Category Archives: Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

Community Health Center

Shawnee County Health Agency

Main Clinic
1615 SW 8th Avenue
Topeka, KS  66606  (m)
Phone: (785) 251-2000
Fax: (785) 251-2098

California Clinic
2025 SE California
Topeka, KS  66607 (m)
Phone: (785) 251-2000
Fax: (785) 251-4014


Alice Weingartner, Director

Mission Statement: To provide quality, barrier-free health care services that are accessible, affordable and accountable

Hours: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wednesday


  • Primary health care for children and adults
  • Prenatal services
  • Family planning
  • Behavioral Health
  • Referrals
  • Women’s Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Kan Be Healthy (KBH) and well child screenings

Eligibility: All residents of Shawnee County are eligible. A discounted fee is available for some services.  Proof of income is required to determine discounted fee.

How to Apply: Schedule and Appointment by calling (785) 251-2000

Fees: Services available at a discount based on an income assessment. Medicaid, Medicare and many private insurance plans accepted.

Funding: Federal and State grants, local taxes and fees for services

Valeo Behavioral Health Care

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5401 SW 7th
Topeka, KS 66606
Phone: (785) 233-1730
24 Hour Crisis Line: (785) 234-3300
Fax: (785) 233-0085


Bill d. Persinger Jr., Chief Executive Officer 

Mission Statement: To be the provider of choice for mental wellness and recovery services for the people of our community, our state, and our nation by providing:  The Right Amount of Service to The Right Person at The Right Time with The Right Outcomes for The Right Cost.

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


  • Valeo Crisis Center 
    400 SW Oakley
    Topeka,KS 66606
  • Outpatient Services
    330 SW Oakley
    Topeka,KS 66606
  • Community Support Services
    2401 SW 6th Street
    Topeka,KS 66606


  • Crisis Intake
  • Crisis Diversion
  • Crisis Housing
  • Substance and Gambling Addictions Treatment
  • Adult Psychotherapy
  • Medical Services and Primary Care Clinic
  • Mental Health Screening
  • Case Management
  • Community Based Rehabilitation
  • Supported Education
  • Supported Employment
  • Expressive Therapies
  • Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • In – Home Support
  • Peer Support
  • Transitional Housing for special populations
  • Residential Care
  • Family Psychoeducation

Eligibility: Adults 18+ who live, work, or own property in Shawnee County.  All Valeo Behavioral Health Care Services require an assessment and open chart. Special population’s accommodations.

How to Apply:  Call Crisis Intake and Assessment (785) 233-1730 ext 3200

Fees: Sliding scale or billed to third party insurers

Funding: Medicaid / Medicare, state aid, state and federal grants, fees, donations

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Sunflower Alcohol Safety Action Project

112 SE 7th Street, Suite F
Topeka, KS  66603 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-1415
Fax: (785) 232-5648

Chris Noble, Project Coordinator

Mission Statement:  Providing evaluation and education services, pre-sentence recommendations and probationary services for drinking / drug offenders to the courts

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


  • To provide alcohol and drug evaluations to all court referrals of Driving under the Influence offenders and other alcohol/drug offenders
  • To make recommendations to the District Attorney and / or the court on all Driving Under the Influence offenders for the purpose of referring to education or treatment
  • Conduct an Alcohol and Drug Information School for both adults and juveniles

Eligibility: Court referral

How to Apply: Through the judicial process or self application

Fees: Established by state or court referrals

Funding: Client fees, donations, Third Judicial District Court budget

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Sims-Kemper Clinical Counseling

1701 SW Medford Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-0666
Fax: (785) 233-8065

Shirley Murray, Executive Director

Mission Statement:  Sims – Kemper Clinical Counseling & Recovery Services is a regional resource providing evaluation, education and treatment for problems with alcohol, drugs and / or gambling. Our goal is to promote individual growth, healthy families, and positive lifestyles.

