Community  Support & Groups

Allen County Multi-Agency Team

Allen County Multi-Agency Team (ACMAT) is committed to providing a unified service system that collaborates with community partners and pull resources to meet the needs of children, individuals, families, and community members.

In 2016, ACMAT was awarded the Drug-Free Communities Grant which incorporates environmental strategies, evidence-based strategies, and a youth-led initiative empowering youth to make good choices while learning skills, gaining opportunities to use those skills, and being recognized for their achievements.

ACMAT’s mission is to have agencies collaborate together for a healthier community.

Case Management

Case Management services are available for adults (CSS) and children (CBS) to provide support in the community for those who qualify.

These services are distinguished by offering rehabilitative services that are provided in the home, in the community, or in the school. These services focus on advocacy, coordination of care, and development of positive coping skills to enhance daily living and the client's quality of life. Other services available are attendant care to support clients in activities of daily living and psychosocial groups to enhance skill sets for both adults and children.

Family Caregiver Program

Counseling is available for family of caregivers in Bourbon and Neosho
County. Therapists are available to meet with family caregivers at the
Chanute or Fort Scott office locations.

The counseling is designed to help family caregivers reduce their overall
stress level and cope with the complex emotions related to their
caregiving role.

The program helps define the specific challenges caregivers face and provide
resources and solutions to meet those challenges.

Download our Family Caregiver brochure for more information.

Family Caregiver Brochure

My Family

My Family is a Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program for families in Neosho County. The goal of the program is to strengthen families with young children, prenatal to five, through a coordinated centralized system focused on the delivery of evidence-based home visiting and other support services.

Download our My Family brochure for more information.

My Family Brochure

Parent Support

Parent support services offer assistance and advocacy to parents by teaching effective parenting skills. Coordinated parent support groups are available and open to the public.

South East Kansas Achievers (SEKA)

The SEKA program helps youth develop positive personal attitudes and social behaviors needed to function at home, school, and in the community. It is designed to enhance competence and skill sets in problem solving, social skills, leisure time training, and personal relationships.

The program includes social skills activities, team building and character-building exercises, community-based field trips, and arts and crafts.”

SEKA activities are available through an after-school hours program and an all-day summer program.

Download our SEKA brochure for more information.

SEKA Brochure

Supported Employment

Supported employment services are offered to all adults and adolescents, when there is an expressed desire to obtain employment for individuals in case management.

Job development and support are tailored to the client's individual preferences. Peer and natural support, innovative job development and extended individual supports focus on job retention, career enhancements and advancement.

Teen Group

The teen group is a psychosocial group designed to give an opportunity to youth between the ages of 12 and 18 to discuss and learn about topics important to them:

  • Family issues
  • Peer pressure
  • Addictions
  • Employment
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Other topics related to survival during the teenage years

There are occasional guest speakers and field trips to help gain understanding in specific areas of interest.

Respite Care

Respite services provide relief to children and their families in order to maintain a stable lifestyle. This service is sub-contracted with SEK Respite.