Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas

2703 Hall St, Hays, KS 67601


Add to Bizmarks

Visit Website


  • College For Living
  • Employment Connections
  • Creative Living

Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas



Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas, Inc. is a private, not for profit organization that has been serving northwest Kansas for over 40 years. Services are offered to people of every age; birth to three years, youth and adult programs. We strongly believe that all people have the right to live and work as independently as possible, regardless of their disability.


Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas provides quality services and programs to more than 500 individuals with mild to severe disabilities. These services are available through a network of community based and outreach programs and interagency agreements with other service providers in the 18 northwestern most counties of Kansas.


Service Coordination for each person is specifically tailored to that person. Life Planning is an essential part of our Service Coordination Department and assures that service options are available which directly relate to the person’s respective preferences, abilities, interests and goals.


These service options are extended into living arrangements called Creative Living. DSNWK offers a variety of supervised and supported living alternatives. These arrangements allow for the most independence possible, and include apartments, and ICF/MR homes, supported home care and supported family living. Homes and apartments are available in Atwood, Hays, Hill City, Norton, Oakley, Russell, and Victoria.


Our College for Living Program allows persons with disabilities the opportunity to plan and develop course work to meet their personal goals. The College for Living classes are offered in a semester program, similar to a university.


Employment Connections helps all interested individuals gain employment within their community. Each person is given a job coach to help match an individual’s skills and preferences with a prospective work environment. These arrangements are a boon to both the person served and their employer.


For young children, services are provided in-home to make the child more comfortable and responsive. Our Family Support for Children and Youth department provides or arranges comprehensive home-based and community-based services to children while also providing support to the families.


Our success is ongoing, and our Quality Improvement continuously measures, addresses and improves the processes in which we are involved. Our commitment is to provide the best possible services and programs to every person served, and to help each individual become interdependent within their community.


For more information on how you can become a part of our team, visit us at:






Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas

2703 Hall St, Hays, KS 67601


Fax: 785-625-8204


Danielle Wittman.jpg Adrian Wolf.jpg Sara Biggs 2.jpg Reed2.jpg

Rating - Click to vote

flower_rating flower_rating flower_rating flower_rating flower_rating

Thank you!


JavaScript must be enabled!

Business owners



to Rate, Review & Add your favorites