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Aging and Human Services

Central Office: 913-715-8800

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300, Olathe, Kansas 66061

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Johnson County’s Aging and 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

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program available
October 28, 2021

The Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program opened on March 15th, 2021.  The program is available for residents of Johnson County who have fallen behind on their rent due to a Covid related hardship.  Eligibility includes the following: 80% of area medium income, past due rent or utilities occurring after April 1st, 2020, and have a Covid related hardship. The KERA program can help with rental arrears, as well as the potential to assist with future rent payments. The application can be found at https://kshousingcorp.org/emergency-rental-assistance/.         

See the Rent Assistance Flier.

Johnson County Health Department Provides Coronavirus Vaccination Information
October 28, 2021

Information regarding the Coronavirus Vaccinations is available at https://www.jocogov.org/covid-19-vaccine or call the health department at 913-715-2819 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday if you need help making an appointment.

 Questions can be e-mailed to [email protected] .

 

Human Services: COVID-19 Update
October 28, 2021

Human Services is taking a number of precautionary measures to protect our clients, volunteers, and staff as we continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are working with Johnson County government to make the best decisions concerning our programs and services.

  All updates will be posted to the webpage:  County services impacted by COVID-19

 

Johnson County Home-Delivered Meals Needs Your Help
October 28, 2021

Are you interested in being a volunteer delivering meals to homebound seniors?

- 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 [email protected] or see our web page about Volunteer Opportunities

 

Johnson County Catch-a-Ride Needs Your Help!
October 28, 2021

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 [email protected].