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The needs of consumers and families can be complex and at times seem never ending.  Therapists, social workers and caregivers naturally find themselves in the role of helper.  Although we strive to do the best for those we support, it is unrealistic that this care will remain in place through the entirety of a person’s journey.  People must learn to access resources naturally occurring in their community in order successfully navigate life.  Within our newsletter series, we hope to share with you relevant community resources – everything from housing to transportation to make these challenges a little bit easier for you or someone you know.

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Current Events

Olathe Housing Authority: Waiting List to Open for Public Housing and Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher Program

Olathe Housing Authority will open their waiting list and accept preliminary applications for Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher program and Public Housing.
Housing to Open:     
Parkview Manor (4-story low-rise): 1-bedroom units.
Public Housing: 2, 3, and 4-bedroom scattered-site units.
Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher Program
Dates: July 13th, 2020 through July 24th, 2020

Locations to Apply:
Click “I want to”
“Apply for Public/Section 8 Housing”

Walk-In: 200 West Santa Fe Street, Olathe, Kansas 66061

Online – 24 hours a day starting at 8:00 am on July 13th,
Closing at 4:30 pm on July 24th

Walk-In – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Closing at 4:30 pm on July 24th

Applications will ONLY be accepted from families on a first come, first-served basis. The Housing Authority provides reasonable accommodations to individuals
with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation or an interpreter is requested, please contact the Housing Authority at least 24 hours in advance.

For questions, please call the Olathe Housing Authority at 913-971-6260


Article: Hand Sanitizer Recall

The FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested.

Click here to learn more and see if your hand sanitizer is on the list.