Wichita Children's Home

http://wch.org/

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

History

The Wichita Children's Home was founded in 1888 as the city's first orphanage to "support and care for destitute and homeless children." Today, the Home offers the only emergency, temporary, residential care for children in our community. The Home is open 24/7 and serves children from birth to 22 years of age in foster homes or in the shelter. WCH realizes child abuse, family dysfunction and substance abuse problems can never be completely eliminated. Yet, we continue to raise awareness, acting as an advocate for healthy families and working to minimize negative impact on children of the community. WCH actively promotes children's rights and supply preventive information to help families heal themselves. By empowering families to change destructive behaviors and alter the paths of their lives, the Home is helping to create healthier futures for area children.

Mission

To assure the safety and well-being of children and to create healthy families by providing

  • assessment and intervention services
  • a temporary home for children at risk of abuse, neglect or homelessness
  • education, prevention and advocacy initiatives
  • Contact Information:
  • 810 North Holyoke
  • Wichita, Kansas 67208
  • United States
  • Active In: United States
  • Forms of Abolition: 
  • Awareness, Policy Making, Rescue, Aftercare
  • Forms of Slavery: 
  • Child Labor
  • Tel: +1 (0) 316 684-6581