Douglas County

Community Center

Lillie Okwuone /Kristin Walker
(785) 841-3357
Fax:  (785) 856-0671


Mon-Fri 9-Noon, 1-4

Call for an appointment

2518 Ridge Court
Lawrence, KS 66046

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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

Food Pantry

Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9-Noon.

Available to individuals once every 30 days. Bring identification.

If you are new to us, call ahead to ask about the documentation you will need.

Christmas Bureau

Partnership agencies: Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, Lawrence Family Support Center, Centro Hispanic, Ballard, Penn House, Blue Santa, Family Promise, and Just Food.

12 Days of Christmas starts on December 2 and ends December 17, 2019.

Registration: The Douglas Community Center will start accepting Christmas applications on October 18, 2019 until the agency reaches 60.

Distribution by December 20


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

Individuals and Groups: check our Volunteer page or contact us

Warm Hearts

Head Start


Full Day Preschool

(Ages 3-5)


Home-Based Services

(weekly home visits for pregnancy to age 3)


Child Care

(for birth to age 3)

Helping your child and family be ready for school and lifelong success

We help find transportation resources

We serve children with disabilities

Now Enrolling

Head Start Contact
Online Interest Form

(785) 841-3357 or 785-842-2515

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8-4

More information about Head Start


ECKAN may be able to provide at no cost to you housing improvements to:

  • Lower your bills
  • Make your home warmer
  • Increase safety

in income-eligible:

  • Single-family homes
  • Multi-family dwellings
  • Rental homes
  • Manufactured homes

Click here for more information and to see if you qualify.

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