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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

Mission

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

Vision

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
388
children and families served in 2021
3176
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.

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Party for The Place 2023

Strut onto the dance floor for a glamorous evening of impact at Party for The Place: Studio 45!

Join us for one night only as we celebrate 45 years of The Children’s Place through this exclusive event of disco and revelry!

Latest Post

Looking up at the zoo

Lion and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

We took advantage of a perfect fall day for a field trip to the Kansas City Zoo last week. The children in our Day Treatment program had such a blast watching the penguins swim, riding the train, standing tall next to the elephants and so much more.

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Latest Post

Looking up at the zoo

Lion and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

We took advantage of a perfect fall day for a field trip to the Kansas City Zoo last week. The children in our Day Treatment program had such a blast watching the penguins swim, riding the train, standing tall next to the elephants and so much more.

Read More »