Community Resources

Monthly Spotlight

Miami County Resource List


Louisburg – (913) 837-3191

Osawatomie – (913) 755-2146

Paola – (913) 259-3600

Spring Hill – (913) 592-3664


1st Presbyterian Church -110 E. Peoria, Paola -Sat. 8:30am-12pm

Agape’s Grace Store- 2 S. Mulberry, Louisburg -Tues.-Sat. 9am-5pm ph. (913) 837-5885

Louisburg Clothes Closet- 6961 W. 271st St., Louisburg- Mon.-Fri. -8:30am-4:30pm ph. (913) 837-2979

Osawatomie Clothes Closet- 700 Brown Ave, Osawatomie- Tues. & Fri. 9am-5pm/Sat. 9am-12pm  ph. (913) 755-1892

Spring Hill Clothing Closet- 406 West Nichols, Spring Hill- 1st/ 3rd Sat. 9am-12pm-2nd /4th Thurs. 6pm-8pm ph. (913) 592-3969

This and That Store- 209 S. Silver St, Paola- Sat. 9am-12pm ph. (913) 294-3475

DCF Department of Children & Families:

DCF Food Assistance, TAF, and more- 616 Brown, Osawatomie- (913) 755-2162-

DCF Vocational Rehabilitation- (913) 755-2162 ext.219

Dental Clinics:

Health Partnership Clinic- 1604 Industrial Park Dr., Paola- (913) 294-9223 – accepts medical card, sliding scale, and no insurance patients.

Ironhorse Dental- 1258 W. Amity Rd., Louisburg- (913) 837-3096- accepts medical cards

Louisburg Dental Care Dr. Brad Hughs- 4 S. Berkley St., Louisburg- (913)837-4746

Disaster Relief:

American Red Cross- (913) 557-5575

Domestic and Sexual Violence:

Safe Home- Miami County Office (913) 242-5767- ABUSE HOTLINE 1-888-432-4300- Call anytime 24 hour hotline, More than just shelter services available.

Rape Hotline- 1-800-656-4673 or -1-210-349-7273 or

MOSCA Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault- (913) 642-0233 or 711 24Hour Hotline- Advocacy, Law Enforcement, Court Advocacy, Counseling, Therapy, and Support Groups.

Early Childhood /Education:

Child Care Provider List- 1-877-678-2548-

Early Head Start (0-3 yrs.)- 110 E. Peoria- (913) 294-4880- Mon.-Fri. 8am-4pm -In home education for Prenatal-3 yrs. Education and understanding of each stage, nutrition, family services.

Head Start (3-5 yrs.) – 110 E. Peoria, Paola- (913) 249-4880-Mon.-Fri. 8am-4pm- Head Start Preschool, Certified teacher, 2 Teachers Assistance, 1 Nutritionist, Family service worker.

Miami County Health Department- 1201 Lakemary Dr., Paola-(913) 294-2431- Immunizations, WIC, Kan-Be-Healthy Screenings, Healthy Start

Parents As Teachers- (913) 294-5599- Helping parents understand each stage of Child’s development. Voluntary & free prog. For ages birth-3 yrs.

Greenbush- 501 S. Hospital Dr., Paola- (913) 294-4343 – Provides therapy and early childhood education for children birth to 3 yrs. with development delays or disabilities.

Lakemary K-12 School- 501 S Hospital Dr., Paola- (913) 294-4000- Services provided include specialized education and support for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities coupled with extreme behaviors and/or psychiatric diagnosis.

Paola Adult Education Center- 1710 Industrial Park Dr., Paola- (913) 294-8018- Services for Miami, Linn, and Anderson Counties. Offers GED preparation, Workforce Skills training, Financial Literacy, and Computer Technology Training, as well as GED testing for individuals wanting to earn a Kansas State High School Diploma. Work Keys testing to earn Kansas Work Ready credentials.

Miami County Extension Office- 104 S. Bryman- (913) 294-4306- Services provided include Agriculture, family, and consumer science, 4H, Youth Development, economic/community development.


EKAN- 110 W. Peoria., Paola- (913) 294-4880 or (785) 242-7450 ext.7640 –Services provided include case management, weatherization, housing, Head Start, food assistance, school supplies, gas/clothing for interviews. Resume and job search assistance.

Employment/Job Search:

Southeast Kansas Works- 1. S. Pearl St Suite A., Paola. – (913) 937-9462- Services provided include resume assistance, and job search as well as funding assistance for occupational skills and training course and on the job training.

