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Nonprofit and Public Service Fair

Social Work Day 2018 scheduled for April 13 will kick off this year with a Nonprofit and Public Service Fair from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. We invite you to join us as an exhibitor for one of the most well attended alumni events the School of Social Welfare offers. Participation in this tabling event is free, but space is limited. Registration is now closed. 

Join other area nonprofit and government organizations representing a wide variety of fields and promote your agency resources, services and initiatives. This is also a great opportunity for agencies seeking volunteers, interns, and employees. You can expect to network with social workers and social work students from across Kansas and Missouri.  We hope to see you there!

Exhibit Details:
Friday, April 13, 2018
Kansas Union, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
6:45 to 7:30 a.m. Set Up (Conference registration begins at 7:30 a.m.), Kansas Union, Big12 Room/Jayhawk Room
7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open, Kansas Union, Big 12 Room/Jayhawk Room
9:00 to 9:30 a.m. Tear Down (if not attending conference)
9:00 to 4:30 p.m. Tear Down (anytime during the day if attending the conference)

Space Description:
Each exhibit space will be furnished with one 6’ x 30” table and two chairs (If you need more than two chairs, extra chairs will be available in the room; however, more than two chairs behind a 6' table is very tight.). The tables will not have table clothes, so you must bring your own. Exhibitors may not bring their own tables or sell products/services/food at their booth. Tables are adjacent to each other. There are no physical dividers between spaces. Wireless internet access is available at no additional charge. If you need an electrical outlet, you must indicate on the registration form. A limited number of outlets are available, and request will be accommodated on a first come basis. The School will provide a power strip and extension cord if needed.


Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center (Booth K)
The Bert Nash Center is a nonprofit community mental health organization offering a wide range of outpatient services. It was founded in 1950 in memory of Dr. Bert Nash (1898-1947), a University of Kansas educational psychologist and community leader dedicated to improving the health of Kansas children. Today, the Center is a licensed, comprehensive mental health facility committed to providing research-based services to improve the lives of Douglas County residents. The Center provides a number of outpatient therapy options for adults and children, including individual and group therapy and several specialized services.

Camp Fire (Booth Z)
Camp Fire has been around for well over 100 years. Currently we have a day camp and Spring  break camp. During the school year we deliver Conflict Resolution in the Kansas City Missouri and Kansas City Kansas Public School District.

CAPA (Booth V)
CAPA serves children and families throughout Jackson county, providing therapy, case management, and community education for the prevention and treatment of child abuse.

Children’s Mercy Hospital, Social Work PRN and MO-KS Society of SW Leadership in Health Care(Booth B)
The Department of Social Work at Children’s Mercy Hospital has one of the largest social work presence in a pediatric setting in the country. We believe in providing meaningful, comprehensive and compassionate family centered care to advance the quality of life for children and families in our divers community.

Cornerstones of Care (Booth I)
At Cornerstones of Care, we are dedicated to helping children and families wherever they are, whenever they need us. As a behavioral healthcare organization certified in trauma-informed care, we provide prevention, treatment and support services to help more than 10,000 children and families improve health, happiness, confidence, competence and self-sufficiency each year. Our community-based services deliver in-home and off-site care, while our campus-based programs provide everything from therapeutic education to 24/7 inpatient treatment in safe, supportive environments. We specialize in six key service areas: Education, Mental & Behavioral Health, Foster Care & Adoption, Youth Support, Family Support, Community Trainings Learn, more at

DCCCA (Booth C)
Social services, child placing agency, foster care.

Douglas County CASA (Booth H)
Douglas County CASA provides comprehensive advocacy for abused and neglected children in need of care and under the protection of the court system. Our trained volunteers serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates, and they investigate, facilitate, monitor and mentor as they advocate for the best interests of vulnerable children in foster care. Through compassion and commitment, they are dedicated to be the child’s voice during their journey to a safe, permanent home. Our agency also provides resources for clothing, shoes, summer activity scholarships, birthday and holiday gifts, and more. Additional volunteers are always needed.

Family Service & Guidance Center (Booth BB)
Family Service & Guidance Center is a community mental health center serving children and their families in Shawnee county.

Horizons Mental Health Center (Booth E)
Horizons Mental Health Center is a community mental health center servicing Reno, Harper, Barber, Kingman and Pratt Counties.

Iroquois Center for Human Development (Booth J)
Iroquois Center for Human Development Inc. is a Community Mental Health Center that offers comprehensive behavioral health services for Kiowa, Edwards, Clark, and Comanche counties in Kansas. These rural and frontier communities offer a great opportunity to work with Kansans across the spectrum. Join our exciting and diverse team.

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging (Booth AA)
We are a non-profit senior advocacy organization. We provide information and assistance to seniors and caregivers, and provide in home assessments for the Physically disabled, brain injured and frail elderly.  

Johnson County Dept. of Corrections (Booth Q)
Johnson County Corrections supervises juvenile and adult offenders through progressive, effective and sound correction, rehabilitation, and recidivism reduction programs. The Corrections department forges partnerships to bridge the gap between offenders and the community by encouraging client responsibility and behavioral change.

Johnson County Mental Health Center (Booth N)
Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC) operates as department of Johnson County Government and the Board of County Commissioners oversees its operations. The mental health center is licensed by the State of Kansas as a Community Mental Health Center and its day-to-day operations are conducted by an Executive Leadership Team that reports to the Assistant County Manager. Services are over seen by a 13-member Advisory Board appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The Center serves residents living with a serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbances, and co-occurring substance abuse disorders. The Mental Health Center serves as a safety net for individuals with the most severe forms of mental illness, as well as those who are unable to afford or access needed level of care elsewhere in the community.

