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.
We have applications available for:
DCF Applications-food stamps, cash assistance, LIEAP when available (http://www.dcf.ks.gov/Pages/default.aspx)
Kancare Applications (http://www.kancare.ks.gov/)
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. (http://www.eckan.org/housing-choice-voucher-section-8/)
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 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
(also available online- http://www.eckan.org/weatherization/)
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 Oct thru 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.
Available to complete online applications, job search, create resume, print documents, etc.
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*
To schedule apt (913) 433-2039
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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.
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 thru 2nd week of July.
Stepping Stones - Case Management
A voluntary case management program that consist of assessment, planning, goal-setting, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy centered on supporting families and/or individuals as they strive to successfully exit poverty and/or maintain independent living.
OSAGE COUNTY Community Center Volunteers Need: Currently seeking an individual to assist on Mondays and/or Fridays to answer phones, data entry, customer service, knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel. Must be able to work independently and creativity a plus.
To apply for ECKAN’s Volunteer Center position please contact:
To find volunteer opportunities in your area visit: