10 Things: Services Johnson County provides to help our community
Catch-a-Ride is a social service program that provides volunteer transportation for older adults, people with disabilities and other adults who have no other means of transportation to essential medical and social service agency appointments.
Johnson County Developmental Supports facilitates career and personal development for Johnson County residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Food pantries throughout the county offer groceries and certain household supplies to older adults and others in need of food. Food pantries are available through the Johnson County Aging and Human Services Department, local non-profits and many area churches.
The Area Agency on Aging provides home-delivered meals to frail and elderly homebound residents, age 60+ and their spouse. An evaluation of need must be completed by an Area Agency on Aging assessor to qualify for home-delivered meals.
HomeConnect is a service for residents of the Johnson County Library service area who are unable to come to the Library in person. If residents are permanently or temporarily homebound and unable to come to the library, then they may want to enroll in the HomeConnect service. All types of library materials can be mailed directly to individuals who qualify. Olathe residents should apply for Olathe Library to You Delivery.
The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment offers immunizations for children, teens and adults, including COVID-19 vaccinations, seasonal flu shots and travel immunizations.
Mental Health Services
Johnson County Mental Health Center is the gateway to mental health in Johnson County, providing a wide range of mental health and substance abuse services to county residents who meet our level of care. Level of care is determined during the initial walk-in visit when meeting with a staff member who will listen and assess individual needs. If we are unable to provide the necessary level of care, we refer residents to additional providers in the community.
Outreach Nurse Home Visiting Program for Senior Adults and Postpartum Mothers
Skilled registered nurses are available to visit with senior adults and new mothers/infants one-on-one in their home and provide physical and social assessments as well as education and counseling.
Financial assistance to promote safety and avoid utility disconnection is available to qualifying Johnson County households. Help may be provided with electric, water, propane, gas or wastewater bills. Services are available by appointment only. For help with utilities January-March of each year, individuals may also apply for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP).
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program
WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program that provides services to Kansas families who qualify. WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms and kids under age 5 healthy.