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Low-income community residents can access help with utility or rent payments.
Money is given in emergency situations only. We help several hundred avoid homelessness and utility disconnects every year.

Emergency Services

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From January through April the Warm Hearts program helps specifically with heat.
Several thousand community residents stay warm through the winter due to this program.

Warm Hearts
Heat Assistance

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In collaboration with Harvesters our choice based mobile food bank allow vulnerable Douglas County residents nutritional and choice of foods has allowed our clients to improve their diets choosing the healthy items they will eat such as the healthy fruits and grains we offer.

Mobile Food

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Penn House receives generous donations of clothing from untold numbers of people in Douglas County. We in turn distribute them to low-income people and families so they can meet the needs at work and school.


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Every February through March, in partnership with KU Law School, we provide tax assistance to low-income residents at no cost.

Voluntary Income Tax Assistance

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Over a hundred children age 0-5 are supported by our Diaper Pantry. We always need sizes 4,5 and 6 diapers, as children stay in them longest.


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Each fall we provide over 600 low-income children with complete school kits that include everything the school requires in addition to a new pack. K through 6th grade include a pair of new shoes.


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Low-income seniors in Douglas County receive monthly food and hygiene products to serve as a food security buffer for these fixed-income, well deserving folks.