KidsTLC provides children with a continuum of care through innovative and successful psychiatric treatment, homeless outreach to teens, outpatient behavioral health, autism and parent support programs. Services are focused on evidence-based therapies and trauma-informed care, with a strong emphasis on family wellness and preserving the family unit.

KidsTLC continues to respond to the growing needs of children in the Kansas City Metro area by adding critically needed services that fill community gaps and alleviate wait times for families to receive care. Programs help children heal on all levels through innovative therapeutic treatment philosophies; chaplaincy services; expressive therapies such as art, play and music therapy; and through a wealth of opportunities to improve the physical health of clients including the movement towards integrating our mental health services with local health clinics that provide physical health services, increased nutrition/wellness education, and opportunities for physical exercise.


KidsTLC was founded in 1972 by the Johnson County Young Matrons to fulfill an unmet need for an emergency shelter for abused and neglected children. Over the years, KidsTLC’s mission has expanded as we have stepped forward to further help children and youth in crisis. From the beginning, KidsTLC has responded to community needs by implementing new programs to meet them.


Click here to view the KidsTLC Constitution and read the ways we care for the children we serve.


The Vision of KidsTLC is that children, youth and their families will live fulfilled and enriched lives.


Transforming lives of children and families in our community.

Charity Navigator Recognition

KidsTLC is proud to receive a 4 Star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of charities. This is KidsTLC’s 9th year in a row to receive this rating that fewer than 1% of charities evaluated receive.

View Charity Navigator Rating Page


United Way Certification Letter

View our United Way Certification Letter to verify our status with the organization.

Annual Reports

Please click here to view the 2015 Annual Report.

Please click here to view the 2014 Annual Report.

Please click here to view the 2013 Annual Report.

Financial Audit Reports

View our 2015 KidsTLC 990

View our 2014 990 TLC Public Inspection with Signatures

View our 2014 990 TLC Charities Public Inspection with Signatures

View our 2013 990 TLC Public Inspection with Signatures

View our 2012 990 TLC Public Inspection with Signatures

View our 2014 Financial Audit Report

View our 2013 Financial Audit Report

View our 2012 Financial Audit Report

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