Last month, KVC released our 2022 Impact Report – Be you. Be here. Belong. The 2022 theme of belonging represents the vital need for everyone to be their genuine self and to feel safe while being seen and fully accepted. Our steadfast dedication to creating a world in which every person is safe and connected to a strong family and healthy community lead our entire KVC Health Systems team to positively impact 56,606 people in 2022.
Establishing a sense of belonging is essential for creating lasting connection. The desire to make connections with others is hardwired within each of us. Therefore, it’s natural to want and deserve love. Through the act of connection, we can then see how these feelings contribute to a sense of belonging, purpose and joy.
On the flip side, these human elements also mean there will always be challenges in life. We will experience happiness, peace and contentment just as surely as we’ll feel a range of stressors such as isolation, loneliness, financial stress, broken relationships and mental health challenges. For better and for worse, these commonalities help remind us that we’re all humans living a human life.
Nonprofit organization KVC Kansas is united by a commitment to create safety and belonging from the inside out by establishing a feeling of belonging. This requires a multi-faceted approach of strengthening relationships within our workforce, among the families we serve and within the communities we share.
As a united force for positive change, we continue to move forward with a collective goal to strengthen our families and safely reduce the number of children in foster care in Kansas through safe family reunification or adoption. By strengthening Kansas families through a continuum of care, we can create a positive path forward, one of lasting change that leads toward hope and healing for all involved.
(Re)Building Families Together
KVC Kansas safely reunited 401 children with their 221 families after they experienced foster care. To ensure effective family functioning, safety and stability, 1,095 kids received in-home aftercare support services following a safe family reunification or adoption. During Adoption Month in November, learn more about how KVC provides families with preparation, resources, support and events throughout the adoption journey to facilitate successful adoptions.
Our KVC Kansas Team’s 2022 Impact
Here’s a snapshot of the impact our team had on Kansas children and families over the course of 2022.
- KVC Kansas proudly made a positive impact on 14,868 children and families.
- 713 children and adults were served in family strengthening programs that safely prevent the need for foster care.
- 401 children were safely reunited with their 221 families after being in foster care.
- 1,095 children received aftercare support services following a safe family reunification or adoption.
- 5,200 children matched with loving adoptive families since 2005.
- 3,268 children cared for by relative caregivers or foster families.
- 3,993 relative caregivers and foster parents received training to care for children in crisis.
- 1,120 children and adults received outpatient behavioral health services.
Click here to read KVC’s full annual report.
About KVC Kansas
KVC Kansas is a nonprofit organization that strengthens families, prevents child abuse and neglect, and helps both children and adults achieve mental wellness. We provide in-home family strengthening and prevention services, foster care, family reunification services, kinship care, mental and behavioral outpatient services, adoption, and more.