- About Us
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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Your Help Matters
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.
Kinship Care for Children in Foster Care
Relatives and and non-related kin often provide loving homes for children when their birth parents are unable to care for them. This type of arrangement, known as kinship placement, provides an environment that is likely more familiar to a child. For this reason, when a child needs to be placed out of home, finding caring relatives or non-related kin such as teachers or neighbors is a top priority for KVC. In Kansas, the average rate of kinship care rate is 47% of children in foster care, which is much better than the national average of 30%. This is better for children and families. Click here to learn more about the process.