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Problem Solving Index

ABUSE AND NEGLECT
Kansas Crisis Hotline (888) 363-2287

ADDICTIONS
(see also Substance Abuse)

ADOPTION SERVICES
Kansas Children’s Service League
Catholic Charities

AGING SERVICES

AGRICULTURE
K-State Research and Extension Office
Shawnee County Conservation Office
Topeka Common Ground Project

AIDS / HIV

ALCOHOLISM
(see Substance Abuse)

ANIMAL

BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

CANCER
(see Medical: Specific Diseases)

CHEMICAL DEPENDANCY
(see Substance Abuse)

CHILD CARE

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT
Kansas Department for Children and Families

CHILDREN 0 – 12 Years
(see also Youth)

CLOTHING
(see Emergency Assistance)

COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION
Community Action
Doorstep
Elderly Services
Harvesters Community Food Network

CONSERVATION
K-State Research and Extension Office
Shawnee County Conservation District

CONSUMER PROTECTION
Better Business Bureau
Housing and Credit Counseling

COUNSELING
(see also Mental Health)

CREDIT PROBLEMS
(see Financial Management)

CRIME PREVENTION
Safe Streets

CRIME VICTIMS
(see Victims)

DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED
Red Carpet Library Services
Topeka Shawnee County Public Library

DEMOGRAPHICS
(see Planning)

DENTAL SERVICES
Marian Dental Clinic

DISABLED

DISASTER SERVICES
American Red Cross
The Salvation Army

DISCRIMINATION
Kansas Human Rights Commission
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgendered

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
(see Abuse and Neglect)

DRIVERS LICENSE
Driver’s License Exam Station
3907 SW Burlingame Road
Topeka, KS 66609 (m)
Tuesday – Friday 7:00 am – 5:45 pm
Phone: (785) 266-7380

DRUG ABUSE
(see Substance Abuse)

DRUNK DRIVING
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Sunflower Alcohol Safety Action Project

EDUCATION

LITERACY
Let’s Help
Topeka Literacy Council

NUTRITION
4-H Youth Development
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education
Health Wise 55
Health Department

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE RESPONSE
Lifeline Toll Free: (800) 432-2951 ext 6333

EMPLOYMENT

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
Adult Education Center
Community Action
El Centro
Topeka Literacy Council
LULAC Senior Center

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Environmental Health Services
K-State Research and Extension
Shawnee County Conservation District

EXERCISE
(see also Recreation)
Arthritis Foundation
Health Wise 55
Rossville Senior Center
Senior Adult Program
YMCA Youth Sports Programs

FAMILY
(see Parenting)

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

FIRE SAFETY
Kansas State Fire Marshal Y-FIRE
Safe Streets

FOOD ASSISTANCE
(see Commodity Distribution and / or Emergency Assistance)

FOOD STAMPS
Kansas Department for Children and Families

FOOD SUPPLEMENTS
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

FOSTER CARE

GAY / LESBIAN
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians, Gay, Bisexuals and Transgendered
Positive Connections

GED
(see Education)

GOVERNMENT
Adaptive Recreation and Inclusive Services
District Attorney, 3rd Judicial District
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability
Kansas Department for Children and Families
Kansas Department of Revenue
Kansas State Fire Marshal
K-State Research and Extension Office
Shawnee County Conservation District
Shawnee County Emergency Management
Social Security Administration
Topeka Police Department

GRIEF / BEREAVEMENT SERVICES
Heartland Hospice
Grief and Loss Service, Midland Care
Saint Jude Hospice

HEAD START
Community Action Head Start Program
Sheldon Child Development Center – Head Start

HEALTH – HOME HEALTH
Brewster at Home
Comfort Keepers
Home Health Services, Midland Care
PRN Home Health and Hospice
Saint Jude Hospice

HOMELESS RESOURCES

HOSPICE
Heartland Hospice
Hospice Services, Midland Care
PRN Home Health and Hospice
Saint Jude Hospice

