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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  • Home
    Introduction to KETCH Since our beginning in 1964 the Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped, Inc. (KETCH) has stood as a leader in the rehabilitation industry, serving more than 30,000 individuals with disabilities. Much has changed since then, but one thing remains the same—our commitment to help people with disabilities live and work in the community. Our mission is to help people with disabilities live and w… more»
  • Programs & Services
    KETCH offers a comprehensive set of supports through our programs and services.  All of our programs are designed to meet the unique needs of adults with developmental disabilities whether it be daily life skills training, development of vocational skills, or assistance with in-home activities.  KETCH is well-established as a leader in the rehabilitation industry with over 40 years of experience in integrating people with disabi… more»
    • Targeted Case Management
      Targeted Case Management (TCM) is a service to help you coordinate and monitor services to meet your needs. TCM Services Development of Support Planning: You and your Targeted Case Manager will work to develop a Person-Centered Support Plan to assist in meeting your preferred lifestyle. Assessments: Your TCM will interview you and members of your team to ensure your satisfaction in services and to assure your programs meet your needs… more»
    • Day Supports
      At KETCH we value each person’s right to live a fulfilling and active lifestyle.  We offer a variety of day programs that not only encourage educational, social, and physical experiences but community inclusion as well.           Adult Life Skills Adult Life Skills is designed for individuals with disabilities who cannot physically tolerate a full-time vocational training program.&… more»
      • Adult Life Skills
          The purpose of the Adult Life Skills (ALS) program is to help the persons we serve become more self-sufficient and to increase participation in a variety of life experiences. ALS offers a non-work option for persons more interested in recreational and leisure activities. Trained ALS staff can also assist with personal care including feeding, changing, and bathroom needs. Persons can choose to attend full-time … more»
      • PACE
        PACE (Program for Adaptive Care and Environment) was developed to meet the unique needs of individuals with Autism and behavioral issues. The program environment, activities, and social interactions are structured, but flexible to increase opportunities for learning. The program is non-vocational. PACE helps participants to focus on appropriate behaviors and positive social skills. PACE’s mission is to help persons serve… more»
      • Encore
        The Encore Center for Lifelong Enrichment (referred to as Encore) is a daytime activity program for seniors with developmental disabilities. Encore’s mission is to provide people with daytime activities that address their physical, social, spiritual, psychological, sensory, and natural support needs. Encore serves: People of retirement age (50+) People who want to remain active in their community People who want to participa… more»
      • ABLE
        The Alternative Behavioral Learning Environment (ABLE for short) is designed to provide work opportunities and community integration for persons whose history of aggressive and/or intimidating behavior have not allowed them to be successful in a typical work environment.  The program offers a variety of life experiences including, leisure, social, cultural, recreational, health, entertainment, communication, vocational, educational, … more»
      • Community Connections
        The Community Connections program is a non-vocational alternative to other KETCH work or employment programs.  The program is centered around community outings, structured educational, social, and physical activities as well as community interaction through volunteerism and service.  Services Based on needs and desires, Community Connections will offer training and assistance in daily living skills, participation in community … more»
    • Work Services
      What is Work Services? KETCH provides on-site vocational training that teaches you important job skills that can help you enhance your success in a job in the community.  In the program, you will learn job skills, work rules, what kinds of jobs you prefer and the benefits you will receive from working.  Wages are paid and based on your work productivity.  Our goal is to help you develop job skills in order for you to achie… more»
    • Employment Services
          KETCH was founded in 1964 as a small vocational training workshop for people with developmental and physical disabilities.  Today it has grown to be a comprehensive employment organization that has helped more than 30,000 Kansans work and live independently in the community. More than 40 years of experience in the job placement arena has prepared KETCH for its job placement role.  KETCH's experti… more»
    • Residential Services
       Residential supports are key to individuals with disabilities obtaining and maintaining the highest level of independence possible.  Through our Community Living program, KETCH provides training, support services, and assistive technology to allow individuals with disabilities to do just that.  Options for Community Living settings include apartments, homes, duplexes, or the family’s home.  Based on each individ… more»
      • Group Living
        Those participating in group living are provided varying levels of staff support and training to individuals living in homes owned or leased by KETCH. Generally, one to eight individuals can live in a supervised group living setting. The level of staff support is determined by the needs of individuals living in a particular group setting. Support includes overnight staffing and 24 hour support seven days per week.  Areas of support … more»
      • Apartment Living
        Apartment Living provides staff support to individuals who live in their own apartments through the Kansas Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (KHRC).  The Low Income Housing Tax Credit program provides quality, accessible, affordable apartments for those with limited incomes.  Persons who live in the apartments must income qualify to live in the apartment setting through KHRC.  Apartment Living settings i… more»
      • Community Supports
        Community Supports provides staff support to individuals who live alone or with a roommate.  Persons participating in Community Supports typically own or lease their own home or apartment.  The amount of staff support provided is based on individual needs and does not include overnight support.   Staff are scheduled at intervals during the week and weekend and assist persons served with tasks such as cooking, sho… more»
      • In-Home Family Support Services
        In-Home Family Support Services provides or arranges for scheduled periods of relief and assistance to families who support an adult living in the family home.  If the person lives with their birth, adoptive, or foster family, they can receive training and support to assist them to remain in the family home.  Training and activities are provided based on the person’s level of need.  The focus is to assist the person t… more»
