2010-2011 United Way of Douglas County partner agencies

American Red Cross, Douglas County chapter. Disaster preparedness training and relief to victims of disaster, emergency communications to the military on behalf of their families, CPR, first aid, swimming lessons, and lifeguard training. Also, hosts community blood drives. 843-3550.

The Arc of Douglas County. Advocacy, education, positive behavior supports, autism services, service coordination and support for people with developmental disabilities and their loved ones. 749-0121.

Ballard Community Services. Early education program for infants and children up to age 6. Also provides rent, utility, food, clothing and medication assistance. 842-0729.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County. Matches children ages 5 through 17 with adult volunteers to develop mutually rewarding friendships. 843-7359 or 800-488-2545.

Boy Scouts of America, Heart of America Council. Prepares young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime. 800-776-1110.

Boys & Girls Club. After-school and summer programs that focus on leadership, education, health, life skills, fitness and arts. 841-5672.

Douglas County AIDS Project. Services to people infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS, including educational information, community presentations and free, confidential HIV testing. 843-0040.

Douglas County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Volunteers help abused and neglected children in the court system find safe, permanent homes. 832-5172.

Douglas County Child Development Association. Child care tuition scholarships, resources for families and early educations, and early childhood mental health consultation. 842-9679.

Douglas County Dental Clinic. Dental care for uninsured and underserved residents. 312-7770.

Douglas County Legal Aid. Legal services for low-income residents. 864-5564.

Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care. Provides care to frail, ill or disabled residents to enable them to remain independent in their homes. 843-3738.

GaDuGi Safecenter. Confidential, 24/7 crisis advocacy services, and community education programs, and professional trainings regarding sexual violence. 843-8985.

Girls Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri. Girls find courage by exploring new adventures, confidence by discovering their abilities, and character by shaping their values. 816-358-8750 or 800-728-8750.

Headquarters Counseling Center. Free, 24/7 counseling, education and information services for children and adults. 841-2345 or 888-899-2345.

Health Care Access Clinic. Medical care and medication assistance for low-income, uninsured residents. 841-5760.

Housing and Credit Counseling. Counseling and classes offered on a variety of topics including home purchase readiness, credit reports and bankruptcy. 749-4224.

Lawrence Community Shelter. Case management, daily living services, drug and alcohol intervention, job searches, and work experience for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. 832-8864 (day), 832-0040 (night).

Lawrence Meals on Wheels. Hot, nutritious meals are delivered to elderly and disabled. 830-8844.

Salvation Army. Rent, utility and food assistance, off-site emergency lodging, and case management. 843-4188.

Success by 6 Coalition of Douglas County. Serves families of children under age 6 by providing successful parenting resources and fostering parent-child relationships. 842-8719.

Trinity In-Home Care. In-home services to older adults and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Also, had a drop-in child care center. 842-3159.

Van Go Mobile Arts. An arts-based social service providing employment for at-risk youth, ages 14-21. 842-3797.

Willow Domestic Violence Center. Safe shelter, 24-hour crisis line, peer counseling. 843-333 or 800-770-3030.


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