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American Red Cross Golden Belt Chapter

Provides service in time of disaster.  The blood program provides services to meet the entire blood need of the community.  Provides service to members of the Armed Forces and their families.  Provides First Aid-Water Safety and CPR classes and training as well as HVI/AIDS education and disaster training.

Barton County Youth Care

An agency that maintains a residential facility known as Forest Place.  This redidence has capacity for 10 girls who are placed by various Kansas agencies.  The goal of the program is returning girls to their natural homes or placing them in long term foster care.

Barton County Young Men's Organization
A group residential facility capable of housing up to eight boys between the ages o 12 and 19.  Its goal is to provide a structured environment with discipline for boys referred to it by the court, Kansas JJA, or Saint Francis Academy.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barton and Pawnee County

Helps boys and girls, most of whom are considered at-rish and live in single parent families, achieve their full potential through long-term personal relationships with carefully screened and caring volunteers.

Quivira Council Boy Scouts of America

Be prepared!  It is more than just a motto for young men ages 6-21 of the Boy Scouts of America.  The Boy Scouts prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in the the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Catholic Social Service

A non-profit social service agency serving all faiths.  CSS provides direct service through counseling families who face an uplanned pregnancy.   CSS offers an adult adoptee search program, home assessments, adoption preparation and education for families interested in infant or special need adoption.  Family counseling and the Teen Mom program is also available.

Central Kansas CASA, Inc.

Court Appointed Special Advoacates are carefully screened and trained community volunteers who are appointed by a juvenile judge to monitor and advocate for abused and neglected children involved in the court system.


Camp Pawnee

A community project where Camp Pawnee is turned into a outdoor classroom. Children will learn during field trips to Pumpkin Hollow and Corn Maize as well as trips to the beautiful outdoor environment.  A playground will be added and on weekends, parents can picnic and fish with their children.  Organized by the Larned Pride Organization
Caring Hands Daycare Larned Kansas

 

Child Abuse Prevention Education

Presents child abuse and neglect prevention classes to children in Head Start/preschool through sixth grade.  The classes are intended to teach children how to recognize, resist and report abuse, how to be safe around strangers and how to build self-esteem.

Dolly Parton's Imagination LIbrary- Larned -67550 and Ellinwood-67526

Provides books to children Ages 0 to 5.  Promotes literacy in the community.

Eldercare, Inc.

Provides home care services for clients such as:  personal care, homemaking services, respite care, handyman, medications box set-up and wellness monitoring visits.

Ellinwood Heritage Senior Center

Provides a comfortable atmosphere for community citizens to gather. Seniors gather daily for speakers, lunches, cards meetings and several other activities.  The center is available to the community for different functions and is handicap acessible.  Friendship meal and the city bus phone are located at the center.

Family Crisis Center

Provides information and referral services, emergency shelter and crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland

The Girl Scouts is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls-all girls where in an accepting and nurturing enviornment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.  Year-round Girl Scout programs are provided for girls ages 5 to 17 years of age.

Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice

Home Health services are provided to people of all ages who require skilled care to mange their health care needs.  Hospice services are provided to meee the physical and emotional health care need of frail, sick and terminally ill patients and their familiies in the last stages of the patient's life

Great Bend Children's Learning Center

Licensed to provide quality, professional child care for children, infants to 12 years of age.  Functioning with an education component year round.  The center provides breakfast, luch and snack, transportation to and from school and activities: as well as before school after school and full day summer school programs.

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that builds safe, decent, affordable housing for low income families in the Barton County area. The families purchase the homes through zero-interest mortgages, so their payments can be used to fund future projects.

Meals on Wheels

A county-wide program that provides hot, well-balanced meals to home bound people.  Meals are served seven days a week for those in need, with clients diets taken into consideration for each meal.  Meals are provided to residents on a sliding scale basis.

Central Kansas Volunteers in Action

Encourages and Supports persons over 55 wishing to volunteer and acts as a clearinghouse for volunteers. RSVP work with 60 non-profit agencies in Barton County and provides over 65,000 volunteer hours annually to Barton community.  With a grant from UWCK RSVP will be expanding into the Pawnee County area.

Salvation Army

Provides emergency assistance to local persons in the areas of clothing, rent, utilities, glasses, school supplies, limited fuel etc.  Transient assistance of gasoline, lodging and food is given.  Disaster assistance is also available.

Teen Court

Promotes public safety by holding juvenile offenders accountable for their behavior and improve their ablitlity of youth to live productively and responsible within their community.  This program also provides volunteer opportunties for indivduals within the communites to serve as jurors in Teen Court.

United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas

Services Provided through UCP include:  adapted equipment, residential and  employment opportunities, educational materials, medical research rehabilitation engineering and information referral services.