KidsTLC, Inc.
480 S. Rogers Road
Olathe KS 66062
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 7642887
Mission Statement
The Mission of KidsTLC is to transform lives in our community.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Gordon Docking
Board Chair Mr. Charles Warren
Board Chair Company Affiliation Expense Reduction Analysts
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1972
Former Names
Temporary Lodging for Children
TLC for Children and Families, Inc.
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement The Mission of KidsTLC is to transform lives in our community.
Background Statement

KidsTLC is a regional non-profit organization that provides a continuum of care with innovative and successful in-patient psychiatric treatment and community outreach, behavioral health and autism treatment for kids. Located in Olathe, Kansas, KidsTLC was founded in 1972 by the Johnson County Young Matrons. The mission of KidsTLC is to transform lives in the community. KidsTLC strives to accomplish its mission by providing a continuum of care with innovative and successful in-patient psychiatric treatment, community outreach for homeless youth, behavioral health and autism treatment for kids and families. 

Each year KidsTLC serves hundreds of children from of all socio-economic, religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds. Many of these children have been victims of abuse, neglect, or other family disruptions. Today, KidsTLC is known for our successful treatment of children who suffer from a long history of failed placements, and mental health issues. KidsTLC prides itself on providing the most innovative clinical treatment programs designed to help children suffering from trauma.    
KidsTLC provides a continuum of services including Street Outreach Services, Psychiatric Residential Treatment (Phoenix, Steps to Success, Wellness, Arts/Music, and Chaplaincy), the Phoenix Sanctuary, Phoenix Connections Intensive Outpatient services, Outpatient Behavioral Health, CARES/ADACEA, and Autism Services.  These programs reflect our continued efforts to serve children in the community.
Services for children and youth embrace a positive youth development approach, focusing on the strengths of the child and his or her family. KidsTLC is governed by a voluntary board of directors and its programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families. 
Impact Statement

Top accomplishments for 2016 include:  

  1. In 2016, Ingram’s Magazine named KidsTLC in the top 25 of nonprofits in the greater Kansas City area. This is the first time KidsTLC has been named to the list. Despite state budget cuts in 2016, KidsTLC showed growth through expanded programs, increased budget, and success in services provided to children and families.
  2. KidsTLC’s Development and Grants team raised $2,600,000 in 2016. Funds went toward updating our buildings to offer a more welcoming first impression to children and their families. The updates to the intake and assessment building offers a more cohesive environment for families to meet with staff and develop a plan before admittance.
  3. Mark Siegmund, KidsTLC Chief Clinical/Operations Officer and Brandon Mock, KidsTLC Associate Vice President of Phoenix Programming, traveled to Scotland in October to present at the International DDP Conference. KidsTLC uses DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) to treat children at KidsTLC. They presented their findings on The Impact of DDP on Traditional Midwestern Theories of Change in Our Community in front of DDP leaders from across the world.

Goals for 2017:

  1. KidsTLC will develop a 3-year strategic plan with board members. KidsTLC will distribute a community wide survey to stakeholders and use survey data to develop the plan.
  2. The agency will expand on ideas and programs that can benefit youth, aging out of foster care. Programs include those that can offer housing and vocational training.
  3. KidsTLC will continue to expand the Street Outreach Services program, which has doubled since last year.
  4. KidsTLC will outsource Human Resources and through this, work to expand and improve staff training, increase recruitment base and decrease employee turnover.
  5. KidsTLC will complete a 3-year COA (Council on Accreditation) evaluation.
Needs Statement

KidsTLC's most pressing needs include the following:

  1. KidsTLC could not help youth in our community without the support of volunteers. While there is a wide range of volunteer opportunities at KidsTLC, the most pressing needs are for volunteers to serve on special events committees and provide activities for youth residing on our campus. Tours are available and volunteers can sign up at by filling out an application and attending a volunteer orientation. After completion, volunteers can chose to receive monthly email updates on opportunities to help out.
  2. Unrestricted funding to support the growing number of children and families who come to KidsTLC in need of services.
  3. In addition to financial gifts, KidsTLC always needs in-kind support including nonperishable snacks for homeless youth, hygiene items, gift cards to Wal-Mart, restaurants or activity passes (bowling, movies, etc) for youth residing on our campus. In addition, donations of services such as printing, graphic design and catering for special events allow KidsTLC to focus their time and funding on ensuring and expanding its quality programs.
  4. Participation in special events not only increases funding for KidsTLC programs but also brings awareness of the services and needs to the community.
  5. Monthly giving donors supply a consistent flow of incoming funds which provide opportunities for strategic activities to supplement KidsTLC’s services, such as art, music, pet and equine therapies.
Service Categories
Mental Health Treatment
Homeless Services/Centers
Areas of Service
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Jackson County

