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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 Housing Authority Proposes 2017 Public Housing Plan
October 4, 2016

Johnson County Housing Authority presents its proposed Annual Public Housing Plan for Fiscal Year 2017 to the citizens of Johnson County for  public review and comment.  If interested in reviewing or commenting on the plan, all information relevant to the public hearing will be available for review at the Johnson County Housing Authority Administrative offices located at 12425 W. 87th Street Parkway in Lenexa, Kansas and online here at the  official website for Johnson County’s Housing Authority -  http://www.jocogov.org/dept/human-services/housing/housing-authority.

Citizens are also invited to present their comments at a public hearing held on Thursday, October 13, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in the 3rd Floor Hearing Room of the Board of County Commissioners, County Administration Building located at 111 S Cherry Street, Olathe, Kansas. If you require an interpreter, please contact Richelle Popevis at (913) 715-8803 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. 

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

COA Fall Legislative Sessions Set
August 29, 2016

State legislators (and candidates) are invited to attend informal advocacy sessions with the Johnson County Commission on Aging (COA) on Wednesday, Sept. 14, or Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016.   The meetings, which are open to the public, will be held in Room 1055 of the Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe (northwest of the intersection of 119th Street and Ridgeview Road).  Each session will begin with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by an informal advocacy discussion from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  The business meeting will start at 10:15 a.m.; legislators are invited to stay. 

The meetings will provide an opportunity for commission members to talk with legislators and candidates about state issues, advocacy, and other topics of interest to older adults in the county.  The sessions also provide an opportunity for legislators to share their viewpoints and perspectives with the COA, exchange thoughts, and dialogue about issues of concern.   The COA is appointed by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners to provide information, guidance, advice, and support to the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging. 

For more information about COA meetings or the upcoming legislative sessions, call 913-715-8860.  

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