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Phone: 785-832-8864
214 W 10th
Lawrence
Kansas 66044
USA
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Target demographics: Individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Lawrence, Kansas, and the surrounding area. 76% of LCS guests are from the Lawrence and Douglas County area. LCS is the only 24/7 emergency homeless shelter for Lawrence.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 600 separate individuals involved in a variety of programs at LCS

Geographic areas served: Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City areas in NE Kansas

Mission:
The mission of the Lawrence Community Shelter is to provide safe shelter and comprehensive support services and programs that provide a path to a positive future for people experiencing homelessness and people who are at risk of homelessness.
Results:
2008 figures:

- 42% of LCS guests are disabled (39% with at least one mental illness)

- arranged for housing (actual + wait list) for nearly 100 people

- 103 people applied for and started to receive benefits

- 67 people found employment

- 186 people sought intervention with substance abuse

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11/12/09
Lawrence Community Shelter is welcoming to everyone who comes through their doors. Our family volunteers often with the womens' support group and dog treat work projects. The guests are loving, spiritual and appreciative. The staff cares and helps each guest find a path to a positive future ... more »
LCS is an excellent example of a nonprofit that uses its financial, volunteer and space resources to the utmost. Homeless concerns are never a popular local topic and many local citizens would like the homeless to leave the city. In spite of many hurdles, the director, Loring Henderson, and the ... more »
07/16/09
When I first walked into the Lawrence Community Shelter (LCS), I saw the many faces of homelessness and immediately felt helpless and hopeless. What could I do to really help? There were so many people that needed more than I could ever give. I soon realized that many times, the best thing that I ... more »
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