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.
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!