Resources for Kansas Families

Information provided by Kansas librarians…

The links below connect you to agencies, organizations and others who can help you with family, questions, financial assistance sources, support group locations and other services for infants through seniors.

Infants and Toddlers

Zero to three – national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

Infant-Toddler services from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Childcare helps

Information for day care facilities, babysitters and care seekers:

Kansas Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
– this site provides a list of agencies in various parts of Kansas that help parents find child care providers and they assist those providers with continuing education.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Daycare homes and group daycare home regulations from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Kansas child care licensing and registration as certified by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Materials available for caregivers from KU Early Childhood Resource Center.

Financial Help And Child Rearing

Child care subsidy program from the Kansas Department for Children and Families– supports all 28 Head Start programs in Kansas.

Tips For Child Rearing

Kansas Parent Information Resource Center has wonderful ideas, tips, and website links to arm parents:

Kindergarten in Kansas– guide for Kindergarten readiness.

Kansas Parents as Teachers.

Protecting families

Kansas Action for Children

Teen Law (Johnson County Public Library)

Kansas Bar Association’s public information pamphlets

Sex offender registry

Other Financial Assistance for Families

General financial assistance for families.

The Office of Family Assistance (OFA), in partnership with States, Territories and Tribes, promotes temporary assistance and economic self-sufficiency for children and families.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families from the Office of Family Assistance- through its divisions and program units, the Bureau provides assistance and work opportunities to needy families by granting states, territories and tribes the federal funds and wide flexibility to develop and implement their own welfare programs. The assistance is time-limited and promotes work, responsibility and self-sufficiency.

Resources For Individuals With Disabilities

Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs
 Assistance from Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities

Disability Rights Center of Kansas

Families Together, Inc

Assistive Technology

Interhab – a resource network which serves its members through support, technical assistance and advocacy.

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center– serves to strengthen service systems to ensure that children with disabilities (birth through 5 years) and their families receive and benefit from high quality, culturally appropriate and family-centered supports and services.

Sending Kids to College

Kansas Postsecondary Education Savings Program
from the Kansas State Treasurer Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program.

Federal Student Aid

Seniors Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents as Caregivers program
Relatives as Parents Program from the Kansas Department of Aging.

Senior Assistance:

Guide to Food Assistance resources.

Adult Care Facilities Resources in Kansas

Home and Community Based Services for the Frail Elderly

Kansas Health Care Association
and the Kansas Center for Assisted Living.

Assisted Living Federation of America

Medicare’s site to compare its ratings of nursing homes.

Kansas Advocates for Better Care– includes nursing home reports.

Independent living centers in Kansas.

For Seniors:

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans (SHICK)

AARP Doughnut Hole Calculator – helps determine coverage gap for prescription drugs under Medicare.

Kansas Senior Press online.

Listing of area senior centers.

Resources For Caregivers of Adults in Need

From the Department of Aging and Disability Services

Community Developmental Disability Organizations listing

Assistive Technology for Kansans


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