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Human Services

Central Office: 913-715-8800

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300, Olathe, Kansas 66061

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Johnson County’s Human Services department manages programs and activities that support the independence, dignity and self-sufficiency of Johnson County residents. These services and opportunities primarily target older adults, people with disabilities, low-income families, and other residents who require assistance.

Department News

Minor Home Rehabilitation Program has funds available to assist with home repairs
November 30, 2018

The Minor Home Rehabilitation Program has funds available to assist with home repairs. Income-qualified homeowners may be eligible to receive minor home rehabilitation assistance for household repairs/modifications of a health, safety or accessibility nature. 

 Typical project scopes include:

•    Electrical repairs
•    Plumbing repairs
•    Roof replacement
•    Bath modifications
•    Ramps, grab bars, adaptive equipment
•    Window and door replacement
•    Furnace/air conditioner repair or replacement

   Please refer to https://www.jocogov.org/dept/human-services/housing/minor-home-rehabilitation on this website, for eligibility and application details.

Candidates may file for 2019 Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature Election
January 15, 2019

FILING DEADLINE: Tuesday, February 05, 2019   Johnson County residents over the age of 60 (on or before Tuesday, March 12, 2019) who wish to run in the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature election may request a packet from the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) by calling 913-715-8860 or simply open and print the candidate packet here.   Candidate information will be requested, and nomination requires an intent form and a $25 filing fee made out to “KSHL” or the intent form and a petition signed by 50 county residents age 60 or older.   All documents must be completed and returned to the AAA office by 5pm February 5th to become a candidate.  Official certification notices will be emailed to candidates by Friday, February 8th.  Six delegates are chosen to represent Johnson County in the statewide Kansas Silver Haired Legislature

CANDIDATE INFORMATION TO BE POSTED: Friday, February 8, 2019 -  SHL candidate information will be posted here on www.jocogov.org/hsd starting Friday, February 8, 2019. 

ADVANCE BALLOT REQUESTS: Monday, February 20, 2019
If needed, call the Area Agency on Aging at 913-715-8860 to request an advance ballot.  It is OK to leave a message.  Please request 1 or 2 ballots, and provide first and last name of voter(s), mailing address and phone number. You will only need to make this request the first year. We will automatically send out ballots to voters on this list each election. 

Completed Advance Ballot must be returned to Area Agency on Aging by 5:00pm March 5, 2019.  

ELECTION DATE: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 . If more than 6 people file, an election for the Johnson County delegation of the Silver Haired Legislators will be held March 12th, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in room 1020, at the Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset in Olathe.  To request an election information packet, an advance ballot, or if you have questions about the SHL, call the AREA AGENCY ON AGING at 913-715-8860.

Candidate information will be available at the election site and posted on this webpage prior to the election.

Johnson County Meals on Wheels Needs Your Help
December 4, 2018

 Are you interested in being a volunteer delivering meals on wheels?

- Volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors once a week, once a month, or when available.
- Meals are delivered 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Monday - Friday
- Meals can be delivered by:
• Individuals
• Civic & other groups
• Faith community teams
• Employee teams
- Routes are available in your neighborhood
- Children are welcome to accompany parent or grandparent on the route.

 If you are interested or want additional information, please call Brandy 913-715-8859, e-mail Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.org or see our web page about Volunteer Opportunities


Johnson County Catch-a-Ride Needs Your Help!
December 4, 2018

 Are you interested in driving county residents to critical appointments?  We hope so, because Catch-a-Ride needs you! And Catch-a-Ride has a special need for drivers in rural areas such as Gardner, Spring Hill, and De Soto.

Catch-a-Ride is a completely volunteer-based program in which elders, people with a disability, and people in a major life transition are given rides to medical appointments, grocery stores/food pantries, and social service agencies. Clients are people who cannot drive themselves and do not have a network of people who can drive for them.

Volunteers can drive “anytime, anywhere” or only at certain intervals or in certain areas of the county. We are very respectful of driver needs and schedules.

 If you are interested or want additional information, please call Brandy 913-715-8859, or e-mail Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.org.

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