Top counties served: Johnson (KS) 75.95%, Wyandotte 3.79%, Jackson (MO) 2.38%, Douglas 1.67%, Shawnee 1.50%%, Franklin 1.32%, Leavenworth .88%, Miami .79%, Other 8.19%, Unknown 3.08%.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

KidsTLC is a not for profit behavioral health organization in Olathe, KS, serving the psychiatric and behavioral health needs of kids all across the state of Kansas. We currently have 61 licensed beds for psychiatric residential care, plus we have an additional 12 beds licensed for short stay crisis stabilization care. In addition, we have an array of outpatient services including intensive outpatient group therapy, traditional outpatient behavioral health, and outpatient services for kids on the autism spectrum. We operate our Street Outreach Service (SOS) program, that is serving the needs of homeless kids in the Kansas City metro area. Our SOS program is expanding and we are helping kids that are aging out of the system find housing, to help them find some stability and hope in their lives.

The successes we celebrate are many, and we look to individual kids to find those successes. Recently we had a young man with us for a year and a half in our residential program, the longest length of stay in our history. He had a lot of serious issues and trauma when he arrived. We are happy to report that he recently graduated successfully and is in the care of a loving family.

We also recently had a young woman in our residential program, who battled with some past trauma while she was with us. She was successfully discharged and now is in college, doing well academically, and participating on the university’s basketball team.

Another key to our success is our unique model of care called Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. It is a model of care based upon establishing relationships with the kids, and built upon the philosophy of “connection before correction.” DDP is growing in popularity around the world, and KidsTLC was recently asked to send two of our clinical leaders to the world DDP conference in Scotland to talk about our successes with DDP here in Olathe.

We have recently been re-accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) for four years. We have also successfully completed our re-licensure with the state of Kansas.

Our challenges are very real as well. With the improved economy we face staffing a challenges similar to other organizations like ours. We have also faced funding challenges with 4% cuts in Medicaid reimbursements. Changes in the state’s juvenile justice system have also created new challenges.

Despite these challenges, our mission continues to drive KidsTLC. We remain committed to “transforming lives in our community.”

Phoenix Sanctuary is a secure residential facility designed to enhance the youth’s ability to achieve a higher level of functioning while avoiding future placement in a more intensive treatment facility. Phoenix Sanctuary provides short-term care in a trauma-focused, staff–intensive, 24-hour campus-based environment. Referral sources often include JIAC, DCF, JCMH, and various other placement agencies including KVC and St. Francis.
The Phoenix Sanctuary accepts 12 youth, males and females ages 6-18 with moderate social, emotional, and family or placement problems. The program includes a Director and Clinician, Therapeutic Case Manager, Therapist, Care Facilitators, and a board certified psychiatrist, and APRN’s as needed. The Phoenix Sanctuary has 24-hour client care, intake support and psychiatric consultation, as needed.
Program Budget $750,777.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Crisis Intervention Programs
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), Homeless,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
The short-term goals of the Phoenix Sanctuary are to avoid impending crises or respond to a crisis due to placement challenges or other identified stressors in the family, provide short-term assistance to caregivers of difficult children to minimize the need for a more restrictive service setting, and prevent unnecessary hospitalization or PRTF placements and assist the child in maintaining a safer, more secure residence in the community.
Long-Term Success

The ultimate goal of the Phoenix Sanctuary is to provide a safe place for children and adolescents to keep children out of custody, prevent long-term treatment, and provide a step-down service for children, including those who are ready to be discharged from a higher level of care but have difficulties in placement or need additional transition work to move onto their next place in life.

