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Selecting Child Care

 

Guidelines for Choosing Quality Child Care

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If you decide to go back to work or school and need to leave your child with someone other than a relative, give some time and thought in locating a child care provider. Talk to the individual and plan a visit to the home before taking your child there. See where the child will be playing, napping, eating, etc.

Quality Child Care Questionnaire

 

Resources

Resources to help parents and guardians find the right child care solution.

Selecting Quality Child Care - free brochure on selecting a quality child care facility.

A Guide to Choosing the Right Child Care for You and Your Child - a Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Resource.

Child Care Providers Coalition of Kansas - CCPC is a state wide Family Child Care Organization dedicated to promoting quality child care and professionalism in Kansas.

Child Care Aware - This organization provides information and services for parents seeking child care, plus information on professional development opportunities for child care providers.

Daycare Connection - Daycare Connection is a resource and referral agency that offers parents help in finding child care. It also provides training and other resources for child care providers. This agency is a food program sponsor for home daycare providers.

Healthy Child Care America - Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The Family Conservancy - The Family Conservancy offers parenting tips and a parenting class calendar. It also provides training and technical assistance for child care providers. This agency is a food program sponsor for home daycare providers.

Zero to Three - Educational resource for parents and providers for children aged zero to three years.

Senior Services

Outreach Nurse Home Visiting Program for Senior Adults

senior coupleSkilled Registered Nurses are available to visit with senior adults one-on-one in their home and provide physical and social assessments as well as education and counseling on senior needs. Visits are free for Johnson County residents who show proof of residency. No acute care services are provided. Call (913) 826-1241 or (913) 826-1232 to schedule a visit.

Services Provided

  • Physical/social assessments
  • Counseling on health conditions, home safety, community resources and caregiver support
  • Nurses monitor:
    • Health conditions such as COPD, diabetes and congestive heart failure
    • Client self-care
    • Medications
    • Nutrition
    • Safety

Outreach Nurse Home Visiting Program brochure

Blood Pressure Clinics

Monitoring and counseling clinics are available at various locations throughout the county.

Falls Awareness and Prevention Guide

Each year, one out of three Americans over age 65 falls. Falls are the leading cause of injury to seniors in the United States. Fortunately there are many things seniors can do to help prevent falls and maintain health and independence. Find out more from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Vaccines for Senior Adults

Immunizations are not just for children. Senior adults may be at risk for vaccine-preventable disease due to age, job, lifestyle, travel or health conditions. This fact sheet provides information on vaccines for senior adults.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Tools for Better Health is a series of programs designed to empower Kansans to improve their health and quality of life. The program helps people with a variety of long-term health issues (arthritis, heart disease, asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and lung disease) learn the skills needed to self-manage their disease. Programs are managed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) in partnership with state and national organizations. All programs are facilitated by trained and certified group leaders.

Chronic disease self-management workshops are interactive and facilitated by two trained, certified group leaders. You'll learn:

  1. Techniques to deal with frustration, pain and fatigue
  2. How to exercise safely
  3. Medications
  4. How to communicate more effectively with your family and medical team about your health
  5. Eating habits, and
  6. Making informed health care choices.

Each workshop is 6 weeks long and meets 2-1/2 hours each week. Workshops are offered in Johnson County, other cities in Kansas and throughout the Kansas City metro area.

Group Leaders Wanted! There are no prerequisites to be a group leader – only a passion for helping others. Workshop curriculum is scripted and contains helpful facilitation ideas. Contact KDHE to find out how easy it is to become a group leader.

Host a workshop! Organizations are needed to host chronic disease self-management workshops. Referrals from healthcare practitioners are welcome. Call 913-477-8437 or send an email to Alison.Wiley@jocogov.org if you can be a host location.

Preparing for Emergencies

The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today. Get ready now: Emergency Preparedness Tips for Seniors

STD Testing

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Testing

Appointments are not necessary for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) screening and treatment. Walk-ins are welcome.

Clinic Services by Advanced Practice Registered Nurses/Registered Nurses include:

Olathe Clinic Hours

  • Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday - CLOSED
  • Friday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mission Clinic Hours

  • Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday - CLOSED

Resources

Paying for Services

$50 for STD screenings (additional charges may apply for other tests). No one is denied service due to inability to pay. Client accounts may be subject to collections if not paid.

