Humanity House, Thrive list changes

Humanity House to distribute food and offer assistance filing paperwork, but won't accept walk-in clients and suspends classes, laundry service. Thrive to screen visitors, reschedules events.


March 17, 2020 - 10:27 AM

A pair of social service agencies will remain open, but with some changes, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Humanity House, an organization that serves low-income families from Iola and Allen County, will no longer accept walk-in clients.

Classes and laundry service have been suspended.

Food will continue to be distributed to those in need.

Those in need of food are asked to call the organization ahead of time — (620) 380-6664 — and provide a list of food that’s needed.

Staffers will fill those lists, then have them ready to be picked up at the curb.

Humanity House also will continue to assist those in need of help through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) or those filing their income tax returns via telephone and online resources.

THRIVE ALLEN County will remain open, but will ask screening questions to all who enter the building.

Thrive’s March 24 community conversation in Carlyle will be rescheduled. All other community conversations are on hiatus as well.

The free bike share program will continue. Bikes will be sanitized when brought back to Thrive or other checkout locations, and again prior to being checked out to new users.

Thrive’s Facebook page noted that the community’s trails system offers an ideal opportunity for those practicing social distancing, while still getting exercise.

“Always look for the silver lining,” the Facebook post read.

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