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Pathway for Hope: Application

Pathway For Hope is funded by an anonymous/private donor and managed by the SLI Foundation Board of Directors. The priority is providing for the needs of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities living in Shawnee County who otherwise have no other funding source and all sources of support have been exhausted. Priority is first given to clients receiving services from SLI. After these needs are met, the FSLI board and donor may choose to approve other applications if a genuine need and lack of other resources is determined.

Applications are reviewed by the SLI Foundation Board of Directors quarterly on the third Friday of January, April, July and October. In order to be considered for a particular month, the application and all required documentation must be submitted to Lisa Jackson by the 10th of the month (or before) in which reviews take place. For example, an application submitted in February would be reviewed at the April meeting. Applications submitted without required documentation may be returned, denied, or not reviewed until required documentation is received. The approved recommendations are forwarded to the anonymous donor for final approval. Within two weeks, SLI will inform the individual(s) who submitted applications of approved and unapproved requests.

A PDF application may be downloaded here.

If you prefer, print the application and fill in, attach all documentation required and drop off at SLI offices or mail to:

Attn: Lisa Jackson
3401 SW Harrison St.
Topeka, KS 66611


Note: If a person is receiving services only from SLI, the application and required documentation must be turned in to their supervisor and processed through the chain of support.