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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

Candidates may file for Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature
February 10, 2017

Every two years the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging (JCAAA) hosts the election of the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature (KSHL). The election is scheduled for 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the Sunset Drive Office Building at 11811 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe. There are 6 Johnson County delegates.  Elections will take place if more than six candidates apply.  If less than six apply, additional representatives will be appointed.

Candidates may file for election to KSHL by Feb. 7   Johnson County residents who are at least 60 years old on or before March 14 (and registered voters) may file to be a candidate for election to the Johnson County delegation of the KSHL.  Nomination is secured by an intent form and a $25 filing fee made out to “KSHL” or the intent form and a petition signed by 50 county residents age 60 or older.

For a candidate registration packet - cover letter, resume form, registration, intent form, petition, SHL overview etc , or for an absentee ballot or for questions about the KSHL, call Wendy at 913-715-8860.  Registration deadline is the end of business day on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Residents age 60 and over who are registered voters may vote for the candidate of their choice. Eligible voters who are not able to make it to the election sites on March 14 may request an absentee ballot on or before Monday, Feb. 20.  Candidate information will be available at the election site and is posted here: See Candidate Information   See all 2017 SHL Election Dates.

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.