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Group sessions: weekdays, evenings, Saturday mornings


  • Alcohol Education Classes
  • Evaluations, continuing care and relapse prevention
  • Outpatient drug, alcohol and compulsive gambling treatment
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment
  • Group and/or individual treatment for men, women, adolescent

Eligibility: Persons with substance and / or gambling problems and their families

How to Apply: Call (785) 233-0666 for appointment

Fees:  Call for information

Funding:  Third party insurance, Medicaid and self – pay (Sliding Scale Available).  We also accept applicants from SB123, Shawnee County Drug Court, Fourth or More DUI Funding and Federal Block Grant

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Prevention and Recovery Services, Inc (PARS)

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2209 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS 66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 266-8666 (RPC)
Phone: (785) 266-4606 (Safe Streets)
Fax: (785) 266-3833

John Calbeck, Executive Director


Mission Statement: Shawnee Regional Prevention and Recovery Services (PARS) is a not – for – profit, voluntary health organization. PARS is committed to helping make our community a place where people of all ages are safe, connected with others and free from the effects of substance abuse.

Prevention and Recovery Services has two divisions, the Regional Prevention Center and Safe Streets. The Regional Prevention Center, or RPC, provides assistance and education regarding substances and related behaviors to youth, families, schools, businesses and the community. Safe Streets works to create a healthier community by addressing substance abuse and crime through prevention education and citizen empowerment.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Friday, Evenings by appointment


  • Alcohol, tobacco and other drug information
  • Technical assistance to schools and communities
  • Positive Action consultation and assistance to schools
  • Interpretation of Communities that Care survey data
  • Consultations on prevention and intervention activities
  • Youth alcohol and drug evaluations
  • Regional alcohol and drug awareness resource
  • Safe Streets Coalition
  • Safest Capital City Team
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Safe Property Management
  • Mediation for neighborhood disputes
  • Youth Program — The Force
  • Workshops and presentation

Eligibility: Available to everyone

How to Apply: Call or write for information

Fees: Vary based upon programs

Funding: The United Way of Greater Topeka, the City of Topeka and Shawnee County Alcohol and Drug Program Funds, and Kansas Department of Children and Families / Addiction and Prevention Services

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New Dawn Wellness and Recovery Center

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4015 SW 21st Street
Topeka, KS 66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 266-0202
Fax: (785) 267-3439

Nancy Lollman, Director

 Mission Statement: To provide the best service possible for those with substance abuse, addictions, or gambling problems.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 7:30 pm, with weekend hours available


  • Assessments and referrals
  • Outpatient and intensive outpatient addiction treatment
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Evidenced based practices
  • Licensed professional counselors
  • Individualized treatment plans for the client
  • Specialized treatment for women, men and adolescents
  • Gambling assessments and specialized counseling

Eligibility: Individual must be 13 years old or older

How to Apply: Call (785) 266-0202

Fees: Sliding scale available for qualified individual.  Arrangements must be made in advance

Funding: Insurance, Medicaid, and Self pay, State Funding if eligibility is met

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New Beginnings Health Care, P.A.

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5315 SW 7th Street
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-7138
Fax: (785) 233-7089

Kenneth Hagen, LSCSW, Practice Manager




Mission Statement: At New Beginnings we help people restore balance in their lives. We offer a safe place where people can be heard and understood

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


  • Diagnostic and psychiatric consultation
  • Medication management
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Psychotherapy including couples, families and individuals
  • Psychological testing
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eligibility: Services for adults and adolescents

How to Apply: (785) 233-7138

Fees: (785) 233-7138 for information

Funding: Insurance, private pay, and Medicare

Mirror, Inc


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Residential Reentry Center
2201 SE 25th Street
Topeka, KS  66605 (m)
Phone: (785) 783-3274
Fax: (785) 215-6087

Ken McGill
, VP Correctional Program
Mary Handley, Director of Federal Programs

Mission Statement: Mirror’s mission is that through broad – based partnerships, we will provide substance abuse, correctional, and other community health and human services to people in need.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Reentry Center Hours: 24 hour


  • Mirror, Inc. offers a comprehensive array of programming to individuals, communities and government entities. Continuum of care is available for those participating in the Residential Reentry Center program.  These services are provided to individuals involved in the criminal justice system through contracts we have entered into with the US Bureau of Prisons and US Probation to assist individuals in successful re-entry into society after incarceration.  Our correctional programs also provide services for individuals who are supervised by the US Probation Office in Kansas.
  • Mirror serves as a regional Residential Reentry Center for Federal Offenders releasing from Federal Bureau of Prisons and returning to Topeka, KS and surrounding areas.  These individuals are placed at the Residential Reentry Center in order to complete the remainder of their term of incarceration and to begin their transition to the community by obtaining and maintaining gainful employment, suitable, approved housing, obtain needed support services in the community, and reintegrate into family dynamics. Also, individuals transition from the Federal Bureau of Prisons to the jurisdiction of the US Probation Office.  The goal of this program is to assist offenders in developing skills necessary for a successful transition into the community and to assist them in becoming a productive member of the community.