HOSPITALS
Saint Francis Health Center
Stormont Vail Health Care
Veterans Affairs of Eastern Kansas

HOUSING

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

INSPECTIONS
Environmental Health Services

INTERPRETER SERVICES
Washburn International Information (785-670-1051)

JOBS
(see Employment)

JUVENILES
(see Youth)

LEARNING DISORDERS
Family Service and Guidance Center
TARC

LEGAL SERVICES
Kansas Legal Services
Washburn Law Clinic
YWCA Center of Safety and Empowerment

LIBRARY SERVICES
Red Carpet Library Services
Topeka Shawnee County Public Library

LICENSES / PERMITS

LONG-TERM CARE
(see Nursing Homes)
Long Term Care Ombudsman

MEALS
Let’s Help
Meals on Wheels
The Salvation Army
Topeka Rescue Mission

MEDICAL

MEDICARE
Social Security Administration

MEETING ROOMS
Antioch Family Life Center
Community Resources Council
Saint Francis Health Center
Topeka Shawnee County Public Library
YWCA

MENTAL HEALTH
(see also Counseling)

NEIGHBORHOOD ISSUES
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Safe Streets
Topeka Police Department

NURSING HOMES

NUTRITION EDUCATION
(see Education)

PARENTING

PLANNING
City of Topeka Planning Department
Community Resources Council
Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce
United Way of Greater Topeka

PREGNANCY

RAPE VICTIMS
Stormont Vail SANE / SART
YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment

RECREATION
(see also Exercise)
Adaptive Recreation and Inclusion Services
East Topeka Senior Center
LULAC Senior Center
Papan’s Landing Senior Center
Senior Adult Program
Shawnee County Parks and Recreation
Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy
Topeka Common Ground Project
YMCA
YWCA

RENTERS’ RESOURCES
ERC Resource and Referral
Housing and Credit Counseling

SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Auburn – Washburn USD 437 (785-862-0419)
Kaw Valley USD 321 (785-437-2254)
Seaman USD 345 (785-575-8600)
Shawnee Heights USD 450 (785-379-5800)
Silver Lake USD 372 (785-582-4026)
Topeka Public Schools USD 501 (785-575-6100)

SENIOR CENTERS
East Topeka Senior Center
LULAC Senior Center
Papan’s Landing Senior Center
Rossville Senior Citizen Center
Silver Lake Senior Center

SENIOR CITIZENS
(see Aging Services)

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

SMALL BUSINESS
Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce
GO Topeka / Entrepreneurial and Minority Business
Heartland Visioning
IBSA

SOCIAL SECURITY
Social Security Administration

SPANISH SPEAKING
(see Interpreter Services)

SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Alcoholics Anonymous
Educational Opportunities Unlimited, LLC
Friends of Recovery
Heartland Clinical Consultants
Kansas National Guard Prevention Program
Mirror Inc Residential Reenty Program
New Beginnings Health Care
New Dawn Wellness and Recovery Center
Prevention and Recovery Services
Sims-Kemper Clinical Counseling
Sunflower Alcohol Safety
Valeo Behavioral Health Care

SUPPORT GROUPS
Alcoholics Anonymous
Al-Anon / Alateen Family Groups
Alzheimer’s Association of Topeka
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
Arthritis Foundation
Caring Pregnancy Options
Center for Community Support and Research for Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Emotions Anonymous
Family Service and Guidance Center
Friends of Recovery
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Older Kansan Employment Program
Positive Connections
Traumatic Brain Injury

TAX ASSISTANCE
AARP
Community Action
Elderly Services
Kansas Department of Revenue
K-State Research and Extension Office

TEENS
(see Youth)

TORNADO SAFETY
Shawnee County Emergency Management

TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
(see Disabled Transportation; see Aging Services Transportation)
LIFT Service (785-783-7000)
Topeka Metro – Bus System (785-783-7000)

UTILITY ASSISTANCE
(see Emergency Assistance)

VETERANS’ SERVICES
American Red Cross
Veterans Affairs of Eastern Kansas

VICTIMS’ SERVICES
Adult Protective Services
Mothers Against Drink Driving
Life House Child Advocacy Center
Topeka Police Department
YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment

VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS
4-H Youth Development
Antioch Family Life Center
Foster Grandparents Program
Friendly Visitors
Habitat for Humanity
Junior Achievement
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Meals on Wheels
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
RSVP of Shawnee and Douglas County
Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy
Topeka Common Ground Project
United Way
YMCA
YWCA

WEATHERAZATION
Community Action

YOUTH
(see also Children)

Prairie Land Foods

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Phone: (785) 845-7222, John Roberts
Toll Free: (800) 998-9436
Website: prairielandfood.com
Email: june@prairielandfood.com

Prairie Land Food partners with churches, schools, and community organizations to create “host sites” to make picking up your purchases as convenient as possible. At a savings of up to 50% off retail prices.

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Topeka Rescue Mission

600 N Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66608 (m)

Phone: (785) 354-1744

Hours: 
Monday – Friday:

Breakfast 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Dinner 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm


Saturday:

Brunch 10:30 – 11:00 am
Dinner 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Sunday:
Breakfast 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Dinner 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

New Hope Baptist – Food Pantry

404 SW Polk Street
Topeka, KS 66603 (m)

Phone: (785) 220-1123

Requirements: Photo ID required at each visit and SS card required for each person in home. May go two times per month
 
Hours: 1st & 3rd Saturdays of every month between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; 2nd & 4th Mondays of every month between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hope House

Oakland Church of the Nazarene
940 NE Michigan Avenue
Topeka, KS 66616 (m)

Phone: (785) 357-5230 Larry; or (785) 220-6875 Matt

Requirements: none
 
Hours: 2nd and last Sunday of every month. Available anytime by appointment.

Tribal Victim Services Program

The Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) and the Tribal Victims Assistance Program, formerly housed in the Potawatomi Police Department, have merged into one program called the Tribal Victim Services Program.  The program serves enrolled members of federally recognized tribes who are victims of family violence or sexual assault. Offices are located in the Social Services Department that is in the east wing of the PBP Health Center.

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)/Foster Care/Family Preservation/Child Protective Services (CPS) Program

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16281 Q Road
Mayetta KS 66509-8970 (m)
Phone: (785) 966-4000
Website: pbpindiantribe.com
Email: info@pbpnation.org

 

The ICWA/Foster Care/Family Preservation/CPS program provides services to protect the integrity of PBPN families and to ensure that the Nation’s children live in safe and healthy environments. A goal of the program is to help keep youth with their families and to provide social services resources when needed.  The program also assists with the location of placement alternatives for youth that follow ICWA preferences, and also provides community training in family preservation through parenting classes.

Adult Social Services Program

DCF

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Central Office
Kansas Department for Children and Families

Office of the Secretary
915 SW Harrison Street
Topeka, Kansas 66612 (m)
Toll Free: (888) 369-4777
TTY: (785) 296-1491
Website: dcf.ks.gov

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Adult Social Services program is designed to promote personal responsibility, family unity, economic and social stability in an effort of promoting the wellness of each adult tribal member in the community.  The program assists members in locating resources to meet individual or family needs, provides tribal members who have IIM accounts with prompt, quality services, and provides social work assessments and recommendations for tribal members when needed.  In addition, the program provides services including code revisions to the PBPN judicial court and tribal police department to better meet the Nation’s needs.

Community Health Representative Program

Phone:  (785) 966-8360
Fax:  (785) 966-8389

The mission of the Community Health Representative (CHR) program is to be an advocate and facilitator for individuals and families to gain access to comprehensive health care services.  Some of the duties in the CHR office include home health visits, helping schedule medical appointments and co-sponsoring community blood drives.  The program serves any enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe within the service area of Jackson County. The office is located in the Social Services Department that is housed on the east wing of the Pottawatomie Health Center.

