Emergency Services

The Ballard Center knows that times are hard, and we all need a little help every now and again!

Most people are one unfortunate event away from poverty, and we want to be there to help those who need it. Once bills start to pile up, it can be difficult to get caught up again, and that can be a lonely feeling. However, we understand that admitting you need help can be difficult. The Ballard staff will assist you and no judgment will be passed. The Ballard Center is here for you!

Ballard Center primarily focuses their resources on households with children under 18 years old. The community need for crisis funding far outweighs the available resources. Please know that Ballard staff are working tirelessly to respond to all family requests for assistance.

“I was sleeping at the lake in a tent with my daughter and her two babies. We invested our life savings into a trailer only to find it was filled with black mold. We had to leave. It was crushing. Right when I was ready to give up hope, the Ballard family found us. They put us in a hotel for one week, and had us permanently housed in that same time. They used my job income, and their relationships with landlords to get us a place we can afford on our own. The Ballard Family took a family ready to give up hope, my family, and gave us a light at the end of the tunnel. We have been stable ever since.” – Ballard Client

Rent and Utilities

We partner with community agencies to help families stay housed with utilities on.

Family Stabilization

We provide care coordination to support a household facing any financial crisis and get them back on a path to stability. Examples can be car repairs, appliance repair, housing advocacy, etc.

Resource Acquisition

If Ballard does not have specific funding or resources for a family facing crisis, we will put in the work to help that family find a community resource to step in and help. If the resource exists, we can find it. Examples are LIEAP, Warm Hearts, KERA, HSC, EWAP, SNAP, WIC, etc.

  • LIEAP- Low Income Energy Assistance Program
  • Warm Hearts- Heat bill program
  • KERA- Kansas Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance
  • HSC- Housing Stabilization Collaborative- rent and utilities
  • EWAP- Emergency Water Assistance Program
  • SNAP- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • WIC- Women, Infant, Children nutrition program.

We are observing social distancing guidelines due to COVID-19. In order to receive this assistance, please complete the form below so we can discuss your financial options and get you the necessary help!

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