Home of the Innocents has been our region’s open arms to kids in crisis for 135 years. The Home provides therapeutic, loving care to children who are victims of abuse, abandonment and neglect; children who are medically fragile; children with autism and other behavioral health diagnoses; and families with a host of exceptional needs. Our mission is to be a community of dedicated people who provide the skills and opportunities by which vulnerable children, youth and their families may improve their lives. Last year, more than 7,000 kids and their families received services through one or more of our 83 programs.
Kosair Charities Pediatric Convalescent Center
Kosair Charities Pediatric Convalescent Center (KCPCC) is a pediatric nursing home for children up to age 21 who require 24-hour skilled nursing care. KCPCC cares for children with a variety of diagnoses and medical needs. Some are dependent on ventilators and feeding tubes; most require wheelchairs for mobility and have limited verbal communication abilities. KCPCC is Kentucky’s only center of excellence for children’s long-term nursing needs. The goal of the KCPCC is to provide a home-like setting for medically fragile children where our dedicated staff can help children and their families live fulfilling, quality lives.
Childkind Center Crisis Care & Residential Services provide emergency and longterm shelter, group and individual therapy and crisis intervention for children up toage 18 who are victims of abuse, abandonment, neglect or family crisis. Children are accepted 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In the last year, 396 children received care from the Childkind Center.
Therapeutic Loving foster Care
Therapeutic Loving foster Care (TLC) is a family-based alternative to residential treatment for youth up to age 21. Foster families are specially trained to work with medically fragile children and children who have moderate to severe emotional and behavioral conditions. The program places a heavy emphasis on child-family matching in order to create stability while working on treatment needs. TLC focuses on strengthening and creating “forever families” through successful reunification with natural family and through adoption. TLC currently operates licensed facilities serving clients in four regions in Kentucky: Louisville, Southern Bluegrass (Lexington/Central), Northern Bluegrass (Covington/Florence) and Salt River Trail (south of and surrounding the Louisville metro area).
Community Based Services
Community Based Services (CBS) offers a variety of targeted services for families in their homes and in the community; designed to help at-risk families avoid the need for more intensive services.
Open Arms Children’s Health
Open Arms Children’s Health is an integrated health care facility on our campus offering pediatric medical, dental, hearing, vision and pharmacy under one roof. Open Arms specializes in serving children with special needs, low-income families and children in foster care, but is open to all children. Open Arms clinical professionals are trained to meet the complex needs of our target populations, and can often address multiple issues across disciplines in a same-day visit.
For more information about the Home, visit www.homeoftheinnocents.org.