Kansas Children’s Service League

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3545 SW 5th Street
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 274-3100
Toll Free: (877) 530-5275
Fax: (785) 274-3824

Dona Booe,
President / CEO

Mission Statement: To protect and promote the well-being of children

Hours:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Juvenile intake available to law enforcement 24 / 7

Services:

  • Juvenile Intake Services for the 3rd Judicial District: Risk and Needs Assessment; Resource and Referral Services
  • School-Based Truancy Prevention Services: School Liaison; Truancy Prevention Education Project; School-based Community Care (case mgmt); Community Service Alternative Education Program
  • Foster Care sponsorship of a network of family foster homes that provide temporary care for children who have been abused or for some reason are unable to remain with their families
  • Healthy Families Topeka provides new parents with intensive, in-home parenting information and support to promote positive parent/child interaction and build stronger families
  • Oasis – Services for Runaway and Homeless YouthFree and voluntary program to families with children ages 10 through 18 who are at-risk for running away or who have already run away from home.    The program is offered in Dickinson, Geary, Riley, Saline, Shawnee, and Wabaunsee Counties and is designed to prevent youth homelessness, out of home placement and to safely reunite children with their families.  Crisis intervention services provided are aimed at preventing the youth from running away in the future
  • Infant Adoption / From Heart to Home:  Services for both birth parents and families wishing to adopt.  Birth parents call (877) 581-5437; prospective adoptive families (877) 530-5275
  • State AdoptionOperates the statewide Adoption Exchange including photo listing website, information and referral to agencies providing foster care adoption services and support, and public awareness activities promoting adoption through the foster care system.  www.adoptkskids.org
  • Parent Helpline:  (24 hours) assists parents who are experiencing conflict or seeking to prevent family problems.  1-800-CHILDREN
  • Community Resource Library:  Child abuse affiliates, professionals, and parents can receive or check out a wide variety of information, materials, and videos dealing with children and families
  • Training:  Is provided, via e-learning, to social service and child care professionals, advocates, volunteers and others who work with children and families
  • Advocacy:  Insures that systems, policies, and laws promote and strengthen Kansas children and families while increasing community participation and development of child welfare initiatives throughout the state

Eligibility:  Vary by program, please contact individual program for more information

Fees: Vary by program, please contact individual program for more information

Funding: United Way of Great Topeka, City of Topeka, Shawnee County, state funds, private donations, fees, government contracts and foundation grants

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