Lawrence Community Shelter

3655 E. 25th St
Lawrence, KS 66046

785-832-8864 Go To Website
Class of Housing: Homeless shelter open 24 hours a day 7 days a week for people living in Lawrence and Douglas County

General Information:
The Lawrence Community Shelter is the only emergency homeless shelter serving Lawrence and Douglas County in Kansas. The mission of the Lawrence Community Shelter is to provide a safe shelter, provide comprehensive services and programs that provide a path to a positive future for people who are currently experiencing or are at risk for homelessness. At full capacity, we serve 125 men, women, and children each night. Each guest is engaged by caring, informed staff concerned with meeting the guests' specific needs and offering a partnership to develop a plan to find a path to a positive future.   The path may include employment, counseling, locating a home, or entering a recovery program for substance abuse and/or mental illness treatment. Lawrence Community Shelter is committed to providing a secure environment and a sense of community to our guests.


Helpful Definitions For Lawrence Community Shelter:

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

How To Volunteer at Lawrence Community Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call Lawrence Community Shelter at 785-832-8864 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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