top of page

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.



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.

download (1).png

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.


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!

Untitled design (20).png

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.


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.


Kansas Infant-Toddler Services is authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - IDEA Part C and is administered by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. KDHE provides grants to tiny-k programs to assist in maintaining and implementing a statewide system of coordinated, comprehensive, multidisciplinary early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities from birth to age three and their families. KDHE is responsible for assuring availability to eligible children and their families. During the State Fiscal Year 2019, more than 10,700 children received early intervention services.


Kansas Quality Network (KQN) is a website offered by the Kansas Department for Children and Families that directs child care providers, families and communities to resources available for the advancement, support and recognition of continuous quality improvement efforts in child care in Kansas. KQN provides information on child care assistance and other services available to children and families, including eligibility requirements for early childhood education programs. KQN supports parents with information about how to choose child care for their families that goes beyond health and safety and assists child care providers in enhancing their professional skills by providing professional development and other opportunities that will help provide better early-learning experiences for children.

breastfeeding coaltion .png

The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc. (KBC) is comprised of individuals from a wide variety of organizations, agencies, and private businesses all working collaboratively to promote and protect breastfeeding in order to improve the health of Kansas families. The KBC welcomes and encourages participation from anyone who is interested in breastfeeding advocacy in Kansas.

bottom of page