Franklin County

Updated Flood Locations/Schedules

Community Center

Teresia Templeton
(785) 242-7515

Fax:  (785) 229-0543


9-noon, 1-4

Call for an appointment


temporarily to

1320 S. Ash



We have applications available for:

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

Housing Choice Vouchers


RC&D Bicycle Program Coordination (Kids under 18)

Rental Housing


Case Management

Stepping Stones and ReStart are collaborative and client driven. Case management 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.

Christmas Bureau

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

  • Application dates: Oct. 21, 2019-Nov. 19, 2019. Call for an appointment.
  • Toy giveaway: Dec. 12, 2019 -Ottawa Memorial Auditorium, 310 S. Hickory.

Dental Program

Emergency Assistance

Food Distribution

Franklin County Food Distribution every Tuesday, 8 a.m., Don Woodward Community Center, 517 E 3rd St; Ottawa, Kansas. Bring proof of county residency.

Franklin County Harvesters Mobile Food the first Wednesday of each month, 2 p.m., Don Woodward Community Center, 517 E 3rd St; Ottawa, Kansas.


Housing Vouchers

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is a federally subsidized program that contracts with private landlords to offer rental assistance to low-income families so they can obtain affordable, quality housing.

Optometry Program


School Supplies

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

Individuals and Groups: check our Volunteer page or contact us

Head Start


Full Day Preschool

(Ages 3-5)


Home-Based Services

(weekly home visits for pregnancy to age 5)


Child Care (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 Address

225 E. 2nd OR 1320 S. Ash
Ottawa, KS 66067


Online Interest Form

(785) 242-4405/7785-242-5481

More information about Head Start

Ottawa Head Start Location


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

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

For income-eligible:

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

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