KVC Health Systems, a national leader in behavioral healthcare, child welfare, and community health and wellness, will unveil its positive impact in the lives of children and families over the past year during its 2018 Annual Celebration taking place October 18 at KVC’s Ball Conference Center in Olathe, Kansas. During the program, KVC will thank staff, donors, and partners; release its KVC 2018 Impact Report; and share stories about the positive difference the organization has made in the lives of children, adults, and families. We will also honor Kansas City, Missouri’s Mayor Sly James and Garmin with KVC Hero Awards for their commitment to helping our communities.
Everyone who cares about children and families in our communities is invited to attend! That includes representatives from state and local government, law enforcement, education, healthcare, businesses, foundations, faith communities, child and families serving nonprofits, the media, client families, foster/adoptive families and more. Register at www.kvc.org/celebrate.
KVC impacts the lives of over 63,000 children, adults and families each year through its diverse continuum of services including in-home family support, foster care, adoption, behavioral health care, substance abuse treatment, and psychiatric hospitals. In the 2018 fiscal year, KVC achieved these national results:
- Directly touched 63,377 people’s lives
- Safely prevented 12,233 children from entering foster care by stabilizing and strengthening their families
- Helped 607 families safely reunite after one or more of their children were in foster care
- Supported 6,869 children in relative or foster families
- Matched 454 children with adoptive families and passed the milestone of facilitating over 4,454 children’s adoptions in the agency’s history
- Provided 28,182 children and adults with in-home therapy and other critical support
- Treated 2,869 youth and adults at its psychiatric hospitals
The full 2018 Annual Report will be online starting October 18 at www.kvc.org/2018report.
Each year, KVC presents its Hero Award to an individual, couple or organization that has made a significant difference in KVC’s evolution and in the lives of children and families (view past heroes here). This year we are proud to honor two; one individual and one organization.
Mayor Sly James is a recipient of the KVC Hero Award. He has long been a supporter of healthy children and families. Thanks to his initiatives and partnership with KVC Health Systems, we have been able to help more children, teens, and families in the heart of Kansas City.
Garmin is also a recipient of the KVC Hero Award and has supported KVC’s major fundraising events and its team members have served on the KVC Health Systems Board of Directors and KVC General Advisory Board. This investment of funds, time and talents has helped strengthen families and our community.
Values-Driven Partner Awards
KVC will also honor six individuals and community partners who demonstrate its closely-held values like authenticity, compassion, family connection, collaboration, urgency, innovation and diversity:
- Westside Family Church
- Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools
- Ashley and Sean Grippando
- Rep. Linda Gallagher, Kansas Legislature’s Child Welfare System Task Force
- Bill Wood, Chair of the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce and partner at Foulston Siefkin, LLP
- Stacie Prosser, Kansas City Business Journal
The 2018 Annual Celebration includes a program beginning at 4:00 p.m. and a reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. Learn more and register at www.kvc.org/celebrate.