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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.
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. www.cedarhouserecovery.org. 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.
POISON CONTROL CENTER 1-800-222-1222
SUICIDE HOTLINE 1-800-273-8255
Independent Connection Inc. 1710 W. Schilling Rd., Salina, KS 67401 785-452-9580 or 800-526-9731, www.indconnectinc.com. 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 http://bountifulbaskets.org/. 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 www.prairielandfood.com.
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
Maternal Health & Mother/Infant
Breastfeeding Classes Abilene 785-263-4006 or 785-263-4179
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 785–258-3577
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 www.N2NAbilene.com email:NeighbortoNeighbor803@gmail.com
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 Facebook.com/NeighbortoNeighbor-Abilene
Youth Development Programs
Abilene Kids Council 785–263-2550
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
Abilene 419 N Broadway, 263-1212
Chapman 402 N Marshall, 922-6211
Herington 700 S Broadway, 258-2226
Solomon 116 W Main, 655-2900
Dickinson County Sheriff 263-4041 (non-emergency)
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
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.