About KVC Missouri

KVC Missouri is a nonprofit child placing and behavioral health agency with a long legacy of compassionately serving children and families. It includes KVC Niles in Kansas City which offers day treatment (K-12 school) and psychiatric residential treatment, as well as treatment foster care, foster parent training and other community-based services for families.

KVC has a proven track record of generating new interest in fostering and recruiting families that have never before fostered a child. Over the last 7 years, our sister KVC organizations in Kansas and West Virginia have grown their numbers of foster families by up to 78%, from 500 homes to 892 homes. This is good for children in crisis because it means KVC is raising awareness in communities and adding new capacity to serve children and families.

At this time, KVC Missouri is training and licensing foster parents to care for youth who need temporary loving homes. Specifically, we are seeking adults willing to provide a higher level of foster care, called treatment foster care, for youth with mental and behavioral health needs, as opposed to general foster care. We offer ongoing training classes for existing foster parents who are want to care for children with behavioral health needs like depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, childhood trauma and adversity, and behavioral or conduct challenges.

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Providing Life-Saving Children’s Psychiatric Care

KVC Niles, a subset of KVC Missouri, has a legacy of providing compassionate care to children and teens in the heart of Kansas City for more than a century. Our services include residential treatment where youth receive intensive clinical services in a home-like living environment with 24-hour supervision from our highly trained clinicians and staff. We also have day treatment services to provide youth with therapeutic and educational opportunities throughout the day while they attend Niles Prep, our accredited alternative school for grades K-12.


Our Impact Over the Past Year

View our 2021 Impact Report