Niles Home for Children
1911 East 23rd Street
Kansas City MO 64127-3701
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 241-3448
Mission Statement
Mission Statement:
To enrich and enhance the lives of children and families by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Astra Garner
Board Chair Mr. Jason Hooper
Board Chair Company Affiliation KVC Health Systems, Inc.
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1940
Former Names
Niles Home for Negro Children
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,815,098
Projected Expenses $2,279,995
Statements
Mission Statement Mission Statement:
To enrich and enhance the lives of children and families by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education.
Background Statement
Niles has been a safe haven for children since 1883, when Samuel Eason, an African-American bricklayer, began caring for homeless and orphaned children he found in his neighborhood near the historic 18th and Vine area. In 1896, the organization was incorporated under the name of the “Colored People’s Charity Association.” After Mr. Eason’s passing in the early 1900’s, Dr. Katherine B. Richardson, founder of Children’s Mercy Hospital, and other civic-minded citizens launched a campaign to build a new home to serve the needs of homeless children. In 1924, local philanthropists Frank and Emma Niles donated land and constructed a mansion to house up to 100 children on the same site as the current facility on East 23rd Street.

In the 1960’s, the agency evolved from a custodial home to a residential treatment center to serve children with emotional problems. Also during that time, the agency made a decision to open its services to children of all races. In 1987, Niles Prep Behavioral Management and Day Treatment was created to serve Niles residents and area students from surrounding school districts needing academic, emotional and behavioral intervention. Niles Prep currently accepts referrals of students from the Kansas City, Missouri School District and area Kansas City charter schools, and can serve up to 40 children.

Niles provides residential treatment and day treatment/alternative education services to low-income children ages 6-18. The majority of youth Niles serves come predominately from the urban core of Jackson County, in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri, with 72% African American. Ninety-two percent of the children at Niles come from low-income homes. The majority of Niles’ youth suffer from one or more diagnoses such as Post Traumatic Stress, Mood, Major Depressive and Defiance disorders.

On April 29, 2016, Niles placed its residential treatment program on temporary hiatus in order to refocus and strategically determine the best approach to achieving our mission. In 2017, Niles joined KVC Health Systems to ensure our mission would continue to meet the needs of youth and families in the urban core. Niles is moving forward with $1.5 MM in significant environment of care enhancements to improve the safety and wellbeing of youth and staff, while providing an inviting and engaging treatment setting. Niles is eager for the successful relaunch of the Residential Treatment Program this spring.
Impact Statement

 On April 29, 2016, Niles placed its residential treatment program on temporary hiatus. We took this step in order to refocus and strategically determine the best approach to achieving our mission –meeting the mental health and educational needs of at-risk children – while also strengthening the quality of behavioral health services provided by Niles. After months of researching best practices, evaluating options and conducting due diligence, Niles Home for Children and KVC Health Systems entered into an agreement to partner in order to enhance Niles’ quality of services and ensure sustainability.


Beginning in August 2016, Niles leadership engaged with the KVC leadership team to build capacity around clinical best practice and shared services including accounting, technology, communications, development and human resources. Two key leaders from Prairie Ridge Hospital were embedded at Niles to facilitate significant program enhancements.
Niles is reinvigorating its services by enriching the quality of care, recruiting well-qualified, experienced staff and adhering to the most stringent safety standards. We are fortunate to orient new Niles staff at Prairie Ridge Hospital where they are trained and immersed in best practice models. This programmatic infusion of evidence-based practices will allow Niles to reduce the length of stay for youth.

Niles is moving forward with significant environment of care enhancements. This $1.5MM capital improvement project will enhance the physical environment to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff, while providing an inviting and engaging treatment setting. While we have taken more time than initially planned for strategic planning and renovation, these steps were critical to the successful relaunch of the Residential Treatment Program this spring. Niles Day Treatment program remains open and continues to serve youth.
Needs Statement
Building Renovations: Niles prioritized facility and environment of care enhancements, guided by KVC’s history with high acuity populations. Niles seeks $1.5MM in support to immediately address safety and risk mitigation, an overall softening of facilities to create a more welcoming, therapeutic environment and more efficient use of space. Enhancements include:

*Remodel of dormitory and recreation space to enhance and increase common spaces and mitigate risks re: blind spots, ligature points, and insufficient client flow.
*Relocation/remodel of administrative area, physician exam room and consultation spaces, with addition of large group spaces to improve client experience.
*Relocation of main entry to enhance client and guardian experience upon admission, visitation and discharge.
Programs & Operations: Niles seeks capacity building grants, program grants and general operating support.

