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The Human Services Department provides a comprehensive array of services to help people achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency. The Department has 4 divisions that provides various forms of assistance to citizens of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. The divisions are:


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unityHuman Services Department ensures equal access to human rights for all citizens in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations through compliance with local, state, and federal civil rights laws. The department provides mediation services to citizens by offering alternative resolutions to disputes, and various programs and services that prevent homelessness, maintain independent living and keep at-risk youth in school.

The services provided include income support, medical assistance and comprehensive services designed to promote a higher quality of life for children, families and disadvantaged or elderly adults. Services and programs reach a diverse population of residents from preschool children participating in Head Start programs to older adults attending senior center activities.

Contract Compliance require all contracting companies to comply with Local, State, Federal equal employment opportunity and affirmative action requirements, prior to the execution of a contract.

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Human Services Hours Gordon Criswell Phone Numbers
City Hall 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Director P: (913) 573-5460
701 N 7th Street Monday - Friday Email F: (913) 573-5511
Suite 346      
Kansas City, KS      

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