    • Other Services
      Training and Rehabilitation:Based on needs and desires, programs at KETCH offer training and assistance in daily living skills, behavioral support and coping skills, access to and participation in community activities, development of social skills, nursing care, physical therapy and speech-language therapy. Health and Services:The individual's support team and licensed nursing staff will monitor and assist with personal hygiene and healt… more»
    • Admission Process
      The admission policy at KETCH is based upon the State of Kansas and the requirements of the Developmental Disabilities Reform Act. To receive services from KETCH an individual must be diagnosed with ID/DD and be 18 years of age or older.   Exceptions apply when a contract is initiated by area school districts for Board of Education students 16 years of age and older. The following steps apply to individuals seeking services at … more»
  • Business Solutions
    KETCH Business Solutions is an excellent resource for companies of all sizes.  Whether you need to purchase high quality air filters for your company, custom notebook binders for an upcoming conference, or utilize our contract services to have someone take a little bit off your plate, KETCH is your solution!  Services provided for your company will be done through the Work Services program.  The Work … more»
    • Products
      KETCH Business Solutions is an excellent resource for companies of all sizes.  Whether you need to purchase high quality air filters for your company, custom notebook binders for an upcoming conference, or utilize our contract services to have someone take a little bit off your plate, KETCH is your solution!  Services provided for your company will be done through the Work Services program.  The Work … more»
      • Air Filters
        For over 30 years the KETCHaire filter has been recognized regionally for its premium high efficiency multi-pleat and disposable panel air filtration products and its support of the ASHRAE Standard 52.2 industrial air quality standards for most HVAC applications. Our primary filtration products are currently installed in over 250 governmental, educational, commercial, medical, and industrial accounts. Our new pleated filters c… more»
      • Binders
        KETCH binders are made of 100% green remanufactured/recycled materials.  Standard Features Binders available in both premium and economy styles. Holds 8.5” x 11” paper. Constructed of durable virgin vinyl. Includes inside pockets. 100% recycled metal, board and vinyl.  Premium Binders Standard colors available: navy blue, black, red, royal blue, white, purple,… more»
      • Special Education Products (VTS)
        KETCH VOCATIONAL TRAINING SYSTEMS (VTS) KETCH has manufactured a line of special education materials since 2004. The product line is a curriculum used in special education classrooms and vocational training facilities for adults. KETCH manufactures, markets, and distributes the product to customers across the United States. KETCHSolutions.org is the web site available to all customers who want to purchase product on… more»
      • Safety Glasses
        KETCH offers a variety of Crews Safety Glasses meeting ANSI Z94.3/Z87. Crews brand provides protection against moderate impact hazards, metal chips, particles, and sparks. Tinted lenses provide sun glare protection only and are not to be worn in welding environments. Special welding lenses provide protection from infrared rays and have the shade number stamped on each lens. No welding lenses are offered for sale on this page. However, tho… more»
    • Fulfillment Services
      Fulfillment Services For the past 50 years the KETCH Work Services group has been recognized regionally as a reliable fulfillment service resource for light repair, assembly, packaging, mailing services, textiles and product refurbishment.   As a supplier of small contract services to numerous governmental, educational, commercial, medical and industrial customers our primary mission has been to provide the highest qu… more»
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  • Employment Solutions
    KETCH Employment Solutions is one of the leading job placement/training services in the state of Kansas. With over 40 years of experience matching employer needs to qualified job applicants we have successfully matched over 35,000 individuals with disabilities into employment throughout Kansas. KETCH Employment Solutions is an invaluable resource for both candidates seeking employment (clients) and employers.  Clients/Job Seekers… more»
    • For Employers
      Benefits to Employers  Reduced Hiring Costs Are you coping with excessive employee turnover, rising training costs and a shortage of dedicated employees? We can help! KETCH provides consultation and personnel to businesses interested in a stable workforce. KETCH workers are noted for their employment stability (the average length of employment is nearly four years), low rate of absenteeism and excellent safety records.  … more»
    • For Clients
      Individualized Services Provided Include:  Individualized Work Assessments/Job Tryouts. Job Preparation/work skills training. Job Development and Job Placement Services. Job Coaching. Individualized work assessments/Job Tryouts The community based Work Assessment andJob Tryout are tools to help you explore your career goals and to empower you to achieve those goals.  They consist of a trial placement with an employer i… more»
  • Jobs
    Prospective KETCH Employees: Welcome to KETCH! KETCH, the Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped Inc., is a nationally recognized rehabilitation service organization. What began in 1962 as a small vocational training workshop, has today become a comprehensive and progressive organization committed to serving people with disabilities at home, at work, and in the community. At KETCH, we believe every person, regardless of dis… more»
    • Current Openings
      KETCH OPEN POSITIONS POSTING 4/11/2014 Behavioral Vocational Trainer:  (1-WS) M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  Responsible for providing supervision and training to persons served, assisting with daily group and community activities, and addressing inappropriate or aggressive behaviors.  Requires HS diploma/GED, valid driver’s license, and good driving record.  Previous experience serving persons with intellectual/developmen… more»
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    • EEOC Statement
      EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM It is the policy and intent of KETCH to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws concerning non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity.  KETCH will not unlawfully discriminate in regard to the terms, conditions, or benefits of employment because of any person’s race, color, sex, pregnancy, marital status, age (except where age is a bona fide occu… more»
  • About Us
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  • Contact Us
    KETCH1006 E. WatermanWichita, KS 67211 Phone: 316-383-8700Fax: 316-383-8715  Hearing Impaired Assistance: 1-800-766-3777   Request More Information more»
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