Volunteers: Niles seeks volunteers for our organic garden and market program, which provides a source of healthy produce-to-market to an urban core ‘food desert’ community.
 
In-kind: In-kind donations are integral to the support Niles receives. As a 24/7 facility, Niles seeks in-kind donations that help support programs and services, and the youth we serve.
Service Categories
Foster Care
Residential Mental Health Treatment
Elementary & Secondary Schools
Areas of Service
MO
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

When Samuel Eason began caring for homeless children in his 18th and Vine neighborhood in 1883, he began a legacy of rebuilding lives and renewing hope for vulnerable children and families which continue to this day at Niles, now celebrating 134 years of service to Kansas City children, adolescents and families.

Although Niles has been a community treasure for 134 years, the current Niles leadership has embraced the “new-era” at Niles in which we will honor the past, while forging ahead to become leaders in child welfare and behavioral health services. As we move into this new era, we seek to provide a wider array of services, to more youth and families, more efficiently, supported by research, innovation and evidence based practices.

Niles is the only youth-focused residential treatment facility remaining in the urban core and fulfills an otherwise unmet, growing community need. With the relaunch of our residential treatment program, we anticipate serving 40-60 youth in the first year. As we strive to empower youth to return home, and focus on shorter lengths of stay, we will serve more children annually in our enhanced environment.

Niles is focused on creating a residential program that is trauma- informed, where everyday events and interactions between youth and staff reinforce the principles of trauma-informed care. The milieu will provide supportive social opportunities and immediate feedback from residential staff. The goals are to reduce trauma reactions of youth in residential treatment, and improve overall efficiency of Niles residential treatment services so that youth can move to the least restrictive environment such as a foster or family home.

As a product of the Niles neighborhood, having been educated directly across the street from where Niles stands, it is truly an honor to serve as the President of Niles. I’m especially proud to be the leader charged with ushering in the “new day at Niles”, I know that the Niles community will benefit immensely from the proven and best-practice models being introduced and implemented. Martin Luther King Jr. said “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?” Please join me to help the youth and families in need in the heart of Kansas City. Contact me at agarner@kvc.org or 816-241-3448.

 

Programs
Description

Niles residential treatment provides youth ages 6-18 with intensive clinical services in a safe, supportive, structured environment 24/7. The majority of youth served are in the care and custody of the Missouri Children’s Division, having been removed from their homes for their own safety and treatment. They are often victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment, are severely traumatized and suffering emotional challenges when they arrive. The residential setting allows them to engage in treatment and learn new skills through individual, family, and group therapy in a safe environment while receiving psychiatric, medical, and therapeutic services.

Niles’ primary goal is to use comprehensive, trauma-informed assessments to design intensive plans of care to stabilize children and adolescents, improve their abilities to regulate emotions, develop cognitive processing skills and prepare necessary community resources to support them when they return back to their homes and communities.

Program Budget $750,000.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Child Abuse Counseling
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), Children Only (5 - 14 years),
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

 

The short-term success of Niles residential treatment program is exhibited by youth learning to overcome the severe trauma they have experienced, learning how to interact with others, and learning to become more resilient. Niles’ safe and caring environment for youth helps them work towards decreasing trauma-related symptoms as indicated by reduction in TSC scoring, and improving functioning skills across critical life subscales as clinically measured by (1) a reduction in problem severity based on the Youth Problem Scale and (2) an increase in functioning on the Youth Functioning Scale within the OHIO Scales. Youth become knowledgeable trauma’s effects on their lives, and learn and develop coping, decision-making and problem solving skills that enable them to make better choices and building healthier lives.

 

Long-Term Success The Niles residential treatment program helps children and adolescents learn new skills that enable them to become more resilient. They gain knowledge, coping skills, self-confidence, self-control and self-awareness to overcome the trauma of abuse, abandonment or neglect. The ultimate success of Niles residential treatment program is that youth will live appropriate and productive lives for their age level.
Program Success Monitored By
Treatment plans are developed using input from youth, parents/caretakers, staff, and key external providers. Client data is entered into Niles Electronic Health Records (EHR) system, which tracks demographics, services, and outcomes. Progress in areas of academics is determined by the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (KTEA), which measures achievement in the areas of reading, mathematics and writing, and is administered each semester. Comparison scores determine clients’ overall performance/progress. The OHIO Scales are used to determine levels of functional improvement across critical life subscales. The Trauma Symptom Checklist (TSC) is used to measure a reduction in trauma-related symptomology, which is indicative of treatment success.
Examples of Program Success

Malcolm came to Niles following repeated placements by the Children’s Division and a temporary stay in a psychiatric facility due to exhibiting severe aggressive behaviors while in youth transitional housing. Malcolm’s trauma-laden relationship with his mother significantly impacted his behavior. She was involved with the Children’s Division due to child neglect.

