- About Us
KVC Missouri is a nonprofit passionate about strengthening families, preventing child abuse and neglect, and helping people achieve mental wellness. Learn about KVC Missouri.
At KVC, we want every child and adult to be safe & connected to a strong family and a healthy community. We’re proud to be a leader in innovative, effective and compassionate care. See our services and programs overview.
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KVC Missouri provides a robust offering of trainings and community outreach events to support the needs of children and families across the state.
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.
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
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
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.
- Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs are in Springfield & Columbia)
- QRTP – Qualified Residential Treatment Programs
- Other residential treatment
- Autism respite
If you would like more information on our services, please call us at (844) 424-3577.