Children’s Trust Fund Awards The Children’s Place with $418,052 Grant

Kansas City, Mo. – Local nonprofit The Children’s Place has received a grant of $418,052 from the Children’s Trust Fund. The agency was one of 59 community-based organizations to receive funding specifically for facility improvement and infrastructure from the Children’s Trust Fund, which is Missouri’s foundation for child abuse prevention.

“We’re so grateful for this support from the Children’s Trust Fund,” said Ann Thomas, President & CEO of The Children’s Place. “Their endorsement on the work we do and belief in our mission is significant to us and allows us to focus specifically on helping young children heal from life’s deepest hurts.”

The funding covers the remaining expenses related to a new state-of-the-art building The Children’s Place moved into in late 2020.

“Far too many children in Missouri grow up without the safety and security they deserve. These funds are a testament to the commitment of our state to do more to protect children,” said Emily van Schenkhof, Executive Director of the Children’s Trust Fund. “We are thrilled to make this historic investment in the non-profit community that works to prevent and address child abuse and neglect.”

Learn more about the Children’s Trust Fund and this recent funding distribution here.

The Children’s Place is Kansas City’s specialized trauma treatment agency serving the mental health needs of young children since 1978. The Children’s Place provides four distinct programs to offer a holistic continuum of care and a multi-disciplinary approach to mental health healing through the Day Treatment program, Counseling Center, Family Support Services and Screenings and Assessments. Learn more at


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