Osage County Programs

Community Center

Address
PO Box 74
530 Holliday Street
Osage City, KS 66523

Contact
Kenna Burns
(785) 528-5184
Fax: (785) 528-3230

Hours
Mon to Fri 8 AM to 5 PM

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

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 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

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

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/

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 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.

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

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 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.

Stepping Stones

Volunteer Opportunities

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:

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

To find volunteer opportunities in your area visit:

ECKAN Volunteer Center and Get Connected!

Head Start

The Osage County Home Based program serves 28 children ages 0-5 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.

Program Contacts

Amy Tyson

Home Visitor

Andrea Orear

Home Visitor

Early Head Start

The Osage County Home Based program serves 28 children ages 0-5 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.

Program Contacts

Amy Tyson

Home Visitor

Andrea Orear

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