Helping Kansans with disabilities to live and work in our community by promoting choices, independence and a better life.
Helping Kansans with disabilities to live and work in our community by promoting choices, independence and a better life.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is KETCH an acronym for?
The Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped, Inc.

How are the Elks involved with KETCH?
In 1964, the Kansas Elks Association adopted a training program for adults with mental retardation that was created by Wichita parents. With an initial donation of $30,000 from the Kansas Elks, the organization was formally incorporated as a Kansas not-for-profit organization. Members of the Kansas Elks Association are designated as members of KETCH and elected Elks serve on the KETCH board of directors.

Each year, KETCH receives funding from the Kansas Elks through:

  • Funds allocated by the Kansas Elks Association through the Elks National Foundation;
  • Elks annual lodge membership dues;
  • The Ladies of the Elks annual fundraiser for KETCH.

To learn more about the Elks, please visit the Kansas Elks Association or the National Elks Association.

Where is KETCH located?
The main KETCH building in the KETCH campus is located at 1006 E. Waterman, Wichita, KS 67211.  KETCH also operates programs out of several surrounding buildings as well.

What services does KETCH provide?
KETCH provides Targeted Case Management, Day, Residential and Community Employment Services. Other services such as behavioral, nursing and transportation are also provided. More information about each service can be found under Programs and Services.

How does someone enter KETCH services?
Please contact the Community Developmental Disability Organization (CDDO) in your county.  The CDDO will determine eligibility for KETCH services.  In Sedgwick County the CDDO is the Sedgwick County Community Developmental Disability Organization (SCDDO).  To contact the SCDDO please call 316.660.7630. 

What should I do if my company wants to hire a KETCH client?
KETCH would love to find an employee match for your company. Please visit the Employment Solutions section of the website.

My company is interested in purchasing your products.  How do I place an order?
To view our products please visit the Business Solutions page or download our brochure and order form.  You can also contact customer service at 316.383.8770 or request a quote on our website.

I am interested in employment at KETCH.  What types of positions are available?
KETCH offers a variety of employment opportunities.  Please check the Jobs section of our website for current openings and additional information.