Community Resource List

Making Where We Live a Better Place!

Dickinson County Family Resource Guide Abuse/Neglect/Exploitation of An Adult or Child

KS Protection Report Center 1-800-922-5330 or Call 911

 Abuse/Violence Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas (DVACK) 1-800-874-1499. Emergency assistance for victims of domestic violence and sexual 12assault.

Childcare Centers

Abilene Childcare Learning Center

504 S. Campbell, 785-263-1799

Discovery Childcare Learning Center

205 North E. St. Herington, 785-258-2121

Learn & Grow Depot Child Development Center

1003 N. Brady, Abilene, 785-263-6645


Childcare In-Home Facilities

Child Care Aware (785) 823-3343 or (877) 678-2548. Daycare information for all licensed day cares in Kansas.

Dickinson County Health Department: Childcare Licensing 1001 N Brady, Abilene 785-263-4179



Cedar House Foundation 785-280-1391. Women’s sober living environment. More divisions of the Cedar House Foundation include: Cardinal House, Sisters of Serenity Cabin Group, Food Bank, Micro-Farm, Social Enterprise

Central Kansas Foundation (CKF) 306 N Cedar, Abilene,

785-263-7388. Alcohol and drug treatment services.

Central Kansas Mental Health Center

420 NE 10th St, Abilene, 1-800-794-8281

Kansas Tobacco Quit Line 1-800-QUIT-NOW, 1-800-784-8669

Postpartum Hotline 1-800-PPD-MOMS, 1-800-773-6667


HOTLINE Crisis Information Referral 1-888-897-9124

Oasis 1-866-520-2760. Options for runaway & homeless youth.


SUICIDE HOTLINE 1-800-273-8255



Independent Connection Inc. 1710 W. Schilling Rd., Salina, KS 67401 785-452-9580 or 800-526-9731, A Center for Independent living that assists people with disabilities to advocate for their rights, locate resources, and live independently in their communities.

Infant Toddler Services, Dickinson County OCCK, Inc., 300 N Cedar, Ste 214, Abilene, 785-263-2208

Kansas Council on Developmental Disability (KCDD)

Toll Free Number: (877)431-4604

Kansas Society for Crippled Children 1-800-624-4530

United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas 316-688-1888




After School Program: Solomon USD 393, K-5th 785-655-0579

Before & After School Program: Abilene USD 435, K-1st @ Kennedy Elementary 785-263-1088, 2nd-5th @ Eisenhower Elementary 785-263-1643 and 6th-8th @ Abilene Middle School 785-263-1471.

Central Kansas Co-Op Education 409 W Cloud, Salina 785-309-5100, Developmental, Vision, Hearing and Dental Screenings for nine (9) school district areas, including all of Dickinson County.

DICKINSONPARENTSCONNECT.ORG – Online Resource This website is geared towards equipping adults with the tools they need to promote healthy, social emotional development of the children in their care.

Heartland Early Education: free home-based or center-based services for children prenatal-age 5, for families who qualify:

   Early Head Start Dickinson County 785-263-0210

   Head Start Abilene + Enterprise (Chapman District) 785-263-0210

Infant Toddler Services, Dickinson County OCCK, INC,

300 N Cedar, Suite 214, Abilene, 785-263-2208

Parents as Teachers Abilene 263-4006; Chapman 922-7171; Herington/Hope 258-3234 ext.209. Parents as Teachers is provided FREE by your school district, and the Kansas Department of Education to give support to families with children ages 0-3.

Smoky Hill Learning Center 785-825-9185. High School Diploma.


Emergency Assistance

Catholic Charities 323 Poyntz Ave Manhattan, KS 785-323-0644. Seeks to reduce poverty for the vulnerable, regardless of religion.

Catholic Charities Mobile Outreach Program provides clothing vouchers, food, hygiene items, diapers and wipes, blankets, emergency assistance applications, & other services. Van is in:

  Abilene– second Wednesday of each month, from 10 am – 12pm,

at Heartland Early Education 505 NW 3rd St, Ste. 2. (By appointment

    only.) Call: 785-263-0210

  Herington: (call 785-323-0644 for Herington information)

Elsie Brooks Cancer Foundation of Dickinson County

Janice Deal 785-280-9047
Cindy Medina 913-485-2086

Gift of Warmth

1-877-566-2769, ext. 402. Kansas Gas energy assistance.

HOPE Center 409 NW 3rd, Abilene, 785-263-4673. Emergency financial assistance for families and HOPE house providing transitional home for a homeless family.

Jr. League of Abilene

Assists families in Dickinson County in times of need.

Kids in Crisis 1109 N Spruceway, Abilene, 785-263-3474 Providing low-income Dickinson County youth with school supplies, treatment for physical and mental health needs, and other reasonable benefits.

LIEAP 1-800-766-3777. Energy assistance.



Abilene Area Food & Clothing Center

409 NW 3rd, 785-263-1221

Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op Enterprise/Junction City/Salina  Bountiful Baskets is a food co-op for families that want more fresh produce for less money.

Family Resource Exchange Herington, 785-258-3303

Farmer’s Market, Civic Center, Abilene, Wed. evenings 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  Sat. mornings 7-11am, June – September

Prairieland Foods Abilene Food buying group specialized in bringing you meats, fruits and vegetables at unbelievable prices.  Call Donna Brown, 785-263-5216, or Michela Brown, 785-263-6104 or online at


Dickinson County Health Department 1001 N Brady, 785-263-4179 or 200 E Helen, Herington 785-258-2741.