JCDHE is a KanCare provider for all managed care organizations: Amerigroup, Sunflower and United Community. JCDHE also accepts private insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, Cigna, Coventry and UnitedHealthcare. We do not take insurance from Coventry Advantra or Humana Gold Plus. Many of the services JCDHE offers are covered by insurance; check your health benefit plan to confirm coverage for payment of services.

JCDHE also accepts cash, check, credit or debit card as payment for clients who are without insurance or who carry other insurance plans.

Student Internships

students

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment offers unpaid student/clinical internships for a variety of disciplines. Internships are for students in an educational program where internships are required for graduation. Undergraduate and graduate level internships are available. A current signed agreement with the school is required for placement. Space is limited.

Internships have been accepted for the following disciplines: Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Registered Dietitian, Social Worker, Environmental Studies, Community Health Educator, and Health Informatics. 

Internships are not limited to the above listed disciplines. Priority is given to Kansas schools and Johnson County citizens. We have signed internship agreements with many state schools and universities, including those in the Kansas City metro area.

To apply for internship placement, complete the request form below and email it to Student Intern Coordinator or call 913-477-8337. Instructions on how to complete the form can be found here.

  • If you're a student, complete this form.
  • If you're an instructor, complete this form.

If students would like to schedule an informational interview to learn more about the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, complete this form and email it to the Student Intern Coordinator or call 913-477-8337. Instructions on how to complete the form can be found here. Interviews with department staff can be arranged for students.

Click FAQ to learn more information about the health department and Johnson County's Community Health Assessment.

Take on Ten Program

Take on Ten...Baby Steps to Becoming Baby Friendly

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment received funding from the Office of Women's Health and John Snow, Inc. to approach five of the delivering hospitals in Johnson County to encourage them to become "Baby Friendly." The project is called Take on Ten. Amy Gerend, an internationally board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and project manager, will be meeting with contacts in each of the five hospitals and talking with them about what it takes to become a Baby Friendly hospital and provide them with resources to guide them through the process.

The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF to help promote breastfeeding in the hospital setting and serve as a resource for mothers to get knowledgeable breastfeeding support. As part of the initiative there are steps that need to be met in order for a hospital to become certified as "Baby Friendly."

Steps to Become Certified as "Baby Friendly"

  1. Have a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated to all health care staff.
  2. Train all health care staff in the skills necessary to implement this policy.
  3. Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.
  4. Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth.
  5. Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation, even if they are separated from their infants.
  6. Give infants no food or drink other than breast milk, unless medically indicated.
  7. Practice rooming in -- allow mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day.
  8. Encourage breastfeeding on demand.
  9. Give no pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants.
  10. Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or birth center.

For more information on the project or to have Amy come to your hospital please contact Laura Grimmett, Johnson County WIC Program Manager, at 913-826-1250 or Laura.Grimmett@jocogov.org.

Funding for this project was made possible in part by the HHS, Office of Women's Health.

Helpful Links

Targeted Case Management for Adolescents

Empowering Futures: Targeted Case Management for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents

Offered by Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, this program provides free case management for pregnant and parenting adolescents under the age of 21. A case manager will help with setting and reaching goals in several life areas, including:

  • Daily Living Situations
  • Education and Training
  • Employment
  • Finance
  • Key Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Health
  • Empowerment

To qualify for enrollment you must be:

  • Under the age of 21
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • Enrolled in Medicaid

Prenatal Care

Regular health care will help you stay healthy during your pregnancy and help your baby grow healthy and strong. Your case manager will help you find affordable care.

Goal Management

Are you hoping to finish high school? Go to college? Find a job? Your case manager will help you determine what you want to accomplish, and assist in working towards your goals.

Parenting Skills

Babies don’t come with instruction manuals, but you can learn to be a great parent. Your case manager can provide resources and information on how to take care of your new baby.

Support

Your baby may be the only thing you can think about right now. Don’t forget to take care of yourself, as well as your baby. Your case manager can provide support and resources for all areas of your life.

