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Agency of the Month Highlight – July  2024

Kansas Guardianship Program  The goal of the Kansas Guardianship Program (KGP) is to ensure that qualified, caring, and trained persons are available throughout the State to serve as court-appointed guardians or conservators. They will serve program-eligible persons in need of this level of protection and advocacy who do not have family members willing or able to assume such responsibilities.

They recruit individuals willing to take on the responsibility of advocating for and protecting the rights of the most vulnerable and at-risk among us. While it is a weighty responsibility, it is a rewarding one.

Kansas City local office, (601 N. Mur-Len Road, Suite 1013, Olathe, KS 66062), 913-780-3300. To become a volunteer please Click Here...

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July 12, 2024

Join The Whole Person in celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act 34th Anniversary, Friday July 26, 2024 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  (3710 Main Street, Kansas City, MO). Food, drinks, voter registration, games and prizes! FREE Event.  More info...

July 10, 2024

Johnson County Community College offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. The registration date for the Fall 2024 classes is Thursday, August 8, at 9 am until classes are filled. Please register in person at the West Park Center (9780 West 87th Street, Overland Park, KS). More info...

July 10, 2024

Johnson County Community College offers GED Test Preparation courses at five locations throughout the county. More info...
    - You can register for the courses by phone @ 913-469-2323; registration time: July 29-August 1 (M,T,W,R): 8 am-5 pm; September 30-October 3 (M,T,W,R): 8 am-5 pm. 
    - Or you can register in-person at the Olathe, Roeland Park, or West Park location; Registration date and time: July 29-30 (M,T): 9 am-noon and 5-7 pm; September 30-October 1 (M,T): 9 am-noon and 5-7 pm.

July 8, 2024

Between 9 am - 5 pm on Wednesday July 31, the Johnson County Housing Authority will be accepting applications ON-LINE ONLY for its Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List. Only the first 600 applications (taken in time order) will be placed on the waiting list. Frequently Asked Questions.

July 3, 2024

Center for Change will host a FREE educational webinar titled "'Moving From Fear to Freedom: Nutrition Interventions to Help Eating Disorder Clients Along the Road to Recovery" on Thursday, July 18, 2024 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm CST.  More info… 

July 01, 2024

On Wednesday July 31, 2024, the Johnson County Housing Authority will accept applications for its Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST. Applications must be submitted online (create an account). The first 600 applications submitted will be placed on the waiting list.  More info...

July 01, 2024

July 2024 Commodity Food Distribution at The Salvation Army (420 E Santa Fe St, Olathe, KS) will be Friday, July 26, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  This is a drive up event, staff will come to your vehicle to verify eligibility.  More info...

July 01, 2024

Harvesters Community Food Network distributes food intended for families in need of emergency food assistance at multiple locations and times.  Days, times, and locations of Harvesters Partner Agencies in the Kansas and Missouri service areas can be found at its Food Locator and Meals for Kids webpages.  

June 27, 2024

From July 1 to August 21, 2024, Johnson County Developmental Supports' Emerging Artists will showcase their artwork at the Central Resource Library (9875 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212). Guests can view the art while listening to audio recordings of some of the artists discussing their work. Proceeds from the artwork sales will go directly to the artists.  More info...

June 27, 2024

Kansas Children's Service League has several child abuse prevention and strengthening families training topics scheduled for July, August and September 2024. These trainings are free and open for anyone to attend. Trainings listed above are all KDHE approved for child care licensing hours, and all participants will receive certificates of attendance (which can be submitted for BSRB and KDHE licensing).   Registration is required.  More info...

June 22, 2024

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is providing six walk-in vaccination clinics for incoming 7th and 11th graders only in June, July and August in Olathe and Mission. These clinics will help older students get caught up on required school immunizations before school starts. No appointment needed! English flyer. Spanish flyer.

These clinics are only for students who will be entering 7th or 11th grade in August 2024. All other ages can visit our walk-in immunization clinics in Olathe and Mission during regular business hours.

June 20, 2024

Three Pillars To Success offered by the Women's Employment Network (920 Main, Kansas City, MO) begins on Tuesday July 9, 2024 through Thursday, July 25, 2024 10 .a.m. - 1 p.m.  For over three decades, WEN has helped women in Kansas City on their way to financial independence. Our three pillars to success take a holistic approach to personal and professional well-being.   More Info...

June 20, 2024

Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition and BV Well will hold a workshop "Thriving Through Change: Guiding Young Adults and Families to Mental Wellness" on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 2:30 - 4:30 PM. It will take place at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66212). More info...

June 5, 2024

Free summer lunch programs are available at various locations this Summer.  Visit the various sites for times, dates, locations, and eligibility.  

May 20, 2024

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Need a
little help feeding your kids when school is out for summer? The Summer EBT will be added to an existing household Kansas Benefits Card (also known as an EBT Card). The Summer EBT is a convenient way to help your children thrive.   More info...

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