Services Overview

Many Children and Families Are Hurting. Here’s How We Help.

According to Missouri KIDS COUNT, 17% of Missouri’s children (234,000) live in poverty. Being unable to access food, health care or child care can influence a child’s brain development and readiness to learn, as well as behavior and emotional well-being.

Many families also experience serious challenges such as mental illness, substance use, family discord, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, parental incarceration, and inadequate support networks of family and friends to weather life’s storms.

How KVC Helps Children and Families

KVC Missouri provides a wide range of family strengthening, foster care, children’s mental health, educational, residential treatment, and other services. This broad continuum of care means that children can access services from the least intensive, community-based care to the most intensive, children’s mental health residential treatment programs.

KVC Health Systems continuum of care - KVC Missouri - foster care, child welfare, children's mental health, residential treatment, inpatient mental health hospitals and more

Community-Based Services

Our community and family services are provided to children and families in homes, schools, and other community settings. They aim to strengthen families and help people achieve mental wellness.

  • Family strengthening programs
  • Family resource centers
  • Foster care case management
  • Foster/adoptive parent licensing and training
  • Treatment foster care
  • Autism services
  • Meramac Wilderness Ranch
  • Emergency children’s shelters
  • Women’s domestic violence shelters
  • Child Advocacy Centers
  • Plus many more

Educational Academies

KVC operates private K-12 therapeutic schools, approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, offering youth a place with the time and attention to heal, change, and grow. We currently have educational academies in:

  • Kansas City (Niles Prep)
  • St. Louis/Webster Groves
  • St. James
  • Columbia
  • Lebanon
  • Boonville
  • Cameron

Children’s Residential Treatment

In residential treatment, youth receive intensive clinical services in a home-like environment with 24-hour supervision and support from our trained clinicians and staff.

We’re also exploring the need to add children’s mental health hospitals in underserved areas of the state.

If you would like more information on our services, please call us at (844) 424-3577.