For more information, call: (913) 477-8367 or (913) 477-8440

Transportation is available as needed. All participants will also receive assistance with appointment scheduling and completion of paperwork. Participants also have the opportunity to receive rewards as targeted goals are achieved.

Travel Immunizations

If you are planning to visit another country, we can provide the necessary vaccinations. If you are unsure of what immunizations are required for your intended destination, visit the CDC travel website to find out.

If you need a copy of your immunization record, call 913-826-1200 or send an email to MedicalRecords-DHE@jocogov.org

What to Bring with You

  • Your or your child's immunization record
  • Insurance card

Immunization Clinic Hours (Olathe & Mission)

The Mission immunization clinic is closed daily from 12:30-1:30 p.m.; the Olathe clinic remains open.

  • Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday (Olathe) - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Mission - CLOSED

Travel Immunizations Offered and Vaccine Prices

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Hepatitis A – Adult/ Pediatric (age 18 & under)
  • Influenza (Seasonal Flu)
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella
  • Meningitis: Menomune/Menactra, Trumenba
  • Polio
  • TB Test
  • Tetanus diphtheria/Tdap
  • Typhoid Vi
  • Prescription for Oral Typhoid

Immunization Consent Form

A written consent form is required for all immunizations. A parent or guardian must provide a written consent form for children under 18. Please bring child's current immunization record to the visit.

JCDHE is a KanCare provider for all managed care organizations: Amerigroup, Sunflower and United Community. JCDHE also accepts private insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, Cigna, Coventry and UnitedHealthcare. We do not take insurance from Coventry Advantra or Humana Gold Plus. Many of the services JCDHE offers are covered by insurance; check your health benefit plan to confirm coverage for payment of services.

JCDHE also accepts cash, check, credit or debit card as payment for clients who are without insurance or who carry other insurance plans.

Private pay immunizations have to be paid at the time of service. Price is subject to change based on the cost of the vaccine. 

Other Resources

Tuberculosis Testing

There are two tests that can be used to help detect TB infection: a skin test or a blood test. TB Testing is available on a walk-in basis at our Olathe and Mission clinics. No appointment is needed for initial testing. The results of the TB blood test are NOT affected by a past history of receiving BCG.

Before TB testing, notify your healthcare worker if you have ever had a “positive” reaction to a TB skin test or if you have been treated with TB drugs in the past.

State law requires that cases of TB be reported to the local or state health department. Disease Reportable by Kansas Law - (K.S.A. 65-118, 65-128, 65-6001 through 65-6007, K.A.R. 28-1/2, 28-1-18).

Tuberculosis Information (Kansas Department of Health and Environment)

TB Reporting Form

Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) - $26 per test; $20 per test reading

The Mission TB clinic is closed daily from 12:30-1:30 p.m.; the Olathe clinic remains open.

  • Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Tests administered on Wednesday must be read in Olathe on Friday)
  • Thursday (NO TESTING, READINGS ONLY) - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday (Olathe) - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Mission - CLOSED

TB Blood Test (T-Spot) - $147 per test 

TB blood tests are available during walk-in clinic hours. The results of the TB blood test are NOT affected by a past history of receiving BCG.

  • Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday (Olathe) - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Mission - CLOSED

Tuberculosis Facts

  • The only way to contract the disease is by close contact (several hours a day) with someone who has the disease. It cannot be spread by contact with someone's clothing, drinking glass, eating utensils, handshake, toilet or other surfaces.
  • TB germs can live in the body without making a person sick. This is called latent TB infection. This means the TB germs are inactive (sleeping). The inactive germs cannot be passed to anyone else.
  • TB disease causes illness when TB germs are active (multiplying in the body). These germs usually attack the lungs. They can also attack other parts of the body, such as, the kidney, brain, or spine.
  • Symptoms of TB can include a cough of longer than three weeks, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, chills, fever and coughing up blood.
  • If you have been around someone who has TB disease, go to your doctor or your local health department for testing.
  • To diagnose TB disease, other tests such as chest x-ray and a sample of sputum (phlegm that is coughed up from deep in the lungs) may be needed.
  • TB Fact Sheet / La tuberculosis: Información general
  • TB Q&A for Patients
  • TB Infection Control for Health Care Providers

Walk-In Service Fees

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is not a primary care provider. If you need medical treatment, please call your health care provider or the Health Partnership Clinic at 913-648-2266.

