Featured Family Impact Story

It is often said that angels are all around us. One of KVC’s foster and adoptive families was recently honored by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute as one of its Angels in Adoption. Although their wings are not visible, Kathy and Lon Ostrom are truly guardian angels to many of KVC’s kids. They have fostered more than 20 children since 2006, providing a safe home for children who have experienced trauma and abuse, and for children with high medical needs.

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Everyday Heroes

Everyday Heroes is a monthly giving program for supporters of KVC Health Systems, Inc.

Making a Difference

KVC Psychiatric Hospitals and Residential Treatment Facilities serve more than 1,300 children each year.

Since July 2005, KVC has found adoptive Forever Families for more than 1,250 children and counting...

KVC ranks number one in two of the seven areas of measurement used nationally by states to measure outcomes of family services. KVC is in the top five in the other five areas.

KVC touches the lives of more than 25,000 children and families each day.

95 percent of KVC children who enter foster care and then return home will remain at home. The national average is 67 percent.

KVC touches the lives of more than 25,000 children and families each day.

95 percent of KVC children who enter foster care and then return home will remain at home. The national average is 67 percent.

Hero Names

Angela Allen
Chad Anderson
Vishal Adma
Agape Foundation
Allstate Renovations
Lana Anderson
Paul Anderson
Lee Arensberg
Renny Arensberg
Margaret Aus
Jodie Austin
Lori Barnes
Danielle Bartelli
Linda Bell
Paul Benincosa
Whitney Blake
Dave Blankenship
Marshal Blount
Ryan Bowling
Christopher Brady
Michael Brown
Vern Brown
Candy Burdette
Emmitt Carter
Kenneth Christian
Brenda Cripps
Elizabeth Croney
Betty Crooker
Margaret DeGoler
Bob Dercher
Rachel Dinsdale
Shirley Doering
Debbie Dominick
Julie Dunn
William H. Dunn
Kyra Dunson
Robert Eklofe
Tom English
Alliance Equities
Kristi Ferrell
Mark Franciskovic
Gracie Franklin
Tammy Fruits
Beth Gaboury
Lynn Gaggiano
Emily Gairns
Sandra Gasca-Gonzalez
Susan Goodman
Melinda Graber
Gary Grable
Daniel Gronniger
Kelly Gunter
Chad Haines
Edwin Hamlin
Byron Harris
Rebecca Hart
Muhammed Hassen
Lauren Hayes
Daryn Henry
Robin Herken
Lewis Herman
Kerry Herndon
Joseph Hiersteiner
Linda Hoffman
Ryan Hogue
Zach Holden
Jason Hooper
Sheila Hutchison
Larkin Jaynes
Joan Spencer Cooke Fund
Cassandra Johnson
Lonnie Johnson
David Jones
Donald Jones
Robert Jones
Natalie Joyce
Larry Kaminsky
Lynn Kaufman
Cheryl Kellerman
Mona Kerns
Kyle Kessler
Tanya Keys
Peter Kingangi
Paul Klayder
Shannon & Heath Latham
Michael Law
James Lee
Milloy Liebe
FP Lindig
Sherry Love
Patrick Lowe
Catherine Luikart
Lauren Lydon
Mindy Maag
Christina Maki
Stacy Manbeck
Jim Marmon
April Mattis
Joseph McCaskie
Kelly McCauley
Ryan McConnell
Alex Mendez
Jennifer Merker
Christopher Morrison
Kama Moseley
Hassen Muhammed
Heather Muller
Lisa Murie
Gloria Murray
Michael Nicoski
Mary Ann Noll
Leigh Northcutt
James Pulley
Barry Queen
Don Ransdell
Kathy Reilly
John Ritter
Anne Roberts
Keith Roberts
Effie Rothwell
Brandon Schmidt
Norma Schmidt
Brian Schneweis
Katherine Schuller
Amanda Shirey
Wayne Sims
Brittany Slater
Keeley Smith
Emily Snow
Nancy Snyder
Ryan Speier
Peggy Stallbaumer
James Stawarz
Kimberly Steinmetz
Erin Stucky
Sonya Sukup
Margo Sutherland
Jackie Suttington
Ladonna Taylor
Touch Plan
Richard Treadwell
Laura Treas
Ryan Vaughan
Steve Vaughan
Trish Walker
Fred Watts
Richard Webdell
Tamera Weber
Susan Wendt
Dan Wescott
Diane Wilkerson
Brenda Williams
Brandi Withington
Heidi Wooten
Terry Zipsie
Brian Schneweis


Lauren Anderson
(913) 322-4944

Canopy of Care

Like the strong and broad branches of a tree, Everyday Heroes help KVC provide families a diverse canopy of care to keep them safe, keep them strong and keep them together.

KVC Mission Statement

KVCTo enrich and enhance the lives of children and families by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education.