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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 Applications Being Accepted
June 27, 2019

The Minor Home Rehabilitation program assists eligible Johnson County homeowners with home repairs and provides limited accessibility modifications for eligible persons with a disability.  Minor Home Rehabilitation Applications are being accepted once again.  Read more about the program and find contact information at https://jocogov.org/dept/human-services/housing/minor-home-rehabilitation  Or click on the MHR service tab on the left under Housing.

 City of Olathe residents and City of Lenexa residents are not eligible for Minor Home Rehabilitation program services, but can apply with their own city programs.  For Olathe and Lenexa home repair & modification programs and other providers, see more home repair & modification listings in our Aging & Accessibility Directory. 

Nominations sought for 2019 Leadership in Aging Award
July 19, 2019

The Johnson County Commission on Aging (COA) is seeking candidates for its annual Peg Deaton Leadership in Aging Award, which honors individuals, groups or organizations making outstanding contributions to the quality of life for older adults and their families through dedication and vision in Johnson County.  Appointed by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, the COA is an advisory body to the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and advocates for senior adults in the county. The COA will present the Peg Deaton Leadership in Aging Award in the fall.

To request a nomination form, call the Area Agency on Aging, 913-715-8860 or follow this link to open and print a nomination form.

 Nominations must be submitted by August 15th  to: Katy Hoffman, c/o Area Agency on Aging, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300, Olathe, KS 66061 or via email to HSA-AAAWeb@jocogov.org.

Johnson County Meals on Wheels Needs Your Help
June 5, 2019

  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!
June 5, 2019

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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Wed, 09/11/2019 - 9:00am

Commission on Aging

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