DRC Disability Rights Center of Kansas COVID-19 Resource Page

Disability Rights Center of Kansas

DRC’s COVID-19 Resource Page


Check out this new COVID-19 Resource Guide by the Disability Rights Center of Kansas!  See link at the bottom of this email.  It has videos, information and resources for Kansans with disabilities and the Kansas disability stakeholder community regarding navigating disability rights and other disability issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.


DRC Kansas’ new COVID-19 webpage covers the following topics:

  • Credible websites with the latest COVID-19 information
  • Expert guidance for Kansans at a higher risk for COVID-19
  • Information on social distancing and up-to-date Kansas restrictions
  • Tips for planning for COVID-19 emergencies and preventing the spread of the virus
  • COVID-19 information in plain language
  • COVID-19 information in American Sign Language
  • Disability-related resources by topic:
    • Special Education
    • Social Security
    • Healthcare
    • Employment
    • Mental Health
    • Housing
    • Victims of Crime
    • Jails & Prisons


We hope that this page will be helpful to you and those you care about!   Please share it with friends, loved ones, and other stakeholders in the disability community.   If you have comments or questions, feel free to email us at info@drckansas.org.


DRC Kansas COVID-19 Resource Page:



1. KCSL’s Parent Helpline 1-800-CHILDREN is a free, statewide, anonymous, information and referral service. It provides a trained person on the other end who will listen, empathize with your situation and offer support. There’s no question too small or problem too big. The Helpline is available 24/7 in English and Spanish and can refer you to services anywhere in Kansas. Call the Parent Helpline 1-800-CHILDREN whenever you have a question or feel frustrated, upset or confused. https://www.kcsl.org/ParentHelpLine.aspx

2. The Children’s Shelter Resources Management Service/Financial Assistance – provides limited funding to pay for direct services designed to prevent system involvement and state custody. We accept referrals for this assistance from outside-agency caseworkers on behalf of their clients. 99% of families served by Resource Management did not have a child come into state custody within six months of the case closing. https://www.theshelterinc.org/juvenile-intake-1

3. ECKAN – emergency rental & utility assistance http://www.eckan.org/community_centers/douglas/#toggle-id-4

4. Success by 6 – resources for families with young children https://dcsb6.org/

5. The Ballard Center – assistance with food, clothing, supplies, rent, utilities https://www.ballardcenter.org/

6. Headquarters Counseling Center – (785) 841- 2345 https://www.headquarterscounselingcenter.org/

7. Douglas County United Way – volunteers and supplies for non-profits https://www.unitedwaydgco.org/covid-19-crisis-response

8. Douglas County Community Foundation crisis grant will open up today for non-profits providing direct services to individuals impacted by COVID-19 – https://www.dccfoundation.org/product/douglas-county-disaster-response-fund/

9. Douglas County Coronavirus Response Hub – https://coronavirus-response-dgco.hub.arcgis.com/