If you need a copy of your medical records, please complete the Release of Information Authorization (English) or Autorización de Divulgación de Información (Español) form and return to us. If you need a copy of your immunization records, call 913-826-1200 or send an email to MedicalRecords-DHE@jocogov.org.

We accept private insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, Cigna, Coventry and UnitedHealthcare. We do not take insurance from Coventry Advantra or Humana Gold Plus. We are a KanCare provider for all managed care organizations such as Amerigroup, Sunflower and United Community. Check your health benefit plan to confirm coverage for payment of services.

Fees for some walk-in services including office visits, lab services, and supplies will be determined based on family size and proof of client’s total annual gross income (e.g., paycheck stub, letter from employer, JCDHE’s Verification of Income form).

Income shall include but is not limited to: wages, salary, commissions, unemployment or workmen’s compensation, public assistance money payments, alimony and child support payments, college and university scholarships, grants, fellowships and assistantships, etc. Income shall not include tax refunds, one-time insurance payments, gifts, loans and federal non-cash programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, etc.

Some services are available regardless of ability to pay. No one is denied service due to inability to pay. Call (913) 826-1200 for additional information.

Major insurers may pay all or part of the cost of services. Cash, check or major credit card is accepted. Client accounts may be subject to collections if not paid.

Immunizations (Prices subject to change based on cost of vaccine):

  • Chicken Pox (Varicella), $135
  • DTaP - Pediatric, $39
  • Hepatitis A - Adult/Pediatric (age 18 & under), $85/$56 (per shot, 2 shot series)
  • Hepatitis B - Adult/Pediatric (age 19 & under), $68/$56 (per shot, 3 shot series)
  • Hib, $43
  • HPV (Gardasil) 9, $218 (per shot, 3 shot series)
  • Influenza (Seasonal Flu)
  • Kinrix, $61
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella, $85
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella/Varicella (ProQuad), $209
  • Meningitis: Menomune/Menactra, $136
  • Meningitis B: Trumenba, $153 (per shot, 3 shot series)
  • Pediarix, $77
  • Pneumo 13 (Prevnar 13), $200
  • Pneumococcal (Pneumovax 23), $99
  • Polio, $50
  • Rotavirus, $119
  • Shingles (Shingrix, age 50+), $250 (per shot, 2 shot series)
  • Tdap/Tetanus diphtheria, $63/$50
  • Typhoid Vi, $116
  • Prescription for Oral Typhoid, $10

Tuberculin Skin Test (TST):

$26 per test; $20 per test reading

TB Blood Test (T-Spot):

$147 per test

Employment/College Physical (Adult):

$60 per physical

Immigration RPR (Rapid Plasma Reagin):

$30 per test

STD walk-in clinic fees:

$50 for STD screenings (additional charges may apply for other tests).

Walk-In Services

Nurse shaking man's handHealth clinics have varying hours of operation; hours are listed in the specific program sections.

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is not a primary care provider. If you need medical treatment, please call your health care provider or the Health Partnership Clinic at 913-648-2266.

If you need a copy of your medical records, please complete the Release of Information Authorization (English) or Autorización de Divulgación de Información (Español) form and return to us. If you need a copy of your immunization records, call 913-826-1200 or send an email to MedicalRecords-DHE@jocogov.org.

Walk-In Services Offered

  • Employment/Higher Education Physicals
  • HIV Information and Testing
  • Immunizations
  • Pregnancy Testing/Family Planning
  • STD Testing
  • Tuberculosis Testing

Fees for services

Fees for some walk-in services including office visits, lab services, and supplies will be determined based on family size and proof of client’s total annual gross income (e.g., paycheck stub, letter from employer, JCDHE’s Verification of Income form).

Income shall include but is not limited to: wages, salary, commissions, unemployment or workmen’s compensation, public assistance money payments, alimony and child support payments, college and university scholarships, grants, fellowships and assistantships, etc. Income shall not include tax refunds, one-time insurance payments, gifts, loans and federal non-cash programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, etc.

