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Agency of the Month Highlight – October 2023

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is national legislation to provide youth and children experiencing homelessness with equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, as provided to other children and youths.  If you or someone you know has school aged children who are homeless they can connect to their school's Liaison.  

District Liaisons are available both Kansas and Missouri have lists of the Liaisons for each school district click here for Kansas (updated 8/24/2023) click here for Missouri (updated 04/2023).  You can also contact your state educational agency click here for Kansas and here for Missouri.

Want us to highlight your agency? Please email us with the specific information about your agency that you would like us to highlight and we will post it here.

October 03, 2023

Mental Health America of the Heartland is hosting “Healthy Communication: Understanding and Respecting Differences” via Zoom Webinar on Wednesday, October 11, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm, $25 registration fee.  Contact Stacy Davis with questions at (913) 222-5933.  More info...

October 03, 2023

United Community ServicesReach HealthCare Foundation and United Way of Greater Kansas City will host the annual Kansas Public Policy Forum  on
Tuesday, November 14 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Matt Ross Community Center (8101 Marty Street, Overland Park, KS).  More info…

October 03, 2023

Olathe Head Start is hiring for a Family Advocate position. Learn more and apply online. More info...

October 03, 2023

Johnson County Library will host a class titled "The Five Basic Estate Planning Documents" on Tuesday, October 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Central Resource Library (9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, KS).  Please register online here.  More info...

October 01, 2023

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.  

October 01, 2021

Salvation Army Olathe Corp will have a Commodities Food Distribution for Johnson County Low Income residents will be Friday, October 27 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Salvation Army Olathe Corps (420 East Santa Fe Street, Olathe, KS).  More info... 

October 01, 2023

On second Tuesdays of every month (10 am - 12 pm), Johnson County Department of Corrections and Library host a Community Resource Fair at Central Resource Library (9875 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212). The Fair serves Justice-Involved Adults (some Juvenile services available). It provides an opportunity for relationship building across agencies and with our clients, while offering a central gathering place for a variety of community-based resources to reduce known barriers for our population/community members.

October 01, 2023

Sandwiched KC's inaugural Heartland Caregiving Conference will be on Saturday, November 4, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm located in Founder's Hall at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral (415 W 13th Street, Kansas City, MO).  Registration is free and now open.  In-person includes lunch, an online option is also available.  More info...

September 29, 2023

El Centro hosts a monthly Job Fair, the next one will take place on Wednesday, October 4 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at El Centro (650 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, KS). English Flyer  Spanish Flyer

September 29, 2023

Mental Health America of the Heartland is hosting “Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD)” via Zoom Webinar on Friday, October 20, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, $45 registration fee.  Contact Stacy Davis with questions at (913) 222-5933.  More info...

September 28, 2023

ConnectED virtual Learning Day: An opportunity to learn from eating disorder thought leaders from across the nation will take place on Friday, October 6 a Free One Day Virtual Event from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm Central time.  This includes 5 complimentary continuing education credits.  The day will be filled with evidence-based therapeutic techniques and how to apply them to the specialized treatment of Eating Disorders. More info...

September 28, 2023

Women's Employment Network (WEN) will host "Resume Tips To Get You Noticed" on Monday, October 9, from 10:00 to 11:00 am.  Register Online

September 27, 2023

Johnson County Library will host a class titled "Permission to Withdraw: Enjoying Your Retirement Savings Without Outliving Them" on Wednesday, October 18, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Central Resource Library (9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, KS).  Please register online here.  More info...

September 23, 2023

Johnson County Library will host a class titled "Making the Move to Medicare" on Saturday, October 14, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Central Resource Library (9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, KS).  Please register online here.  More info...

September 21, 2023

On Thursday October 5, 2023, Johnson County Community Developmental Disabilities Organization (CDDO) will host an IDD Resource Fair at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS). Many community support agencies will be present. CDDO staff will also be available to assist families with beginning the intake process for eligibility. More info…

September 21, 2023

Celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana! Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration! On Wednesday October 4, 2023 at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66212). The event is FREE and open to the public. More info...

September 20, 2023

Want help expunging your Johnson County District Court criminal cases? On Wednesday October 25, 2023, Kansas Legal Services will host an Expungement Clinic at the Johnson County Courthouse (150 W Santa Fe St, Olathe, KS 66061). Pre-registration is required, with a deadline on October 20.  Pre-register by calling 1-800-723-6953, or email [email protected]. More info abut the Expungement Clinic... More info about expungement...

September 15, 2023

Diagnostic Imaging Mobile Mammography Coach will be on
Friday, October 6, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Health Partnership Clinic's Olathe Location (407 South Clairborne Road, Olathe, KS).  Registration is required, to schedule an appointment call (913) 276-7098.  English Flyer  Spanish Flyer

August 22, 2023

Kansas Children's Services League will host the 47th Annual Governor's Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect which will take place on October 18 - 20 in person at Hyatt Regency in Wichita, Kansas (400 W Waterman Street, Wichita, KS).     Registration is now open, early bird registration ends September 30.  More info...

July 31, 2023

Kansas Children's Service League has several child abuse prevention and strengthening families training topics scheduled for August, September, and October2023. 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...

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