Eligibility: Referral from United States Probation or Federal Bureau of Prisons

Fees: Clients pay a portion of the cost through subsistence (a percentage of income from employment)

Funding Sources: United States Justice Department

Kansas National Guard


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Joint Substance Abuse
Prevention Program
Armed Forces Reserve Center
Bldg 688, Rm 155, Forbes Field
Topeka, KS  66619 (m)
Phone: (785) 861-3933
Fax: (785) 861-3952

Sgt. 1st Class – Matthew Rubin, Prevention Coordinator

Mission Statement:  To provide prevention training, outreach to military families, and treatment resources to military members in an effort to increase military discipline, individual performance, and combat readiness.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
24 hour Hotline: (785) 640-1805


  • Providing prevention education to units and families
  • Assisting service members and their dependents with finding proper treatment facilities for both self-referrals and board directed referral
  • Working with service members and their dependents to reduce the abuse of substance or activities that are harmful to the welfare of the service member and their family members’ well-being

Eligibility: Member/dependent of the Kansas Army or Air National Guard

How to Apply: Contact us at (785) 861-3933 or (785) 640-1805

Fees:  Varies from facility to facility

Funding:  Tri-Care / sliding scale

Kansas Family Partnership, Inc

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5942 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS 66614-2539 (m)
Phone: (785) 266-6161
Toll Free: (800) 206-7231
Fax: (785) 266-6149

Michelle Voth, Executive Director

Mission Statement: To promote positive youth behaviors by supporting diverse Kansas families and communities through education, networking and advocacy

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Friday


  • Kansas Family Partnership coordinates alcohol and other drug programming such as statewide awareness campaigns (Red Ribbon Week)
  • Kansas Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
  • Provides training and workshops on drug prevention issues
  • Houses a free statewide resource center of alcohol and other drug materials and videos
  • Provides logistical coordination for statewide committees and meetings

Eligibility: No direct services to individual clients provided

How to Apply: Contact Maria Torrez Anderson for more information about programs.  Contact Nicole Stejskal for more information about resource center

Fees: Printed materials offered at no cost. Videos available for check-out

Funding:   State and Federal grants, fees, donations, and private foundations

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Heartland Clinical Consultants

Location #1
5040 SW 28th Street, Suite F
Topeka, KS 66614 (m)
Phone: (785) 272-2266
Fax: (785) 273-9972

Location #2
544 Columbia Drive, Suite 3B
Lawrence, KS 66049 (m)
Phone: (785) 842-7296

Jody Koerner, Clinical Social Worker
Larry Huey, LSCSW

Mission Statement:  To help people achieve a successful and healthy balance in their lives

Hours:   8:00 am – 8:00 pm, Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Saturday


  • Batterers Intervention Program
  • Anger Management Treatment
  • Sex Offender Treatment – psychological evaluations and group therapy
  • Substance Abuse Evaluations for DUI, OUI, DWI and possession offenses
  • Substance Abuse / Chemical Dependency Education and Treatment Services
  • Alcohol and Drug Information School
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Cognitive Life – skills Training / Development
  • Victim’s Services – for victims of domestic battery, sexual, emotional or physical trauma
  • Theft Offender Program
  • Employee Assistance Programs – network affiliate
  • Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) services, as required by DOT

How to Apply:  (785) 272-2266

Fees:  Free Brief telephone consultation to help determine if these services are right for you.  Outpatient Mental Health fees:  $120.00 for initial session and $90.00 for following sessions.  Most major insurances accepted.  Visa and Master Card are accepted.  Some clients choose to self – pay.  Employee Assistance Programs:  EAP programs are funded totally by the Employer.  There are no funds collected from the employee. Professional Life Coaching fees:  This is a Self Pay program.  Visa and Master Card are accepted.  There is a significant discount for prepay.

