Family Support Resources

Kansas Department for Children and Families

The child care assistance program provides assistance to:

  • Families who receive TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).

  • Low-income, working families.

  • Some families who are engaged in educational or training activities.

  • Teen parents completing high school or GED.

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KanCare

KanCare is the program through which the State of Kansas administers Medicaid. Launched in January, 2013, KanCare is delivering whole-person, integrated care to more than 415,000 people across the state. Kansas has contracted with three health plans, or managed care organizations (MCOs), to coordinate health care for all people enrolled in Medicaid.

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SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assitance Program

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides qualifying low-income households with food benefits, access to a healthy diet and education on food preparation and nutrition. In Kansas, the program is known as the Food Assistance Program.

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Kansas WIC - Women, Infant & Children

WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services to Kansas families who qualify. WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children.

WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms, and kids under age 5 healthy. To do this, WIC provides:

  • Personalized nutrition information and support

  • Checks to buy healthy food

  • Tips for eating well to improve health

  • Referrals for services that can benefit the whole family

Kansas Children's Service League

Our mission is to protect and promote the well-being of children. KCSL’s evidence-based programming works with children and families in the areas of health, safety and education to succeed and break cycles of neglect, abuse and trauma. Our programs help both children and parents develop skills for success in their families, schools and work places.

Kansas Parents as Teachers

A statewide non-profit organization that promotes home visiting programs in Kansas. Membership is open to anyone who believes in the impact of Parents as Teachers and supports advocacy, professional development, and program expansion for early learning across the state. Parents, grandparents, and current and past participants are all encouraged to join!

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Kansas Head Start

Head Start works with families: Parents are their child's first and most influential teachers.  Head Start's success is based upon the creation of compassionate partnerships between Head Start staff and parents on behalf of their children.  We work with families to remove barriers to their success and to deepen their ability to support their children. 

They connects and partners with local schools, local providers of child care, state and local preschool initiatives and other community service providers for families on behalf of those most in need.

Head Start providers maintain our commitment to continuous quality improvement, constantly seeking more effective approaches to meeting the needs of the children and families we serve.  Using evidence-based methods and field-driven research, we continue to improve our practices and the quality of our programs to fit current challenges.

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Family Service & Guidance Center (FSGC) is a nonprofit community mental health center that specializes in meeting children’s unique needs. We provide direct clinical services, prevention education and outreach to nearly 12,000 children, adolescents and families from 38 Kansas counties annually.

 

We are happy to provide these videos and articles to parents, kids and teens. They focus on lots of different subjects and skills, like stress management, healthy development and social skills -- the things children and teens are working at FSGC.

This is just part of our ongoing commitment to providing needed services, even in uncertain and difficult circumstances.