Foster care families in short supply in southwest Kansas
Garden City Telegram
There is a need for foster families in southwest Kansas, and one area foster care official believes much of the shortage is driven by misconceptions about foster care.
We are lucky to have many local resources whose missions are to promote the general well-being of children and who serve the children in our community with great compassion and care. Below is a list of resources and information about the services they offer.
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316-942-3221 - 1501 N. Meridian, Wichita, KS 67203
Carpenter Place provides residential care for girls in crisis ages six to 24 in Wichita, KS. A faith-based agency, Carpenter Places provides services in a family setting in three group homes and eight single-bedroom apartments on a 13-acre campus.
316-866-2920 - 200 N. Broadway St. Suite 590 , Wichita, KS 67202
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children’s mission is to provide caring, trained volunteers to advocate for the abused and neglected children of our community so that each child can reach his or her full potential.
316-660-9494 - 1211 S Emporia St, Wichita, KS 67211
The mission of the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County is to promote the safety, health and emotional well-being of abused children and their caregivers by bringing together public, private and community partners.
785-235-KIDS - 627 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66603
Children’s Alliance is first, a communication and support center for member organizations within Kansas. Because of their unique position separate from the government but supportive of all child welfare organizations, Children’s Alliance reaches out to other areas to share their knowledge and expertise.
800-593-1950 - 4505 E. 47th St. S. Wichita, KS 67210
EmberHope is a nonprofit faith-based agency committed to developing innovative programs that inspire change in at-risk youth and families. Their program divisions, Youthville and FCS Counseling, use evidence-based practices that focus on the needs of the individual to spark change.
316-660-9478 - 1211 S. Emporia, Wichita, KS 67211
The Exploited and Missing Child Unit (EMCU) conducts the investigations of alleged child abuse cases in Sedgwick County. Investigators from the Wichita Police Department, Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office and social workers from the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) -- Child Protective Services, work as a team to investigate over 2,000 cases a year of child abuse, missing and abducted children, internet exploitation and crimes against children. This specialized unit assists ALL law enforcement agencies in Sedgwick County as well as other agencies throughout the state of Kansas.
316-239-3520 - 1156 S. Clifton Wichita, KS 67218
Gerard House is a home for pregnant teenagers and young women that provides a safe, caring, supportive place for women choosing to give birth as they decide whether to keep and raise the child or place it with an adoptive couple.
630-626-6000 - 345 Park Boulevard Itasca, IL 60143
HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting website backed by 67,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
316-942-4261 - 1365 N. Custer, Wichita, KS 67203
As the state chapter for Prevent Child Abuse America, Kansas Children’s Service League coordinates the work of the organization in Kansas to build awareness, provide education, organize activities, and lead advocacy efforts to prevent the abuse and neglect of children.
316-425-7774 - 8911 E. Orme, Suite D
Our goal is to provide a place where you can experience healing mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The first step is being in a place where you feel safe and supported. Our job is to listen, understand and guide you toward healing.
785-825-0541 - 509 E. Elm Street, PO Box 1340, Salina, KS 67401
Saint Francis Community Services, Inc. (SFCS) is a community based service provider embracing the Episcopal tradition of service. Their mission is to be an instrument of healing for children, youths, and families in spirit, mind, and body, so they can live responsibly and productively with purpose and hope.
316-265-1611 - 1329 S. Bluffview, Wichita, KS 67218
StepStone, motivated by the God-given dignity of each person, responds to the critical needs of survivors of domestic violence by providing supportive services and transitional housing for transformation to a life of stability and hope.
801-447-9360 - 1433 North 1075 West, Suite 110, Farmington, Utah 84025
The Period of PURPLE Crying is the phrase used to describe the time in a baby’s life when they cry more than any other time. The PURPLE program provides education to help parents of new babies understand the normal crying curve and the dangers of shaking a baby.
316-263-3002 - 355 N. Waco, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67202
The Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center (WASAC) offers crisis intervention, support, information and referrals. Direct services to victims and their family and friends are free and confidential. WASAC is a non-reporting agency except in the case of offenders and minors. All WASAC services are FREE to the victim.