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Community Links

We have a big heart for the Manhattan area community. Check out some of the wonderful resources our area has to offer! If you represent a community resource, please contact us to be added to our list. We consider getting the word out about local resources to be part of our mission, so we do not charge for this service.

CASA - Court-Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers from many different backgrounds who give their time to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system. Our program is based on the principle that each child deserves a safe, permanent, nurturing home where they can thrive.  Our volunteers are the difference between abuse and hope.

Sunflower CASA Project, Inc.
PO Box 158
115 N. 4th St.
Manhattan, KS 66505


Ogden Friendship House - Ogden Friendship House UMC is a  mission church offering opportunities for worship, pastoral counseling, food and clothing distribution, After School Programs, Tutoring Programs and space for nutrition classes and other community service groups.

FIT Closet- The USD 383 FIT Closet and Clothing Exchange is a service of the 383 school district.  We provide low income families especially the homeless families with school supplies, essential clothing and toiletries, free of charge.  We are open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9-12 and Wednesday evening from 6-8pm, and Thursday afternoon from 3-5:30 pm.  We accept donations at that time.  For a list of what we take and how you might get involved; email us at or check out our website at


Toys for Manhattan - The goal of the Toys for Manhattan program is to provide gifts for children and their family members living in Riley County and the surrounding area during the Christmas holiday season.  


Flinthills Breadbasket - A Community Food Network that works to minimize hunger and poverty through the distribution of available food and to nurture projects that help alleviate hunger and poverty.

Thrive of the Flint Hills - Thrive! is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of reducing poverty by building skills and relationships that strengthen families and individuals.  ​

Infant and Toddler Services - Infant-Toddler Services offers developmental screenings and evaluations to all families with children birth to three years of age.  Professional services build upon and provide supports and resources to assist families to enhance children’s learning and development though everyday learning opportunities using child interests and strengths.  All services are available at no cost. 


Reintegration, foster care, adoption and family preservation services.

Little Apple Families- The goal of Little Apple Families is to help families form connections with others who live in Manhattan and the surrounding areas. Most of our activities are designed for children ages birth to 5 years (and their caregivers), though older children are also welcome to attend. For more information please contact

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