Partner Organizations - 2017/2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harvey County

We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you. Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, we start something incredible: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential. And thanks to the first-ever nationwide impact study of a mentoring organization, we have the facts to prove it.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates): A Voice for Children
(316) 284-6909

Our work is based on the belief that all children are entitled to a safe and permanent home. Court Appointed Special Advocates work in the court system through trained volunteers to serve as the child’s advocate and represent the child’s best interests in ‘child in need of care’ proceedings in the Ninth Judicial District.

Circles of Hope by Peace Connections

Peace Connections is a community-based non-profit that began humbly and heartfully in 1983 as the Newton Area Peace Center and opened its first office above Druber's Donut Shop in downtown Newton, Kansas, a Midwestern town of just over 18,000 residents.

Peace Connections recognizes the relationship between poverty and peace and works to develop resources, educate our community and inspire change. Our major investments in this focus area are Circles of Hope and the Summer Enrichment Activities program for kids 6-10.

Community Chaplain Response Team
(316) 217-7227

CCRT is on a mission to provide practical, emotional, and spiritual support to first responders, training and certification to chaplains and volunteers, and problems solving for community issues.

Community Playschool
(316) 283-3667

Community Playschool, Inc. is a preschool for children 2 to 5 years of age. First preference for enrollment is given to families who cannot attend other preschools because of limited finances, one parent families, and those with special needs not met elsewhere. Fees are based on a sliding scale.

Grand Central (formerly Newton Area Senior Center)
(316) 283-2222

Harvey County Special Education Cooperative Infant Toddler Program
(316) 284-6510 x1972

Health Ministries Clinic

Health Ministries Clinic is a Federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving the Newton community and surrounding counties. We provide a range of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services for people of all ages. We believe that these services are best for patients when they are delivered in an integrated manner, and we are on the cutting edge of making integrated care a reality. All of our medical providers are board-certified.

Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center

Dedicated to effectively and efficiently serve child victims of abuse and assist local communities in responding to allegations of child abuse

Hesston Community Child Care
(620) 327-3775

Hesston Community Child Care is a private, non-profit childcare program, which in partnership with the community seeks to serve families with children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years.

The program provides a safe, healthy, stimulating and secure Christian environment that responds to the individual needs and diversity of the children and families who choose to participate in the program.

New Hope Shelter, Inc.
(316) 283-7711

The mission of New Hope Shelter, Inc. is to provide a sanctuary for those experiencing homelessness in Harvey, Marion, and McPherson Counties by uniting the local church into a nurturing community which restores hope through a growing relationship with Christ.

New Jerusalem Missions: Loaves and Fishes Cafe

To show the Love of Jesus to people affected by AIDS by providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support. This mission statement was created and carefully chosen back in 1992. We carefully picked the word affected, knowing we wanted to show His Love to a lost and dying world (not just those infected).

Newton Community Child Care Center

To provide quality childcare services to the Newton community. We believe that every child is unique and is able to learn. Our teachers spend time nurturing children’s strengths and encouraging them to reach new heights.

Newton Meals on Wheels
(316) 283-3500

Offender/Victim Ministries
(316) 283-2038

The mission of OVM is to develop and administer programs that address the needs of offenders and victims for restoration, rehabilitation, friendship, restitution, and reconciliation.

Salvation Army

"Doing The Most Good." In these four words, our mission - to feed, to clothe, to comfort, to care. To rebuild broken homes and broken lives. By walking with the addicted, we can lead them to recovery. In fighting hunger and poverty, we can feed and nurture the spirit. And, in living and sharing the Christian Gospel by meeting tangible needs, we give the world a lasting display of the love behind our beliefs.

Safehope, Inc.**

Safehope, based in Newton, KS, provides advocacy and support to all survivors , and secondary victims of domestic and sexual violence, and stalking in Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties. Safehope creates a safe environment for survivors to understand the resources and options available to them and get support as they begin to heal from the trauma. Our services are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

St. Matthew's Representative Payee Program
(316) 283-3310

Sunshine Academy Learning Center
(316) 283-2668

Trinity Heights Respite Care

Trinity Heights Respite Care serves families who have children (age 0-16) with special needs. Families in Harvey or Marion Counties may qualify for services. Following the example set by the American with Disabilities Act, our definition of “disability” is broad-based and includes, among others, physical, learning, sensory and cognitive disabilities.

USD 373 Latchkey
(316) 284-6570 Ext 317

Latchkey is a school-based program that strives for building social skills, character, and knowledge through play, structured activities, homework time, and interaction with peers in a safe, fun, and educational environment.

United Cerebral Palsy
(316) 688-1888

The mission of UCP of Kansas is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Our vision is that persons with disabilities in Kansas have the support services and technology necessary to assure their health, happiness, independence, and self-determination.

Wichita Children's Home
(316) 684-6581

The Wichita Children’s Home is always open to those who need us: children who have been abused, neglected, abandoned, trafficked or left homeless. With the help of our community partners, WCH provides children and youth from birth to age 22 with safe, secure and supportive shelter and care. #since1888

* Participating agencies are required to re-apply for funding every year.
** Formerly known as Harvey County DV/SA Task Force