Program Success Monitored By

The case coordinator tracks services prior to admission by compiling documentation and compiling discharge services by making phone calls to guardians. This ensures that individuals leaving Phoenix Sanctuary are at the very least provided follow up services in the community. For those individuals who may not have had services with another provider prior to admission, Sanctuary staff ensures that families are given multiple referrals to community services. In addition to following discharge services, the case coordinator—via either in person or over the phone—compiles data on safety. Safety is measured on a scale from 1-5 on how safe the child felt in Sanctuary, with 1 being the child strongly disagrees with feeling safe and 5 being the child strongly agrees with feeling safe on Sanctuary. Due to the diversity of Phoenix Sanctuary admissions, the case coordinator keeps track of the referral source.

Examples of Program Success

In 2016, the program was able to serve 256 youth. 97% of kids were able to remain safe while in the program and did not require acute placement and 94% were able to discharge to a lesser level of care. 85% of youth discharged from the Sanctuary had at least 1 follow-up appointment for an appropriate community-based service. 100% of parents placing children for respite care were offered information for community-based, family, or individual support services.

KidsTLC’s “Phoenix” philosophy of care, based in both Dyadic Developmental (DDP) Psychotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), allows KidsTLC’s Sanctuary program to serve the most vulnerable and traumatized children and youth in our community, many of whom are suffering from complex trauma and have yet to find long-term success with other out-of-home placements or treatment facilities. 


KidsTLC's Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility provides comprehensive, integrated, child and family focused residential mental health services to youth ages 6-18. The program offers an array of services designed to assist children in lessening the debilitating effects of complex trauma or other psychiatric symptoms and successfully transitioning to less restrictive levels of care or back into the community and family. Services also include individual/group therapy, life skills, art, play and music therapy, physical fitness, and spiritual services. The PRTF program uses evidence-based trauma and attachment focused models of care such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Family Wellness Model. The integration of families and primary caregivers, when possible, is critical to the success of the child once they leave KidsTLC's care.  

Program Budget $9,985,458.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Residential Mental Health Treatment
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), Families, Victims
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

The Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility Program utilizes the Ohio Scales developed by the Ohio Mental Health Consumer Outcomes Initiative to measure problem severity, functioning, and satisfaction with services. KidsTLC’s client management system will be used to monitor quality measures for tracking the number and reason for unsuccessful discharges. Expected outcomes for youth in PRTF include:

  • 60% of children will successfully reduce episodes of chronic dysfunctional behavior as measured by the Problem Severity domain within the Ohio Scales.
  • 60% of children will improve their social and emotional functioning in critical skills, specific to the interventions utilized for each client as measured by the Functioning domain within the Ohio Scales.
  • 60% of participants and their parents/guardians will be satisfied with the behavioral health services received and their inclusion in treatment planning as measured by the Satisfaction domain of the last Ohio Scales.
Long-Term Success

KidsTLC's PRTF Phoenix Program and its staff are passionate about and dedicated to providing children with timely and preventative therapeutic treatment from the moment of admission until the day they discharge, so that they do not continue on a cycle of destabilization and re-entry into other treatment centers. It is KidsTLC's goal to give every child the care and treatment they need to have a better future.  Success in Psychiatric Residential Treatment Services is defined as stability and/or improvement in mental health functioning and movement to a less restrictive setting upon leaving the residential program. The goal is that 85% of youth will discharge to a less restrictive level of care.

