Dickinson County Family Resource Guide

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Abuse / Violence

Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas (DVACK)

Emergency assistance for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Call: 1-800-874-1499

Childcare Centers

Abilene Childcare Learning Center

504 S Campbell, Abilene, KS

Call: 1-785-263-1799

Discovery Childcare Learning Center

205 North E Street, Herington, KS

Call: 1-785-258-2121

Learn & Grow Depot Child Development Center

1003 N Brady, Abilene, KS

Call: 1-785-263-6645

Childcare In-Home Facilities

Child Care Aware

Daycare information for all licensed daycares in Kansas.

Call: 1-785-823-3343 or 1-877-678-2548

Dickinson Co Health Dept: Childcare Licensing

1001 N Brady, Abilene, KS

Call: 1-785-263-4179


Cedar House Foundation

Women’s sober living environment.
More divisions of the Cedar House Foundation include: Cardinal House, Sisters of Serenity Cabin Group, Food Bank, Micro-Farm, and Social Enterprise.

Call: 1-785-280-1391

Central Kansas Foundation (CKF)

Alcohol and drug treatment services.

306 N Cedar, Abilene, KS

Call: 1-785-263-7388

Central Kansas Mental Health Center

410 NE 10th St, Abilene, KS

Call: 1-800-794-8281

Kansas Tobacco Quit Line

Call: 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669

Postpartum Hotline

Call: 1-800-PPD-MOMS or 1-800-773-6667

Crisis Resources

HOTLINE Crisis Information Referral

Call: 1-888-897-9124


Options for runaway and homeless youth.

Call: 1-866-520-2760


Call: 1-800-222-1222


Call: 1-800-273-8255


Independent Connection, Inc

A center for independent living that assists people with disabilities to advocate for their rights, locate resources, and live independently in their communities.

Where: 1710 W Schilling Road, Salina, KS 67401

Call: 1-785-452-9580 or 1-800-526-9731

Infant Toddler Services, Dickinson County

Where: OCCK Inc, 300 N Cedar,, Ste 214, Abilene, KS

Call: 1-785-263-2208

Kansas Council on Developmental Disability (KCDD)

Call Toll Free: 1-877-431-4604

Kansas Society for Children with Challenges
United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas

Call: 1-316-688-1888

Maternal Health & Mother/Infant Resources

After School Program: Solomon USD 393

Kindergarten-5th Grade

Call: 1-785-655-0579

Before and After School Program: Abilene USD 435

Where: Kennedy Elementary, Kindergarten-1st Grade
Call: 1-785-263-1088

Where: Eisenhower Elementary, 2nd-5th Grade
Call: 1-785-263-1643

Where: Abilene Middle School, 6th-8th Grade
Call: 1-785-263-1471

Central Kansas Co-Op Education

Developmental, vision, hearing, and dental screenings for nine school district areas, including all of Dickinson County.

Where: 409 E Cloud, Salina, KS
Call: 1-785-309-5100

Dickinson Parents Connect

This website is geared toward equipping adults to promote healthy, social emotional development for the children in their care.

Heartland Early Education

Free home-based or center-based services for children prenatal-age 5 for families who qualify.

Where: Early Head Start, Dickinson County
Call: 1-785-263-0210

Where: Head Start, Abilene + Enterprise (Chapman District)
Call: 1-785-263-0210

Infant Toddler Services, Dickinson County

Where: OCCK Inc, 300 N Cedar,, Ste 214, Abilene, KS

Call: 1-785-263-2208

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers is provided FREE by your school district and the Kansas Department of Education to give support to families with children ages 0-3.

Where: Abilene
Call: 1-785-263-4006

Where: Chapman
Call: 1-785-922-7171

Where: Herington/Hope
Call: 1-785-258-3234 ext. 209

Smoky Hill Learning Center

Call: 1-785-825-9185

Emergency Assistance

Catholic Charities

Supports families of all faiths providing quality services to those in need.

Where:425 W Iron Ave, Salina, KS
Call: 1-785-825-0208

Catholic Charities Mobile Outreach Program

Provides clothing, food, hygiene items, diapers and wipes, blankets, emergency assistance applications, and other services.

