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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

Johnson County makes plans after $2.1 million statewide cut to Senior Care Act funding.
June 27, 2016

The Directors of the 11 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) in Kansas met in Topeka to examine the impact of recently announced statewide cuts to the Kansas Senior Care Act funds. The $2.1 million reduction announced will result in a 30 percent decrease to the program and is estimated to negatively impact more than 1,300 seniors across the state. Seniors will receive letters as early as June indicating if services will need to be terminated or reduced. Johnson County has implemented a “waiting list” and a “priority list” for area seniors who qualify for services.

Please click here for more complete information.  See SCA Advocacy in Topeka June 24th.  Also see other articles on the impact of the funding cuts: Kansas City Star | Kansas Health Institute | Lawrence Journal World | Shawnee Mission Post | Hays Daily News | Junction City Post | Chanute Tribune

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.