Family Financial Support
We understand that families may need assistance due to temporary financial difficulties. The following list provides a variety of local and state resources that are designed to provide support during these times.
The Free and Reduced Meal Program is an annual program and a new application is required each school year to qualify for benefits. This online format is quick, easy, and confidential.
The Blue Valley Food Pantry is run by high school students with disabilities who are learning work and communication skills. When you come shop at the Blue Valley Food Pantry, you will be greeted by special education students and their job coaches. The Blue Valley Food Pantry is an affiliate of the Harvesters Food Network and partners with Cosentino's Market. We offer a client choice shopping experience by appointment only for families with children in the Blue Valley Schools and Blue Valley employees.
Search by zip code to find resources including food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs in Overland Park, KS 66223
Catholic Charities – (913)433-2100
Food pantry, rent/utility assistance and case management support for those struggling with long term needs
Church of the Resurrection - (913)897-9120
Free or low cost counseling, computers, auto repair, furniture
Salvation Army – (913) 782-3640
Lodging for homeless families, food pantry, case management for those struggling long term with finances, emergency assistance
Jewish Family Services – (913)327-8250
Counseling, food pantry, career counseling and support
Johnson County Multi Service Center - (913)715-6653
Utility assistance, assistance with medical needs and other special needs, case management support to support self-sufficiency, food pantry, emergency shelter and other homeless services, assistance for dental emergencies, diabetic supplies, durable medical equipment, optical needs, and prescriptions (no controlled substances).
KS Division of Children and Families - 1-888-369-4777
Cash assistance, child care assistance, food assistance, work programs
Sleepyhead Beds (816) 547-9965
Sleepyhead Beds is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2010. They take gently-used, donated beds and bedding and distribute them to Kansas City area children and families in need, free of charge.
Level Up! Make More Money - Programs offered for high-demand careers in construction, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing to individuals 17+ years old or high school graduates who need skills for employment paying $45,000 or more annually.
For more information or additional support please contact your school and ask to speak to the social worker or counselor, who can confidentially direct you to organizations who can help.