Overview

KVC mapKVC Health Systems, headquartered in the greater Kansas City area, is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and a national leader in behavioral healthcare, child welfare, and community health and wellness.

What does that mean? It means we help families in crisis by providing support to keep them safely together. We give people the hope and help that prevents suicide and other mental health crises. We provide 24/7 support to children rescued from abuse and neglect, and partner with caring relatives and foster families so they can heal from unimaginable trauma. We work to find children forever families through adoption, and we give adults the practical parenting skills they need to create a happy, healthy family. We also come alongside complex agencies and systems, and share with them best practices that will achieve the results that children, adults and families deserve.

KVC is committed to its mission of enriching and enhancing the lives of children and families by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services, and education. In its 47-year history, KVC (formerly Kaw Valley Center) has grown from a single home founded by volunteers to help at-risk boys to a comprehensive organization touching the lives of over 60,000 children and families each year. (See KVC’s latest annual report.)

The diverse continuum of services KVC offers includes in-home support to keep families together, foster care, adoption, outpatient behavioral healthcare, youth substance abuse treatment, and psychiatric hospitals. KVC Health Systems is the parent organization of subsidiaries including:

Together, these divisions employ nearly 1,600 passionate employees based at 35 locations. (Learn more about joining our team.)

KVC also works to transform the experience of childhood for all children in the U.S. and abroad through its KVC Institute for Health Systems Innovation. The KVC Institute offers consultation and training, conducts research and much more.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has identified KVC as a one of only four national best-practice organizations in child welfare due to its use of evidence-based practices to achieve strong outcomes. KVC is also accredited by The Joint Commission, a seal which is considered the gold standard in healthcare.

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