On October 20th, KVC Health Systems unveiled its positive impact in the lives of children and families at its 2022 Annual Celebration at KVC’s Ball Event Center in Olathe, Kansas.
KVC acknowledged employees, donors, and partners; released its 2022 Impact Report; shared inspiring stories about the positive difference the organization has made in the lives of those they serve; and honored community members who have joined them in this work. Guests connected with old and new friends over complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres immediately following the program. Check out photos of the event here.
Making an Incredible Impact in 2022
Each year KVC positively affects the lives of children, adults and families through its diverse continuum of services including in-home family support, foster care, adoption, behavioral healthcare, substance use treatment, and children’s mental health hospitals.
KVC aspires to be a catalyst for ending the national suicide epidemic and the opioid epidemic; for safely reducing the number of children in foster care nationally by 50 percent; and for transforming healthcare to achieve a truly integrated approach to treating all that ails the human spirit. In the 2022 fiscal year, KVC Health Systems’ nearly 1,500 team members across the U.S. achieved these national results:
- Served and positively impacted 56,606 people’s lives
- Safely prevented 3,439 children from entering foster care by stabilizing and strengthening their families
- Helped 609 children safely reunite with their families after they experienced foster care
- Supported 4,634 children in foster care, cared for by relatives or foster families
- Matched 372 children with loving adoptive families, bringing the total number of children matched with forever families in the agency’s history to 6,161
- Provided in-home services such as family therapy, behavioral healthcare and skill-building to 18,540 children & adults
- Served 3,811 admissions at its children’s mental health hospitals and residential treatment centers
- Provided over 16,950 expressive therapy sessions
Click here to read the full 2022 Annual Report.
KVC Hero Award Recipients:
The Murphy Family
Robb Murphy has always been compassionate about helping kids. In 1993, he brought his son Austin, a kindergartener at the time, to visit KVC. Austin brought a gift and wrote a letter for a child in our care. This became an annual tradition that has grown over the past 30 years and included siblings; Sage, Hunter and Gus. While their father supports all charities anonymously, the Murphy Family is allowing us to share their story, which we hope will inspire other families to create a culture of philanthropy starting at home. Learn more about why they support KVC here.
KVC Values-Driven Partner Award Recipients:
The heart of our work is helping people.
William & Linda Jeffery
Our character is built on authenticity & compassion.
Zackary Young and the Providence YMCA
Family connection drives our culture.
Collaboration fuels our improvement.
Kerrie Tyndall, Assistant City Manager, City of Kansas City, MO
Urgency and innovation mark our approach.
Louisville Marine Toys for Tots
Diverse perspectives are key to our progress.
Aetna Better Health of West Virginia
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