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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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