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Health, Housing and Human Services

Health, Housing and Human Services in Douglas County

Douglas County is served by a strong network of health, housing and human services agencies and non-profit organizations. Through the annual budget process, Douglas County provides more than $16 million in operational and programming support to the following through the Behavioral Health Projects, Community Partners, and Behavioral Health Sales Tax budgets.

Douglas County funding ensures the ongoing availability of affordable and accessible health care services to our community at large as well as special populations, including seniors, disabled individuals, and youth. These funds also ensure there is a safety net for individuals experiencing a financial emergency and or economic hardship, including access to food, rent, and utility supports.

To access these services please contact our funded agency partners directly:

Health/Behavioral Health

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
Lawrence Douglas County Health Department
Heartland Health/Dental Clinic
Heartland RADAC

At-Risk/Target Populations

Independence Inc.
Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging (JAAA)
Senior Resource Center
Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association
Sexual Trauma and Abuse (STA) Care Center
Trinity In-Home Care
The Children’s Shelter
Van Go

Emergency Assistance/Safety Net

Ballard Center
Salvation Army
Senior Resource Center
Willow Domestic Violence Center
Just Food
Lawreance Douglas County Housing Authority
Lawrence Community Shelter

To explore additional resources locally and regionally, please visit My Resource Connection or United Way of Douglas County

My Resource Connection

Douglas County has partnered with United Way of the Plains and Johnson County to provide a one-stop shop for community resources:

My Resource Connection connects individuals needing assistance with resources in Douglas County and the greater Kansas City area that can help meet their needs. The information is constantly monitored and updated and is provided by community agencies that you can trust.

It can help you locate resources like:

  • Treatment programs and counseling
  • Medical and dental services
  • Child care subsidies
  • Utility and rent assistance
  • Medicaid information
  • Affordable housing
  • Public transportation
  • Current job listings and employment preparation
  • Food and clothing
  • Recreation
  • Support groups
  • Local events
  • State and local service agencies

My Resource Connection Flyer

Additional Resources

Volunteer Opportunities

Douglas County Human Services Coalition – The Human Services Coalition is a collective impact organization that works collaboratively to meet the health and human service needs of Douglas County and create equitable, trauma informed systems and services to increase access to care and reduce poverty. The Coalition is convened by the United Way of Douglas County and the Douglas County Administrator's Office. The Human Service email list allows direct service providers, administrators, and partners to communicate service or program updates and needs, collaboration opportunities, and discuss emerging health and human services issues. For more information email Assistance County Administrator Jill Jolicoeur at

Healthier Together

The 2018-2023 Douglas County Community Health Plan sits on a foundation committed to creating health equity in Douglas County.  As the steward of this plan with community partners, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is working to create the conditions for health for all.

Dive into an interactive dashboard to learn more about how equity issues affect all of our health and view progress on the Community Health Plan.

Healthier Together