Where: 505 NW 3rd, Ste 2, Abilene, KS
When: 2nd Wednesday of every month, 10am-12pm
Call for Appointment: 1-785-263-0210

For Herington Information, call: 1-785-232-0644

Elsie Brooks Cancer Foundation of Dickinson County

Call: 1-785-263-3233

Gift of Warmth

Kansas Gas energy assistance.

Call: 1-877-566-2769, ext. 402

HOPE Center

Emergency financial assistance for families and HOPE house providing transitional home for a homeless family.

Where: 409 NW 3rd, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-4673

Junior League of Abilene

Assists Dickinson County families in times of need.

Email: jrleagueofabilene@yahoo.com

Kids In Crisis

Providing low-income Dickinson County youth with school supplies, treatment for physical and mental health needs, and other reasonable benefits.

Where: 1109 N Spruceway, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-3474

Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Energy assistance.

Call: 1-800-766-3777

Maternal Health & Mother/Infant Resources

Abilene Area Food and Clothing Center

Where: 409 NW 3rd, Abilene, KS

Call: 1-785-263-1221

Bountiful Baskets Food Co-Op

Bountiful Baskets is a food co-op for families that want more fresh produce for less money.

Where: Enterprise, Junction City, Salina

Family Resource Exchange

Where: 5 South Broadway, Herington, KS
Call: 1-785-258-3303

Farmer's Market

Where: Civic Center, Abilene, KS
When: June-September, Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm, Saturdays 7-11am


Dickinson County Health Department

Adult and child immunizations, TB screening, WIC, breast pump rental, prenatal breastfeeding classes, child care information, well-child health assessments, and Healthy Start Home Visitor Program (birth-1 year).

Where: 1001 N Brady, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-4179

Where: 200 E Helen, Herington, KS
Call: 1-785-258-2741

Herington Municipal Hospital

Where: 100 E Helen St, Herington, KS
Call: 1-785-258-2207

Outreach Clinics
Where: City Building, Lincolnville, KS
When: Thursdays, 8am-12pm

Where: 315 Main St, Tampa, KS
When: Tuesdays, 8am-12pm

Memorial Health System Affiliates

Memorial Hospital
Where: 511 NE 10th St, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-2100

Heartland Health Care Clinic
Family Medicine
Where: 511 NE 10th St, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-4131

Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County
Medicare Certified
Where: 1111 N Brady, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-6630

Where: 11 N Broadway, Herington, KS
Call: 1-785-258-3611

Village Manor
Long-term care, dementia care, short-term rehabilitative care. Medicare certified.
Where: 705 N Brady, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-1431


Abilene Public Library

Where: 209 NW 4th, Abilene, KS

Call: 1-785-263-3082
Children’s Department: 1-785-263-1303

Chapman Public Library

Where: 402 N Marshall, Chapman, KS

Call: 1-785-922-6548

Enterprise Public Library

Where: 202 S Factory, Enterprise, KS

Call: 1-785-263-8351

Herington Public Library

Where: 102 S Broadway, Herington, KS

Call: 1-785-258-2011

Hope Public Library

Where: 216 N Main, Hope, KS

Call: 1-785-366-7219

Solomon Public Library

Where: 108 N Walnut, Solomon, KS

Call: 1-785-655-3521

Maternal Health & Mother / Infant Resources

Breastfeeding Classes

Abilene, KS

Call: 1-785-263-4006 or 1-785-263-7179

Breastfeeding Coalition of Dickinson County

Encourage and support women and families who choose to breastfeed or provide breast milk through education, outreach, and collaboration.

Email: breastfeedingcoalitiondkco@gmail.com

Breastfeeding Coalition Support Group

Where: First United Methodist Church, 601 N Cedar St, Abilene, KS
When: 2nd & 4th Monday monthly at 5:30pm

New, expectant, and experienced moms engage in breastfeeding education and peer support. Meal is provided.