Three Rivers, Inc

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504 Miller Drive
Wamego, KS 66547-0408 (m)
Phone:
 (785) 966-8344
Website: threeriversinc.org

Three Rivers, Inc. is a center for Independent Living governed by the Rehabilitation Act of 1974, has a branch office in the PBPN Social Services Department.  The nonprofit organization has six locations and serves more than nine counties in northeast Kansas.  It assists individuals with all types of disabilities who are interested in learning skills and receiving support that will assist them in a greater quality of life.

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Vocational Rehabilitation Program

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Social Services Department
Prairie Band Potawatomi Health Center, East Wing
11400 158 Road
Mayetta, Kansas 66509 (m)

A staff of three oversees the program that is dedicated to assisting American Indians with disabilities in achieving meaningful and gainful employment.  The program began in 2000 and is made possible by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and a grant from the Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration.

Alcohol & Drug Program

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16281 Q Road
Mayetta KS 66509-8970 (m)
Phone:
(785) 966-8350
Fax:
(785) 966-8386
Website: pbpindiantribe.com
Email: 
info@pbpnation.org

The Alcohol & Drug Program utilizes diverse treatment approaches including the biological/psychological/social model of addictive disease, the Developmental Process of Recovery, self-help programs, motivational interviewing, strength-based methods and Red Road.  Staff recognizes the importance of their clients reconnecting with community, culture, and their spirituality as essential components of recovery.  The program serves the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation community and Native Americans in the surrounding region.  Three state certified addiction counselors are available and are all housed in the Social Services Department that is located on the east wing of the Potawatomi Health Center.

Womble Carlyle Pro Bono Veterans Project

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Phone: (919) 755-2100
Email: kalennon@wcsr.com
Website: wcsr.com

 

Extraordinary client service is a hallmark of Womble Carlyle. We provide value by combining professional skill, technology, and a thorough understanding of our clients’ needs to deliver high quality, cost-effective and responsive services.

Your Congressional Representatives
www.contactingthecongress.org

Find your members of congress by clicking on your state on the map or by filling out the form. Call the senator’s D.C. office; ask who handles veterans’ issues there; then ask to speak to that person. Having a high-ranking senator and his staff working on your side can open previously closed doors and fix once broken situations.  Note, though, that these people are extremely short on time.  Before calling, make sure you can summarize your entire situation in 30 seconds or less, ending with the question: “Can you help me?”  If you can’t do it in 30 seconds, practice in front of a mirror until you can.  Let the senator’s veterans’ advocate ask the follow-up questions.  If you ramble, they will not assist you.

 

Note: One of the first questions will be: “Do you have all of your military and VA papers, including your medical, discharge and military performance papers?”  Do not call until the answer to that question is yes.  Also, once you obtain your papers, never send the originals to anyone.

Additional Resources

The Los Angeles chapter of Volunteers of America (www.voala.org) has provided this list of organizations offering free assistance with food, housing, clothing, medical care, rehabilitation and other needs:

 

www.joshuakors.com/listoforganizations.xls
List compiled by reporter Joshua Kors (joshua@joshuakors.com, www.joshuakors.com) with contributions from Bob Handy of Veterans United for Truth (bhandy@vuft.org, www.vuft.org); Congressman Bob Filner, former chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; Katherine Moore of the Jewish Vocational Services of Los Angeles (KMoore@jvsla.org, www.jvsla.org); and generous Huffington Post readers.

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Swords to Plowshares

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1060 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 252-4788
Website: stp-sf.org
Email: supportvets@stp-sf.org

 

 

Swords to Plowshares provides legal assistance to low-income veterans who are in San Francisco.  The group also helps vets who are filing disability claims with the VA.  It provides
counseling to wounded and traumatized soldiers as well as housing and employment training.

Soldiers who live outside San Francisco are encouraged to call anyway.  The knowledgeable staff can direct you to assistance in your area.

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Veterans Legal Support Center (VLSC)

John Marshall Law School

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The John Marshall Law School
315 S Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 427-2737 ext 346
Website: jmls.edu
Email: vlsc@jmls.edu

The VLSC is one of the nation’s first law school clinics dedicated solely to addressing the legal needs of veterans seeking their benefits from VA.

