Franklin County Programs

Community Center

Address
P.O. Box 40
517 E. 3rd Street
Ottawa, KS 66067

Contact
Teresia Templeton
(785) 242-7515

Fax:  (785) 229-0543

Hours
Mon to Fri 8 AM to 5 PM

Franklin Community Center

Applications

We have applications available for:

DCF-food stamps, child support, TANF, and medical

Housing Choice Vouchers

LIEAP

RC&D Bicycle Program Coordination (Kids under 18)

Rental Housing

Weatherization

Christmas Bureau

Open to any Franklin County resident who meets the poverty guideline.

Dental Program

Emergency Assistance

Food Pantry

Once a month

FRETSA

Optometry Program

Referrals

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.

Prescription drug program for those enrolled in the program.

Summer Lunch Bunch

Tuesday Food Give Away

Every Tuesday we have a free food giveaway.

¨ Franklin County (residents only)

¨ Sign up 24 hours prior to distribution

¨ Start time 9:00

Utility Assistance

Once in a 12 month period.

Volunteer Opportunities

Head Start

Head Start Address

225 E. 2nd
Ottawa, KS 66067

Contact
(785) 242-4405

Ottawa Head Start Location

Margo Hughes

Teacher

Ottawa Head Start serves 20 children, ages 3-5 in the city of Ottawa, Kansas. The program operates Monday-Friday for six hours per day. Children receive comprehensive preschool services including significant focus on:

Cognitive, language, social/emotional and motor development

Health and dental screening

Nutrition screenings and services

Developmental screenings and individual educational services

Transition services

Families of enrolled children receive all of the above services supported through resource location and development, parent education opportunities, family goal setting and the opportunity to be involved in governance and decision making for the program.

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 localHead Start Center, or contact the Health Coordinator at (785) 242-5481 ext. 305.

Office Contacts

Christy Smith

Manager

Jordyn Young

Teacher Assistant

Part Time Teacher Aide

Kara Earnest

Family Service Worker

Barbara Gabauer

Cook

Early Head Start

Home Based
Contact
(785) 242-5481

Early Head Start (EHS) serves expectant mothers through three year olds in Franklin 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.

The Franklin County Home Based program serves 10 children ages 3-5 and their families in a Home Based setting.  Enrolled children and their parent/guardian will meet weekly for 90 minutes in the home. The home visitor will provide educational activities and services to share with the parent/guardian while modeling and interacting with the child. Visits include a focus on education, health, nutrition, dental, and social services. Socializations occur two times per month, which include a group activity for all home based children and families to meet in a larger group setting.

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.

Program Contacts

Whitney Bruto

Home Visitor

Home Visitor

Rochell McGee

Home Visitor

Weatherization

Weatherization Program
1320 S. Ash
P.O. Box 40
Ottawa, KS 66067

Contact
dkriner@eckan.org
(785) 242-6413

Hours
Mon-Fri: 8 AM to 5 PM

Website
Weatherization Program