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

1320 S. Ash, Ottawa 

Feb. 3, 2020 Moving to:

204 East 15th Street

(Elizabeth Layton Center)


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


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.

Franklin County Food Distribution every Tuesday, 8 a.m., Don Woodward Community Center parking lot, 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 parking lot, 517 E 3rd St; Ottawa, Kansas. NOTE: The January 1, 2020 Harvester distribution will be held DECEMBER 30 instead.

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.

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

  • Application dates: Oct. 21, 2019-Nov. 19, 2019. Call 758-242-7515  for an appointment.
  • Must apply in person by appointment and bring photo identification, income for all household members, proof of Franklin County residency (photo ID, utility bill)
  • Toy giveaway: Dec. 12, 2019 -Location to be Announced.

March 14, 1-3 p.m., Ottawa Memorial Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, KS

Every Tuesday we have a free food giveaway.

¨ Franklin County (residents only)

¨ Sign up 24 hours prior to distribution

¨ Start time 9:00

Once in a 12 month period.

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.