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Urban Justice Center – Veteran Advocacy Project

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Veterans and Service Members Project
123 William St., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (646) 602-5620
Email: cculhane@urbanjustice.org

Coco Culhane, Project Coordinator

Veteran Advocacy provides free civil legal services to low-income veterans. We focus on providing access to housing, health care, and income to those with PTSD and other mental health issues.

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Lawyers Serving Warriors (LSW)

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Website: LawyersServingWarriors.org
Email: LawyersServing@nvlsp.org
Phone: (202) 265-8305 ext 152

LSW is a project of National Veterans Legal Services Program that provides free legal services to U.S. military personnel and veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan, and who need help with disability, discharge or veterans benefits cases.

 

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National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP)

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PO Box 65762
Washington, DC 20035

Phone: (202) 265-8305
Website: nvlsp.org
Email: info@nvlsp.org

NVLSP provides legal information and assistance for veterans, survivors of veterans, and veterans’ advocates who are seeking service-related VA benefits.

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National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates (NOVA)

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1425 K St NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 587-5708
Website: vetadvocates.org

NOVA maintains a directory of lawyers who practice Veterans law.  Simply visit the directory, click on your state and scroll through the names, numbers and email addresses of the lawyers in your area.

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Operation Home and Healing

Phone: (215) 382-6680
Website: operationhomeandhealing.org

Operation Home and Healing reaches out to vets shaken by the trauma of war.  The group has 140 therapists across 13 offices providing counseling to vets struggling with grief, depression, PTSD and chronic pain.  The group also provides couples therapy. The organization is based in Philadelphia and designed for families in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

Home Base Program

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Phone: (617) 724-5202
Website: homebaseprogram.org
Email: homebaseprogram@partners.org

 

Provides care to vets who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and are now suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  The program, which is located in Boston and sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital, offers high-quality medical and psychological care. Home Base also has programs for the families of wounded soldiers, helping children who are adjusting to a parent’s return and spouses who are dealing with the challenges of PTSD and TBI.

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The Pathway Home

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Toll Free: (800) 404-8387
Email: Kathy.Loughry@thepathwayhome.org
Website: thepathwayhome.org

A recovery facility for traumatized veterans, located in a scenic stretch of California’s Napa Valley.  At the facility, soldiers get a chance to cool down, learn about PTSD, and develop relaxation techniques. Receive treatment for insomnia, depression, nightmares, as well as anger, guilt and other war-related emotions.  The Pathway Home also offers couples/family therapy.

New Directions

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Phone: (310) 914-5966
Website: newdirectionsinc.org

New Directions is a resource center for veterans, located in Los Angeles. It provides an array of services, including substance abuse treatment, counseling, remedial education, job training and placement, as well as parenting and money management classes.

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Warrior Writers Project

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Lovella Calica, Director
Website: warriorwriters.org
Email: lovella@warriorwriters.org

The Warrior Writers Project brings together recent veterans and current soldiers to express themselves through art.  The organization holds workshops across the country, where soldiers write stories, create poetry, and develop art projects through photography, drawing and music. Like the Combat Paper Project, the Warrior Writers workshops have proved to be powerful experiences for many soldiers who, through art, find a way to express their feelings about their time at war.  For the locations of upcoming workshops, click here: warriorwriters.org

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Combat Paper Project

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Drew Cameron, Project Co-Director
Website: combatpaper.org
Email: drewcameron@combatpaper.org

The Combat Paper Project conducts hands-on workshops across the country where veterans take their uniforms, cut them up, process them into pulp, and use that pulp to create art.  While molding their old uniforms into something new, veterans get a chance to talk about their battlefield experiences with other vets who have been there and understand. For many soldiers, these workshops have been transformative experiences, helping them process the pain lingering from their war-time tours while reshaping their identity: from warrior to artist.

Gathering of Eagles — Laptops for Wounded Warriors

Dawn West, Program Coordinator
Email: eaglesvt@gmail.com


The Gathering of Eagles provides laptops to soldiers recovering at medical treatment centers.  Wounded soldiers can then use email and Skype to connect with family and friends while they recover from their injuries.