Assisted by staff, Malcolm developed a treatment plan designed to develop personal tools/skills to reduce/eliminate aggressive behavior, stabilize moods, address compulsive behaviors, ensure medication compliance and improve academic experience. Over the next year, he made excellent progress in managing his anger and aggression, made better behavior choices and demonstrated restraint. He also progressed in maintaining a healthy relationship with his mother; evidenced in family counseling sessions and home visits. Malcolm is solidly on track to graduate from school and plans to enroll in the U.S. Army.

Description

Niles' day treatment program (Niles Prep) provides state-approved and trauma-informed therapeutic day treatment, and is designed for children and adolescents (grades K-12) who have difficulty functioning in mainstream classroom settings due to educational, psychological or behavioral concerns. Using on-site therapeutic services, Niles Prep staff works to promote healthy interactions between teachers, therapists, students and family members. Personalized treatment goals and outcomes are reached through the use of individual and group therapy sessions.

Niles Prep provides a blended learning experience for students through the use of teacher-led coursework and online curriculum which are customized to uniquely fit the needs and goals of each student. Each individual is able to work at their own pace and meet specific learning objectives. Niles Prep uses small classroom sizes (a 1:5 adult/student ratio), while offering a place to heal, change and grow, and a place where learning is fun.

Program Budget $500,000.00
Category Education, General/Other Special Education
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

 

Niles Prep’s short-term success is exhibited by youth learning to overcome the severe trauma they have experienced, and learning how to interact with others. Niles’ safe and caring environment helps youth work towards decreasing trauma-related symptoms as indicated by reduction in TSC scoring, and improving functioning skills across critical life subscales as indicated by improvement in areas of aggression and conduct, and clinically measured by (1) a reduction in problem severity based on the Youth Problem Scale and (2) an increase in functioning on the Youth Functioning Scale within the OHIO Scales. Youth become knowledgeable trauma’s effects on their lives, and learn and develop coping, decision-making and problem solving skills that enable them to make better choices and building healthier lives.
Long-Term Success Children attending Niles Prep will transition back to their home school or district and have academic success, including high school graduation, without recurring behavioral issues that create barriers to their success. As a result of the program, society would expect to see improved graduation rates, higher rates of entry into college and improved employment rates.

Niles’ goal is to prepare students academically for a successful return to originating school(s), while the therapeutic and behavioral counseling sessions help youth and families to learn appropriate behavior and problem-solving skills. Niles also wants to ensure that the students who are also in the residential treatment program do not fall behind in school. Ongoing academic goals set in partnership with clients’ schools will be measured.
Program Success Monitored By Treatment plans are developed using input from youth, parents/caretakers, staff, and key external providers. Client data is entered into Niles data tracking system which captures demographics, services, and outcomes. Progress in areas of academics is determined by the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (KTEA), which measures achievement in the areas of reading, mathematics and writing, and is administered each semester. Comparison scores determine clients’ overall performance/progress. The OHIO Scales are used to determine levels of functional improvement across critical life subscales. The Trauma Symptom Checklist (TSC) is used to measure a reduction in trauma-related symptomology, which is indicative of treatment success. Academic progress is monitored through daily work and state required standardized tests.
Examples of Program Success

Designed for those who have difficulty functioning in mainstream classroom settings due to educational, psychological and/or behavioral concerns, youth in the program learn to develop tools and skills that promote healthy interactions with teachers, therapists, students, peers, and family members. They also learn coping, decision-making and problem solving skills that will help them to make better choices.

When Skylar arrived at Niles, she was distant and shy. She was not interested in building relationships with others, and communicating with others was a real challenge. Skylar would not take any self-initiative or do anything without being specifically directed. With Niles services, support and encouragement from staff Skylar opened up, started communicating and building relationships. Skylar’s journey is a complete 360 from where she began at Niles.

