Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas received a $90,000 grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.
The money will be used for a new roof at Prairie Developmental Center in Atwood, three new air conditioning units for the Hays administrative offices and a hygiene room at Frontier Developmental Center in Norton.
The roof at the Atwood Center hasnít been replaced since DSNWK purchased the building in 1986. The air conditioning units are original to the Hays building, which was built in 1984. Due to the growing accessibility needs at the center in Norton, the new fully accessible space will include a roll-in shower, service sink, toilet, sink and laundry equipment.
"We are always very appreciative of the Hansen Foundation for their ongoing support of DSNWK and the people we support with developmental disabilities," Jerry Michaud, DSNWK president, wrote in an email.
A private, not-for-profit organization serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the 18 counties of northwest Kansas, DSNWK has been providing quality services and programs to the area for over 45 years.