Community Resources

(For a complete list, visit Dorothy Bramlage Library or click here

Area Transportation Agency, Flint Hills (aTa Public Bus)

785-537-6345 • 1-877-551-6345

5815 Marlatt Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502

Bell Taxi Medical Rides


1002 N. Washington Street, Junction City, KS 66441

Clients needing medical rides may be eligible for a ride at no cost under Medicaid.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Geary County

Dan Soliday, CEO: 316-651-7445

132 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441  

Big Lakes Developmental Center, Inc.


1416 Hayes Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502

[email protected]  

The following services are offered for those 16 and older with developmental disabilities: Day Services, Residential Services, Case Management, and Health Services. Services for individuals are provided 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.

Boys and Girls Club of Junction City/Geary County

Brenda Sandoval: 785-717-4900; [email protected]

300 W. 9th Street, Junction City, KS 66441

The Boys & Girls Club of Junction City/Geary County offers “The Positive Place for Kids”. The goal of the B&GC program is to provide a safe and positive environment.

Breaking Bread of JC Inc.

Debbie Savage: 785-587-9529

12th Street Community Center, Junction City, KS 66441

[email protected] ·  

Meals are served on Friday nights from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fee: None

Description: Breaking Bread of JC’s mission is to feed individuals and families in need one meal at a time, so that they can “Taste & See that the Lord is good.” Meals are open to anyone in need.

Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas

Regional Office: 785-357-5171

Child Referral Hotline: 877-678-2548 1100 SW Wanamaker Rd., Suite 201 Topeka, KS 66604 ·  

Fee: None

Child Care Aware helps people find solutions for their child care needs, shares information about community resources, and assists early learning programs with their services to Children and families. Also offered are education and networking opportunities for parents, a parenting “helpline.”

Crisis Center, Inc.

Junction City Hotline: 785-762-8835

Manhattan Hotline: 785-539-2785

Areas outside JC/Manhattan Hotline: 800-727-2785  

Provides free, confidential services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Services include 24-hour hotlines, crisis intervention, safe shelter, emergency transportation, individual and group counseling, advocacy, and community education and training. The Crisis Center has served residents of Clay, Geary, Marshall, Pottawatomie, and Riley Counties since 1979. Donations are accepted.

Domestic Abuse Hotline

800-799- 7233 • TTY: 800-787-3224  

National hotline that provides 24-hour information, counseling, referrals, educational service, support groups, and emergency shelter for male and female domestic violence victims (many emergency shelters allow you to bring pets). Information resources on domestic violence and abuse are available on our website, in addition to a live chat feature.

Food Pantry of Geary County

Theresa Rose, Manager: 785-762-8830

136 W. 3rd Street, Junction City, KS 66441 ·  

Hours: Monday, Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. · Tuesday 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Food pick-up).

Eligibility: Anyone for first visit. Must have Social Security card (not a copy), a valid photo ID, proof of Geary County address, Military members may request service one-time only.

Description: Emergency food source for eligible individuals up to once monthly. The Food Pantry strives to keep the community involved with volunteers and food drives.

Infant-Toddler Services, Geary County


Eligibility: Infants ages birth through 36 months with developmental delays and disabilities who meet criteria set by federal special education regulations.

Description: Services may include speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and special education. All services are provided in the natural environment of the child and family, such as a home or daycare setting. When children near their third birthday, they are referred to the appropriate early childhood program.

Kansas Abuse Hotline (Children and Adults)


Please call to report the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children or adults. Telephones are staffed 24 hours a day/seven days a week. Every call is taken seriously. Mandated reporters can also report abuse electronically at

Kansas Legal Services

New Applicants: 1-800-723-6953 · Manhattan Office (current clients only): 785-537-2943 (includes free legal forms)

Provides legal information and representation to eligible low-income and elderly individuals. Cannot represent persons in criminal matters or cases that are fee-producing, such as insurance, worker’s compensation, or suits for damages. Cases covered are mostly public benefits, social security, and consumer and family law

McKinney-Vento Homeless Services Program, USD 475

Marty Rombold, McKinney-Vento Homeless Coordinator: 785-717-4581

300 Lincoln Drive, Junction City, KS 66441

[email protected]  

Assists children in the school district identified as homeless: those living in shelters, hotels, or doubled-up with family members due to economic hardship or crisis; unaccompanied youth; and abandoned teenagers attempting independent living. Helps families access school supplies, transportation, food, clothing, and necessary resources to support the school-aged child

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

800-273-TALK (8255)  

Provides 24/7 free and confidential support and resources for people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. A live chat feature is available on our website if you would prefer not to call.

Open Door Community House, Inc.

Mickie Davies, Director 785-238-3599 (weekdays) 785-762-8824 (other times)

136 W. 3rd Street, Junction City, KS 66441

[email protected]  

The Open Door Community House is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to individuals and families needing a temporary place to stay. The shelter services homeless and transient populations in Geary, Clay, Dickenson, Morris and Riley counties. Each individual must be at least eighteen-years-of-age, have valid state-issued identification, and be able to be cleared by the Junction City Police Department.

Special Olympics Kansas, Junction City Pacesetters

John Hagerty: 785-209-1996 · North Central Regional Office: 785-531-0577

429 Maple Street, Junction City, KS 66441

[email protected]  

A year-round organization that provides sports and social events for people with intellectual disabilities who are at least eight-years-old at no charge. A coach in a van picks up participating athletes who live in Junction City or Fort Riley. Athletic events are normally held on Saturdays. Volunteers accepted after a background check.

Teen & Youth Runaway Hotline

Administrative Office: 773-880-9860 · 24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-786-2929  

A 24-hour service for youth, parents, guardians or other family members to call to work through problems and find local help from social service agencies and organizations. Also helps runaway and homeless youths return home safely through Home Free programs in partnership with Greyhound Lines, Inc. Contact us using the email submission form available on our website, if you do not hear back within 24 hours, call our toll free hotline listed above. A live chat is also available on our website.

Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC), Junction City

Junction City Health Department: 785-762-5682

1212 W. Ash Street, Junction City, KS 66441

[email protected]   WIC is a nutrition education and supplemental food program that serves pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to five-years-of-age. WIC provides healthy foods, nutrition advice from registered dietitians and ideas on how to stretch your family’s food dollars. WIC is also a link to helpful community resources