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Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center The Center is a non-profit community mental health organization offering a wide range of outpatient mental health services for residents of Douglas County, KS. Founded in 1950, the Bert Nash Center was created in memory of Dr. Bert Nash (1898-1947), a University of Kansas educational psychologist and community leader dedicated to improving the health of Kansas children. Today the Center is a licensed, comprehensive mental health facility committed to providing research-based services to improve the lives of Douglas County residents.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Court Appoint Special Advocates (CASAs) are volunteers trained to be advocates for children who have been abused and neglected and are under the protection of the court. The volunteers are appointed by the judge to meet regularly with the child, review records, and talk to family members and professionals involved in the child's case. They report information to the judge, make recommendations to promote the child's best interests, and monitor compliance with the court's orders until the child has been placed in a safe, permanent home. Read More <span class="icon fa fa-arrow-circle-right more-link-icon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
DCCCA DCCCA coordinates programs that provide behavioral health prevention and treatment, recruitment, training, and support of foster homes, and traffic safety educations and resources. DCCCA also provides evaluation research to their programs and partners.
Douglas County Child Development Association (DCCDA) The Douglas County Child Development Association (DCCDA) is a non-profit membership and service organization committed to developing programs to support early childhood care and education in Douglas County, Kansas.
Douglas County Legal Aid Society The Douglas County Legal Aid Society (the Legal Aid Clinic at KU Law) offers no-cost legal assistance in a limited range of cases. All matters are handled by third year law students operating under Kansas Supreme Court Rule 719 with the supervision of KU Law clinical faculty.
Independence, Inc. Independence, Inc.'s mission is to provide advocacy, services, and education for people with disabilities and our communities. (Source: Read More <span class="icon fa fa-arrow-circle-right more-link-icon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging (JAAA) Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging (JAAA) provides information, referral and services for older Kansans and their caregivers residing in Shawnee, Jefferson and Douglas Counties. JAAA is a bridge to the aging network providing services for seniors such as case management, caregiver support, and information and outreach. Through partnerships with other community agencies, JAAA also coordinates service delivery. (Source:
Kansas Dept. for Aging and Disability Services Official site for the Kansas Dept. for Aging and Disability Services.
Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ KSPHQ is the “parent organization” of Headquarters Counseling Center and the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Together these programs form a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention. The resource center provides awareness tools, training, and resources across the state of Kansas.
KU Child & Family Services Clinic The mission of the Child & Family Services Clinic is to provide affordable, quality mental health care to the children, adolescents, and families of the Lawrence community and surrounding areas. We are a training clinic for the Ph.D. graduate students of the Clinical Child Psychology program at the University of Kansas. (Source:
Lawrence Workforce Center The Lawrence Workforce Center is a single point of entry to a network of employment, training, and educational programs and providers in Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties. They help employers find skilled workers and help career seekers access the tools needed to manage their careers through high quality information and services. (Source:
Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority (LDCHA) LDCHA provides affordable housing for families, individuals and independent senior living.
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health The Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health offers clinic services, family services, regulatory services and community services.
Senior Resource Center for Douglas County The Senior Resource Center for Douglas County, Inc. provides resources, services, programming and advocacy that enhance the quality of the second half of life. SRC is a source of information for seniors, their families and professionals. SRC itself provides many direct services: Senior Wheels (transportation), Medicare counseling and enrollment (during open enrollment and year round for initial enrollments), support groups, legal aid, emergency financial assistance, tax assistance and produces the Better Senior Living newsletter with schedules for classes, clubs, social events and more.
Trinity In-Home Care Trinity In-Home Care is a local nonprofit agency providing affordable in-home assistance with housekeeping, personnel care, care giver relief, and non-medical support for individuals who may not be able to remain in their home otherwise. TIHC has been serving Douglas County, KS since 1976. (Source: