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Community Impact Partners

We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy.  Our Community Impact Partner agencies work hard every day to advance the common good in our community, and the United Way of Douglas County strives to ensure that every dollar from our donors addresses the immediate needs of our community and delivers measurable results.  The organizations listed below provide direct services and programs to residents of Douglas County with funding through United Way. 


For questions on how to become a United Way Community Impact Partner, or for questions about any of these organizations funded projects, or their services, please contact Lea Roselyn, Director of Community Impact.

American Red Cross*
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas.

Ballard Community Services is committed to partnering with families and individuals to achiece stability and self-sufficiency through education and all encompasing, needs-based support services.
Mission: to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. 
Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Catholic Charities
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.
Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas supports the development and learning of young children by offering programs and services that improve the quality and accessibility of child care for working families.
Communities in Schools of Mid-America        
The mission of Communities In Schools of Mid-America is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Cottonwood, Inc

Cottonwood, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that was established in 1972 to provide services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
To provide comprehensive advocacy for abused and neglected children in need of care and under the protection of the court system. Our trained volunteers investigate, facilitate, monitor and mentor. Through compassion and commitment, they are dedicated to be the child's voice through their journey to a safe, loving permanent home.
The mission of the Douglas County Dental Clinic is to make quality dental care available to low income, uninsured residents of Douglas County, Kansas and beneficiaries of Kansas Medicaid. This mission will be accomplished by providing reduced fee dental care and oral health education with focus given to the special needs of our patient community.
Girl Scouts
785-842-5427 or 800-728-8750
Girl Scouts' mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Harvesters Community Food Network*         
Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. We also offer education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and teach about good nutrition. 
Headquarters Counseling Center
785-841-2345 or 888-899-2345
Headquarters, Inc. is the suicide prevention leader in Kansas, providing counseling, education, and resources for all to improve public health.
Heartland Community Health Center        
To transform the health and lives of those in need.
Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc        

HCCI is a HUD-approved non-profit agency serving Douglas County since 1988.  HCCI counsels about rental housing issues, budgeting, credit reports and credit building, debt repayment (including student loan debt), mortgage default, bankruptcy, reverse mortgages, home buying.  Rental housing counseling by phone is free for renters and landlords.  Other counseling is charged on a sliding scale.  About 75% of people counseled qualify for free counseling covered by grants or based on household income.     
Independence, Inc

Our mission here at Independence, Inc. is to maximize the independence of people with disabilities through advocacy, peer support, training, transportation and community education.
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.
Lawrence Community Shelter 

The mission of the Lawrence Community Shelter is to provide a safe shelter and comprehensive programs that set individuals and families facing homelessness on a path to a positive future.
Lawrence Meals on Wheels

Since 1970, Lawrence Meals on Wheels has been providing nutritionally balanced, hot meals, Monday - Friday, to home bound elderly and/or disabled residents of Lawrence, KS, in order to help them maintain their independence in their own home as long as possible.
Positive Bright Start
We advance the development and well being of young children and their families.
Salvation Army
The mission of The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center is to promote a culture of consent while providing 24/7 support to anyone affected by sexual trauma and abuse in Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties.  The Care Center envisions a community free of sexual trauma & abuse while supporting healing for survivors.
Success By 6
The mission of SB6 is to ensure that all Douglas County families of children under 6 have what they need to successfully parent their young children, thereby fostering positive parent-child relationships and preparing children for success in school and in life.
Tenants to Homeowners/Lawrence Housing Trust
Building family stability with afffordable housing.
Trinity In-Home Care promotes greater independence to families and individuals of all ages by providing quality respite and support services.  
The mission of the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, Inc is to provide excellent community-based health care and support services throughout the continuum of care. 
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.
*Agency did not receive direct allocations from the United Way of Douglas County in 2018, but get donor designations through the United Way and maintain active partnership towards our collective impact goals.