Douglas County

Community Center

  • Networking May 2019

  • Networking May 2019

  • Networking May 2019

Community Center Address
2518 Ridge Court
Lawrence, KS 66046

Lille Okwuone
(785) 841-3357
Fax:  (785) 856-0671


Mon to Fri 8 AM to 5 PM

Douglas Community Center


We have applications available for:

Head Start

Housing Choice Vouchers

Housing Douglas County Housing Authority


Project Deserve

RC&D Bicycle Program Coordination (Kids under 18)

Rental Housing


Case Management with Transitional Housing

Dental Program

Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance

Eye Glasses

Holiday Bureau Adoptions


Services for Individuals and Families Experiencing Homelessness.


School Supplies

Stepping Stones - Case Management

Is a collaborative process and is client driven. This case management program consists of assessment, planning, goal-setting, care coordination (follow-up/on-going communication), evaluation, and advocacy centered on supporting individuals and/or families as they strive to successfully exit poverty and/or maintain independent living.

Volunteer Opportunities

Warm Hearts

Early Head Start

Early Head Start (EHS) serves expectant mothers through three year olds in Douglas County. Currently EHS offers 20 enrollment slots in a variety of program options.  The Home Based option is available for families who are not in need of child care and consists of a 90 minute, weekly home visit as well as comprehensive health, nutrition, education and social services.  The Center Based option provides child care in both center and family child care options, and is designed for families who are working or in school.  Families in the Center Based option receive a monthly home visit, for approximately one hour, to support social service, health, dental and nutritional needs of the child and family.

ECKAN Head Start promotes health development for all children.  In order for the program and the child’s family to be certain a child is healthy, a variety of screenings must be completed.  All children in the Head Start program should receive the screenings and exams on the application checklist.  Parents should review the checklist, before attending doctor’s appointments, to ensure they can advocate for their child, and ensure the appropriate screenings are completed.

Please click here for the application checklist for a list of the necessary screenings and exams.

If you have any questions, contact the Family Service worker at your local Head Start Center, or contact the Health Coordinator at (785) 242-5481 ext. 305.

Diana Cardenas-Jorge

Home Visitor

Catherine Welch

Community Partnership Specialist / Home Visitor



Need help with high utility bills? ECKAN may be able to provide at no cost to you housing improvements to lower your bills, make your home warmer and increase safety in income-eligible, single or multi-family dwellings, rental homes, and manufactured homes. Click on the picture to see if you are eligible.