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LIVEWELL NORTHWEST KANSAS: A FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
Nurturing Families AT LIVEWELL

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Travis Rickford

Executive Director

LiveWell was awarded recognition as one of ten new Family Resource Centers across the state of Kansas in January 2023. Funds were received under the direction of Governor Laura Kelly from the Kansas Department for Children and Families, and partners have been established with Kansas Cares and Thrive Allen County to assist us with providing resources and support for northwest Kansas families and children. Now, we are able to serve the Kansas counties of Cheyenne, Rawlins, Decatur, Norton, Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan, Graham, Wallace, Logan, Gove and Trego. 

LiveWell Northwest Kansas provides services and connects resources

for all northwest Kansas families. We provide bilingual support, meet families at home, serve childcare centers and preschools, and so much more

Family Together

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Bilingual Community Health Worker Liz Merchan works to build economic and social resilience by fostering connections and developing local resources for families and children. She specializes in serving northwest Kansas' growing Latinx population and is eager to help. 

Family Resource Referrals:

Contact Liz Merchan

(785) 460-8177

lizm@nwksprevention.com

Para recibir comunicación en español, por favor contacte
Liz Merchan (lizm@nwksprevention.com)
 Sandra Estrada (sandrae@nwksprevention.com | (785) 304-0226)

Family Resource SERVICES AT LIVEWELL

Mother and Daughter Hugging

HOME VISITING AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
(for children ages 0-5 and immediate family members, including primary caregivers)

Nurturing Parenting (individual or group):

Contact: Maureen Ostmeyer - (785) 465-9103 | maureeno@nwksprevention.com

Nurturing Parenting with Substance Abuse/Recovery focus (individual or group):

Contact: Maureen Ostmeyer - (785) 465-9103 | maureeno@nwksprevention.com

Attachment, Bio-behavioral Catchup (individual):

Contact: Emily Palmer - (785) 443-5538 | emilyp@nwksprevention.com

Play & Learn Strategies (individual):

Contact: Maureen Ostmeyer - (785) 465-9103 | maureeno@nwksprevention.com

Behavioral Health Services (individual):

Contact: Lanie Doerr - (785) 443-3424 | lanieh@nwksprevention.com

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Preschool

ASSISTANCE FOR CHILD CARE AND PRESCHOOLS
(building numeracy, literacy, and social/emotional skills)

Early childhood environments (childcare agencies/preschools:

Contact: Maureen Ostmeyer - (785) 465-9103 | maureeno@nwksprevention.com

Childcare inquiries for Kids Port 1 and Kids Port 2:

Contact: Jennifer Moss - (785) 465-9115 | jenm@nwksprevention.com

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Insurance Agent

HEALTH RESOURCES & SUPPORT
(from birth and beyond, we've got you covered)

Community Health Worker:

Contact: Liz Merchan (bilingual) - (785) 460-8177 | lizm@nwksprevention.com

Contact: Sandra Estrada (bilingual) - (785) 460-8177 | sandrae@nwksprevention.com

Childrens' Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid Enrollment:

(In partnership with Thrive Allen County, Kansas Cares, and Citizens Health)

Contact: Paige Hurst - (785) 460-1733 | phurs@cmciks.com

Insurance Marketplace Navigation & Enrollment:

(In partnership with Thrive Allen County and Kansas Cares)

Contact: Valerie Ohlrogge - (785) 443-9264 | valerie@kansascares.org

Contact: Peggy Ritter - (785) 470-7896 | peggyritterconsulting.com

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