Community Partners

A group residential facility capable of housing up to eight boys between the ages of 12 and 19.  The goal is to provide a structured environment with discipline for boys referred to it by the court, Kansas JJA, or Saint Francis Academy.

An agency that maintains a residential facility known as Forest Place.  This residence has capacity for 10 girls who are placed by various Kansas agencies.  The goal of the program is returning girls to their natural homes or placing them in long term foster care.

Vision Statement: Empowering justice involved youth to achieve positive outcomes.

Mission Statement: To strengthen the safety and success of at risk you and families through prevention, supervision, and collaboration with community resources. 

The 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services serves a five county area consisting of Barton, Stafford, Ellsworth, Rice and Russell Counties.   

Each judicial district is required to have the five core programs operational at the local level:

  • Juvenile Intake and Assessment (JIAS)
  • Immediate Intervention Program (IIP)
  • Juvenile Intensive Supervised Probation (JISP)
  • Community Case Management (CCMA)
  • Journey to Change

These programs represent a “Continuum of Care” that provides a variety of services from Prevention to Intervention and ending with Graduated Sanctions programs.  We have programs that are attended on a voluntary basis and those that are court ordered that involve informal supervision to adjudication. 

Kansas Department of Corrections Juvenile Services (KDOC-JS) distributes funds to the administrative county in each judicial district for the operation of these programs. Technical assistance is provided by KDOC-JS to assist districts in the delivery of services to youth who come in contact with these community based juvenile justice programs. Standards and procedures are developed to provide guidance in the operation of these programs.

We also receive grant monies from the United Way of Central Kansas and Barton County General Funds, with occasional grants from the Golden Belt Community Foundation, other foundations, and individual donations as appropriate.  

The 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services Mission Statement:

"To promote the safety and well-being of the youth and families residing within the 20th Judicial District by offering evidence based programs that target at risk youth and their families."

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Quivira Council, Boy Scouts of America serves over 4,300 youth and 2,500 adult volunteers in 49 central and south-central Kansas counties.  The Council is divided into 6 geographic Districts. Santa Fe Trail, Kanza, Pawnee, White Buffalo, South Winds, and Osage Nation.

Quivira Council was incorporated on March 11, 1918, chartered by the Rotary Club. Since then, it has been our honor to instill in the youth we serve the values and traditions that make Boy Scouts of America stand apart in the crowd. If you are not involved in Scouting today, please let us know how we can serve you by calling (316) 264-3386. Join the adventure today!

The Foundation of Scouting

Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Scout Mission: The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

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Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas provides help and hope for people in need regardless of faith. Currently, agency services include infant adoption, adoption search and reunion, free pregnancy support, counseling, life-skills courses, emergency assistance, a non-food pantry, legal immigration support, refugee resettlement, trafficked victims assistance, disaster relief and more. Click here to learn more

Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas

CPRF enables people with all types of physical disabilities to achieve their employment and independence goals. Our mission is to provide people with the customized services, support, and technology they need in order to facilitate their chosen personal and economic independence, with an emphasis on employment and training opportunities.

We offer computer training, wheelchair modification, and accessible housing, as well as providing employment options through our affiliate organizations: Center Industries Corporation and BTCO, Inc. We are committed to advocating for an inclusive community where people of all abilities are presented with an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential.

Over the last 50 years, CPRF has evolved from a grass roots organization into a recognized leader in rehabilitation engineering, specialized services, advocacy, job placement, and employment research and training. We are focused on improving the day-to-day lives of people with disabilities, and work to eliminate independence barriers in the home, workplace, and community.

Ellinwood Heritage Senior Care

Provides a comfortable atmosphere for community citizens to gather. Seniors gather daily for speakers, lunches, cards meetings and several other activities.  The center is available to the community for different functions and is handicap accessible.  Friendship meal and the city bus phone are located at the center.

Provides home care services for clients such as:  personal care, homemaking services, respite care, handyman, medications box set-up and wellness monitoring visits.

Eldercare, Inc.


Family Crisis Center

The Family Crisis Center, Inc. is steadfast in our mission to bring awareness to the masses of the rapidly growing issues of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Child Abuse.  It is the purpose of this agency to empower victims/survivors by ensuring availability of resources, accurate information, and emotional support.  We have a Domestic and Sexual Violence Program (provides comprehensive services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault along with their families and friends and creates awareness through professional trainings and community education) and a Child Advocacy Center (works as part of a multi-disciplinary team including law enforcement, child protective services, mental health, and medical providers to conduct forensic interviews with children who have been abused and to support the non-offending caregivers) as well as a shelter for men, women and children in need of a safe haven. 

We are available 24/7 on our Crisis Line 620-792-1885 or 1-866-792-1885.  

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland serves more than 8,000 members in 80 Kansas counties. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. We champion leadership growth in girls through community service, personal development and fun-filled experiences.

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The mission of GPS Kids Club, After School/Summer Program is to provide quality supervised care for children in our community, ages K-6th grade, in a safe and nurturing environment. Through our faith based program we will provide academic enrichment, recreational activities, healthy meals and snacks. Our goal is to develop a sense of community by fostering positive and respectful relationships among peers and adults.

Great Bend Children's Learning Center

Licensed to provide quality, professional child care for children, infants to 12 years of age.  Functioning with an education preschool component year round.  The center provides CACFP approved breakfast, lunch and snack.   The school age program provides transportation from school to after school care, care on school days out, and a full day summer school age program packed full of engaging activities, local field trips, and swimming twice a week.

Hoisington Commission on Aging

The City of Hoisington offers a trolley service for rides to anywhere within the City Limits.  The Trolley operates out of the Friendship House located on the East side of Pride Park at the corner of E. 3rd and Oak.  The Trolley may be contacted at 620-653-2555.

Hoisington Community Food Bank serves Hoisington and Northern Barton County as a temporary food source in times of emergency or crisis. Located in the basement of the United Methodist Church 467 W 3rd. 620-292-7277.

Hoisington History Museum

The Hoisington History Museum is located at 120 E 2nd and is free of charge.  The Hoisington History Museum's goal is to not only display the history but to bring it to life in our minds and hearts, providing you with an understanding of our rich heritage and to be proud of our small town and community. 

The Orphan Grain Train Collection Center is housed in the old Pawnee County Courthouse built in 1878.  It was purchased in 2012 to provide a permanent home for the Pawnee County Food Pantry and to collect clothing for the Orphan Grain Train.  It soon became apparent that other organizations who serve the citizens of Pawnee County needed space for their activities.

Who We Are

Meals On Wheels mission is to provide not only a meal to a homebound senior, but to provide an extra layer of social interaction and health awareness by being a daily check. 

What We Do

Deliver a meal to homebound seniors as well as do a wellness check. 

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1025 Main Rm D 114

Great Bend, KS 67530

Salvation Army-Barton & Pawnee Counties

Provides emergency assistance to local persons in the areas of clothing, rent, utilities, glasses, school supplies, limited fuel etc.  Transient assistance of gasoline, lodging and food is given.  Disaster assistance is also available.

Central Kansas RSVP/Volunteers in Action

RSVP and Volunteers in Action of Central KS strives to meet the unmet needs of the community by utilizing the talents of their registered volunteers. 

Volunteers receive training, opportunity choice (episodic, periodic, or on-going). We also provide a supplemental insurance and a myriad of recognition moments. The best thing we offer, is to help those in your community, which in turn makes you feel good.