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4/12/2024

Midwest Energy grant supports DSNWK’s Kid-Link


Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas, was recently announced as the recipient of a $1,000 grant from Midwest Energy, Inc. This award will be used to purchase books for DSNWK’s Kid-Link program.


These books will be provided to parents and caregivers which will offer opportunities for engagement and guidance with children, such as potty training and speech language concerns. 


“This will be a great benefit to the approximately 175 children that we serve in eight counties," states Tammy Dreiling, DSNWK Family Services Manager.  “This will allow us to provide books to parents and children for the next year.”


DSNWK would like to thank Midwest Energy for their generous support of the children and families we service through Kid-Link.


The DSNWK Kid-Link Early Intervention Program provides a system of services to help infants and toddlers from birth to age three who have a developmental delay, diagnosed disability, or are at risk for a developmental delay including vision and hearing impairments. These services are provided in the child’s natural living environment. Kid-Link covers multiple north-central Kansas counties: Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rooks, Russell, Smith, Ellis, and a portion of Rush. 


If you would be interested in or have questions about these services, please contact Tammy Dreiling at (785) 621-5332 or email tammy_dreiling@mydsnwk.org.



3/27/24

Dancing Together for DSNWK raises more than $20,000!


A check for over $20,000 was presented by Alyssa Dechant with Styles Dance Center on Friday, March 22nd. The donation was made through the efforts of the popular Dancing Together for DSNWK event held on February 25th at Beach Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Hays.  


Styles Dance Centre has hosted the event for several years with this year raising the most money of any other year.  A large raffle with a variety of donated prizes was also a contributing factor to the success of the recital.


36 individuals served by DSWK participated in the recital which featured dances by both the dancers at Styles as well as special group dances featuring individuals served by DSNWK. 


“We fell in love with doing this show and fell in love with DSNWK,” said Dechant.  “It just continues to get better every year and it’s something we all look forward to doing.”




3/4/24


DSNWK benefits from the support of the United Way of Ellis County and the CARE Council


Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas is grateful to announce that The United Way of Ellis County has allocated $28,000 for the Job Placement Follow-along program for the FY 2024 budget year.  Follow-along services are provided to individuals who complete DSNWK's Job Placement Program for support to maintain employment and for additional training in the future.  DSNWK’s Job Placement Follow-along program can provide timely support before the individual loses their employment and helps reduce the dollars spent on job procurement, training new employees, and unemployment or disability payments.  


The United Way of Ellis County has also allocated $35,000 to DSNWK’s Kid-Link program for its Early Intervention Services for FY 2024. The DSNWK Kid-Link Early Intervention Program provides a system of services to help infants and toddlers from birth to age three who have a developmental delay, diagnosed disability, or are at risk for a developmental delay including vision and hearing impairments. Through early intervention services, DSNWK’s Kid-Link program can also help reduce the educational costs by minimizing the need for special education services. 


ACCESS Public Transportation was informed by the CARE Council of Ellis County that they have recommended an allocation to the Hays City Commission for an award of $80,000 for transportation services from the City of Hays Social Service Funds for the 2025 budget.  ACCESS provides general public transportation services to the people of Hays and Ellis County. 


DSNWK would like to thank the United Way of Ellis County, and all who give to the United Way, for their continued support of people with developmental disabilities and to the Care Council for recommending an allocation to the City of Hays for ACCESS general public transportation.


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