Living Independently in Northwest Kansas

Core
Services

New Hire
Paperwork

Financial Management Services

Dual Diagnosis

Meet our LINK Inc Support Dogs

Meet Winston, our Goldendoodle

Meet Link, our Shorkie

Winston and Link are the best of friends.

Benefits of Pet Therapy (PAWS for People, Healing Pet Therapy since 2005)

For mental health
  • Decreases isolation and depression
  • Causes many to feel calm
  • Bridges communication gaps
  • Provides comfort
  • Reduces boredom
  • Lowers anxiety and decreases agitation
  • Creates motivation for client to recover faster
  • Reduces loneliness
  • Diminishes emotional pain in seniors
    For Physical Health
    • The act of petting produces an automatic relaxation response
    • Stabilizes blood pressure
    • Reduces the risk of heart disease, heart attacks, & stroke
    • Improves cardiovascular health
    • Breathing slows in those who are anxious
    • Releases many hormones such as Phenyl ethylamine which has the same effect as chocolate
    • Diminishes overall physical pain
        Anyone can benefit
        • Increases socialization / encourages communication
        • Helps person focus
        • Can bring person back to present
        • Inner contentment may not be verbally expressed but can be seen in eating better, sleeping better & greater cooperation
        • Maintain & increase motor skills
        • Increase movement in joints & recover faster
        • Provides motivation to move more, stretch farther, and exercise longer
        Man named Greg in wheel chair with a dog on his lap

        Empowering Individuals With Any Disability

        Having a disability sometimes requires you to “re-think” how you can stay involved in activities in your home and community. Self-direction allows you to maintain a lifestyle of your choosing; however, you are also taking upon yourself additional responsibilities. LINK Inc is here to help you manage these additional responsibilities.

        If you have an any disability and need support to live and functional successfully, you have come to the right place. Learn more below about the area we serve as well as the first steps you should take to get assistance.

        Mission Statement

        LINK, Inc. provides advocacy and services for the needs and rights of people with disabilities and further empowers them to experience the highest quality of Life, Independence and Equality.