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Human Services

Central Office: 913-715-8800

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300, Olathe, Kansas 66061

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Johnson County’s Human Services department manages programs and activities that support the independence, dignity and self-sufficiency of Johnson County residents. These services and opportunities primarily target older adults, people with disabilities, low-income families, and other residents who require assistance.

Department News

Help Families in Need, Host a Thanksgiving Food Drive
October 21, 2016

Please join the effort to fight hunger for low income residents in Johnson County by participating in the Johnson County Human Services fall food drive Thanksgiving in a Box . We will be collecting non-perishable food items (everything except frozen turkeys), to ensure our neighbors in need have a  joyful holiday season.  For safety concerns, we can not accept expired items or items that expire within thirty days.


Suggested Items:

  • Box Stuffing
  • Box Potatoes
  • Packaged Gravy
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Boxed Rice
  • Canned Yams
  • Canned Fruit
  • Box Baking Items (brownies, cake mixes, cookie mixes, pie crust)
  • Boxed Corn Bread
  • Canned Chicken Broth
  • Canned Cranberry

All donations, need to be dropped off by Monday November 21st. Please call Brandy for more information about scheduling a donation drop-off at one of our four locations (Gardner, Lenexa, Mission, or Olathe) - 913.715.8859

Employment Application Fairs
August 30, 2016

Every other Friday from noon to 4:00 pm starting August 19, 2016 until July 7, 2017 Johnson County Housing Services in partnership with Amazon, Inc. will hold application fairs in the multi-purpose room of the North Central Multi-Service Center located at 12425 W. 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, Kansas. The application fairs are open to the general public.  Amazon, Inc. offers part-time employment with various 4 hour shifts available.  Amazon, Inc. is open 7 days a week .  These are entry level positions and you must be 18 years old and a high school graduate or equivalent. No previous experience needed.  Starting salary is $10.50 an hour and part-time partial benefits are available. 

Upcoming Dates for the Application Fair:   9/2/16  -  9/16/16  -  9/30/16  - 10/14/16  -  10/28/16  - 11/11/16  -  11/25/16  -   12/9/16  -  12/23/16

To apply on-line go to www.amazon.com/apply

Johnson County Meals on Wheels Needs Your Help
March 1, 2016

Are you interested in being a volunteer delivering meals on wheels?

- Volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors once a week, once a month, or when available.
- Meals are delivered 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Monday - Friday
- Meals can be delivered by:
• Individuals
• Civic & other groups
• Faith community teams
• Employee teams
- Routes are available in your neighborhood
- Children are welcome to accompany parent or grandparent on the route.

If you are interested or want additional information, please call Brandy 913-715-8859, e-mail Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.org or see our web page about Volunteer Opportunities


Johnson County Catch-a-Ride Needs Your Help!
March 1, 2016

Are you interested in driving county residents to critical appointments?  We hope so, because Catch-a-Ride needs you! And Catch-a-Ride has a special need for drivers in rural areas such as Gardner, Spring Hill, and De Soto.

Catch-a-Ride is a completely volunteer-based program in which elders, people with a disability, and people in a major life transition are given rides to medical appointments, grocery stores/food pantries, and social service agencies. Clients are people who cannot drive themselves and do not have a network of people who can drive for them.

Volunteers can drive “anytime, anywhere” or only at certain intervals or in certain areas of the county. We are very respectful of driver needs and schedules.

If you are interested or want additional information, please call Brandy 913-715-8859, or e-mail Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.org.