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HELP HOUSE

131 W 15th St, PO Box 356, Lyndon, KS 66451

Phone (785) 828-4888      Email:  osagecountyhh@gmail.com

Website:  osagecountyhh.com


HELP HOUSE HOURS











             Monday 4PM - 7 PM, Tuesday - Friday 10AM - 1PM











Help House follows USD 421 Lyndon School closure policy due to inclement weather.

HELP HOUSE WILL BE CLOSED DECEMBER 24TH THRU JANUARY 1, 2020.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM HELP HOUSE!!

Mission

Help House is a non-profit, Christian organization, founded in 2003 by the churches of Osage County, for the purpose of providing emergency assistance for the basic needs of individuals and families in Osage County.

Help House exists to provide our hearts and
hands to help in an unconditional, compassionate, and non-judgmental way.
  In addition, when appropriate, we offer intangible assistance of "food for the spirit" through sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Help House is supported by specialized grants, contributions, donations, and volunteers. We work in cooperation with other agencies and organizations to help provide complete care to those we serve and to empower them to discover their God-given gifts, abilities and inner-strengths.  Our ultimate goal is to guide all toward more dependence on God and interdependence with others.



DAYS HELP HOUSE WILL BE CLOSED
  • New Year's Day
  •  Good Friday for Easter
  • Memorial Day
  •  4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and Friday
    • December 24 thru January 1, 2020


     
    Guidelines for Assistance
     
    New clients should bring in Photo ID, proof of income and proof of residency in Osage County.

    Income guidelines for Food Assistance:

    Family Size                   Monthly Income 

          1                                        $1316.00
          2                                        $1784.00
          3                                        $2252.00
          4                                        $2720.00
          5                                        $3188.00
          6                                        $3656.00
          7                                        $4124.00
          8                                        $4592.00

    Each additional member +$468.00


    Clients can come in once a month and receive a three - five day food supply.

    Residents of Osage County are welcome to select needed items from our clothing plus store.

    HELP HOUSE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER


    Utility Assistance
    Help House provides utility assistance on a limited basis.  To qualify individuals must attend or have documentation of attending an approved budget course prior to receiving assistance.  Help House offers a course each month except December.

    How Can I Help?

    We ask that the faith community keep Help House, its Board of Directors, Advisory Committee, and clients in their prayers. Volunteers are an essential part of this important ministry. If you would like to become a member of the volunteer staff, please call and talk to a volunteer at Help House.

                                Cash Donations

    There is a continual need for monetary donations that can be applied toward maintenance, utilities, supplies, and food.

                                Material Donations

    Donations of food, clothing, and other goods may be taken to Help House during regular operating
    hours. Items may be brought inside or dropped off in the  Donation Shed located on the south side of the building.
     
    All clothing should be clean, in season, and in good condition. Children’s clothing and blankets are always in short supply.

    If you have large, working appliances or furniture, please call first.  


    PLEASE DO NOT drop these items off by the shed or along the sides of the building. We have a problem with vandalism which is why we now need to lock the Donation Shed after hours. 

    Thank you for your understanding of this matter. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.



     HARVESTER'S COMMUNITY FOOD NETWORK PROGRAMS
     

     Harvesters Mobile Food Pantry's will be at the following locations in Osage County each month:


    CARBONDALE: 2nd Tuesday of each month 12 PM at the Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship. Questions? call 785-828-4888
     
    BURLINGAME: 3rd Thursday of each month, 10 AM at The Federated Church, 322 S Topeka Ave.  Questions? call Angie 785-654-3851

    MELVERN:  3rd Thursday of each month, 12:30 PM at Melvern Community Center. 102 NE Main.

    OSAGE CITY: 3rd Thursday of each month 10 - 11AM at Osage City Community Center, 517 S. 1st  Questions? call ECKAN at 785-528-5184
      
    LYNDON: 3rd Friday of each month starting at 12 PM in Lyndon at Jones Park.  Questions? call 785-828-4888.

                    CARS SHOULD PLAN ON LINING UP 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO DISTRIBUTION FOR TALLYING FOOD PORTIONS NUMBERS. 
                    FOOD WILL BE DISTRIBUTED UNTIL GONE.
     
    **SPECIAL NOTICE - OSAGE CITY WILL NOT BE HAVING THEIR MOBILE PANTRY
    THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
     
     
     
    TEFAP
     
     
        Help House is "The Emergency Food Assistance Program" (TEFAP) distributor for Osage County.  The commodities are in addition to the clients regular food items from the Help House Pantry.  You do not have to be a client to receive the TEFAP food.  You do need to sign a Declaratory Statement that you meet the guidelines set for the program.  Questions? Call 785-828-4888
     
     
     
    SNAP
     
    HELP HOUSE IS NOW AVAILABLE TO ASSIST FAMILIES WITH SNAP "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program". APPLICATIONS.
     
    CALL 785-828-4888 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
     
    In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, natural origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

    Persons with disabilities who require alternate means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information is available I languages other than English.

    To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in letter all the information requested in the form, call (866) 632-9992

    Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
    fax:
    (202) 690-7442; or
    email:

    Help House is an equal opportunity provider.
     
     











     
     
     
    Help House is the emergency assistance distribution partner with the
     "Salvation Army" for Osage County.

