If a College for Living program does not fit your needs, some locations offer alternative day program activities such as the Life Management program for persons nearing retirement age, or the Resource Room, which offers structured activities outside of a typical classroom setting.

Regardless of where or how you choose to receive your day service model, the goal is quite simple, to provide individuals with the opportunities to enhance their current skills, as well as learn new skills, which will allow them to live as independently as possible.

The College for Living is an adult day program, which provides structured learning opportunities covering life skills and various educational and recreational topics, and is tailored to an individual's wants and needs.

Life skills taught in the program would include, but are not limited to: learning to shop for groceries, do laundry, follow a recipe, personal hygiene skills, socialization skills, and self advocacy skills.

Classes are held both in-house and in the community. Community classes are taught by community members, not DSNWK employees. This fosters long lasting relationships between persons served and the community.

College for Living Locations


Prairie Developmental Center208 South 4th St.Atwood, KS 67730(785) 626-3688


Reed Developmental Center317 West 13th St.Hays, KS 67601(785) 625-2521

Hill City

Kobler Developmental Center100 West McFarlandHill City, KS 67642(785) 421-2851


Hoxie Developmental Center733 9th St.Hoxie, KS 67740(785) 675-3933


Frontier Developmental Center1104 North State St.Norton, KS 67654(785) 877-5154


Pioneer Developmental Center15 North MapleRussell, KS 67665(785) 483-6686