TRI-KO, INC- 301 1st St., Osawatomie- (913) 755-3025-  Services provided for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Vocational Rehabilitation/DCF- 616 Brown, Osawatomie – (913) 755-2162 ext.219 – Services provided include supporting in the restoration or develop the ability of individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

Financial Literacy Information –

Dept. of Labor/Unemployment Claims

Food Pantries:

First Baptist Church Bread of Hope- Louisburg – (913) 837-4393 – Buy in Bulk, there is a cost associated with this program.

First Presbyterian Church – Paola – (913) 294-2374

Friendship Faith Ministries- Paola – (913) 259-9089 – call for an appointment

Harvesters Food Pantry Assembly of God – Paola -1016 N. Pearl., Paola- (913) 294-2429 – Free Breakfast on Saturdays

Agape Christian Center- Louisburg – (913) 837-5492 – 3rd Wen.

Comm. Senior Service Center – (913) 980-6284 -1st and 4th Wen.

Osawatomie Food Pantry – 811 6th St. – (913) 368 – 8120 – Seniors Commodity Food Supplement Program- Osawatomie residents only

PACA – Call (913) 294-2400 or (913) 294-3476 – Services provided include emergency food pantry opens every day for anyone in need from Paola & Hillsdale

United Way – (913) 294-8090 or (816) 472-4289 – Services provided include assistance with food, finances, utilities, etc.


Aging & Disability Resource Center – 117 S. Main St, Ottawa – (785) 242-7200- Services provided include assisting older adults, individuals with disabilities, their family members and caregivers locate information about long-term supports and services.

Miami County Cancer Foundation – 907 N. Pearl Suite 6, Paola – (913) 294-2050 – Mon-Fri 10am-12pm – Services provided includes transportation, nutritional supplements, durable medical equipment, soft goods, home visits, individual support, resource assistance.

Salvation Army – (913) 937-7312 or 1-800-336-4547 ext. 368 – Services provided include assistance with getting glasses.

Miami County Health Dept. – 1201 Lakemary Dr., Paola-(913) 294-2431- 

Miami County Medical Center – 2100 Baptiste Dr., Paola –(913) 294-2327 All medical services including ER

DCF – 616 Brown, Osawatomie- (913) 755-2162- –Services include assistance applying for state medical insurance card for children and families.

Legal Services:

Kansas Legal Services – (913) 621-3817 – – Services provided includes free legal advice.

Housing Resources:

Kansas Eviction Prevention Program-785-217-2001

Paola Housing Authority – 310 S Iron St., Paola – (913) 394-4731 – applications for housing assistance

EKAN Rental Housing- (866)-242-7450 ext. 7204 – EKAN owns and operates 47 rental houses located in in the tri-county area which includes some in Paola and Osawatomie. Income-based requirements and monthly meetings with case manager required.

My Father’s House – Paola – (913) 294-3600 – A nonprofit organization dedicated to programming and advocacy for those who are experiencing homelessness, having low income or who are struggling and underserved in some way.

Meals On Wheels:

Louisburg – (913) 837-5113

Osawatomie- (913) 755-4785

Paola – (913)294-4630

Medical Assistance and Insurance:

KANCARE – (800)792-4884 –

AETNA – (866) 851-0754

United Health- (877) 542-9238

Sunflower – (877) 644-4623

Salvation Army – (913) 937-7312 or 1-800-336-4547 ext. 368 – Services provided include assistance with getting glasses.

Smiles Change Lives- (888) 900-3554 – – low-cost child and adolescent orthodontics

Mental Health:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273-8255

Elizabeth Layton Center-(913)-557-9096- Mental Health Services-CRISIS LINE 1-800-241-1266 –

Sunflower Substance Abuse Recovery Services– (913)-755-2081-

Sunflower Wellness Retreat– (913) 755-HELP-

SAMHSA-Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration-U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse treatment Facility Locator-

NIAAA-National Institute on Alcohol and

NICD-National Institute on Chemical

The Office of U.S. National Drug Control Policy-Drug Addiction -linky no worky

NAMI– National Alliance on Mental Illness-

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) provides information on prevention, treatment and symptoms of anxiety, depression and related conditions (240-485-1001)       

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) provides information and referrals on ADHD, including local support groups (800-233-4050)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) provides information on bipolar disorder and depression, offers in-person and online support groups and forums (800-826-3632)

International OCD Foundation provides information on OCD and treatment referrals (617-973-5801)

National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED) provides up-to-date, reliable and evidence-based information about eating disorders (800-931-2237)

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) offers Schizophrenia Anonymous self-help groups and toll-free teleconferences (240-423-9432)

Sidran Institute helps people understand, manage and treat trauma and dissociation; maintains a helpline for information and referrals (410-825-8888)

Treatment and Research Advancements for Borderline Personality Disorder (TARA) offers a referral center for information, support, education and treatment options for BPD (888-482-7227)

Parenting Classes/Support:

Healthy Start- WIC Breastfeeding- Peer Counselor – (913)294-2431 or (913)244-6155- Services provided includes home visits for pre/post-natal mothers and other helpful information and encouragement.