Description

Niles’ substance abuse treatment provides services to youth identified as high risk for drug use based on family history of substance abuse, early experimentation or use, lack of healthy role modeling, and problems in school or juvenile delinquency. Treatment services are for children already using substances by the time they arrive at Niles. Services are provided by a certified substance abuse counselor and include weekly individual sessions and group sessions. Niles’ approach helps youth understand the underlying reasons why they turn to substance use and learn more appropriate and healthier alternatives to cope. The goal of this program is for youth to abstain completely from the use of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs.

Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Substance Abuse
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Short-Term Success Niles envisions short-term success in that through our substance abuse treatment services participants will be equipped to achieve and maintain abstinence from drugs and alcohol use through preventive education. Participating youth will learn and be knowledgeable of the effects of substance abuse, with a focus on tobacco, marijuana and alcohol. They will also develop coping, decision-making and problem solving skills that enable them to make healthier lifestyle choices in lieu of destructive substance use.
Long-Term Success The ultimate long-term success Niles envisions is that through our substance abuse treatment services, youth will discover a lifestyle free of substance abuse in the present, and continue to maintain a substance-free lifestyle throughout their adult lives. Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the array of destructive effects from substance abuse in any form, and how illegal substances dangerously interfere with prescribed and needed medications.
Program Success Monitored By
Every client has a Master Treatment plan developed by the youth, their treatment team and parents or guardian. Progress and success is measured by individual progress within their treatment plan, and through drug screening.
Examples of Program Success
Youth in the program learned about the effects of substance abuse, including tobacco, marijuana and alcohol. They also learned coping, decision-making and problem solving skills that will help them to make better choices.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Astra Garner
Term Start Apr 2017
Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Experience

Astra Garner, L.P.C., L.C.P.C., R.P.T. was appointed President of Niles, a subsidiary of KVC Health Systems, effective April 1, 2017. A lifelong Jackson County resident, Astra graduated from Lincoln College Preparatory Academy located near Niles. She began her career with KVC in 2009 as a therapist, helping youth in acute inpatient and residential settings. In 2014, she was selected to be Director of Clinical Services and Community Outreach at KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas where she oversaw treatment implementation, interventions, program evaluations, and consultations. In 2016, Astra was promoted to Vice President of Program Services for Niles, helping to ensure performance standards, developing program direction and elevating therapeutic care. Garner was critical in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, the Zero Suicide initiative, and Trauma Systems Therapy among many other vital programs at KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital. With extensive experience in staff supervision, treatment, and client care, Astra has been an integral part of the growth of KVC Hospitals, which serves thousands of children, adolescents and adults each year.

Astra is known for her dedication to customer service and creativity in ensuring that each family served has a great experience. Her professional interests include employee engagement and retention, multicultural issues in counseling and suicide prevention. Astra completed her master’s in counseling and guidance with an emphasis in mental health at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She also serves as an Intensive Care Nursery Parent Volunteer at Children’s Mercy Hospital, is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors, a member of the Association for Play Therapy and the American Association of Suicidology, and has presented locally and nationally on Effective Short-term Residential Treatment, Suicide Prevention, Trauma Informed Care, Brain Science and Resiliency. 

 
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms. Rita Holmes-Bobo Dec 2013 - Mar 2017
Mrs. Valerie Nicholson-Watson Aug 2004 - May 2013
Senior Staff
Title COO
Experience/Biography
Latrina Collins joined Niles Home January 20, 2014.
Title Director of Program Services
Title Clinical Director
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 24
Paid Part-Time Staff 5
Volunteers 50
Paid Contractors 1
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 23
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Other (Please Specify) 0
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 19
Male 10
Not Specified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations

Niles has partnered in the past with the Housing Authority, presenting the Niles Neighborhood Access to Healthy Foods Initiative as part of an afterschool program at Clymer Community Center. Along with providing healthy food and nutrition information with children, Niles offers a garden market where fresh, locally grown produce is made available to the Theron B. Watkins community residents, as well as surrounding communities.

Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Child Welfare League - Accredited Member2010
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation2007
Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation2011
Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation2015
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Innovative Practices AwardCouncil on Acceditation2008
Community Partner AwardCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)2014
Social Justice and Human Rights Program InitiativeAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.2014
Parenting AwardJackson County COMBAT2015
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments In March 2016, Niles’ requested a voluntary intake suspension and in April 2016 placed their residential treatment program on hiatus, acknowledging that it was necessary to address issues and redirect trajectory of the agency. Day treatment was not placed on hiatus and Niles continues to provide program services to youth and their families.
Analyzing options, Niles joined in partnership with KVC Health Systems, determining that this alliance provides Niles the opportunity to focus on enhancing program quality, strengthening/expanding programs and realigning fiscal sustainability. This partnership is transforming all facets of residential treatment: Niles’ new President has experience managing clinical and outreach services at KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital, as does the new Director of Program Services who led KVC’s residential treatment program. These new staff members are providing leadership in rebuilding Niles’ residential treatment program, and restructuring Niles’ Day Treatment program.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Jason Hooper
Company Affiliation KVC Health Systems, Inc.
Term Dec 2016 to Dec 2019
Email jhooper@kvc.org
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Chad Anderson KVC Health Systems, Inc.
Ms. Latrina Collins Niles Home for Children
Ms. Astra Garner Niles Home for Children
Mr. Jason Hooper KVC Health Systems, Inc.
Ms. Marilyn Jacobson KVC Health Systems, Inc.
Ms. Anne Roberts KVC Health Systems, Inc.
Ms. Erin Stucky KVC Health Systems, Inc.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Standing Committees
Executive
Operations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Project Oversight
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Clarissa Crumpton Kansas City Power & Light
Mr. Victor Hammonds Great Western Bank
Ms. Julie Lonergan Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Mr. Jerry Williams Sprint Corporation
Ms. Kristina Young Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Community Representative)
CEO Comments From Jason Hooper, Board Chair for Niles, President and CEO of KVC Health Systems, “We are excited to bring Niles into the KVC family because we have found that their culture is very similar to ours. They have an incredible history and many community partners committed to making Niles the strongest it can be. Both KVC and Niles are not only mission-driven but also driven to innovate and elevate care. Our dedicated staff are passionate about advancing the health and wellbeing of children and families.”
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $1,815,098
Projected Expenses $2,279,995
Endowment Value $0
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FYE 6/30/2014, 2013: Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$832,393$464,862$666,896
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal--$0$0
State--$0$0
Local--$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions--$50,404$0
$0$0$0
$1,924,776$2,178,798$1,968,666
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$0
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$21,969$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$45,684$0$0
Other$10,689$229,343$222,200
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,064,225$2,171,040$2,507,185
Administration Expense$519,442$424,183$337,696
Fundraising Expense$111,206$132,017$123,611
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.051.070.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses77%80%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue13%26%19%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$997,447$911,733$709,756
Current Assets$631,016$481,887$252,834
Long-Term Liabilities$758,959$113,141$555,893
Current Liabilities$167,289$508,441$454,376
Total Net Assets$71,199$290,151($300,513)
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.770.950.56
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets76%12%78%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountMissouri Children’s Division $639,317Missouri Division of Family Services $988,863 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountJackson County Community Mental Health Fund $500,000Jackson County Mental Health $490,250 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMissouri Alliance $203,929United Way Allocation $165,573 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose The leadership team of both Niles and KVC were determined together to ensure Niles viability in their neighborhood near the 18th & Vine area for years to come. After a detailed assessment of Niles’ property, guided by Joint Commission standards and KVC’s experience with high acuity populations, our immediate plan of action for major building renovations in the dormitories for children and adolescents, and the Jones Building which houses administration and staff, medical suite, school, teaching kitchen, cafeteria, gymnasium, and other necessary functions of Niles. These significant renovations will allow a safer, warmer environment of care to include.
• Facility and Environment of Care enhancements with focus on safety and risk mitigation,
• An overall softening of the facility to create a more welcoming therapeutic environment, and
• More efficient use of current space.
Goal $1,500,000.00
Dates Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Amount Raised to Date $600,000.00 as of Apr 2017
Organization Comments Niles secured $300,000 for dormitory renovations prior to hiatus of the residential program. Under new leadership, the renovation plan expanded and an additional $600,000 has been secured. Niles continues to seek an additional $600,000 in order to reach the total dormitory and Jones Building renovation goal.
Organization Name Niles Home for Children
Address 1911 East 23rd Street
Kansas City, MO 641273701
Primary Phone (816) 241-3448
Contact Email niles@kvc.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Astra Garner
Board Chair Mr. Jason Hooper
Board Chair Company Affiliation KVC Health Systems, Inc.
Year of Incorporation 1940
Former Names
Niles Home for Negro Children