Committed to Helping People With Short or Long-Term Disabilities
OCCK, Inc. is a private 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping North Central Kansans with short or long-term disabilities remove barriers to employment, live independently, and fully participate in their communities. In operation since 1970, OCCK now has more than 250 employees from diverse backgrounds who serve more than 3,000 people each year.
- 250 Staff Members
- 9 North Central
- 3,000 People
OCCK exists with a three-fold mission to help people fulfill their individual needs as well as meet identified community needs across a nine county region.
OCCK has nearly 50 years of experience listening to the needs of people in North Central Kansas and developing services to meet those needs. We currently serve a nine county service area within North Central Kansas, including the counties of: Saline, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Cloud, Ottawa, Republic, Mitchell, Jewell, and Lincoln.
In the late 1960s, a passionate group of parents came together to initiate services in their communities for their sons and daughters who at that time had no services. In 1969, OCCK incorporated and began employment services in Salina, Kansas, and quickly expanded services throughout our nine county region.
How We Are Governed
- OCCK’s volunteer Board of Directors addresses the policies needed to respond to the mission of OCCK.
- OCCK is able to earn a profit, more accurately called a surplus, and such earnings must be retained by OCCK for future provision of programs and services.
- OCCK surplus funds are not distributed to owners or shareholders; instead any surplus funds are used by OCCK to help pursue our goals.
- Whereas for-profit businesses exist to earn and distribute taxable business earnings to owners and shareholders, OCCK exists solely to provide programs and services not otherwise provided by local, state, or federal entities.