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Adam Walsh Legislation

| Prevention Protection Services
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DCF processes Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry requests for foster and adoptive parents as a result of the 2006 Adam Walsh legislation.​

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Fax: 785-296-0470 

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Adoption Assistance

| Prevention Protection Services
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Adoption assistance is available to help adoptive families meet the special needs of the children they adopt. To apply for adoption assistance through DCF, please visit any of the DCF Service Centers.
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Customer Service 1-888-369-4777

DCF Service Centers

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Adoption Program

| Prevention Protection Services
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Adoption services are provided to children who are in foster care and waiting to be adopted. KCSL maintains the Adoption Exchange website that lists children available and the families who are interested in adopting.

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Adoption Records Search

| Prevention Protection Services
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DCF conducts adoption searches for adoptees and birth parents for private and DCF adoptions that were finalized in the State of Kansas.​

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785-296-4653​

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Adult Protective Services

| Prevention and Protection Services
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Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or fiduciary abuse of vulnerable adults 18 years of age or older and if needed, provides protective services.

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Customer Service 1-888-369-4777​

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Alternative Response

| Prevention and Protection Services
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A voluntary program in which licensed social workers partner with families and teach needed skills to prevent future problems which might require more intensive levels of PPS services.
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1-800-922-5330​

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Blind and Visually Impaired Services

| Rehabilitation Services
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DCF provides a variety of employment and independent living services for Kansans who are blind or visually impaired. Vocational Rehabilitation provides services to help individuals achieve or maintain competitive integrated employment. The Business Enterprise Program provides career opportunities in food service facilities, snack shops and vending machine routes. Independent Living services are available for persons who are age 55 or older. 

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Cash Assistance/TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

| Economic and Employment Services
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Cash assistance, also known as TANF, helps adults with their problems in getting a job, provides support services for work, training, work activities, and education and helps families learn new skills, build on their current abilities, and keep children in their homes. ​

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Customer Service 1-888-369-4777​

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Centers for Independent Living

| Rehabilitation Services
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The purpose of independent living is to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence and productivity of individuals with disabilities, and to augment their integration and full inclusion into the mainstream of society.   This mission is carried out through a statewide network of 10 Centers for Independent Living (CILs).   CILs are not residential facilities.  Instead they offer the following core services:  information and referral, individual and systems advocacy, peer support, independent living skills training, and services to support deinstitutionalization.  ​

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Charitable Institution Commodity Program (CICP)

| Economic and Employment Services
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The CICP provides United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodity foods for congregate meal preparation to eligible nonprofit institutions such as the state hospitals. ​

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785-368-8120​

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Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry

| Prevention and Protection Services
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Kansas law prohibits any person listed in the Child Abuse and Neglect Registry from working, residing, or volunteering in a child care home or facility regulated by KDHE. ​

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785-296-6783 or 785-296-5636​

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Child Care and Development Fund Plan

| Economic and Employment Services
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The CCDF State Plan for 2012-2013 is available in final form. The Plan describes policies and operations as they currently exist.  Based upon public input and administrative review, the Plan is subject to change.

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785-268-4717​

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Child Care Providers

| Economic and Employment Services
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DCF enrolls child care providers who are interested in providing child care to children of families who are issued Child Care Subsidy benefits.  Enrolled providers can receive payments electronically from eligible families who would transfer their Child Care Subsidy benefits issued by DCF to pay for their services.​

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1-888-369-4777​

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Child Care Subsidy

| Economic and Employment Services
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DCF provides help in paying for child care costs through the child care subsidy program.​

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Customer Service 1-888-369-4777​

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Child Protective Services

| Prevention and Protection Services
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DCF investigates and assesses reports of child abuse and neglect and determine if action is necessary.​

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1-800-922-5330​

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Child Support Customer Service Center

| Child Support Services
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Kansas Child Support Services (CSS) helps children receive the financial support necessary for their growth and development. All Kansas families have access to CSS services, which include assistance with locating non-custodial parents, confirming paternity, establishing and enforcing child support and medical support orders, and collecting and distributing payments. The Customer Service Center can be contacted to apply for CSS services, inquire on an existing CSS case, report new information, or get in contact with your CSS caseworker.​

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1-888-757-2445
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Child Support Services

| Child Support Services
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Kansas Child Support Services (CSS) helps children receive the financial support necessary for their growth and development. The program assists by establishing parentage and orders for child and medical support, locating noncustodial parents, enforcing child and medical support orders, and modifying support orders as appropriate. CSS automatically serves families receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), foster care, medical assistance, and child care assistance. Assistance from CSS is also available to any family, regardless of income or residency, who applies for our services.