If you are recovering in a military medical center and need a laptop, email the organization or post a message on its Facebook page.

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USA Cares

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Toll Free: (800) 773-0387
Website: usacares.org
Email: info@usacares.org

Like Soldiers’ Angels, USA Cares connects with military families in need, providing free assistance with food, utilities, vehicle repair and rent.  The organization also connects wounded veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD with quality medical care.

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Soldiers’ Angels

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1792 E Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91104
or PO Box 758513
Topeka, KS 66675-9913

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Phone: (626) 529-5114
Voice Mail: (615) 676-0239
Fax: (626) 529-5446
Website: soldiersangels.org
Email: pbader@soldiersangels.org

 

Soldiers’ Angels is hundreds of thousands volunteers providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, veterans and their families.

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Farmer-Veteran Coalition

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Phone: (530) 756-1395
Website: farmvetco.org
Email: info@farmvetco.org

The FVC offers veteran’s training in becoming farmers.  For many vets, training on the organization’s Sacramento Valley farm is a pathway to a new career in agriculture.  For others who just need some peace after the chaos of war, the organization’s weekend retreats offer some much needed calm. The coalition has partnered with Air Compassion to fly any Iraq/Afghanistan vet to the farm for free.  For more info, check out this article from the NY Times: tradingswordsforplows

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Wall Street WarFighters

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Phone: (888) 439-3935
Website: wallstreetwarfighters.org
Email: info@wallstreetwarfighters.org

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in finance, Wall Street WarFighters can help.  The organization provides education and training to wounded vets, so they can make the transition from the battlefield to Wall Street.  Even if you don’t have a college degree, you can still call them.  The organization is designed to assist wounded soldiers.  Veterans interested in the program need at least a 10 percent disability rating from the VA.

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Jewish Vocational Service of Los Angeles (JVS) Veterans First

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Phone: (323) 904-4900 ext 3904
Fax: (323) 904-4905
Website: jvsla.org
Email: jcheng@jvsla.org

Jessica Cheng, Program Coordinator

 

JVS of LA’s Veterans First program provides career coaching to veterans, helping you assess your skills and build upon them.  The organization’s Battle Buddy Groups will give you a chance to network and receive support from people who understand.  The program is free.  And if you’re eligible, JVS can provide you with funding for additional education and job training.

JVS’ Veterans First program is available to all veterans of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and who live in the Los Angeles area.

JVS of LA’s Veterans First program provides career coaching to veterans, helping you assess your skills and build upon them.  The organization’s Battle Buddy Groups will give you a chance to network and receive support from people who understand.  The program is free.  And if you’re eligible, JVS can provide you with funding for additional education and job training.
JVS’ Veterans First program is available to all veterans of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and who live in the Los Angeles area.

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NextGenVets

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Phone: (424) 259-3803
Website: nextgenvets.org
Email: info@nextgenvets.org

NextGenVets is a job placement organization.  Go to their contact page, fill out their form, and answer questions about your education and military rank.  You’ll be placing your profile in the organization’s database.  A case worker at NextGenVets will then contact you and reach out to companies that are hiring so that they can match the right vet with the right company.

National Veterans Foundation

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Phone: (888) 777-4443
Website: www.nvf.org

Like the Wounded Warrior Project, the National Veterans Foundation offers an impressive range of free services to vets.  Call their number and speak to a NVF staff member about your situation. You can also use this link (www.nvf.org/livehelp) to chat with a staff member online. NVF will help you if you’re in crisis, need legal help, assistance with a disability claim, help finding a job, treatment for PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injury, or simply want to connect with other vets. The organization also helps military families who are having a hard time affording groceries.