Some services are available regardless of ability to pay. No one is denied service due to inability to pay. Call (913) 826-1200 for additional information.

Major insurers may pay all or part of the cost of services. Cash, check or major credit card is accepted. Client accounts may be subject to collections if not paid.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program

WIC Kansas Logo

 

WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program that provides services to Kansas families who qualify.

WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms, and kids under age 5 healthy. To do this, WIC provides:

  • Personalized nutrition information and support
  • Benefits to buy healthy food
  • Tips for eating well to improve health
  • Referrals for services that can benefit the whole family

WIC also offers immunization screening and referral, breastfeeding support, and nutrition and health classes on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, shopping on a budget and more.

Check your eligiblity for WIC

Find a WIC office near you

We encourage you to take advantage of all that WIC offers:

  • WIC Consultations - Find appointment hours, locations and eligibility guidelines.
     
  • Food Packages - To prevent or correct nutrition-related health problems caused by poor nutrition, the WIC program: provides nutritious food packages to supplement participants' diets, provides nutrition education to increase the participants' understanding of nutrition, and encourages regular healthcare and making appropriate referrals.
     
  • BreastfeedingBreastfeeding is convenient, saves in infant feeding costs, and provides your baby will all the nutrients it needs to grow healthy and strong. Breastfeeding - best for mothers - best for children. If you have any questions or concerns about breastfeeding, call the Olathe WIC office at (913) 477-8330 or the Mission WIC office at (913) 826-1302 and ask to speak to a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.
     
  • Take on Ten - This program encourages area hospitals to become "baby friendly" and and provide them with resources to guide them through the process. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF to help promote breastfeeding in the hospital setting and serve as a resource for mothers to get knowledgeable breastfeeding support.
     
  • Food Guide Information - Have you ever wondered what's in a serving?
     
  • eWIC Program - The eWIC program makes it convenient and easy for WIC clients to shop for food items for the entire family using one payment card.
     
  • WIC Community Garden - The WIC Community Garden will educate, empower and feed the clients in the Kansas WIC program.

WIC Works

Extensive research shows that particpating in WIC leads to healthier babies, more nutritious diets and better health for children and higher academic achievement for students. Download these facts sheets to learn how WIC works:

WIC Supports More Nutritious Diets

WIC Improves Availability of Nutritious Food

WIC Helps Mothers Give Birth to Healthier Infants and Reduces Infant Mortality

WIC Promotes Immunization and Improves Access to Health Care

WIC Promotes Breastfeeding

WIC Improves Children's Educational Prospects

WICShopper App for Mobile Devices

WIC Shopper App LogoThe WICShopper app makes grocery shopping simple and easy. Scan food items to verify if they are WIC-eligible, view recipes and get nutrition education right on your mobile device for free.

Download from Apple iTunes for iOS devices

Download from the Google Play Store for Android devices

Kansas Breastfeeding Friendly Practice Designation

Kansas Breastfeeding Friendly Practice Designation LogoThe Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics with the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition has created this designation that can be earned by medical providers in Kansas who offer breastfeeding support and encouragement to mothers and babies.

WIC Resources:

WIC Appointments

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment administers WIC as a Program of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Olathe WIC Office Hours:

  • Monday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Mission WIC Office Hours:

  • Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines

To be eligible on the basis of income, applicants' gross income (i.e. before taxes are withheld) must fall at or below 185 percent of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines.

For information or an appointment, call the WIC desk at:

Mission
(913) 826-1302
6000 Lamar Ave., Suite 140
Mission, KS 66202

Olathe
(913) 477-8330
11875 S. Sunset Dr., Suite 300
Olathe, KS 66061

Due to our large client caseload, if you are late for your WIC appointment (over 5 minutes) and/or, you do not have the DIET QUESTIONNAIRE(S) completed, you may be RESCHEDULED. Additionally, please bring all proofs of ID stated on appointment notice. The following is a list of accepted proof of identification:

