New Wichita Children’s Psychiatric Hospital

With Your Help, Opening Summer of 2019

Last year, our hospitals provided acute, inpatient treatment for more than 3,400 children ages 6-18 who were struggling with suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and other mental health challenges.

An additional 2,000 youth were referred to KVC Hospitals, but due to limited capacity, we were unable to serve them. In response to the overwhelming demand for more access to emergency psychiatric care, we’ve set out to open a third hospital location in Wichita, KS. We need your help to make this vision a reality and bring hope to children who are suffering.

Sedgwick County and Kansas experience suicide rates that continue to climb at a rate far outpacing most of the nation.

The HOPE LIVES Campaign

The HOPE LIVES Campaign will raise $7 million to help fund the new children’s psychiatric hospital. With the help of The Sunderland Foundation, donors from 14 Kansas communities, and a J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation challenge grant, our HOPE LIVES Campaign is steadily progressing toward the $7 million goal.

We need your help to meet the challenge by June and open the new hospital! Your support will help us serve up to 2,800 more children in Sedgwick County and surrounding areas each year.

To find out how you can help us open our new Wichita hospital, please contact Michelle Lawrence at (913) 322-4941 or at

Recent News:

Mabee Foundation Issues $1 Million Challenge Grant for KVC Children’s Hospital

Contact us about partnerships, employment, or other questions!

Media coverage:

The Wichita Eagle: Children with suicidal thoughts, mental illness will soon have new treatment option

Wichita Business Journal: KVC to bring adolescent psychiatric hospital to Wichita

WOWT News: Wichita to get new psychiatric hospital for children

U.S. News & World Report: Wichita to Get New Psychiatric Hosptial for Children