Southeast Kansas Respite Services, Inc
Our mission is for individuals across the life span and their families to have access to quality respite services and a variety of other services and supports through collaborative partnerships within communities of Southeast Kansas.
Southeast Kansas Respite Services began in 1990 and was incorporated with the assistance of the board members in 1991. Leaders from the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities (KUCDD) at Parsons, joined by Parsons State Hospital and Training Center, the Parsons State Hospital Endowment Association, Labette Mental Health, CLASS LTD, Tri-Valley Developmental Services, and Labette Community College recognized Respite Services as a critical component of comprehensive programs serving persons with developmental disabilities and their families.
The Board of Directors, collaborative agencies, along with the staff of SEKRS, Inc., share a conviction that Respite Services are an effective and cost-efficient means of helping families maintain a family member with special needs in their own home. Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging soon became a partner of SEKRS, Inc., helping provide both leadership and funding, enabling caregivers of the elderly to benefit from Respite Services.
Respite Care Services
Care providers come into the home to give caregivers a break or respite from the difficult task of caring for loved ones who have special needs. This program provides care so caregivers can just "get away" without worry.
Visit our Respite Care Services page to find out if your family is eligible.
Coordinated Resource Support Services (CRSS)
24/7 emergency response to crisis situations with individuals who are dually diagnosed with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD), mental illness, and in crisis.
Visit our Coordinated Resource Support Services page for additional information.
This service provides payee services for individuals who cannot manage their finances. SEKRS, Inc. pays monthly bills and distributes discretionary spending money to individuals participating in this program.
Visit our Payee Program page to learn who is eligible and how to qualify.
Personal Care Services
Services that provide direct assistance to recipients of the Home and Community Based Waiver in independent living, age appropriate socialization, and community inclusion.
Visit our Personal Care Services page to learn who is eligible.
SED Waiver Services
SEKRS, Inc. is looking for qualified experienced, and dedicated employees interested in employment as a Respite Provider.
More information about employment can be found on our Employment Opportunities page.
We value you, our clients and staff, and we want to do our best to prevent the spread of infectious illnesses in our community!
We urge you to continue to visit the official websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) for information. If you have questions about COVID-19, call KDHE's hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or email KDHE. For 24/7 assistance, those who have developed symptoms can call the special epidemiology hotline.
All websites, email addresses and phone numbers can be found in the "Useful COVID-19 Resources" list.