Program Success Monitored By The Ohio Scales will be provided at admission, and then will then be administered at 30-day intervals prior to each client’s monthly Plan Of Care meeting until discharge. The information from the Ohio Scales assessments will be entered into KidsTLC’s client management system, Efforts to Outcomes (ETO). The use of Ohio scales is most evident in our treatment planning, development review and discharge process.The data collected by the youth, parent and staff are compiled prior to and reported on during these meetings, giving us a more objective and accurate process of measuring change and fluctuation. Use of these measures allows for more targeted and strategic goals and interventions as well as more precise indicators that the youth may be ready for discharge.
Examples of Program Success In 2016, KidsTLC provided assistance to 246 youth. The program’s outcomes data for FY2016 shows 87% of parents reported an increase in feeling hopeful regarding their kids. 91% of clients reported being satisfied with the services they received. The average length of stay in PRTF for 2016 was 99 days.
Description KidsTLC’s Outpatient Behavioral Health (OBH) clinic offers innovative services to address our client’s mental health needs. The program offers: Initial Assessments; Treatment Planning; Medication Evaluation and Management; Individual, Family and Group Therapy; Parental Support; Spiritual Counseling; Outpatient Substance Abuse treatment; an Integrated Behavioral Health Pilot Project in collaboration with Olathe Health; and delivery of Telemedicine to rural communities. The program also has a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) program. In addition, the Phoenix Connections Evening Intensive Outpatient Program is a structured group therapy program designed for children, ages 6 through 18, who exhibit psychiatric symptoms and significant impairment in day-to-day educational, social, and interpersonal functioning. This unique program offers an intermediate level of care, serving as a bridge between inpatient hospitalization or PRTF and a traditional office outpatient setting.
Program Budget $1,900,000.00
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Childhood Mental Health Disorders
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Families,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
KidsTLC will increase the number of poor and medically under-served people receiving health care services.
  • 60% of clients receiving services will be enrolled as uninsured under-served (Sliding Scale, Medicaid).
  • Number of participants who received mental health services who sustain participation beyond an initial session.
  • 60% of youth/parents administered Ohio Scales will report satisfaction with services (scores between 0 and 10 inclusive)
  • % of IOP clients that do not enter an acute or residential PRTF program within 20, 60, and 90 days of discharge.
  • % of IOP clients that have formerly discharged from KidsTLC’s residential PRTF program that do not return/re-admit to a residential facility or acute care within 20, 60, and 90 days of treatment
Long-Term Success
The programs will contribute to improvements in the incidence and prevalence of mental health disorders in the Kansas City community. KidsTLC will measure the success of its clients through the following outcomes:
  • 60% of youth and parents administered comparative scales will report stabilization or decrease in symptoms as indicated by a difference in scores of less than or equal to 0 on the Ohio Scales Problem Severity Domain between 1st & last administrations.
  • 65% of youth receiving Behavioral Health services will maintain community placement at termination of services.
  • Clients will reduce their level of acuity during treatment as indicated by a HEADS-ED acuity score of 6 or below at discharge.
  • 89% of IOP clients will be in a homelike placement at the time they terminate treatment.
Program Success Monitored By
Data is collected and entered into KidsTLC’s Electronic Health Records Database, Essentia. Data is collected and reconciled against the program’s outcome assessment plan. Trends are monitored over time to support identification of opportunities for improvement in services. Through KidsTLC’s CQI process, agency leadership meets monthly, quarterly, and annually.
Clinicians document and track the number and types of service clients’ receive, including individual, family, DBT, substance abuse, or group therapy. Staff will use intake records and appointment logs to track the number of participants who go beyond initial sessions and continue to participate in at least 3 sessions. Therapists also document case notes, common indicators, and metrics to track consumer improvement and treatment goals. KidsTLC utilizes the Ohio Scales assessment to measure problem severity and service satisfaction. Ohio Scales are conducted at intake and every 30 days thereafter.
Examples of Program Success In 2016, the OBH program served 1,316 clients through thousands of encounters. These encounters include initial evaluation and assessments, individual therapy, family therapy (in-office and in-home), DBT group therapy, crisis psychotherapy, medication evaluations, medication management, and case conferences. 87% of kids reported an increase in hopefulness. 89% of parents reported being satisfied with services. On average, 78% of OBH clients are uninsured, insured by Medicaid, or eligible for sliding scale payment. The IOP program served 153 clients through over 2,000 individual, group and family therapy sessions. 61% of clients had more than 4 out of home placements prior to IOP.

The mission of KidsTLC Autism Services program is to provide a broad range of services to guide, educate and support families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related developmental disabilities.

This collaborative program employs a highly trained, knowledgeable team of professionals that offer a broad range of services for children on the autism spectrum, ages 18 months to 14 years of age. Staff use various assessment tools to develop individualized intervention programming and multiple evidence-based instructional methodologies to address the special needs of youth on the autism spectrum.

