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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

Tab Changes for The Store, Accessibility, Catch-a-Ride, and Housing Search
September 27, 2017

Here is some news about a few tab changes on the left sidebar of this page.   If you are looking for what was "The Store", it is now under the tab "Donate Here".  Accessibility and Catch-a-Ride are part of our Outreach programs, and those tabs are now under Outreach.  There is also a new tab for "Housing Search" under Housing.  "Housing Search" provides additional options for housing beyond the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, since Section 8 is in great demand and has a waiting list.  If you follow the link, you can read more about housing in the area and see options for seniors age 55+ and 62+, for people of all ages, and individuals with developmental disabilities.  To discuss these options and other listings in our Aging and Accessibility Directory online https://www.jocogov.org/dept/human-services/publications-and-directories/aging-and-accessibility-directory feel free to call Information and Assistance at 913-715-8861.

Johnson County Meals on Wheels Needs Your Help
September 13, 2017

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!
September 13, 2017

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.