Miami County Programs

Community Center

Address
P.O. Box 153
110 E. Peoria St., Room B7
Paola, KS  66071

Contact
Brandi Lopez
(785) 242-7450, ext. 7640

Hours

Tues and  Fri 8 AM to 5 PM

Miami Co Communtiy Center

Applications

We have applications available for:

DCF application-food stamps, cash assistance, and medical

Head Start

Housing Choice Vouchers

LIEAP

RC&D Bicycle Program Coordination (Kids under 18)

Rental Housing

Weatherization

Career Transition Network

County Commodities

Once a month

Operation Holiday

Referrals

Catholic Charities – Denise Ogilvie – 913.433.2012 – dogilvie@catholiccharitiesks.org
My Father’s House – 913.294.3600 – janeawhite@my-fathers-house.com
Lighthouse Church – Rebecca – 913.294.2400 – rebecca@paolalighthouse.com
Salvation Army – Dorene Peterson – 913.937.7312 – livingproofpaola@gmail.com
Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Centers – 785-242-7123 ext. 108 –
DCF – Della Barbosa –  (913) 755-2162 – Della.Barbosa@ks.gov
 
Safehome – Erin Lyon – erin.lyon@SafeHome-KS.org – 913-242-5767

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

Please contact:

Valerie Tindill
Director of Community Engagement
785-242-7450 ext. 7205

Early Head Start

The Miami County Home Based program serves 10 children ages 0-3 and their families through comprehensive home visits.  Enrolled children and their parent/guardian will meet weekly for 90 minutes in the home. The home visitor will provide educational services to share with the parent/guardian while modeling and interacting with the child. Educational home visits include a focus on nutrition, health, dental, transition, developmental and parent involvement. Socialization events 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.

Tara Tidman
Home Visitor

Paola Head Start

Head Start Address

110 E. Peoria
Paola, KS 66071
(913) 294-4880

Hours
Mon to Fri 8 AM to 5 PM

Paola Head Start Location

Teri Gray

Teacher

Paola Head Start serves 20 children, ages 3-5 in the city of Paola, 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.

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.

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.

Office Contacts

Jamie Bird

Teacher Aide

Carol Lucas

Nutrition Aide

Erin Lyon
Family Service Worker

Dana Hollman

Area Manager

Trisha Taylor
PT Teacher Aide

Osawatomie Head Start

Osawatomie Head Start Address

Swenson Early Childhood Education Center
608 10th Street
Osawatomie, KS 66064
(913) 755-2018

Hours

Mon to Fri 8 AM to 5 PM

Osawatomie Head Start Location

Mary Alice Heppler

Teacher

Osawatomie Head Start serves 20 children, ages 3-5 in the city of Osawatomie, 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 local Head Start Center, or contact the Health Coordinator at (785) 242-5481 ext. 305.

Office Contacts

Doreen Arbelo

PT Teacher Aide/Nutrition Aide

Erin Lyon

Family Service Worker

Heather Poage

Teacher Aide

Dana Hollman

Area Manager

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