Children and teens belong with their own families whenever possible. KVC works to safely reintegrate hundreds of families each year by providing parenting skills training, therapy and other support.
Caring People Needed
On any given day, KVC Kansas provides out-of-home care for thousands of youth. Relatives, non-related kin like teachers and neighbors, and foster families are all critical to providing temporary care for these children and teens.
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There are many large and small ways you can still lend a hand. Regardless of your size of gift, know that each caring touch makes a big difference in the lives of others.
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About KVC Kansas
KVC Kansas is a private, nonprofit organization that serves over 15,000 children and adults each year. Our team of professionals provides family strengthening and preventative services, parent training, foster care case management, family reunification services, foster family recruitment and support, adoption, aftercare, outpatient therapy and more.
We envision a world in which every person is safe and connected to a strong family and a healthy community.
Independent Living Services
Independent living becomes a goal as teens in out-of-home care approach adulthood. KVC and the Kansas Department for Children and Families provide a number of resources to assist youth making the transition to living independently.
Programs Available to Youth Through DCF Independent Living
Education and Training Vouchers
Available to youth who were in foster care after their 15th birthday for education costs related to post secondary or certified training programs. If a youth is enrolled in school and making satisfactory progress at age 21, the program can extend to age 23. To be eligible, youth must show DCF that at least 3 scholarships and FASFA have been applied for each year.
Medical Coverage Card Extension Program
Available to youth who were in an out-of-home placement at age 18 and remain a Kansas resident. Eligibility continues until 26.
Covers tuition and most fees at Kansas Board of Regent Institutions (including Washburn University) to youth who graduated from high school or obtained their GED while in DCF custody – or turned 18 while in out-of-home placement in DCF custody. This program is also available to youth who are adopted or had guardianship finalized after age 16.
Chafee IL Subsidy
Available to youth who were in out-of-home placement at age 18 to assist with education and employment plans. Eligibility ends at 21.