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12/20/2021


Heartland Foundation supports DSNWK residential locations


Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas will be getting new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) thanks to a $7,200 grant from the Heartland Community Foundation. The AEDs will be utilized in four of its residential living locations in Ellis County that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


The AEDs will allow DSNWK staff to be better equipped for cardiac arrest-type situations should they occur. Having AEDs in all DSNWK locations helps increase the ability to implement EMS advice on-site to save the life of someone as they wait for an emergency responder to arrive on scene. All DSNWK staff are trained to use the AED devices through its staff training program.


“DSNWK hopes never to be put into a situation where an AED is needed,” states Jerry Michaud, DSNWK President. “This grant will help us secure these life sustaining devices. With them we are better prepared for these time sensitive situations with the right equipment to ensure the best care and response, especially as our population continues to age.”


DSNWK is a 501c3 nonprofit serving 18 counties in northwest Kansas with a mission to advocate for persons with disabilities and those who care about them by planning and supporting a life of dignity, interdependence, and personal satisfaction in the community.



12/17/2021


DSNWK awarded grant from Beach Edwards Family Foundation


Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas is proud to announce the receipt of a $12,000 grant from the Beach Edwards Family Foundation. Terry Edwards, daughter of Ross and Marianna Beach, continues their legacy with this grant award to support DSNWK’s efforts to replace the roof on DSNWK’s Kid-Link office in Stockton.


The DSNWK Kid-Link program provides a full range of early intervention services to infants and toddlers from birth through two years of age in their natural living environment who have a diagnosed disability, are delayed in one or more developmental areas, or are at risk of developmental delay. Services are offered in Norton, Osborne, Philips, Rooks, Russell and Smith counties.


“The Beach Edwards Family Foundation has been a valuable source of help for DSNWK for many years,” expressed Jerry Michaud, DSNWK President and CEO. “We greatly appreciate their continued support and generosity.”


DSNWK is a 501c3 nonprofit serving 18 counties in northwest Kansas with a mission to advocate for persons with disabilities and those who care about them by planning and supporting a life of dignity, interdependence, and personal satisfaction in the community.



11/23/2021


DSNWK awarded grant from Beach Family Foundation


Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas is proud to announce the receipt of a $20,980 grant from the Beach Family Foundation. Jane Hipp, daughter of Ross and Marianna Beach continue their legacy with this grant award to support DSNWK’s efforts to remodel and retool its workshop used to produce refurbished furniture and craft items for its new Custom Creations store in downtown Hays. Having a fully functional workshop will provide greater opportunities for new skill development and additional custom created projects for persons served by DSNWK.


DSNWK’s Custom Creations store officially opened its doors in October of this year. The store, located at 1107 Main Street in Hays, is now open to the public and is also used for learning, collaborating and developing talent, as well as sharing the creations of the people they serve with the community. Donations of solid wood furniture and other items from the community support the creation of unique items and custom created and restored furniture by people served through DSNWK.


“With the ability to work in a fully operational and safe environment, persons served will learn

about the function of different tools, what they are capable of doing with each, and the innovative products they can produce,” states Jerry Michaud, DSNWK President.


DSNWK would like to thank the Beach Family Foundation for their continued support of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in northwest Kansas.


DSNWK is a 501c3 nonprofit serving 18 counties in northwest Kansas with a mission to advocate for persons with disabilities and those who care about them by planning and supporting a life of dignity, interdependence, and personal satisfaction in the community.

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