KidsTLC’s Autism Services Program offers year-round services including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, behavioral support, occupational/speech therapy, social skills development, and pre-academic or academic skills. Services and interventions can be provided in one-on-one settings or small groups, in home and/or in clinic settings.

Program Budget $1,828,266.00
Category Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Birth Defects, Genetic Disorders & Developmental Disorders
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success KidsTLC will measure the success of the Autism Services program services through the following objectives and outcomes:
  1. 100 % of children will be assessed and receive an individualized treatment plan which includes goals and outcomes along with specific intervention recommendations selected from evidence-based practices and aligned to the child/family’s needs.
  2. 100% of children will have their progress measured and analyzed on a weekly basis to ensure goals and skill mastery criteria are being met. Children are also re-assessed quarterly, based on the need.

The program will also track and measure progress on the following objectives/goals:

  1. Autism Services will research the needs of consumers in the community KidsTLC serves.
  2. Autism Services will develop program based on consumer needs and service opportunities.  
  3. Autism Services will provide evidence based treatment options.  
Long-Term Success Increase the services available in the community for comprehensive intervention services and early intervention for families with children on the autism spectrum. Early intervention will lead to better outcomes for these children, increasing their chances of daily and future success.
Program Success Monitored By KidsTLC will use evidence-based intervention methods to provide services (ABA Therapy and Social Thinking curriculum), along with widely used assessment tools such as VB-MAPP, Abels and SSIS and SRS2 which are normed reference assessments for social skills. The program is part of the agency's quality improvement plan and will conduct monthly, quarterly and annual reviews of its goals and make adjustments to the program as needed.
Examples of Program Success
The Autism program served a total of 29 clients through over 28,000 hours of intervention and services. Client’s intervention and treatment plans are often intensive 40-hour-per-week programs.
The program expanded its team in 2016 by adding two additional Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBA's) for a current total of six. A new assessment was added for Autism services (PEAK, which looks more at stimulus equilevance and relational frame theory approach to learning). The program expanded its early detection supports by receiving training and education on infant screening procedures for parents who suspect Autism. This helps with diagnosis and can be done while parents are waiting to receive services. The program expanded its Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) services and sent all BCBA’s through additional training in this area. The speech therapy program was expanded to include more assessment and evaluation for/with AAC.
Description KidsTLC’s Street Outreach Services (SOS) program provides transitional aged homeless, runaway, and at risk youth with a high level of support, as well as connections to other critical community services. SOS engages youth by providing survival aid and life skills education with a primary goal to get any youth who needs it into permanent and rapid re-housing, or refer them on to shelter and transitional living programs as appropriate. Staff strategically focus on building trusting relationships with potential clients and providing current clients with wrap around support including case management, educational supports to earn a GED and/or be ready for college, employment support and job readiness training, financial literacy, mental health support, and rapid re-housing. KidsTLC's SOS program is the only program of its kind providing these types of services in Johnson County, Kansas, making it an essential resource for the county.
Program Budget $198,177.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for the Homeless
Population Served Homeless, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
Short Term Outcomes include:
  • KidsTLC & partners will provide permanent housing to 20-25 youth in the first year.
  • Through referrals to other agencies, KidsTLC will also provide emergency shelter for 30 youth and transitional living for at least 15 youth.
  • Track # of youth that receives peer support
  • KidsTLC will provide case management for 50-75 youth and connect 25-40 youth to mental health services.
  • The program will make Face-to-face contact with 350 youth and serve 300 through crisis intervention or through a crisis call.
  • Staff will provide 2,500 food and drink items, 700 items of clothing, and 1,500 health and hygiene items
  • KidsTLC will track # of youth that obtain HS diplomas/GED’s, open a savings account, and gain employment.
  • Youth will demonstrate satisfaction with the services they receive
  • 85% of SOS youth participating in KidsTLC mental health services will successfully discharge from services.
Long-Term Success

With strong community collaboration in 2017 and a strong focus on rapid rehousing efforts, homeless, runaway and transitional aged youth will achieve sustainable self-sufficiency through stable housing. Youth will also be able to live stabilized lives anchored by living-wage jobs and will be equipped with working knowledge and access to the support services they need to continue their trajectory to lifelong happiness and success.

KidsTLC and its partners will follow up with youth who have completed the program at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months to ensure they have remained self-sufficient and housed. We will continue to support the youth as needed to help ensure housing stability.