Friends of Recovery

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6422 Santa Fe Drive.
Overland Park, KS 66202 (m)
Phone: (913) 722-0367
Toll Free: (800) 722-0366
Fax: (913) 722-6325



730 N Waco
Wichita, KS 67203 (m)

Kathleen Wright, Executive Director
John Agnew, Program Coordinator, Wichita
Leigh Anne Larson, Program Coordinator, Overland Park

Mission Statement: To support and collaborate with Oxford Houses in Kansas, which are self-supporting, democratically-operated homes for recovering individuals. Friends of Recovery and Oxford House will assist these individuals to attain and sustain recovery from substance addiction.

Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday


  • Case management
  • Conflict mediation
  • Community presentations, including civic and faith organizations
  • Community liaison services
  • Advocacy and support 
  • Topeka Locations – Oxford Houses
  • Crossroads: 1600 SW College Avenue 66606 (m), (785) 408-5633
  • Lane: 1730 SW Washburn 66606 (m), (785) 235-2917
  • Unity: 1531 Topeka Boulevard 66612 (m), (785) 357-4919
  • Washburn: 5401 SW 28th  66614 (m), (785) 228-3868
  • **Willow Park: 804 SW Lindenwood 66606 (m), (785) 235-6916
  • **Holly: 1128 Medford  66604 (m), (785) 235-0050
    **Women’s houses

Eligibility: Must be in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction

How to Apply: Contact Kathleen Wright at the number listed above for complete list of Oxford Houses in the Topeka area

Fees: None to apply to an Oxford House. Deposit and rent due upon acceptance into Oxford House

Funding: Addiction and Prevention Services (AAPS) grant, Johnson County Alcohol Tax Fund Grant, donations

Educational Opportunities Unlimited, LLC

2348 SW Topeka Boulevard , Suite 101
Topeka, KS, 66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 228-9800
Toll Free: (877) 861-7078
Fax: (785) 232-8304

Paul Costigan, CEO

Mission Statement:  To prevent and treat chemical dependency and abuse through strategies that meets the needs of individuals, families, and communities

Hours: Monday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 9:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Weekend’s by appointment only

Hiawatha Office:
202 S 6th Street, Lower Level
Hiawatha, KS  66434 (m)
Phone: (785) 742-2400
Fax: (785) 742-2227


  • Adult and Adolescent treatment programs
  • Intensive Outpatient services
  • Alcohol / Drug Information School
  • Women’s Group
  • Individual Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • SAP – DOT

Eligibility: People who are seeking treatment for alcohol or drug related issues. Services may be provided following an evaluation with recommendations for different levels of care, including outpatient, intensive outpatient, individual relapse prevention, gender issues, more specifically women’s empowerment group

How to Apply: Call office at (785) 228-9800 to schedule an appointment for assessment.

Fees:  Sliding scale based upon ability to pay

Funding: Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and other insurances.  Private pay and sliding scale fee scale

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance


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PO Box 4335
Topeka, KS 66604-0335
Phone: (785) 272-1360 or (785) 286-2542
Fax: (785) 272-1360 or (785) 286-2542

Barb Bowers, Volunteer

Mission Statement: We have been there, we can help

Hours: Vary according to meetings


  • Education and support for persons with depression or bipolar disorder, their families and support person
  • Peer support group for mood disorders
  • Free quarterly news card.  Call (785) 272-1360 or (785) 286-2542 or send email with name and postal address to get free program news card and also to be added to the quarterly Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Topeka news card mailing list
  • Related free pamphlets regarding Depression and Bipolar Disorders
  • Related Mood Disorder books available to be checked out for 30 days by attendee
  • Meetings at Valeo, 330 SW Oakley (m), Lower Conference Room, bimonthly:
  • 1st Wednesday, 6:30 pm – Discussion
  • 3rd Wednesday, 6:30 pm – Education, Speakers, & Discussion (Please be prompt, as doors to Valeo close at 7:00 pm)

Eligibility: Over 18 years of age

How to Apply: Contact Bryce Miller or Barb Bowers at numbers listed above

Fees: None

Funding:  Donations and grants

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Brookside Mental Health and Family Services

