Lyon County Programs

Community Center

Address
P.O. Box 1625
215 W. 6th Street, Suite 204
Emporia, KS  66801

Contact
Julia Wilson
(620) 342-4607

Fax:  (620) 342-4686

Hours
9 a.m. -12 p.m.  and 1-5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Advocacy, Outreach, and Referral

The Lyon County ECKAN Center serves as a central source for ECKAN program information and other community programs serving low-income families.

Dental Assistance

Provides financial assistance for low-income adults to meet basic dental needs at the Flint Hills Community Health Center Dental Clinic in Emporia.

Schedule at the ECKAN Community Center office to apply

ECKAN Housing Choice Voucher Preliminary Applications

Paper copies available on site at the center.

Family Self Sufficiency Program

A voluntary case management program with a financial incentive available to all Housing Choice Voucher participants which provides a personalized plan to assist with your self-determined goals.

Summer Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program

Provides checks good for purchasing fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey at Farmers Markets to qualifying individuals 60 years of age and older.

Monthly income must be below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level

Program is available in the Summer-sign up dates will start the first week of June

Stepping Stones - Case Management

A voluntary case management program available to low-income adults working towards long-term goals and plans to exit poverty and/or maintain an independent living situation.

Schedule at the ECKAN Community Center office to apply

Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact:

Valerie Tindill, Director of Community Engagement

vtindill@eckan.org

or 785-242-7450 ext. 7205

Weatherization Applications

Paper copies available on site at the center

(also available online- http://www.eckan.org/weatherization/ )

Head Start

Head Start Address
1130 Scott Street
Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: (620) 343-3270
FAX: (620) 343-3738

Area Manager

Hours
Mon to Fri 8 AM to 5 PM

Emporia Head Start Location

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

Teachers
Family Service Workers

Early Head Start

 

Early Head Start (EHS) serves expectant mothers through three year olds in Lyon County. Currently EHS offers 50 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.

Program Contacts
Home Base Coordinator
Community Partnership Specialist/Home Visitor
  
Community Partnership Specialist/Home Visitor
 
Community Partnership Specialist/Home Visitor
 
Home Visitor
 
 
Home Visitor
 
Health Specialist
 

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