Annual Report| Building a Future of Success
Live. Work. Play.
During FY 2011 KETCH successfully built a new apartment complex on property we already owned in the midtown area of Wichita. 10th Street Apartments, LLC was developed with federal low income housing tax credits awarded by the Kansas Department of Housing Resources. Midwest Housing Equity Group, Inc. served as the syndicator for the tax credits and Vintage Construction was the developer and contractor. We also received local funding from the Goebel Family Star Lumber Charitable Foundation, Women of Wichita, Spirit Aerosystems Good Neighbor Fund and individual donors for this project. The project consists of ten apartments allowing persons with disabilities to rent at a below market rate. KETCH provides on site services to residents on a twenty-four hour, seven day a week basis. With the completion of this project, in total KETCH has added sixty apartments to our Community Living program since 2008 by using the low income tax credit program. All of these settings were designed to provide persons of varying levels of disabilities the opportunity to live in their own home instead of a group home setting. The tax credit program assures that the rent will remain aﬀordable to our clients. I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who helped KETCH make our goal of improving the quality, accessibility and aﬀordability of housing for the persons we serve. We continue to see a need to expand residential choices for persons with disabilities in our community. While their needs may be unique their dream to live independently is not. The desire to live as independently as possible is a goal that the persons we serve and their families share just as anyone who dreams to have a place to call “home”.
Board of Directors
As the KETCH Board of Directors Chairman, I have had the privilege of seeing a year ﬁlled with building projects. In one short year, an apartment complex was renovated, a new apartment complex was built and property was purchased next to the administration oﬃces. As I reﬂect on the mission of KETCH, to promote independence for persons with disabilities, I am pleased to share that KETCH continues to live up to that mission, assuring a future of success. I enjoyed my visit to KETCH in December meeting with staﬀ and persons served and would like to encourage you to visit. We depend on the support of the Kansas Elks Association and the community, working together to assist adults with development disabilities.
Jim Malone Chairman Fred Badders 1st Vice Chairman Carla Bienhoﬀ 2nd Vice Chairman Loren Anthony Secretary Ron Larson Assistant Secretary Dan Krug Treasurer Carl Lindsey KEA President Ken Schaﬀer KEA 1st Vice President Lonna Grewing Ladies Major Project Chair Pippa Boone Ladies Major Project Co-Chair Board Members: Brenda Harrison Gary Hindman Sharlou Messerschmidt Frank Springer Jim Standen
In 2011 KETCH celebrated the completion of Country Acres and the beginning of a new project, 10th Street. Apartments These two properties are designed to meet the needs of individuals served by providing aﬀordable and accessible housing opportunities.
Kelly 10th Street Apartments Resident My journey has not always been an easy one. As early as kindergarten I had diﬃculty sitting still or concentrating for any length of time. I was soon diagnosed with attention deﬁcit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and was placed in the Special Education program. Once in middle school, I was diagnosed with a developmental disability. Then, at the age of 18, I successfully reached a milestone and graduated from Campus High School. I was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 20. When I started looking at the possibility of moving out of my parents’ home, I ﬁrst moved into a group home for adults with developmental disabilities. This was more diﬃcult for me than I expected. I began exhibiting challenging behaviors and moved back home with my parents. I was not able to excel in a group home setting because of the behaviors triggered by having roommates. I also found that I needed support to help control impulses and be reminded to do daily living tasks. I did ﬁnally ﬁnd a way to live independently. This fall I moved into an apartment designed to provide independent living settings, constant staﬀ support, and the proper environment to reduce the occurrence of my behaviors. The opportunity to move into the 10th Street Apartments has allowed me to reach yet another milestone. In this setting, I am able to live as any other adult with real responsibilities.
play In 2011 KETCH was able to expand it’s Encore retirment program by moving to a new location. The individuals served in that program are really enjoying their new space. Several new clients have been welcomed to the program since its move.
169 served in residential programs 299 served in TCM 318 served in work and/or employment
126 served in day programs
*Some individuals are served in multiple programs.
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Richmond Place was the recipient of an Ad Astra award. Received $4,000 from the CJ Memorial Golf Tournament to be applied towards a picnic area for work services. Employment First Bill, that KETCH heavily advocated for, was passed. Cargill cares awarded KETCH $20,000. Ron was nominated for a Governor’s Excellence award and met Gov. Parkinson. In August of 2010 KETCH partnered with another provider, USD 259, and Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) to respond to a Request for Proposal from the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities to provide technical assistance for starting a Project SEARCH pilot site in Kansas. Palette to Palate, a wine tasting and wine/art auction was held for the ﬁrst time.
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In work services, the ﬁlters manufacturing line was expanded. Filters production has increased signiﬁcantly.
67% 12% 8% 4% 4% 3% 2%
Home and Community Based Services (HCBS/ Medicaid) Services and Product Sales Purchased Services (Fees and Obligations) Sedgwick County Developmental Disability Organization State Funding Investment & Misc. Other Income Private Donations Total
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Program Support $7,697,505 $1,386,991 $874,799 $473,737 $386,512 $336,373 $264,644 $11,420,559
Expenditures by Program 37% 20% 18% 10% 7% 5% 2% 1%
Community Living Vocational Training General Administration Manufacturing Transportation Targeted Case Management Job Placement Fundraising and Public Education
$4,013,179 $2,127,508 $1,871,766 $1,078,164 $751,327 $555,406 $229,754 $82,018
Gender 58% Male 42% Female
73% 19% 4% 2% 2% 0%
Age 9% 38% 4% 21% 21% 7%
Below 21 21-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60 & over
77% 6% 3% 4% 2% 2% 7%
White Black/African American Hispanic/Latino American Indian/Alaska Native Asian Other
MR/DD Emotional Neurological Orthopedic Hearing Vision Other
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Building a Future of Success
Building a Future of Success
Our mission: To promote independence for persons with disabilities through innovative learning experiences that support individualsâ€™ choices for working, living, and playing in their community.
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Published on Mar 23, 2012