Through the results of this project and its partners, the local Continuum of Care will gather research on the costs of housing as well as the costs of not housing this target population.

Program Success Monitored By

SOS staff record data into spreadsheets on the number of clients served, client demographics, and types of services delivered. Staff complete a CQI report every 2 months, detailing actual outputs and outcomes. The program supervisor reviews these reports. Data is reconciled against the program’s outcome assessment plan. Trends are monitored over time to support identification of opportunities for improvement in services. Through KidsTLC’s Continuous Quality Improvement Plan, the program meets quarterly, annually, and as needed to review program outputs, outcomes and objectives, and additional data.

Examples of Program Success
In 2016, the SOS program served 108 youth through over 6,290 encounters. The program placed 20 youth in a safe shelter, 4 in Transitional Living and eight in Permanent Housing. In 2016: 1,545 food and drink items, 370 items of clothing, and 750 health and hygiene items were given to RHY. Face-to-face contact was made to 558 youth and 108 received crisis intervention and/or made a crisis call, with 25 youth entering case management services during the grant period.
In 2017 the SOS program will be engaging in a community collaboration model with several local organizations who have a similar focus on providing housing and support to “transitional aged youth” (ages 16-24). These youth are aging out of foster care and in desperate need for housing as well as guidance and help in successfully transitioning into adulthood. By combining resources, KidsTLC and its partners will ensure these services provide a lasting solution for these youth that will change the trajectory of their lives.
CEO Comments
KidsTLC is accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Children and Families (COA). Accreditation by COA is a rigorous and ongoing process that holds KidsTLC’s programs to the highest standards of evidence based practice. KidsTLC received recognition from COA in both in it's last two accreditation reviews (2010 and 2013) for exemplary quality improvement initiated in those years. This puts KidsTLC as one of the top performing organizations in identifying and responding internally to issues of quality, efficiency, productivity, and consumer satisfaction. The agency is now gearing up for its next review, in 2017.
In addition, KidsTLC programs and departments are audited by numerous regulatory and licensing bodies within State, Federal, and County governments. KidsTLC maintains several licenses by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) including: Child Placing Agency (CPA); Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF); and Residential Center. Through Social Rehabilitation Services (SRS) KidsTLC is certified to provide Psychiatric Residential Treatment services. Both KDHE and SRS complete annual reviews and numerous compliance checks throughout the year. KidsTLC is also held accountable to numerous contracting agencies for whom many completely yearly reviews.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Gordon Docking
Term Start Aug 2014

Prior to joining KidsTLC, Gordon Docking served as Senior Vice President of US Operations for Nueterra Healthcare, based in Leawood, KS. Docking provided operational leadership for all of Nueterra’s physician-owned hospitals as well as many surgical centers located all over the country.

Before Nueterra, Docking served four years as the Chief Operating Officer of HMC/CAH, a national system of 12 rural Critical Access Hospitals, based in Kansas City. Docking joined HMC/CAH in October, 2008. He was responsible for the operations of the hospitals owned and operated by the system, as well as being involved in the marketing and acquisition efforts of the system.

Docking has worked in healthcare for more than 20 years. Prior to joining HMC/CAH, Docking spent the previous 10 years as CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, Missouri, which is suburban Kansas City. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Missouri Hospital Association.

Prior to entering the healthcare industry, Docking worked in broadcasting. He was a sports anchor and reporter for the NBC television affiliate in Kansas City, working at the station for nearly 12 years. After leaving television to enter the hospital industry, Docking spent another 15 years hosting the postgame radio program on the Kansas City Chiefs radio network.

