Resources for Parents

You know that you live and work in a great community when you don’t have to search far for support. The community surrounding Geary County Schools offers many great resources for our families and we at connectED wanted to help promote these services to both new and existing families.

Below are resources available to parents in the Geary County community.


Crisis Center Hotline Junction City: 762-8835; or 1-800-727-2785
Hotlines, Crisis interventions, food and shelter, referrals, support groups, etc.

Pawnee Mental Health Services 762-5250 (after hours emergency: 1-800-609-2002)
Provides a range of outpatient services for children, adolescents and adults experiencing emotional, mental health, or substance use issues.

Children, Childcare, and Parenting

Boys and Girls Club USD 475: 717-4000
Before and after school programs for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade

Child Care Aware 357-5171 or 1-800-279-2372
Child care resources and referrals

Geary County Infant Toddler Services 717-4130
Early intervention services for infants and toddlers with special needs

Fort Riley Child, Youth, and School Services (CYSS) 239-9885 and School Age Service (SAS) 239-9220
Supports military readiness by reducing the conflict between a Soldier’s mission requirements and his or her parental responsibilities through programs for children

Delivering Change 238-3787
Resources, cources, and information for new and expecting mothers

Parent Help Line 800-245-3736
A 24-hour help line for parents

Geary County Health Department 762-5788
Immunization, family planning, STD and HIV/AIDS screening, women infant and children (WIC) services, Junction CIty Youth clinic (JCYC) services, physicals, etc.


Junction City Workforce Center 762-8870
Services for career seekers and workers who have disabilities

Geary County Learning Center 223-6691
Adult Diploma Completion Center
Also check out:

Dorothy Bramlage Library 238-4311
Tutoring, books, audiobooks/ebooks, adult programs, child programs, book discussions

K-State Research and Extension Geary County & Fort Riley 238-4161
Classes for families on health, nutrition and family life as well as classes on home horticulture, natural resource management, etc.

Housing, Food, Clothing

Open Door 238-3599
Temporary lodging, food and basic necessities for individuals and families who lack adequate housing

The Caring Place 238-4428
Free clothing and food, free basic medical care, free chiropractic care, free case management, assist with referrals, civil education, and training

Junction City DCF Service Center 762-5445
General Assistance (medical benefits for persons who are disabled), food assistance, and energy assistance

Junction City Housing Authority 238-5882
Administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 118 affordable rental units.
Check out:

Bread of Hope 762-4402
Provides a discount grocery ministry to local communities

House of Hope 762-4402
Provides clothing and some furniture to people of any age

Salvation Army 579-6250 (or Manhattan 539-9399)
Emergency financial assistance, ministries, residential camping activities, seasonal services

Arts and Recreation

YMCA, Junction City 762-4780
Recreational activities, youth sports, fitness, swimming pool, and other programs

Opera House 238-3906
High quality arts and cultural entertainment

12th Street Community Center 238-7529
Recreation facilities, exercise classes, adult learning opportunities, child classes, etc.

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