The Douglass Recreation Complex in Manhattan hosted the Everybody Counts Community Event yesterday. Agencies and Organizations passed out goodies; provided resource information; and chatted with the community.

But, Konza United Way’s CEO, Tara Claussen, says there is also 24/7 help available:

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211 is answered by a larger United Way in the Wichita area, but Claussen provides them with the local agency names, services, and contact information. She keeps the resource list relevant for the round-the-clock, live operators by tracking what type of assistance the community is searching for:

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Resources can also be searched online at

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