Docking has an MBA as well as a Masters degree in Health Services Administration. His undergraduate degree was in Journalism from the University of Kansas, where he was also a member of the KU swimming team. Docking has coached a Special Olympics swimming team for over 20 years, and has been very involved in charities serving people with Down syndrome.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
Dr. Bob Drummond Aug 2001 - Aug 2014
Ms. Sherry Love Jan 1978 - Jan 1996
Senior Staff
Title Chief Clinical/Operations Officer
Experience/Biography Mark Siegmund has been a counselor for 27 years in Missouri, New Hampshire, and Kansas working extensively with children, adolescents and families. Mark has presented locally and nationally on Trauma-Focused Care, Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems and other topics such as Peaceful Parenting and Adolescent Development and Sexuality. Mark has worked with foster families and in residential care for over 20 years. He has formulated KidsTLC Autism Program set to open in 2012, and is working with a variety of distinguished experts in the field throughout the country.
Title Vice President of Integrated Behavioral Health

Christine Fuhrman has been with KidsTLC since 2007 and is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Denver. She has been in the field 11 years working with children, adolescents and families experiencing complex trauma and mental health issues in a variety of residential and community based settings. Christine’s key responsibilities include administrative and clinical oversight of our SOS-Street Outreach Services Program as well as the implementation of our new outpatient behavioral health program. 

Title Sr VP of Clinical Services
Experience/Biography Dr. Roy Rotz is responsible for the clinical supervision and oversight of the daily work of the KidsTLC team of therapists and case coordinators who work through our psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF). He is also guiding the KidsTLC program for outpatient services set to open in 2012. He earned his doctorate from Kansas State University in Family Life Education and Consultation, 2003 Roy has a background of marriage and family therapy. He has diagnosed and worked with children and adults with a variety of issues including anxiety and depression, PTSD, ADHD, Oppositional Defiance and Narcissistic Personality and Borderline Personality. Roy has extensive experience with therapies designed for children who have been traumatized. Roy has presented to numerous groups nationally and locally on a variety of topics that address marriage and family issues. He has been instrumental in starting a graduate program for marriage and family therapy and professional counseling at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, as well as starting the post-master’s certification in Play Therapy at MNU
Title PRTF Medical Director
Experience/Biography Dr. George, as the staff and kids call him, is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist with a long history of successful treatment of children with complex mental illnesses. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and studied child, adolescent and adult psychiatry at the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry in Topeka. He was the Director of Residency Training at Menninger when the clinic moved to Texas. He is an associate professor of psychiatry and medical education at the UMKC School of Medicine, where he teaches medical communication skills to future doctors. Dr. George is an innovator when it comes to guiding adolescents and children to exploring their own behaviors and giving them and their families the tools to modify the behaviors they want to change.
Title Chief Financial Officer
Experience/Biography Mary Lynn has many years of experience working with the revenue cycle in health care, most recently working with a Kansas City area company called Claims Professionally Reviewed. Prior to that she worked with another company called EvolveMD, providing revenue cycle services to physician offices around the region. Mary Lynn also has experience with implementation of Electronic Medical Records.
Title Chief Development Officer
Title Autism Program Director
Paid Full-Time Staff 236
Paid Part-Time Staff 14
Volunteers 892
Paid Contractors 1
Retention Rate 53%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 37
Asian American/Pacific Islander 9
Caucasian 176
Hispanic/Latino 5
Other 9
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 161
Male 75
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 Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Referrals come from agencies contracted to provide care for children in state's custody, community mental health centers, Juvenile Justice Authority of Kansas, Johnson County District Attorney's Office,  Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services,  Johnson County Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center, Olathe School District (USD #233); and the Kansas City, Kansas School District (USD #500).  To ensure seamless and coordinated services, KidsTLC has developed enhanced business partnerships with local hospitals, school districts, Olathe Medical Center (to provide integrated physical and mental healthcare), as well as county governments and community mental health centers.  We are partnering with other local youth-serving organizations to provide housing for homeless youth aging out of the foster care system.
Alliance for Children and Families - Member2005
Alliance of Greater Kansas City United Ways Agency Certification2017
United Way Member Agency2017
Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City2017
Chamber of Commerce2017
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)2017
Council of Accreditation of Child and Family Services, Inc.2017
External Assessment and Accreditations
Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation2001
Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation2009
Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation2013
Corporate Citizen of the YearOlathe Chamber of Commerce2004
USC Excellence in Community ServicesUnited Community Services2005
OP AwardOverland Park Chamber of Commerce2006
Top 25 non-profits in greater Kansas City areaIngram's Magazine2016
9th year as a 4-star recipient, leading KidsTLC to be ranked in the top 1% of all charities evaluated by Charity Navigator.Charity Navigator2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments Private non-profit agencies that serve children and youth in Kansas continue to face challenges. With state cuts and reduced healthcare funding, agencies have to be more efficient and strategic with decision making. It is obvious to us that the demand for the services we offer continues to increase as we’ve seen significant growth in programs and continuous wait-lists for those programs. In response to this, KidsTLC has increased fundraising goals, expanded our programming, particularly for those youth aging out of the system, and continues to work to strengthen partnerships with other healthcare providers.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Charles Warren
Company Affiliation Expense Reduction Analysts
Term Dec 2011 to Dec 2017
Board Members
Ms. Pat All Community Volunteer
Ms. Kathy Baker Community Volunteer
Mr. Shawn Barber MB2 Sports
Ms. Catherine Bell Polsinelli
Mike Butaud City of Olathe/Olathe Police Department
Rebecca Chow MidAmerica Nazarene University
Mr. Gary Church Ash Grove Cement
Mr. Dave Cook KU/Edwards Campus
Mr. Tim Danneberg City of Olathe
Ms. Erin Dugan Olathe Public Schools
Mr. Brian Dunn JE Dunn Construction
Erik Erazo Olathe Public Schools
Mr. Doug Greenwald McAnany, VanCleave & Phillips
Mr. Tim Grunhard Union Broadcasting
Ms. Rhonda Harrelson Enterprise Bank and Trust
Sr. Marie Joan Harris CJSAvila University
Mr. Aaron Hull Farmer's
Mr. Darrin Ives Kansas City Power & Light
Mr. Joel Jacobsen Burns and McDonnell
Mr. Bobby Love Garmin
Ms. Megan Manning Student Member
Mr. Tom Mertz Tradenet Publishing, Inc.
Ms. Karen Morgan University of Kansas Hospital
Ms. Linda Nixon-Wetzel Missouri Disability Determinations
Mr. Darren Odum Olathe Health System
Ms. Jill Phillips SKC Communications
Mr. Rick Poccia Great Western Bank
Mr. Charles Warren Expense Reduction Analysts
Ms. Heather Winiarski CBIZ MHM, LLC
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 25
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 17
Female 12
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 71%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Board Development / Board Orientation
Board Governance
Human Resources / Personnel
Campus Planning and Development
CEO Comments

