Prairie View

Community Based Services

Vocational Services

A stable job provides many things: income, the opportunity for social interaction and the satisfaction that comes with living a productive life. Our vocational services assist persons with disabilities and/or economic barriers find the fringe benefits and sense of self that comes with being employed.

  • Strength assessments and vocational evaluations
  • Training in application, resume and interview skills
  • Career exploration and job training
  • On- and off-the-job assistance
  • Transportation to and from the site.

In addition to providing services to job seekers in Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties, we also help employers find competent, motivated applicants and assist with personnel paperwork. Other benefits to employers include:

  • Expanded labor pool reflecting a range of talent and diversity
  • Enhanced community image
  • Ongoing support, training and personal assistance
  • Ongoing relationships
  • Education and consultation in managing a diverse workforce
  • Services are free of charge, with no obligation

For more information about our vocational services, call Chris Zuercher, director of vocational services, at 316-284-6439.

Adult Residential Services

In times of trouble, finding peace can start with something as basic as having a roof over your head. Prairie View’s adult residential services can provide adults with mental illness assistance and their families with shelter during troubled times. Our services include shared living, homeless prevention, interim housing, leasing, rental assistance and more.

Shared living: For individual adults with severe and persistent mental illness only

  • One-year lease agreement
  • Live with up to five other people in an all-men’s or all-women’s environment
  • Offers skill-building services
  • Rent and program fees apply
  • Preference given to residents of Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties
  • HUD-funded subsidy

Leasing program: One-year lease agreement for individuals only

  • Must be homeless as defined by HUD
  • Must have a diagnosed mental illness
  • Furniture and household items provided
  • Zero-rent obligation for six months, then tenant pays a maximum of 30% of their income toward rent
  • Program and landlord expectations apply

Interim housing: For individual adults with a severe and persistent mental illness only

  • Maximum three-month stay
  • No rent obligation or program fee

Tenant-based Rental Assistance: Families eligible, but head of household must be an adult with a severe and persistent mental illness

  • 24-month rental subsidy program
  • Tenant pays maximum of 30% of monthly adjusted income toward rent
  • Must reside in Harvey, Marion or McPherson county
  • $100,000 in subsidy available

Supported housing funds: For adults with a severe and persistent mental illness only — individuals or families may apply

  • Limited funding for housing start-up costs and emergency assistances
  • Individuals or families may apply

Additional criteria may apply to qualify for these programs. For additional information, or to make a referral, contact:

Brad Schmidt
Director, Adult Residential Services
(316) 284-6439, ext. 6790

Joint Commission
Joint Commision Accredited

Prairie View is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.

2013 Top Performer
2014 Top Performer

Prairie View is recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Mental Health Centerq
Community Mental Health Center

Prairie View is the Community Mental Health Center for Harvey, McPherson and Marion Counties in Kansas.

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