Maternal Child Health Program

1001 N Brady, Abilene, KS

Call: 1-785-263-4179

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Abilene, KS

Call: 1-785-263-3342

Pregnancy Education Program

Abilene, KS

Call: 1-785-263-2100

Pregnancy Service Center

Mobile truck offering ultrasounds and pregnancy tests.
Parked at 6th and Buckeye in Abilene, KS every Wednesday.

Call: 1-785-309-6313

Women, Infant, & Children (WIC)

1001 N Brady, Abilene, KS

Call: 1-785-263-4179


K-State Research and Extension Dickinson County

Where: 712 S Buckeye, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-2001

Parent Helpline

Parent Helpline

Parenting help with children.
Call: 1-800-332-6378

Social / Recreation

Abilene Parks and Recreation

Where: 1020 NW 8th, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-7266

Great Life Golf and Fitness

Where: 1705 Country Club Lane, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-3811

Impact Sports and Fitness

Where: 418 N Broadway, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-3888

Herington Recreation Commission

Where: 2 South A, Herington, KS
Call: 1-785-258-3577

Social Services


Court appointed special advocates for children.

Where: 611 Merchant, Emporia, KS
Call: 1-785-625-3049

Department for Children and Families

To protect children and promote healthy families.

Where: 901 Westchester Drive, Suite A, Salina, KS
Call: 1-785-826-8000 or 1-800-766-3777


Herington Public Transportation

Where: 2 South A St, Herington, KS
Call: 1-785-428-2956

Available to all citizens, fees apply.


Where: 340 N Santa Fe, Salina, KS
Call: 1-785-826-1583 or 1-800-KSRIDES

Non-emergency transportation for medical appointments, to and from Salina.

Abilene Public Transportation

Where: 1020 NW 8th, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-7266 or 1-785-263-1080

Available to all citizens, fees apply.

Women's Support Programs

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Abilene

Where: 803 N Cedar St, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-200-6750
When: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, with some scheduled evening activities

For all women in the community:
Free art and cooking classes, free lunches, Monday- Friday at 11:30am

Monthly book readings for children.
Teens can work here on service projects.
FREE laundry services and showers.

This is a community friendship center where women from all walks of life can have fun and support each other. Sister Loretta is a licensed counselor.

Click link for full schedule of events.

Youth Development Programs

Abilene Kids Council

Call: 1-785-263-2550

Boy Scouts

Where: 644 S Ohio, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-866-950-7750

4-H Dickinson County

Where: 712 S Buckeye, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-2001

Emergency / Fire

In Case of Emergency

In case of emergency, dial 911.

Police/Fire Non-Emergency:

419 N Broadway, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-1212

402 N Marshall, Chapman, KS
Call: 1-785-922-6211

700 S Broadway, Herington, KS
Call: 1-785-258-2226

Hope, KS
Call: 1-785-366-7712

116 W Main, Solomon, KS
Call: 1-785-655-2900

Dickinson County Sheriff (non-emergency)
Call: 1-785-263-4041

Swimming Pools

Abilene Public Swimming Pool

Where: 400 N Poplar, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-7866

Chapman Public Swimming Pool

Where: 400 E 2nd Street, Chapman, KS
Call: 1-785-922-7381

Enterprise Public Swimming Pool

Where: 305 S Bluff Street, Enterprise, KS
Call: 1-785-263-8442

Herington Public Swimming Pool

Where: 501 Broadway, Herington, KS
Call: 1-785-258-2360

Solomon Public Swimming Pool

Where: 100 E 6th Street, Solomon, KS
Call: 1-785-655-9418

Dickinson County

Dickinson County Contact Information

Where: 109 E 1st, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-3120

Appraiser Office
Where: 109 E 1st, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-4418

Where: 109 E 1st, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-3774

Where: 1001 N Brady, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785263-4179

Health Department
Where: 1001 N Brady, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-4179

Transfer Station
Where: 2363 Jeep Rd, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-7432

Motor Vehicle Department
Where: 109 E 1st, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-3231

Recycling Center
Where: 1210 NW 8th, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-2905

Register of Deeds
Where: 109 E 1st, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-3073

Where: 109 E 1st, Abilene, KS
Call: 1-785-263-3231

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