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New Year, New Home for ECKAN’s Franklin County Community Center

Ottawa—Effective February 3, ECKAN’s Franklin County Community Center is moving to a permanent location, following the flood at Don Woodward last year. ECKAN is excited to be partnering with the Elizabeth Layton Center (ELC) and will be relocating to offices within ELC’s Community Support Services building, located at 204 East 15th Street, Ottawa, Kansas 66067-0677….Read More→

We want your opinion

ECKAN requests your participation in completing this 10-minute anonymous survey to help us better serve you and your community. https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5297771/2019-ECKAN-Needs-Assessment Please complete the survey by Friday, November 15. If you prefer a paper survey, each ECKAN site will offer them. The information you provide is anonymous; results from all participants will be combined and shared with the…Read More→

Office Space for Rent

    Office space at 1320 S. Ash, basement office with elevator access. 1065 sq. ft. of space, reception area and offices. $1,500 a month (includes utilities) and is immediately available. Call 785-242-7450 to schedule an appointment to view space.

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ReStart FSS Case Management Helps Meredith Attain Financial Stability

“Going back to feeling hopeless and beaten down is not on my list of goals.”   When Meredith Harbison enrolled in 2017 in ECKAN’s ReStart Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program, offered through the Housing Choice Voucher program, she was struggling financially and was ready for a change. Teresia Templeton, Meredith’s ReStart case manager in Franklin County,…Read More→


County Community Centers Changing Office Hours September 3

Effective September 3, ECKAN County Community Centers will change hours.  New hours:  Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-Noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. in Anderson, Douglas, Franklin, Miami, and Osage counties  Monday through Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.-Noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. in Lyon County  Monday, Wednesday 8:30-11:30 and Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1:30-4:30 in Coffey County  Thursday 9-Noon, 1-4  in Morris County …Read More→


ECKAN Announces Post-Flood Schedule, Location Changes

  Volunteers clean ECKAN food storage area at Don Woodward Community Center after Aug. 1 flood, the second this summer.   Ottawa— ECKAN’s Franklin County Community Center, 517 E. 3rd St., in the flooded Don Woodward Community Center, is closed. ECKAN is temporarily providing services from its central office at 1320 S. Ash, Ottawa.   Hours are 8-noon, 1-5 until…Read More→


Flooding Causes Closure of Don Woodward ORC Building

Ottawa—Flooding from Saturday night’s storm has closed the Don Woodward ORC Building, 517 E. 3rd St., for three to five days. Beginning Monday, June 24, ECKAN’s Summer Lunch Bunch will move temporarily to the Ottawa Recreation Commission Goppert Building, 705 W. 15th St. ECKAN Franklin County Community Center services will be temporarily housed at  ECKAN’s…Read More→