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Lois Curtis Center

When people support one another, there’s no limit to what we can do.  We at the Lois Curtis Center are proud to be a part of the community, serving our friends and neighbors. Our doors are always open, and we’re always happy to talk about our programs and services. 

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Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas

The Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas (SILCK) is a not-for-profit corporation, governed by a Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors is appointed by the Governor’s office, with nominations from the SILCK considered.

For more information on the SILCK, visit their website at

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Highland Park Community

Join us in learning the ultimate independent living skill: growing

food in our community garden, which is slated to open in the

spring of 2024!

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Out of the Margins

Out of the Margins is a platform for unflinching content that centers the disabled lives of Black
and Brown people.  The project can be found at

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"Conflict of Interest"- LIVE from Lois Curtis Campus

Lois Curtis Elementary School

A podcast that focuses on what the disability/disabled community doesn't and that goes where the disability/disabled community won't.  We go live via our Facebook page every Thursday at 2pm CT; catch up on previous episodes HERE.

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Steve Richardson Commercial Kitchen

It's a fact: Black and Brown children with disabilities are systemically predisposed to engaging with the preschool to prison pipeline.  Lois Curtis Elementary School envisions a different reality, one that affirms that all children deserve a learning environment customized to their needs.

Lois Curtis Elementary School is slated to open August, 2024.

Black elderly woman in a wheelchair looking at vegetables.

Adonis Brown Food Pantry

The Adonis Brown Food Pantry is committed to sharing perishable and non-perishable food with the people of our community, no questions asked and is slated to open in the fall of 2023.

The only FREE commercial kitchen available to small businesses in Topeka.  Will open summer, 2024.

Also coming to the Lois Curtis Center:

-Coworking Space
-Artist in Residence

-Special Events
-Laundry Facilities
-Multi-Use Sports Field
-And more to come!

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