Johnson County Assistance Programs



Roeland Park residents seeking financial assistance are encouraged to visit My Resource Connection, hosted by Johnson County, Kansas. The assistance that individuals may need are many and varied: Groceries, clothing, housing, health care, counseling, transportation, employment, utility assistance, emotional support, and more. For additional questions, you may also call 913-715-6653.

Having Trouble Paying Your Rent or Utilities?
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THE hOUSING cHOICE vOUCHER (hcV) pROGRAMAssists very low income families, the elderly, and disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.  

The Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List is closed until further notice.

The Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program Helps renters get the assistance they need to avoid eviction or utility shutoff. KERA is administered by Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC).  Use the link above to apply.  

aing Trouble Paying Your Rent or Utilities?We’re Here to Help

Utility payment assistance is also available directly from our utility providers.

Evergy logoContact Evergy for help with electrical service payments.  1 (888) 471-5275

Kansas Gas Service logoContact Kansas Gas Service for help with gas service payments. 1 (800) 794-4780

JCW logoContact Johnson County Wastewater for help with wastewater service payments.  913-715-8500

WaterOne logoContact WaterOne for help with water service payments.  913-895-1800

Local charitable organizations helping Roeland Park.

United Way logoUnited Way of Greater Kansas CityCall 2-1-1

If you need help, you can get it from United Way 2-1-1. This free service provides access to thousands of resources. Call 2-1-1 and you'll reach a trained, caring professional seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Or click the link above.

Catholic Charities logoCatholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, 913-433-2100

They help with immediate survival needs including food, clothing and shelter. More than that, we educate, give guidance and provide resources that will result in long-term change. All services provided are free and based on need — not religion, race or nationality.

JFS logoJewish Family Services, 913-327-8250

JFS provides a breadth of related services, with the goal of helping people in difficult times get back on their own feet. Our service areas include Kesher KC, Older Adult Services, Mental Health Services, Family Life Education, and Chaplaincy.

CHAMPSS logoCHAMPSS: Seniors Meal Plan

The Johnson County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Nutrition Program is offering a dining opportunity called CHAMPSS, a program for adults 60 or older and their spouses.  The program allows for daily hot meal pick up at select area Hy-Vee locations for seniors with a suggested donation of $4.00 per meal.

Home meal logoHome-Delivered Meals

The Area Agency on Aging provides home-delivered meals to frail and elderly homebound residents, age 60+ and their spouse. An evaluation of need must be completed by an Area Agency on Aging assessor to qualify for home-delivered meals.

To request Home-Delivered Meals, visit Johnson County Aging and Human Services, or call 913-715-8861.