KVC Institute


Are you passionate about improving child and family wellness in the U.S. and abroad? Are you a leader or other professional in child welfare, behavioral healthcare, primary healthcare, or juvenile justice?

If so, you will benefit from videos, articles, training and consultation from the KVC Institute for Health Systems Innovation.

Our mission is to transform the experience of childhood for all children through the advancement of health and wellness.

The KVC Institute is the part of our organization dedicated to training, consultation and research. Each of our 2,400 employees across the country is a vital part of the living, breathing KVC Institute and helps achieve our vision of dramatically improving the lives of children and families.

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Made Possible by These Generous Donors

Major donors to the KVC InstituteMajor donors to the Building Families Campaign which created the KVC Institute include the Ball Family, Mabee Foundation, Hall Family Foundation, Sunderland Foundation, Kelly Family Foundation, Regnier Family Foundation, Dunn Family Foundation, Garmin International, Goppert Foundation, Sosland Foundation and the H&R Block Foundation.

Many businesses, families and individuals contributed, including hundreds of KVC’s own employees in Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska and West Virginia. Thank you, all, for investing in the lives of children and families!  View the full list of donors here.

The KVC Sims Family Center

KVC Sims Family Center, hub of KVC Institute in Olathe KS

The KVC Sims Family Center, attached to KVC Health Systems’ headquarters in Olathe, Kansas, is the hub of the KVC Institute. It is also the headquarters of KVC Kansas, our subsidiary that serves thousands of Kansas children and families with family preservation services, foster family support, adoption, in-home therapy, and outpatient behavioral healthcare.

Wayne-Sims-2The facility is named after B. Wayne Sims in recognition of his 35th anniversary as President and CEO of KVC. Sims’ visionary thinking, entrepreneurial spirit and strong values helped KVC grow from a small organization serving five children to an international organization touching the lives of 75,000 children and families each year.