    WITH CHRISTMAS FASTLY APPROACHING...
     WE ARE SURE YOU HAVE NOTICED THE RED KETTLES APPEARING IN VARIOUS BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT OUR COUNTY.
    HELP HOUSE IS THE RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN MANAGER FOR THE SALVATION ARMY IN OSAGE COUNTY. OUR "KETTLE KEEPERS" ARE OUT AND ABOUT COLLECTING THE COINS YOU SO GENEROUSLY GIVE.
    A FACT THAT MANY PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW IS... 
    86% OF THE MONEY COLLECTED STAYS IN OSAGE COUNTY!
    THE FUNDS ARE DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR THROUGH  HELP HOUSE WHO IS THE DISTRIBUTION AGENCY OF SALVATION ARMY FUNDS FOR OSAGE COUNTY. 
    BELL RINGERS CAN ALSO BE SPOTTED RINGING AT ALL THREE OF THE THRIFTWAY STORES IN OUR COUNTY ON SATURDAYS AND ALSO AT SOME OF THE  SPECIAL EVENTS HAPPENING DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON.






    HELP HOUSE IS A PARTNERING AGENCY WITH
    THE UNITED WAY OF THE FLINT HILLS
    THANK YOU UNITED WAY FOR AWARDING HELP HOUSE
     $16,000.00
    FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FOR 2019!




     GRANT AWARDS


    HELP HOUSE IS EXTREMELY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE WE HAVE RECEIVED $50,000.00 FROM THE SUNDERLAND FOUNDATION OF OVERLAND PARK KANSAS.  THESE FUNDS WILL BE USED TO PAVE THE PARKING LOT AT HELP HOUSE WHICH WILL REMOVE THE POTHOLES, HELP KEEP FROM TRACKING MUD AND GRAVEL BITS INTO THE BUILDING DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER, AND WILL ALSO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR OUR FAMILIES TO TAKE THE SHOPPING CART TO THEIR VEHICLES TO UNLOAD.  INDIVIDUALS IN WHEELCHAIRS WILL HAVE EASIER ACCESSIBILITY INTO THE BUILDING.

    THANK YOU TO THE SUNDERLAND FOUNDATION WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THE OUTREACH MINISTRY OF HELP HOUSE THROUGH THIS DONATION.


    HELP HOUSE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE TOPEKA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR RECEIVING $4800.00 FROM  "THE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE GRANT".  THESE FUNDS WILL BE USED TO PURCHASE SPECIALTY DIET FOODS SUCH AS: GLUTEN-FREE, NO SUGAR, LOW-SODIUM AND LACTOSE FREE FOODS.  THIS WILL HELP US TO HAVE THESE FOODS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WITH TO THOSE ON CARDIAC, DIABETIC AND OTHER SPECIAL DIETS.







      
     
    Calendar           Announcement       Application for Assistance         Help Resources 



    CHECK OUT OUR ANNOUNCEMENT PAGE!!!




    If you have any information on your church or an event let us know at osagecountyhh@gmail.com.   Thanks!
                                                                                       
    Jones Foundation                    Help Agency Listings detailed                    Other Food Resources
                                                             
                            Osage County Churches Missions                         
     
                                    

    ITEMS NEEDED 
    THE MONTH OF DECEMBER

          FOOD ITEMS - SHELF STABLE:
                CANS OF FRUIT, FRUIT JUICES & VEGETABLES(ANY VARIETY)
                     PASTA SAUCES, CANNED PASTA, SPAGHETTI NOODLES
                          JELLIES, KETCHUP, MUSTARD,SALAD DRESSINGS
                               **CEREAL,JELLO, CAKE MIXES/FROSTINGS, COOKIES/SNACKS
                                    FRESH MEATS: GROUND BEEF, TURKEY OR CHICKEN
                                        (INCLUDING DEER PACKAGED IN A PLANT)
                                             CANNED MEAT, CANNED MEALS

    (ALL DONATED MEAT MUST BE PACKAGED IN A PROCESSING
    PLANT AND HAVE A USDA OR KANSAS STATE INSPECTION  IDENTIFICATION
    ON PACKAGE) 

                  BABY/INFANT ITEMS:
                        DIAPERS SIZES: 3,4,5 & 6   PULL-UPS SIZE 2-3T,3-4T & 4-5T
                            BABY FOOD (ALL VARIETIES)
                                 BABY FORMULAS (ALL VARIETIES)
                                     *Most requested sizes
                   
                            HEALTH CARE ITEMS:
                                 SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER, BODY LOTIONS
                                      BODY WASH/SOAP, DEODORANT, TOOTHPASTE
                                            SHAVING CREAM, RAZORS, AND TOOTHPASTE
                                                  KLEENEX, BANDAIDS, ANTIBIOTIC CREAM

                                          HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
                                                LAUNDRY SOAP
                                                     SOFTENER
                                                          BLEACH
                                                               DISH SOAP
                                                                   CLEANING PRODUCTS 


    PLEASE BRING DONATED ITEMS TO HELP HOUSE ON THE DAYS WE ARE OPEN...

    YOUR DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!








    GOOD SENSE BUDGET COURSE
    THE  NEXT GOOD SENSE BUDGET COURSE
    WILL BE OFFERED ON:
    MONDAY JANUARY 13TH, 2020
      10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    CALL 785-828-4888 FOR MORE INFORMATION
     THIS COURSE OR... AN APPROVED BUDGET COURSE
    MUST BE COMPLETED TO RECEIVE UTILITY ASSISTANCE FROM
    HELP HOUSE UTILITY ASSISTANCE 
    REGISTER AT HELP HOUSE AND PICK UP THE PRE-COURSE WORKSHEETS.