The Ballard Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that partners with families to achieve stability through early childhood education and needs-based services. 

Programs include:

  • Food security
  • Clothing assistance, including professional clothing for those transitioning back into work through our Suitable for Work closet
  • Assistance with rent and utilities
  • Holiday assistance for families through the Adopt-a-Family program
  • Bi-Monthly Mobile Food Distribution in partnership with Harvesters held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds every 2nd and 4th Tuesday.
  • An early childhood program that provides affordable quality education for children ages two through five in a daycare setting with a trauma-informed curriculum. If you’re searching for an affordable preschool in Lawrence, KS, look no further!

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