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Barton County Youth Care

An agency that maintains a residential facility known as Forest Place.  This residence 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 of 12 and 19.  The goal is to provide a structured environment with discipline for boys referred to it by the court, Kansas JJA, or Saint Francis Academy.


Catholic Social Service

Catholic Social Services provides help and hope for people in need regardless of their faith.  Services include infant adoptions, adoption search and reunion, free pregnancy counseling, teen mom support, education and support for healthy relationships, counseling, addiction & recovery assessment/counseling, economic assistance, and disaster relief. 


Central Kansas CASA, Inc.

Central Kansas CASA, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1985 to serve children who are involved in Child in Need of Care (CINC) cases because they have been victimized by abuse and/or neglect.  Central Kansas CASA serves children in the 20th Judicial District which includes Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell, and Stafford counties.  We also serve children in Pawnee County through a special arrangement with the Pawnee County Court.  Our program is certified annually through the Office of Judicial Administration (OJA) of the Supreme Court of Kansas.  We are members of the State and National CASA Associations and are officially endorsed by the American Bar Association.  The services that CASA provides are delivered by trained community volunteers who maintain regular contact with the children whom they are appointed to, their parents, foster parents, the Court, and various agencies that provide the children with the specialized services they require.  CASA volunteers monitor compliance with court orders and make recommendations to the court to promote the child's best interests.  CASA volunteers are the "eyes and ears of the Judge" until safe and permanent homes are found for the children whom we serve.  

Camp Pawnee

A community project where Camp Pawnee is turned into an 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

A licensed daycare center that provides quality childcare for children 2 weeks to 12 years of age.  Caring Hands provides healthy meals and snacks with the help of CACFP.  The daycare incorporates a preschool curriculum with age appropriate activities each day.  Busing is provided by the Larned school district.


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 accessible.  Friendship meal and the city bus phone are located at the center.


Family Crisis Center

Family Crisis Center, Inc has two programs that serve our community:

The Domestic & Sexual Violence Center provides comprehensive services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault along with their families and friends and creates awareness through professional trainings and community education.

The Dell Hayden Memorial Child Advocacy Center works as part of a multi-disciplinary team including law enforcement, child protective services, mental health, and medical providers to conduct forensic interviews with children who have been abused and to support the non-offending caregivers.


Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland (GSKH) builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.  In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together.  The Girl Scouts Leadership Experience engages girls in discovering their interests, connecting with others and taking action.  GSKH serves an economically, geographically, and ethnically diverse group of more than 15,000 girls and adults in 80 Kansas Counties.  Girl Scouts is committed to providing the future leaders of our communities the opportunity to thrive in girl-only learning environments where they feel encouraged, safe, and supported. 


Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice

Home Health services are provided to people of all ages who require skilled care to manage their health care needs.  Hospice services are provided to meet the physical and emotional health care need of frail, sick, and terminally ill patients and their families 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.  UCP helps persons with all types of disabilities-not just cerebral palsy. 



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