MOPS- Mothers of Preschoolers- – MOPS is a movement that believes that mothers are the worlds influencers who meet together to laugh, cry, and embrace the journey of motherhood. –Osawatomie Ozone- 1st and 3rd Tues. 9:30am- 11am

Mothers Day Out – Paola Methodist Church 209 S. Silver St. Paola – Giving mothers a time out for herself by placing her child in an environment where he/she can learn social skills, prepares for school and has fun. – Wed. 8:30am – 11-30am (1 yr. walking to 5 yr. pre-k)

Morning Out For Mothers – United Methodist Church – 5th and Pacific, Osawatomie – – Giving mothers a time out for herself by placing her child in an environment where he/she can learn social skills, prepares for school and has fun – Tues. 8:30am -11:30 am

Parenting Classes – Ark Counseling – 907 N. Pearl St. Suite 5 Paola – (913) 294-9175 – Love and Logic

Parenting Classes – Life Care Center- 121 E. 2nd, Ottawa – (785) 242- 4500- Services offered includes sonograms, pre-natal care, individual classes, earn while you learn baby bucks. Nurses on staff. Emergency Pregnancy Center.

Rental Assistance:

Catholic Charities – (785)856- 2694 – Services provided include offering a hand up, not a hand out by giving them help and resources needed for long-term change.

United Way – (913) 294-8090 – Services provided include assistance with food, finance, utilities, etc.


Endless Mercy Baptist Church- (913) 208-3585 – – Service provided automotive repair services for those who qualify.

Driving Test Course – Email:

Lakemary General Transportation – (913) 557-4000 – Mon.-Fri. 7:30am to 4:30pm – $10 round trip Paola, $20 round trip within the county, $25 to KC metro. Wheelchair accessible and car seats available. 24hr notice. If you cannot afford it please ask for a reduced rate form.

Louisburg – (913) 837-5113 – Weekdays 8am-5pm- Reservation suggested otherwise on demand – $5 within Louisburg city limits ($2 additional stop) Miami County $6 round trip, KC or Overland Park $25.

NEMT (Non-Emergency Medical Transport) – Amerigroup 1(855) 345-6943- Sunflower 1(877) 644-4623- United 1(800)243-5560  x208 or 212- KanCare helps with transportation for some health care related appointments, must schedule in advance.

Osawatomie Senior Center – (913) 755-4786 – Weekdays 8:30am-4pm- $1 within city limits. $5 to Paola one way.

Paola General Public Transportation – (913) 294-4630 – Weekdays 8:30am-4pm- $1 within city limits. $5 to Osawatomie one way.

Paola Taxi Service- (913) 294-2266 – Call For Rates – 8am to 5pm (NO SUNDAYS) Miami County is Priority.

Rideshare – (816) 842-7433 – Online computer matching service.

Utilities Assistance:

Catholic Charities – (785) 856-2694 – Service provided includes offering our neighbors in need a hand up, not a hand out by giving them the help and resources needed for long-term change.

EKAN Weatherization – (785)242-7453 – Services provided include assisting in weatherizing homes to help with heating/cooling costs.

LIEAP DCF – 616 Brown Ave, Osawatomie – (913)755-2162 – Apply in JAN. Application end in March.

Osawatomie Baptist Church – (913)755-3483- Assistance with utilities.

Osawatomie First Presbyterian Church- (913)755-3964 – Assistance with Utilities.

PACA – (913)294-3600 – Assistance with Utilities.

Salvation Army Share the Warmth – (913)937-7312 or 1(800) 336-4547 X368 – Assistance with Utilities.

United Methodist Church Osawatomie – (913)755-4774 – Assistance with Utilities (CANNOT HELP IF UTILIIES ARE TURNED OFF)

1st Christian Church Louisburg – (913)837-4760 – 602 N. 1st Street- Assistance with Utilities

101 E. Peoria, Paola, KS 66071 913-259-3655