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Wounded Warrior Project

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Phone: (877) 832-6997
Website: woundedwarriorproject.org
Email: alumni@woundedwarriorproject.org

The Wounded Warrior Project offers a wide range of assistance, from help collecting disability benefits, to help in healing PTSD wounds, to continuing education for a post-military life.  WWP can connect you with benefits counselors who can guide you through the VA maze.  And their programs include Project Odyssey, a retreat with fellow vets that involves hiking, kayaking and whitewater rafting.  With the WWP’s Track program, vets receive a scholarship to attend Florida State College at Jacksonville or The Alamo Colleges in San Antonio. If you call the organization’s phone number and explain your situation, the advisor will tell you about the WWP programs that are right for you.  Their staff also replies to email and to messages left on Facebook.

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Veteran’s Crisis Line

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Toll Free: (800) 273-8255
Website: veteranscrisisline.net

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call (800) 273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

 

Traumatic Brain Injury resources

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6701 W 64th Street, Suite 120
Overland Park, KS 66202 (m)

Phone: (913) 754-8883
Fax: (913) 754-8890
Website: biaks.org

Mission: Our mission is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury. Through advocacy, we bring help, hope and healing to millions of individuals living with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them.

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Survivors of Suicide/HEAL

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1500 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 354-6000
Website: stormontvail.org

Mission:
“Working together to improve the health of our community”
Vision:
Stormont-Vail HealthCare will be a national leader in providing compassionate, high quality, and efficient integrated care through collaboration that results in a healthier community.

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NAMI Kansas, Inc.
610 SW 10th St., Ste 203
Topeka, KS  66601 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-0755
Fax: (785) 2334808
Email: http://namikansas.org
Rick Cagan, Executive Director

Mission Statement: Dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by the mental illnesses by providing leadership and working in partnership with local affiliates to ensure peer support, advocacy and education.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Services:

  • Connection Recovery Support Group
  • Family Support Group
  • Family to Family Education Classes
  • Basic education Classes
  • Veterans Support Groups
  • Hoarding Support Groups
  • As well as Social Setting Groups

Call for more information about Support Groups and Education Classes near you

 

 

Look Good – Feel Better

program designed to help female cancer patients learn how to cope with the appearance-related side effects of chemo and radiation, learning techniques to help restore their appearance and self-esteem through use of make-up, wigs, scarves, etc. 785-273-4422. Free.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Support

800-779-2417
4th Thursday monthly, 5:30 pm at Cotton O’Neil Cancer Center, Call 316-266-4050 for info.
Young Adults Group, 2nd Tuesday monthly, 5:30pm. Call 316-266-4050 for location.
Pediatric Support, 4th Tuesday monthly, 6:30pm at TSCPL, call 316-266-4050 for questions.

Guest Room Program

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Phone: (785) 273-4422
Website: http://www.cancer.org/

 

Getting the best care sometimes means cancer patients must travel away from home. This can place an extra emotional and financial burden on patients and caregivers during an already challenging time. The American Cancer Society is trying to make this difficult situation easier for both cancer patients and their families through our lodging programs. Provides lodging to cancer patients who have traveled at least 50 miles from their homes to receive treatment.

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Grief Support

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Midland Care, Building A
200 SW Frazier
Topeka, KS

Phone: (785) 232-2044
Toll Free: (800) 491-3691
Website: http://www.midlandcareconnection.org/

Midland Care offers support for those who have experienced the loss of persons in their lives. These services include a Child/Teen Program (for ages 3-18), a variety of support groups, grief counseling for all ages, book discussion groups, children’s camps, and art therapy. Additional offerings include: quarterly potluck, family evenings, quarterly memorials, teen retreat and opportunities for expressive therapies.

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Gambling Helpline

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2209 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS 66611-1908
Phone: (785) 224-3503
Toll Free:
 (800) 522-4700
Email: GRANDMAMARKHAM@aol.com
Website: www.ksproblemgambling.org

Vision: The vision of the National Council on Problem Gambling is to improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling.

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Gamblers Anonymous

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St. Francis Hospital
1700 SW 7th Street, Room 8 or 9
Topeka, KS
Phone: (785) 235-1606 – Cathy
Website: http://www.ksproblemgambling.org/

 

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.