PARSONS, Kan. -- Since the first of the year, the SKIL Resource Center, based in Parsons has made a number of changes to enhance overall operations. Some of the action is being taken in response to changes at the state level, which affect how various programs are administered and funded.
CEO Shari Coatney emphasized that SKIL remains a strong organization and continues to offer needed services to consumers, not only in Southeast Kansas, but also at locations throughout the state.
Dave Sorrick, Director of Development and Special Projects for SKIL, said as of Friday, March 1, the Pittsburg SKIL Office, formerly located on West Third Steet, has been consolidated into operations of the Love Bubble and KSEK Radio Station at the Meadowbrook Mall.
All SKIL services remain, but the contact location has changed to the Meadowbrook Mall in Pittsburg. If customers and Direct Support Workers (DSW) need service prior to 10 a.m., they may use the East entrance to the new location, marked by the radio station sign.
After 10 a.m., the Love Bubble, an eclectic retail outlet offering gifts and coffee products open to the public until 9 p.m., will give customers and DSW’s access to Lou Ann Colyer and Steve Simone for their support needs until 5 p.m.
The Meadowbrook Mall is located on the standard route of the Pittsburg public transportation bus supported by SEK-CAP. The phone number remains the same… 620-231-6780.
According to Coatney, other organizational changes are in the works that are designed to make SKIL more efficient in serving people with disabilities and their families.