A $279,000 grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and a $50,000 grant from the Robert E. and Patricia Schmidt Foundation will help Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas make needed repairs and improvements, the most costly being the renovation and expansion of an Ellis County group home.
The renovation and expansion of the home will allow for needed updates, and increase the service capacity from 5 to 7 individuals. This group home is one of 15 in DSNWK’s residential services.
The grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will also go towards replacing parts of the roof at Frontier Developmental Center in Norton, and at the DSNWK administrative offices in Hays.
All the grant money from the Robert E. and Patricia Schmidt Foundation will go towards the group home renovation.
These grants further the efforts of DSNWK’s Stronger Forever Together campaign. One of the priority areas of the campaign is to make needed repairs and improvements to aging facilities.
In addition, DSNWK received grants from Heartland Community Foundation to sustain the Collaborative Art Project, and Norton County Community Foundation to purchase a portable body lift system and shower chair.
DSNWK is a 501(c)3 Non-profit serving those with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the 18 most northwestern Kansas counties. Visit www.dsnwk.org to learn more about services and ways to support.