United Way Successful Connections

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1315 SW Arrowhead Road, Suite C
Topeka, Kansas 66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 272-0878
Fax: (785) 273-2467
Email: successful.connections@unitedwaytopeka.org

Sara HortenstineDEC Project Coordinator



Mission Statement: All families with children, prenatal to school age, in Shawnee County will have knowledge of and access to comprehensive, effective, and coordinated community support services that meet their individualized needs to achieve successful outcomes

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


  • Successful Connections has an Early Identification and Referral Team that will meet with pregnant women and families with a new baby, in order to access their needs and connect them to the support services that meet the families need
  • An Inter-agency release form is signed by parents, so that agencies can share information in order to find the best solution possible for family with multiple needs.  Community partners provide weekly updates, which is distributed among the home visitation agencies to include information on availability in the programs as well as upcoming events for families
  • Successful Connections has a community-wide data base that tracks all the families referred and our success in getting the families enrolled in the programs recommended.  This data tells us much about the needs of families in our community, how successful we are at serving these families, and trends that are important to address when writing grants and strategically planning for the future
  • Each month a Brown Bag luncheon is offered on topics that have been requested
  • Successful Connections supports the Shawnee County Early Childhood Collaboration (ECC) and the Kansas Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

Eligibility: Any pregnant woman or family with young children that live in Shawnee County looking for child development or support services.

How to Apply:  Call (785) 272-0878 to set up an appointment

Fees: None

Funding:  JJA, Community Based Child Abuse and Prevention Grant, City and County Funds and other grant funds available