- 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 over 3,800 youth. Relatives, non-related kin like teachers and neighbors, and foster families are all critical to providing temporary care for these children and teens.
- Get Involved
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.
KVC Foster Parent Advisory Board
KVC is proud to have its very own Foster Parent Advisory Board! The Foster Parent Advisory Board members serve as leaders of the greater foster parent population. This group brainstorms new ways that KVC and foster parents can improve the foster care experience for children in care, foster families, and KVC.
2016-2017 Johnson County Officers:
Kelly Patterson, President
Rochele Bateman, Vice President
Mary Evans, Secretary
2016-2017 Shawnee County Officers:
Amanda Epstein, President
Shannon Kennedy, Vice President
Rebecca Garrison, Secretary
Any KVC foster parent can participate in the Foster Parent Advisory Board by contacting the board’s President, Kelly Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org for Johnson County and the surrounding areas, or Amanda Epstein at email@example.com for Topeka and surrounding areas or the board’s staff liaison, Jackie Harwig at firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage all foster parents to get involved by sharing ideas via email or attending a meeting in person. You do not need to be a member of the board to attend or provide feedback.
2017 Meetings for Johnson County:
All meets will be held at the Ball Conference Center. Visit the Johnson County Foster Parent Advisory Board Website for more information.
2017 Meetings for Shawnee County:
All meetings will be held in KVC Topeka office.
If you are unable to attend, but would still like to provide feedback or suggestions, please complete this form below. All topic suggestions will be reviewed by the Foster Parent Advisory Board and, if approved, be put on the agenda for an upcoming meeting.