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Lyon County ECKAN

Specific Need

ECKAN’s vision is to eliminate poverty in ECKAN’s service area through individual and organizational dedication, collaboration, and innovation.


ECKAN provides case manage through the Stepping Stones to Success Program and ReStart Self-Sufficiency Program.

ECKAN provides emergency assistance (rent/utility, gas, prescriptions, dental and food) to income qualified individuals and families. 

Other programs available through ECKAN are Weatherization. This program provides energy saving measures at no cost to qualifying individuals and families who own or rent their homes. Our Housing Choice Voucher program provides rental assistance for qualifying individuals and families enabling them to obtain affordable, quality housing with private landlords.


ECKAN’s mission is to identify and focus available resources that enable eligible families and individuals to attain critical skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to achieve self-sufficiency.


ECKAN (The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation), a community action agency, has been in existence since 1966 and now serves low-income persons in Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chase, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Greenwood, Johnson, Lyon, Miami, Morris, Osage, Woodson and Wyandotte counties. ECKAN provides  programs and referral services in each county in response to local needs and available resources.

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History of Community Action
Stepping Stones Savings Program Graduates 2019
Stepping Stones Savings Program Graduates 2019


215 W 6th Ave Suite 204
Emporia KS 66801
Phone: (620) 342-4607

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