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Kansas City's specialized trauma treatment center serving the mental health needs of young children since 1978.

Our Core Programs

Assessments & Screenings

Counseling Center

Family Support

Day Treatment


The Children’s Place: where children and families heal from life’s deepest hurts.


Childhood restored. We tirelessly pursue, find and celebrate healing for young children in our community who have faced trauma, enabling children to lead happy, healthy, hopeful lives.
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Rudy Bear

Meet Rudy Bear

This friendly face greets all who arrive at The Children’s Place. Warm, welcoming and playful, Rudy Bear shows children this is a Place for them. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Children’s Place celebrates people from every color, race, ethnicity, place of origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, socio-economic status, family structure, and those with differences in ability.

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84 %
of families reported they were satisfied with their services in 2021
4 k +
children and families served since 1978
children and families served in 2021
hours of therapy and mental health treatment in 2021

Give Hope

Partner with us as we restore childhood for local children who have experienced life’s deepest hurts. When you make a gift to The Children’s Place, you make a lasting impact on a child’s life and the community.


Party for The Place 2023

Under the gleam of the disco ball, more than 700 friends of The Children’s Place danced the night away on April 1 at the unforgettable Party for The Place: Studio 45, presented by Dairy Farmers of America.

Thank you to all who made this event such a resounding success!

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