ARC of the Central Plains

600 Main St., Hays

Special Olympics Chapter.  Donation to the Thrift store are used to fund special programs for people with disabilities and/or the intellectually challenged.

Dept. of Children and Families (DCF)

2250 E. 22nd St., Hays

Offers programs and services for people with disabilities including advocacy, independent living, skills training, peer support, information/referral, and deinstitutionalization support.

Developmental Services of NW Kansas, Inc. (DSNWK)

2703 Hall St. Ste. 10, Hays

Provides programs and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the 18 counties of Northwest Kansas.  Services include:  College for Living, Employment Connections, Creative Living, Kid-link, Service Coordination, Transportation and more.

Early Childhood Connections - 3 to 5

305 Main St., Hays

Provides preschool children and their families a head start on educational opportunities that may not be afforded to them otherwise.

Families Together, Inc.

1518 Taylor Plaza, Garden City

Serves and assists families of children, youth and young adults with disabilities and/or special health care needs from birth through 26 years old.  Offers Parent Training and Learning Workshops.


Hays-West Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative


Provides special education services to all students who are eligible for special education and gifted services between the ages of 3-21

Hays Area Children's Center

94 Lewis Dr., Hays

Offers free in-depth evaluations of many important childhood skills, including speech, language, vision, hearing, thinking, self-help, personal/social behavior and motor development.

Kansas Legal Services

2017 Vine St., Hays

Non-Profit law firm that focuses its efforts on individuals such as victims of domestic violence, homeless, elderly, individuals with disabilities and individuals that need basic assistance in consumer, housing and family law issues.

LINK, Inc. (Living Independently in NW Kansas)

2401 13th St., Hays

Provides services to individuals of all ages with any type of disability; Information & Referral, Independent Living Skills Training, Peer Support, Advocacy, Transition Services, Financial Management Services, Housing Referrals and Durable Medical Equipment Loan Pool.

SKIL Resource Center

P.O. Box 366, Hays

Provides advocacy, education, and support wiht customer controlled services to people with disabilities to ensure and preserve equality and independence.

Social Security Administration

1212 E. 27th St., Hays

Social Security pays disability benefits to people who can't work because they have a medical condition that's expected to last at least one year.

United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas

P.O. Box 8217, Wichita, KS  67208

Provides independent living opportunities and orthopedic and adaptive equipment.

Western Kansas Association on the Concerns of the Disabled (WKACD)

205 E 7th St. Ste.19, Hays

Provides outreach services to individuals in the Ellis County area.  They provide Social Security services, Representative Payee services, job services through Vocational Rehabilitation services and medical assistance.