  • Caregiver Proof of ID: State issued photo ID or driver’s license, school photo ID, birth certificate, KS Medicaid card or passport. WIC can not accept Social Security Cards as proof of ID.
  • Client Proof of ID (for a child): Shot/immunization records, birth confirmation/certificate, state-issued ID card, KS Medicaid card, or passport. WIC can not accept Social Security Cards as proof of ID.
  • Proof of Residence: Mailed letter in a postmarked envelope, utility bill, lease/rental agreement, bank statement, or rent receipts. Proof of Residence must be within 30 days.
  • Proof of Household Income: Paycheck stubs from all jobs held in the home, signed/dated employer affidavit, DCF benefit letter, unemployment (check stub or see below for instructions), child support documentation, or active KanCare title XIX card. Tax Returns ONLY if self-employed.  Household Income must include 30 days of income (all income received in the past 30 days for all members of your household.

UNEMPLOYMENT

If you are currently receiving unemployment, there are three ways to prove your income:

  1. www.uibenefits.dol.kd.gov:  Print out a report of your last 3 payments (with established account and pin)
  2. www.prepaid.citi.com/Kansas: Print out a report from Citibank’s website (with established account and pin)
  3. If you receive payment through direct deposit, bring in your recent bank statement.  

If you are missing any of the proofs of ID mentioned above, you will receive 1 month of checks (unless previously on a 30-day Temporary Certification) and will have to return within 30 days of certification with the missing proof(s) of ID.

WIC Community Garden

Volunteers planting in the WIC Community GardenThe WIC Community Garden educates, empowers and feeds the clients in the Kansas WIC program, thereby creating a healthier community. Click here to view a video about the community garden. Johnson County Government is committed to improving the health of all Johnson County residents by improving access to healthy foods in the community. We strive to achieve this goal by administering a WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program and the WIC Community Garden.

This project is in need of community volunteers. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome to volunteer. Please sign up below.

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WIC Community Garden Volunteer Sign-Up

Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate. No gardening experience is necessary. We provide tools, gloves and gardening education. Volunteers are needed every Tuesday morning from 7:30-9:30 a.m. All produce harvested from the garden will go to WIC client families in Johnson County. The garden is located at 11875 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe (north side of the Health Services Building).

We will only contact you in case of cancellation or when we have important WIC Garden information for volunteers.
(e.g., 913-555-1212)
List names and ages of all children under age 18 who will be volunteering with you. (e.g., Emily, 7; Matthew, 10).
(e.g., 913-555-1212)
(e.g., 913-555-1212)

Volunteer Hold Harmless Agreement

In consideration of being a volunteer for the Johnson County WIC Community Garden, I do hereby assume the risk of injury and all medical expense incurred from any injury resulting from my volunteer participation.  I understand, acknowledge and agree I am not covered by Workers’ Compensation insurance or benefits provided thereunder and I do hereby release, discharge and hold harmless Johnson County, its agents, representatives and employees, from any and all claims whatsoever, known or unknown, for damages or injuries to myself and children under age 18.

Release To Use Photographs, Video, Name and other Reproductions

I hereby grant to the Johnson County, Kansas Government and its related agencies and departments (hereinafter referred to as “Johnson County”), and its employees, legal representatives and assigns in the performance of their duties for Johnson County, the absolute right and permission to use or copyright, in its own name or otherwise, and re-use, publish, and re-publish photographic pictures, video, electronic images or other reproductions of me or in which I may be included, in whole or in part, or composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or alterations, in conjunction with or without my own name or a fictitious name, or reproductions thereof in color or otherwise, made through any medium, and in any and all media now or hereafter known for illustration, promotion, art, advertising, trade, including film, photographic, video, electronic or digital formats or reproductions, or any other purpose of any kind. I also consent to the use of any printed or electronic matter in conjunction therewith. The uses and rights granted herein are donated to Johnson County freely and without financial consideration as a public service.

I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve the finished product or products and the advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied.

I hereby release, discharge and agree to save harmless Johnson County, its employees, departments, legal representatives and assigns, and all persons acting under this Release, from any liability for such use, including by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in such use or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication thereof, including without limitation any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

I hereby warrant that I am of legal age and have the right to contract in my own name or I am the parent or legal guardian of the subject for whom this Release is granted. I have read the above Release, prior to its execution, and I am fully familiar with and understand the contents thereof. This Release shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.

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