3601 SW 29th Street, Suite 217
Topeka, KS 66614 (m)
Phone: (785) 272-8808
Fax: (785) 272-0814

Mary Ann Dugan, LSCSW, CFT

Mission Statement: To improve the lives of individuals and families through mental health services

Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Thursday


  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Blended family therapy
  • Anxiety therapy
  • Depression therapy
  • Addiction therapy
  • Step parenting counseling

Eligibility: None

How to Apply: (785) 272-8808 for an appointment

Fees: Insurance – $150.00 per hour

Funding: Most major insurance accepted

Breakthrough House, Inc

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525 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS  66603 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-6807
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Fax: (785) 232-0751

Lynn Davis, Interim Executive Director


Mission Statement: To empower individuals with mental illness to function more independently in their social, living and working environments and to secure decent, safe and affordable housing for them in Shawnee County

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday : Clubhouse 8:00 am – 4 :00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (closed Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday)


  • Breakthrough House Clubhouse: (1201 Van Buren m) open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm: Provides peer interaction, daily group activities, occasional outings, and meals in a non – clinical setting. Members participating in settings policy and running the programs that focus on reestablishing themselves into society. Transportation to and from clubhouse is available for members. Meals are provided free for members. On thanksgiving. Christmas and Mondays, meals are free and also open to the community. Weekday meals are served at Noon. Holiday meals are served at 1:00 pm. Membership application can be picked up at the clubhouse. Call (785) 232-6960 for more information
  • Housing: Breakthrough Residential Services offers the option of group home living or independent apartment living in Topeka.
  • Reprehensive Payee Services: offers Payee Services under the authorization of the Social Security Administration and / or the Veterans Administration. All Payee consumers must have a mental illness diagnosis, be at least 18 years if age, and receiving either SSI, SSDI, Social Security Retirement or a VA pension.
  • Eligibility:  Persons residing in the Shawnee County area who have a mental illness diagnosis and are 18 years of age or older.
  • How to Apply: Call Clubhouse (785) 232-6930, Residential (785) 232-6807, or Payee Services (785) 232-6807
  • Fees: Breakthrough House Clubhouse – none.  Payee services are $41.00 per month.  Housing rates vary – please call. 
  • Funding: Mental Health Block Grant, Topeka / Shawnee County Social Services Grants and private donations

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Behavioral Health Services at Stormont-Vail West

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3707 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 270-4600
Fax: (785) 270-4601

Julie DeJean, Administrative Director

Mission Statement: Working together to improve the health of our community

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact (785) 270-4600 for admissions information


  • Child and Adolescent Inpatient Program: With an average length of stay of 3 to 5 days, this program serves patients up to 17 years of age focusing on short – term crisis stabilization using therapeutic interventions, groups and activities
  • Adult Inpatient Program: This program focuses on acute, short – term crisis stabilization using psycho – educational groups and activities with an average length of stay of 3 – 5 days.  The program includes individualized treatment planning with a multidisciplinary approach, discharge planning and continuity of care with community providers.  Access is limited to adult voluntary admissions over the age of 18
  • Senior Diagnostic and Treatment Center – located at Stormont Vail HealthCare, 1500 SW 10th (m), 6-West, (785) 354-6695:  A 16-bed unit providing psychiatric assessment, treatment and discharge
  • The substance abuse program offers two levels of treatment.  If a patient needs a higher level of care, and is eligible, the intensive outpatient program is available and offers up to three hours of group meetings per day, four times per week.  After completing intensive outpatient treatment, the patient continues the substance abuse program through outpatient treatment which meets 3 hours, 1 day per week

Eligibility: Available to anyone

How to Apply: Call for information or appointment

Fees: For counseling programs, insurance reimbursement, sliding scale

Funding:  Insurance and client fees

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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)


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Greater Topeka Area AA
2100 SW Central Park Ave
Topeka, KS 66611 (m)
Help Line: (785) 235-2226





Mission Statement:  To stay sober and to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety

Hours:  24 hours a day, 7 days a week message phone


  • AA meetings 7 days a week
  • Offers various meeting times every day

Eligibility: A desire to stop drinking

How to Apply:  (785) 235-2226 for time and place of meetings or access the webpage at for a schedule

Fees: None

Funding: Self-supporting through contributions