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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

Commission on Aging (COA) Seeks Candidates for Leadership in Aging Award
May 8, 2018

Leadership in Aging Award - 2018

The Johnson County Commission on Aging (COA) is seeking candidates for its annual Leadership in Aging Award, which honors individuals, groups, or organizations making outstanding contributions to the quality of life for older adults and their families in Johnson County.

To request a nomination form, call the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) at 913-715-8860 or click on this link to open a nomination form.

Nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, Aug. 3, to: Katy Hoffman, c/o Area Agency on Aging, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300, Olathe, KS 66061 or via e-mail to HSA-AAAWeb@jocogov.org.

Appointed by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, the COA is an advisory body to the AAA and advocates for senior adults in the county.   Read more about the COA on their web page.

Advocacy Day at the Capitol Highlights Important Initiatives
April 11, 2018

Advocates representing advisory boards and staff of the Kansas Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disability (k4ad) from 11 regions in Kansas travelled to Topeka March 14th on Advocacy Day at the Capitol to provide testimony and support for several legislative initiatives.  See pictures and the highlights.

For more information, call 913-715-8860 or 800-766-3777 TDD, and read more about the Commission on Aging on their web page.

Minor Home Rehabilitation Program has funds available to assist with home repairs
January 26, 2018

The Minor Home Rehabilitation Program has funds available to assist with home repairs. Income-qualified homeowners may be eligible to receive minor home rehabilitation assistance for household repairs/modifications of a health, safety or accessibility nature. 

Typical project scopes include:

•    Electrical repairs
•    Plumbing repairs
•    Roof replacement
•    Bath modifications
•    Ramps, grab bars, adaptive equipment
•    Window and door replacement
•    Furnace/air conditioner repair or replacement

Please refer to https://www.jocogov.org/dept/human-services/housing/minor-home-rehabilitation on this website, for eligibility and application details.

Johnson County Meals on Wheels Needs Your Help
March 2, 2018

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 2, 2018

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.

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Wed, 07/11/2018 - 9:00am

Commission on Aging

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Commission on Aging

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 9:00am

Commission on Aging

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 9:00am

Commission on Aging