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From the Counselor...Update and Resources
From the Counselor...Update and Resources
Lynette Goddard
Thursday, April 02, 2020

As we continue educational plans and practices, please know that I continue to be a resource for you and your child.  I am available by email and Zoom! 

Continued services will be available for mental health and social/emotional needs.  You can contact me as needed. I check my email frequently, and depending on the need, I will make appropriate contact with you or your child.

I am also still working on scheduling and students’ individual plans of study, senior scholarships, senior transcript needs, etc.  So feel free to email me with your needs. Likewise, students need to watch for emails from me concerning these matters.

I understand that your child may be struggling with organizing all the new distant learning materials.  I will be emailing students some organizational tips and options to use at this time. I hope this information will be helpful.

Below are lists of family resources in the area.  We are in a time of new needs and concerns. It is my hope this can be a quick reference to you of local and state resources available.  These resources, with an additional listing, are also being mailed to your homes as well.

I care about our families and students.  Please let me know if I can be of help to you!  My email address is  If you would like to talk to me by phone, please email me with your phone number, and I will give you a call.

Kansas Department for Children and Families 

Food Assistance, Health Services, Child Care Assistance

 300 N. 17th St.

 Parsons, KS 67357


Parsons Nazarene Church

Food Pantry- Must call on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Food distribution is on Tuesdays (by appt. only)

310 Main St.

Parsons, KS 67357


Oswego Christian Church

Food Pantry and Clothing Ministry-- Open to anyone in need Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Meets emergency needs - one box every 30 days

11048 US Hwy 89

Oswego, KS 67356


Labette Assistance Center

Community supported 501c3 Charitable organization serving Labette county residents with utilities, rent, food and prescription assistance. Assistance is by appointment only.

 301 N 30th St

Parsons, KS 67357

 620- 421-0700

Parsons Foursquare Church

Monthly Food Assistance

98 Main St 

Parsons, KS 67357


St. Vincent de Paul Society

Thrift Store

1122 Main St 

Parsons, KS 67357


WIC, Labette County Health Dept.

 WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services to Kansas families who qualify. WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms, and kids under age 5 healthy.

1902 S. HWY 59 D.

Parsons, KS


My Family Labette

Mission: to strengthen families with young children, prenatal to five, through a coordinated centralized

system focused on the delivery of evidence-based home visiting and other support services. The program can assist in providing essential items (diapers, formula). 

Parsons, KS 67357

620-421-3770 (Melanie Chappel)

Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas

Dedicated to providing quality health care to everyone based upon their ability to pay.

2100 Commerce Drive

Parsons, KS  67357


Family Life Center

Substance abuse outpatient services, support services, youth program

201 West Walnut

Columbus, KS  66725


Labette Center for Mental Health

Provides outpatient mental health services, substance use services, medical services and community based services, currently through telephone and televideo when possible. Labette Center is continuing to encourage  those struggling with anxiety or other mental health issues (may be increased due to our current situation) to reach out for support. 

1730 Belmont Ave.

 Parsons, KS 67357


County Extension Agency (K-State Research and Extension) Labette County

Can provide information on anything from financial aid to how to prune trees, 4-H programs for youth, community development programs.

524 S. Huston St.

P.O. Box 38

Altamont, KS  67330-0038


Contact: Kylie Ludwig

KANSASWORKS Independence

(Training education, programs to help find employment, resume / application assistance)

317 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

Independence, KS 67301



216 North Broadway Suite K

Pittsburg, KS 66762


Parent Helpline

A 24-hour helpline for parents in stress or in need of other services. This is a confidential service where

you will be linked with an advocate who can help.  


Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Crisis Text Line

Text START to 741-741

National Human Trafficking Hotline


Kansas Human Trafficking Information and Referral

1-800-828-9745 (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Police – 911 or (Oswego) 620-795-2131 or (Parsons) 620-421-7060 or (LC Sheriff Dept.)  620-795-2565