Financial Stability


Fighting for all people in Douglas County to have equitable opportunities for financial stability and independence through access to quality housing, just wages, and the opportunity to build generational wealth.





Ballard Community Services


Ballard Community Services is committed to partnering with families and individuals to achieve stability and self-sufficiency through education and all encompassing, needs-based support services.

Catholic Charities
1525 W. 6th St., Lawrence, KS 66044

As a faith-based organization, we are inspired by God's love and compassion to provide unconditional love and necessary help to people of all faiths by stabilizing and strengthening individuals and families in need across the 21 counties of Northeast Kansas. Catholic Charities provides residents of Douglas County food, rent/utility/homeless prevention assistance, financial literacy, budget coaching and debt reduction, payday loan payback refinancing through Kansas Loan Pool Project, and employment assistance.

Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc        

2518 Ridge Court, Suite 208, Lawrence, KS 666046
Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. is a non-profit agency founded in 1972.  HCCI provides counseling and education about budgeting, credit and credit building, debt payment, mortgage delinquency, rental housing issues, student loan payment options and homeownership opportunities.  HCCI is approved by HUD and accredited by the Council on Accreditation.  HCCI is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and is licensed and regulated in Kansas by the Office of the State Bank Commissioner (License #0000003).    

Just Food

To improve health and well-being by providing access to nutritious food and collaborating with community partners on programs that empower self-sufficiency.

Tenants to Homeowners

Tenants to Homeowners, Inc. builds stability for families through affordable housing. The Lawrence Community Housing Trust Program stewards 70 rentals and 81 homeownership units and keeps them permanently affordable for families that make less than 80% of the area median income. Some rental units serve households with disabilities, seniors, and other very low income families transitioning from homelessness or escaping domestic violence. TTH also provides homebuyer education, post purchase advocacy, financial literacy, and wrap around services for those who need additional supports to stay housed. TTH develops affordable housing through new construction and rehabilitation, works to balance gentrification pressures, and provides stability for families, neighborhoods and the Lawrence community by making sure everyone has a place to call home. 

Lawrence Community Shelter 
3655 E. 25th St., Lawrence KS 66046

The Lawrence Community Shelter is a place where individuals and families experiencing homelessness can find shelter and support in their efforts to address the root causes of their homelessness. We connect guests with programs and services offered by both LCS and our community partners, with the ultimate goal being to empower individuals and families to live independently in a sustainable manner.  

Willow Domestic Violence Center
785-331-2034 (adm.); 785-843-3333 or 800-770-3030

The Willow Domestic Violence Center restores the health and safety of victims of domestic violence and human trafficking by providing safe shelter, education and advocacy in Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties in Kansas.