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Independent Living Resources

Bethel-Riverview Coordination and Development

Emergency financial assistance for utilities, food pantry.

947 Osage
Kansas City, KS 66105
(913) 321-7418

Catholic Charities

Emergency Assistance Centers:

South Johnson County
333 East Poplar
Olathe, KS 66061
(913) 782-4077

North Johnson County
9806 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
(913) 384-6608

Wyandotte County
2220 Central Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 621-1504

716 North 5th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048
(913) 651-8060

Crosslines Cooperative Council, Inc.

Emergency Assistance for individuals and families with opportunities to receive basic necessities such as:

  • Clothing Closet — free clean clothing
  • Rent and Utility Assistance
  • Shower facilities
  • Laundry services
  • Medicine Cabinet

736 Shawnee Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66105
(913) 281-3388

Economic Opportunity Foundation Inc.

Emergency assistance to help families obtain needed supports such as utility and rent assistance, and mortgage default counseling, and to address emergency situations.

1542 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 371-7800

Salvation Army

The Emergency Assistance Program is an integral part of The Salvation Army, providing services to families on an emergency basis. Services include: cooling shelters, fan club, and housing & feeding.

See website to find a location nearest you.

Christ the King Church

Church emergency assistance program

8510 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 997-9710

Father Hix Social Services Center

Program provides emergency financial assistance for utilities, rent, mortgage, prescriptions, durable medical equipment, food, and other needs depending on the funding criteria and availability of funds. Information and referral for other services available. Call for appointment.

309 Benton Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64124
(816) 241-9886

Metro Lutheran Ministry – Community Care

MLM’s three Community Care locations – in Wyandotte, Jackson and Clay Counties – feed hungry people, provide articles of clothing, blankets for the cold weather and fans during the summer’s heat. Community Care assistance also helps families with utility bills and housing bills (rent, deposits, mortgages, etc.) Beyond emergency assistance, Community Care helps families move into services and programs that address the underlying problems of poverty.

3031 Holmes
Kansas City, MO
(816) 931-0027

1104 NE Vivion Rd
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 454-5295

722 Reynolds
Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 342-8333

Redemptorist Utility Assistance

Provides life-sustaining assists at critical times with rent, utility and medical payments; food, clothing and transportation.

207 West Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 931-9942

Seton Center

Must make appointment on the last working day of the month at 8:00 am for emergency assistance.

2816 E. 23rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64127
(816) 231-3955

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

1112 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 842-0416 x132

For Emergency Utilities Assistance, call Tuesday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception website

Della Lamb – Community Services

Della Lamb serves thousands of Kansas City people annually through Rent, Utility, Food, Back-to-School Supplies and Holiday assistance. Residency restrictions apply.

500 Woodland Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 842-8040
Ask for Social Services Department

See the Kansas City Area Resources Emergency Food and Shelter Programs website for more emergency food and shelter resources.

Last modified: May 06, 2020
Contact us

If you need assistance or have questions about any of the resources on this website or need help finding additional resources, you can come to JayDoc Free Clinic and visit with someone in our Social Services Department. We are open on Monday and Wednesday evening. Please arrive by 5 p.m. and tell the front desk volunteer that you would like to talk to someone in the Social Services Department.



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JayDoc Free Clinic
300 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, KS, 66103
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