Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
Commonly known as ANE – Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of an individual, especially one who may be unable to protect themselves, is a serious issue. Adult Protective Services (APS) through the Department for Children and Families (DCF) handles all reports of ANE by screening all reported occurrences, and investigating those they deem appropriate per their regulations. Some people are mandated to report suspected ANE; others may have suspicions but simply are not aware or sure of how to help the person in need. Recognizing the problem is half the battle. ANE awareness is very important for all of us!
Following is a link that will give you more information and tell you how and where to report suspected ANE.
To make a report:
24 Hours/7 Days a Week: 1-800-922-5330
For emergencies, please call your local law enforcement agency.
More Helpful Resources
There are many other web sites that provide important information in the ID/DD area. Below are just a few links to some great resources and may be beneficial in answering any questions you may have or provide additional services you may be interested in.
Four County Mental Health: https://www.healthgrades.com/group-directory/ks-kansas/winfield/four-county-mental-health-ctr-oo7l4bp
Community Supports & Services https://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/home-community-based-services-(hcbs)
Cerebral Palsy Group
Exploration Place, The Sedgwick County Science and Discovery Center
Tuck Sleep Foundation
Disability Rights Center of Kansas
Cowley County Resource Guide
Here are some great resources. If you need help or want to find out more information please click on the links below.
KanCare Ombudsman’s office is available to assist all KanCare members, applicants and those who are helping them in resolving problems regarding their services, coverage, access and rights. The Ombudsman’s office provides assistance to KanCare members in the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs and others who get their long-term care services through KanCare. Below is information on how to contact the Ombudsman office.
1-855-643-8180 or 913-353-9141
333 E. Poplar St.
Olathe, Ks. 66601
Tuesday: 9am – 4pm
Wednesday: 9am – Noon
Thursday: 9am – 4pm
1-855-643-8180 or 316-978-3567
Community Engagement Institute/Wichita State University
238 N. Mead
Wichita, Ks. 67202
Monday: 1pm – 4pm
Tuesday: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday: 10am – 2pm
Thursday: 10am – 2pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm
Kansas Able Savings Plan- This will teach you how you can save for your future and have a better quality of life. Check out the link below and learn how!
Is your insurance not covering your medical equipment?
Free supplies and equipment are available to be loaned by the Medical Loan Closet of South Central Kansas (covering Elk, Chautauqua, Cowley and Sumner Counties). Located at 116 E. 8th, Winfield (by appointment only). To borrow: 620-221-2700 Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm. To donate: Deb Helmer 620-262-7113 Closet Coordinator: Cherri Baer 620-221-3678