tests, blood and urine analysis, allergy care evaluations, cultures, pap smears and more. (913) 621-0074
Silver City Health Center, telephone (913) 945-7300.
Swope Health Services has a couple locations in Wyandotte as indicated below. They are non-profit community health clinics that treat non-emergent ailments and injuries. The locations are federal government qualified and they will try not to turn anyone away, regardless of their income or insurance status.
- 6013 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, KS, phone (913) 321-2200
- The second location is at 21 N. 12th Street. Call (816) 922-7600
Turner House Children's Clinic can provide medical assistance to children, teenagers, and the youth. Some of the health care is free. Services can include immunizations, basic check ups, physicals and more. Call the community clinic at (913) 342-2552.
Free food banks and pantries
Several non-profits, churches and charities provide free groceries, food and more to families. Some locations provide other basic needs such as clothing, holiday meals, and limited financial aid. The leading centers are below.
- Central Avenue Center Of Hope, in Kansas City, supports Wyandotte County as well. Call (913) 233-2511.
- Vaughn - Trent Community Services, Inc. in Bonner Springs Kansas. (913) 441-0461
- Pleasant Green Baptist Church may have free food, perishable goods, and meals. Location is 340 David L. Gray Drive, Kansas City, KS 66101. Call (913) 371-5393.
- Mount Carmel Community Outreach, (913) 621-4111
- There are many other pantries in the region. Read more.
Wyandotte County free foreclosure prevention and mortgage assistance
Harvest America Corporation is the local community action agency. They have housing counselors on site who can help homeowners locate and access community programs, State of Kansas and federal government mortgage programs and financial services. These foreclosure and mortgage assistance programs services can help families avoid foreclosure or stop proceedings that have already begun. Some options include Loan Modifications, Repayment Plans, Short Sales or Pre-Foreclosure Sales, or Forbearance Agreements. Click here for more foreclosure and mortgage programs, or call them at (913) 342-2121.