Several states have begun to partner with private nonprofit organizations to deliver child welfare services.
KVC serves as a private provider of services for these children who have been removed from their families due to abuse, neglect or other serious challenges. When the children enter state custody, they are referred to us. KVC then provides case management and related services.
Child Welfare Services in Kansas
When Kansas became the first U.S. state to privatize its child welfare services in 1996, it selected KVC Kansas (also known as KVC Behavioral Healthcare) to be one of the service providers. Today, KVC remains the only original organization that is still providing these services. KVC has provided foster care case management services longer than any other private organization in the U.S. Learn more here: Why Child Welfare Privatization Made Kansas a National Leader.
We are proud to continue providing child welfare contract services in Kansas, and offer one of the most extensive arrays of health services of any private foster care provider in the nation.
Foster Family Recruitment & Support in Other States
We are also honored to be a licensed child placing agency (CPA) in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky and West Virginia. This means we recruit, train, license and support people to become foster and adoptive families for children in crisis. Learn more here.