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1-888-757-2445
TTY 1-888-688-1666​

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Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

| Economic and Employment Services
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The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides USDA foods and nutrition education to income eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, children and seniors.

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Disability and Behavioral Health Services (DBHS)

| Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
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Disability and Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) formerly housed as part of SRS now operates out of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS).​

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1-800-432-3535
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Disability Determination Services

| Rehabilitation Services
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This program determines disability status for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims filed in Kansas.​

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Social Security Office

785-267-4440​

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EES Work Program

| Economic and Employment Services
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Work program activities help TANF recipients to recognize their strengths, learn new skills, build on their existing  abilities and achieve self-sufficiency. The goal of this program is to stabilize families, keep children in their homes and reduce  family dependency on government subsidies.​

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1-888-369-4777​

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Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

| Economic and Employment Services
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TEFAP provides free USDA commodity foods to low income households throughout Kansas. TEFAP food is shipped five to six times per year to participating organizations for distribution.​

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Employment Assistance

| Economic and Employment Assistance
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Assistance is available for TANF and food assistance recipients for preparing for employment, locating employment, and maintaining employment. Vocational Rehabilitation services are available to anyone with employment limitations who are trying to become employed or to be trained for employment. TANF applicants and recipients must pursue unemployment compensation as a condition of eligibility.

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1-888-369-4777​

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Energy Assistance (LIEAP)

| Economic and Employment Services
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The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit. ​

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1-800-432-0043​

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Family Preservation

| Prevention and Protection Services
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Intensive in-home services are provided through a contract with a Child Welfare Case Management Provider.​

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Family Services

| Prevention and Protection Services
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Services are provided by DCF social workers to connect families with community resources. ​

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1-800-922-5330​

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Food Assistance

| Economic and Employment Services
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The Food Assistance Program serves as the first line of defense against hunger. It provides crucial support to elderly households, low-income working households, other low income households including those unemployed or disabled, and to households transitioning from welfare to work.

Food Assistance Employment & Training (FAE&T) is a voluntary program for Food Assistance recipients that improve employment skills or wage earning capabilities. The FAE&T programs do not serve those also receiving TANF. The FAE&T program is available to recipients in the following counties only: Atchison, Brown, Douglas, Geary, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley and Shawnee. ​

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Foster Care and Reintegration Services

| Prevention and Protection Services
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Foster care services are provided to children and families when the court has found the child to be in need of care and the parents are not able to meet the safety and care needs of the child.

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785-368-8180​

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Fraud Investigations Unit

| Office of the General Counsel
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The Fraud Investigations Unit is comprised of a Director, Chief Investigator, and Fraud Hotline Receptionists located in the Office of General Counsel and 16 Fraud Special Investigators and four benefits eligibility experts evenly assigned statewide. 

 
The mission of the Fraud Investigations Unit is to aggressively investigate, detect, prevent, and prosecute welfare recipient fraud in all public assistance programs administered by the Department for Children and Families. 

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1-800-432-3913​

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General Assistance

| Economic and Employment Services
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The General Assistance (GA) Program provides access to medical benefits for persons who are disabled.

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Service Centers for your local office

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Grandparents as Caregivers

| Economic and Employment Services
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The Grandparents as Caregivers Assistance (GPCG) Program provides cash benefits to grandparents or other relatives raising children.​

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1-888-369-4777​

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Head Start and Early Head Start

| Economic and Employment Services
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Kansas Early Head Start (KEHS) is a child development program intended for pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers who meet the Federal poverty guidelines. KEHS is modeled after the Federal Early Head Start program created by the U.S. Congress.​

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Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH)

| Rehabilitation Services
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The mission of KCDHH is to advocate for and facilitate equal access to quality, coordinated and comprehensive services that enhance the life of Kansans who are deaf and hard of hearing. KCDHH offers technical assistance, advocacy, information and referral, sign language interpreter registration, coordination of interpreting services, and the Kansas Quality Assurance Screening (KQAS) for certification of sign language interpreters.
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785-368-8034 V/TDD
1-800-432-0698 V/TDD
785-246-5077 VP​

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Kansas Payment Center

| Children Support Service
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The Kansas Payment Center (KPC) is the payment processing center for all Kansas child support and maintenance (spousal support) payments. All court order support must be paid through the KPC for proper crediting.  