Kansas Advocates for Better Care (Booth Y)
Kansas Advocates for Better Care/KABC acts as a change agent to support quality and choice for older adults who need long-term assistance to thrive at home or in residential care settings. We create change in 3 ways – Advocacy, Education, and Guidance and Support. We Guide and Support older adults and their families to navigate options and choices as they consider long-term services and supports in Kansas, and we help when they face problems with care and providers. We Educate and Train seniors and caregivers with no-cost training and no-cost print resources on best care practices. We Advocate for Public Policies with elected and appointed public officials which will create choices and options for care, improve care quality and standards, and improve safety and outcomes. We work at the local, state and national levels for new programs and new or revised laws. KABC is a non-profit, charitable, membership organization which advocates for quality in long-term care from the older consumer perspective. We are supported by contributions from citizens who share our vision for quality elder care. We are not supported by government nor industry funding.

Kansas Department for Children and Families (Booth R)
Agency Mission: To protect children, promote healthy families and encourage personal responsibility.

Kansas Family Advisory Network (Booth W)
Kansas Family Advisory Network (KFAN) is a “FAN” of families. Our desire is to bring restoration to families by providing and/or connecting them to resources that would educate and equip them for success in their lives. Our goal is to help provide and/or direct families to the tools they feel they need to develop a strong family unit. Our mission is to To promote the restoration of families through Support, Education, Advocacy and Training.  

KSDS Assistance Dogs, Inc. (Booth U)
Changing lives one dog at a time. We provide guide dogs for the visually impaired, service dogs to assist individuals with physical disabilities and facility dogs that assist professionals in the field of education, counseling, healthcare, retirement or the legal system. KSDS Assistance Dogs, Inc is fully accredited by Assistance Dogs International and operates as a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization.

KVC Health Systems (Booth M)
People matter, and that’s why we exist. By providing in-home family support, therapeutic services, foster care and adoption case management, substance abuse treatment and psychiatric care, KVC touches the lives of over 60,000 children and families each year.

Lawrence Douglas County Housing Authority (Booth P)
The Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority’s main objective is to be good stewards of the housing programs it is charged with managing and administering. Primary to this is the sound management, maintenance and preservation of its public housing inventory according to the highest standards of the housing industry while at the same time providing responsible and responsive assistance to those we serve. We are committed to serving all our residents, participants, and the public in a manner consistent with the principles of respect, fairness and equity. We are dedicated to insuring that the policies and practices we follow foster both resident responsibility and program integrity. We recognize and seek to balance our duty and responsibility to our residents, our property and the public trust.

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assaults (MOCSA) (Booth D)
MOCSA exists to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual assault and abuse, and to prevent sexual violence in our community. We provide a 24-hour crisis line, advocacy and support to survivors as well as counseling services to youth, individuals and families affected by sexual violence.

NASW - KS Chapter (Booth G)
The Kansas Chapter, NASW represents the interests of the practice and profession of Social Work in the state of Kansas.
As the premier social work membership organization, KNASW is dedicated to the future and advancement of social workers and the profession. We are leaders in developing and promoting sound practice and policy in the community and legislature. We provide resources for professional development supporting members in building their careers with confidence and success.

Saint Francis Community Services (Booth X)
Saint Francis Community Services provides a plethora of services to families and children in crisis throughout Kansas

TFI Family Services (Booth O)
TFI Family Services is an organization that is devoted to the strength of families. TFI Family Services trains and supports foster parents for their journey of supporting kids who come from hard places. If you would like to know more about TFI Family Services call us today at 800-279-9914.

Trinity In-Home Care (Booth S)
Trinity In-Home Care provides non-medical assistance to individuals throughout Douglas County. We strive to provide a community-based alternative to prevent or delay the institutionalization of children and adults with disabilities, and to assist older adults to remain in their own homes, with family or primary caregivers. Trinity In-Home Care provides approximately 6,000 hours of personalized care each month.

Truman Medical Centers (Booth T)
Truman Medical Centers, a two-hospital, 600-bed, not-for-profit healthcare system, is the largest and most comprehensive safety net healthcare provider in Jackson County and Kansas City, Mo. TMC serves as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Recognized as a critical area resource for advanced specialized healthcare, TMC is constantly working to deliver the best possible medical care for our patients. Quality, innovation, teamwork and attention to detail are at the heart of all we do. TMC’s tagline is: “Better. For Everyone.” It is a simple statement, but it has profound significance. It is what we stand for, it is the focus of our work, and it is our promise to our patients. TMC Behavioral Health delivers services through community outreach clinics in the Kansas City metropolitan area as well as at our main location in the Crossroads Art District. Our unique role as a hospital-based mental health center supports a whole-person, integrated health model of service delivery that is increasingly the standard of best practice for healthcare.

University of Kansas School of Social Welfare and Rural Health Education and Services (Booth F)
The School of Social Welfare offers bachelor’s, master’s. master’s/JD, and doctoral programs on four campuses: Lawrence campus, Edwards Campus, Fort Hays State University campus, and Garden City Community College campus. A recruiter will be available to talk about all program details and requirements, deadlines, tuition and fees, scholarship opportunities and much more.

Valeo Behavioral Health Care (Booth A)
Valeo provides a full continuum of mental health and substance abuse treatment services for adults. We are involved in evidence-based practice research, providing valuable outcomes information to the University Of Kansas School Of Social Welfare, which is working to develop best practice treatment models for mental health recovery. Valeo employees share a recovery philosophy and work from a client strengths perspective.

Veteran's Association - Eastern Kansas Healthcare System (Booth L)

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