Eudora now has a United Way resource center

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The United Way of Douglas County is hoping to expand access to social services to folks in Eudora, many of whom have long relied on services based in Lawrence.

That distance can create additional barriers for those who need services and resources, Daniel Smith, a spokesperson for the organization, said in an email.

But on Thursday, the United Way Eudora Resource Center celebrated its opening with a ribboncutting ceremony at the Lodge, 726 Maine St.

The center is staffed by Mary Kirkendoll, the Eudora community navigator. She is an AmeriCorps member with the Eudora Community Library, according to information on the United Way’s website.

Community members can make appointments with Kirkendoll or stop by during the center’s office hours. Kirkendoll can be reached via email at

The center’s office hours are as follows:

  • Mondays: 10 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 9-11 a.m.
  • Thursdays: 1-3 p.m.
  • Friday: 9-11 a.m.

Smith said the center will most likely relocate to a space inside the Eudora library, 14 E. Ninth St.

August Rudisell/@KsScanner The United Way Resource Center at 726 Maine St. in Eudora held a ribboncutting ceremony Thursday, April 1, 2021.
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