The United Way is setting up appointments this week for its Laid-Off Workers Center's session in August.
People can call the United Way's toll-free information number by dialing 211 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The deadline to call is Friday.
After August, the center will stay open as needed on a monthly basis.
To qualify for help, laid-off workers must have been laid off and approved for unemployment compensation sometime since Oct. 1, 2008. Being fired, quitting or taking medical leave does not apply.
The workers must show that they have emergency financial needs and do not have the resources to provide food, clothing and/or shelter.
They must also have been laid off from a job in Sedgwick, Butler or Sumner counties, or lived in those counties at the time of the layoff, since Oct. 1, 2008.