Immunization both Child and Adult, TB Skin Screening, WIC, Breast Pump Rental, Prenatal Breastfeeding classes, Child Care Information, Well-Child Health Assessments and Healthy Start Home Visitor Program (birth through 1 year).

Herington Municipal Hospital 100 East Helen St., Herington, KS 67449, 785-258-2207. Outreach Clinics in Lincolnville, KS every Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm at the City Building and in Tampa, KS every Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm at 315 Main St.

Memorial Health System Affiliates:

   Memorial Hospital 511 NE 10th St., Abilene, 785-263-2100

   Heartland Health Care Clinic 511 NE 10th St., Abilene,

785-263-4131. Family Medicine providers.

   Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County

1111 N. Brady, Abilene, 785-263-6630 and 11 N. Broadway,

Herington, 785-258-3611.  Medicare Certified.

   Village Manor 705 N. Brady, Abilene, 785-263-1431.

Long-term care, dementia care, and short-term rehabilitative

care. Medicare certified.



Abilene 263-3082, Children’s Department, 263-1303

Chapman 922-6548

Enterprise 263-8351

Herington 258-2011

Hope 366-7219

Solomon 655-3521

Maternal Health & Mother/Infant

Breastfeeding Classes Abilene 785-263-4006 or 785-263-4179

Breastfeeding Coalition of Dickinson County

Encourage and support women and families who choose to breastfeed or provide breastmilk through education, outreach and collaboration.

Breastfeeding Coalition Support Group “Mommy ‘n Me” at Neighbor2Neighbor

803 N. Cedar, Abilene, 2nd Tuesday monthly at 10-11am. New, expectant, and experienced moms engage in breastfeeding education and peer support.

Maternal Child Health Program

1001 N Brady, Abilene 785-263-4179

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Abilene, 785-263-3342

Pregnancy Education Program Abilene 785-263-2100

Pregnancy Service Center 785-309-6313.

Mobile truck offering ultrasounds and pregnancy tests. Located at 6th and Buckeye in Abilene every Wednesday.

Women, Infant & Children (WIC)

1001 N Brady, Abilene 785-263-4179



K-State Research & Extension, Dickinson County                              712 S Buckeye, Abilene 785-263-2001


Parent Helpline 1-800-332-6378. Parenting help with children.



Abilene Parks & Recreation 1020 NW 8th, Abilene 785-263-7266


Great Life Golf & Fitness 1705 Country Club Lane, Abilene             785-263-3811

Impact Sports & Fitness 418 N. Broadway, Abilene 785-263-3888

Herington Recreation Commission 785258-3577


Social Services

CASA: 785-761-4841. Court advocates for children.

Department for Children and Families Junction City/Salina (785) 762-5445 TDD: 1-800-766-3777. To protect children, promote healthy families.



Herington 785-248-2956. Available to all citizens, fees apply.

Med-A-Van785-826-1583. Transportation for medical appointments to and from Salina.

Abilene Public Transportation Van 1020 NW 8th 263-7266 or 263-1080. Available to all citizens, fees apply.

Neighbor Express: DK County Neighbor To Neighbor Abilene offers free transportation by approved volunteers to appointments within 50 miles of Abilene, by appointment. Call at least 2 days in advance.

785-200-6750 (Booster seat size children and older are eligible.)


Women’s Support Programs

Neighbor to Neighbor-Abilene M-F, 9-4 with some scheduled evening activities. 803 N Cedar St 785-200-6750

For all women in the community: Free art + cooking classes,

free lunches, M-F, at appr. 11:30. Monthly book readings for children. Teens can work here on service projects. Free laundry services and shower, in case a woman and her children have a temporary water outage. We are just a community friendship center, where women of all walks of life can come and have fun and support each other. Sister Loretta is a licensed Counselor. For a monthly calendar, visit


Youth Development Programs

Abilene Kids Council 785263-2550

Boy Scouts 644 S Ohio, 1-866-950-7750

Girl Scouts of Central KS 3115 Enterprise- Salina 785-827-3679

4H Dickinson County 712 S Buckeye 785-263-2001


Emergency / Fire

In case of emergency dial 911

Police/Fire (non-emergency):

Abilene 419 N Broadway, 263-1212

Chapman 402 N Marshall, 922-6211

Herington 700 S Broadway, 258-2226

Hope 366-7712

Solomon 116 W Main, 655-2900

Dickinson County Sheriff 263-4041 (non-emergency)


Swimming Pools

Abilene                                   400 N Poplar                         263-7866

Chapman                               400 E 2nd                               922-7381

Enterprise                              305 S Bluff St                        263-8442

Herington                              501 Broadway                       258-2360

Solomon                                100 E 6th                                655-9418


Dickinson County

Administration                     109 E 1st, Abilene                 263-3120

Appraiser office                    109 E 1st, Abilene                 263-4418

Clerk                                       109 E 1st, Abilene                 263-3774

EMS                                        1001 N Brady                        263-4179

Health Department              1001 N Brady                        263-4179

Transfer Station                    2363 Jeep Rd                        263-7432

Motor Vehicle Dept.           109 E 1st, Abilene                 263-3231

Recycling Center                  1210 NW 8th, Abilene          263-2905

Register of Deeds                 109 E 1st, Abilene                 263-3073

Treasurer                               109 E 1st, Abilene                 263-3231


This resource guide was compiled for your family with support from Quality of Life Coalition and

United Methodist Health Ministry Fund.