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1-877-572-5722​

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Kansas Quality Assurance Screening (KQAS)

| Rehabilitation Services
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KQAS is a certification system for determining skill levels of sign language interpreters. The purpose is to help assure quality services and standards of professionalism among sign language interpreters. KQAS is administered by the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.​

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785-368-8034 V/TDD
1-800-432-0698 V/TDD
 785-246-5077 VP​

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Kansas Youth Advisory Council (KYAC)

| Prevention and Protection Services
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Youth who or have been involved in child welfare services in Kansas may participate in youth council activities.​

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785-368-8192​

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Medical Assistance

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These services are provided by the Department for Health and Environment, Division of Health Care Finance.​

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NYTD

| Prevention and Protection Services
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The National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) is a data collection system that tracks independent living services provided to youth and helps Kansas measure success in preparing youth for  transition from foster care to adult living.​

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785-368-8192​

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Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP)

| Economic and Employment Services
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NSIP provides United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodities to Area Agencies on Aging nutrition projects to help defer the costs of their food purchases.​

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Permanent Custodianship Subsidy (PCS)

| Prevention and Protection Services
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Permanent Custodianship Subsidy (PCS) was established to provide financial assistance to those who care for children who have been in DCF custody and for whom the permanency plans of reunification and adoption have been ruled out.​

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785-368-8180​

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Refugee Assistance

| Economic and Employment Services
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The Kansas Refugee Program supervises the administration of the Refugee Resettlement Program and the Refugee Social Service Program (RSS) within the parameters of federal regulations, state statutes, and the State Plan for Refugee/Entrant Assistance and Services.​

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Report Abuse and Neglect

| Prevention and Protection Services
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The Kansas Protection Report Center (KPRC) receives statewide reports of child and adult abuse and/or neglect 24 hours per day/7 days per week, including holidays.​

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1-800-922-5330​

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Request for Expungement from the APS Central Registry

| Prevention and Protection Services
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Any perpetrator of adult abuse or neglect listed on the APS Central Registry may apply for expungement.​

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785-368-8105​

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Request for Expungement from the Central Registry

| Prevention and Protection Services
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Any perpetrator of child abuse or neglect listed on the Central Registry may apply  for expungement.​

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785-296-4653​

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Safe at Home Program

| Economic and Employment Services
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The Safe at Home Program is a confidential address program to benefit victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and/or human trafficking who have moved to a new location that is unknown to their abuser.​

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785-296-3806​

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Sign Language Interpreter Referral

| Rehabilitation Services
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The Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helps individuals, state agencies, hospitals, law enforcement organizations, court and businesses locate certified sign language interpreters.

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785-368-8034 V/TDD
1-800-432-0698 V/TDD
785-246-5077 VP  ​

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Soup Kitchens and Food Banks (SKFB)

| Economic and Employment Services
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The SKFB program provides free USDA foods monthly to help organizations defer the cost of congregate meal preparations for the homeless.​

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Successful Families

| Economic and Employment Services
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The program helps families learn new skills, build on their current abilities, and keep children in their homes. ​

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1-888-369-4777​

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USDA Commodity Programs

| Economic and Employment Services
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There are two United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodity programs available to low income Kansans to assist with their household food needs, and three programs to assist feeding organizations with their congregate meal preparation needs.​

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785-368-8120​

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Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

| Rehabilitation Services
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Services empower people with disabilities to achieve competitive, integrated employment. VR also serves students with disabilities transitioning from high school to employment and independent living.

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Youth Independent Living (After foster care)

| Prevention and Protection Services
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Young people between the ages of eighteen and twenty-one, who were in the foster care system, may be eligible for services and supports through the independent living program. ​

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