Osage County

Community Center


PO Box 74
530 Holliday Street
Osage City, KS 66523

Contact
Kenna Burns
(785) 528-5184

Hours
Mon-Fri 8 -Noon, 1-5

Advocacy, Outreach, and Referral

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

Applications

DCF Applications-food stamps, cash assistance, LIEAP when available

ECKAN Housing Choice Voucher Preliminary Applications

Provides rental assistance for qualifying low-income families, enabling then to   obtain affordable, quality housing with private landlords.  Check our website to see if the waiting list is open.

Paper copies available on site at the center.

ReStart –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.

Weatherization Applications

Weatherization provides energy savings measures at no cost to income qualifying individuals or families who own or rent their homes.

Paper copies available on site at the center

Budgeting Assistance

ECKAN has basic budgeting tools and resources to assist families with getting on a simple budget.  (Case Management)

Resources:

Money Smart KC http://www.moneysmartkc.org/

Penny Pinchin Mom https://www.pennypinchinmom.com/

Case Management

Case Management assessment, planning, goal-setting, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy centered on supporting families and/or individuals as they strive to successfully exit poverty and achieve self sufficiency.

Stepping Stones to Success–Emergency Savings financial incentives available

ReStart–must have a housing voucher. Financial incentives available.

Christmas Bureau

ECKAN uses donations and CSBG funds to provide families with a voucher to help purchase holiday food at Jerry’s Thriftway and gifts for kids under the age of 18.  Applications are available last week of October through 1st week of November. Families in 420 School District are referred to ECAT and all information is shared between ECAT and Help House for our Christmas programs.

Computer Usage

Available to complete online applications, job search, create resume, print documents, etc.

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.

Program may assist with transportation costs to ECKAN dental appointments with BP partnership in Osage City.

Schedule an appointment at the ECKAN Community Center office to see if you qualify

*Currently additional funds are available for help with Dentures and Partials*

Dental Program Flyer

Referrals

Catholic Charities 

https://catholiccharitiesks.org/mobile-resource-bus/  

To schedule apt (913) 433-2039

ECAT

306 S Martin St
Osage City, Ks
(785) 528-8164
Grace Community Church 

Help House  

https://www.facebook.com/Osage-County-Help-House-208464225841246/?hc_ref=ARRh_veCGCyXXZ3DTKg5k4f9voNWUmwa9mSNtly-oEz9l4AjjVBtgGs2q_WW5zRmuV8

www.facebook.com
Osage County Help House, Lyndon, Kansas. 320 likes · 1 talking about this · 17 were here. A ministry to Osage county

 

Osage City Library – 528-3727
Osage County Senior Center – 528-4906

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.

Rural Mobile Food Pantry

The mobile food distribution program takes nutritious food to where it is needed most. Mobile food pantries distribute fresh produce and other nutritious foods to families in need at sites where access to food assistance is limited.

ECKAN Hosts Osage City Distribution 3rd Thursday of every month, except July or weather related conditions make it unsafe for our volunteers or recipients.

School Supplies

A grant request is sent to Jones Foundation yearly and upon approval is able to offer school supplies to K-12.  Applications available last week of June through 2nd week of July.

Volunteer Opportunities

Individuals and Groups: check our Volunteer page or contact us

Head Start

FREE

Home-Based Services

(weekly home visits for pregnancy to age 5)

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 Contact:

Online Interest Form

(620) 803-2041 OR (620) 803-2040

OR Visit:

530 Holiday St.

Osage City, KS

More information about Head Start

Weatherization

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

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

in income-eligible:

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

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