The need for strong ethical and professional behavior from the KidsTLC Board of Directors (BOD) is critical to the long term success of the organization. The KidsTLC BOD insists on the adoption and adherence to best practices in Governance by ensuring compliance by all board members. Some of the practices used include:

  • Adoption of a strong Conflict of Interest Policy with all members signing/re-signing annually
  • Creation of opportunities for board members to get closely involved with KidsTLC programs
  • Active BOD involvement with the Council On Accreditation (COA) process with Governance submissions coming from board members 
  • Tracking board performance with self-assessment and key performance indicators
  • Actively working to define board "diversity" in a broad sense and to fulfill criteria identified in selection of board members
  • Ensuring that the appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities are fully represented on the board by community and area leaders
  • Development and maintenance of a board committee structure that best fulfills the requirements and needs of the organization
  • Conducting annual strategic planning retreats
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $15,973,381
Projected Expenses $15,965,342
Endowment Value $995,791
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FY 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
Government Contributions$60,169$75,400$0
Individual Contributions----$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$96,624$97,503$267,571
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$531,618$423,425$612,795
Revenue In-Kind$0$166,112$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$12,916,017$10,640,263$9,315,340
Administration Expense$1,243,162$1,292,902$1,062,155
Fundraising Expense$691,797$583,481$1,081,080
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.000.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%85%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue26%34%42%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$25,871,243$25,751,836$24,704,086
Current Assets$6,848,035$6,412,754$2,969,019
Long-Term Liabilities$2,213,757$1,557,851$3,974,935
Current Liabilities$4,654,221$5,020,951$1,532,574
Total Net Assets$19,003,265$19,173,034$19,196,577
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.471.281.94
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets9%6%16%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $620,000Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City $322,894Medicaid $6,421,605
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $206,269United Way of Greater Kansas City $213,176Nebraska - DHHS/Family $309,235
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $200,000Individual Donor $210,000Health Care Foundation $229,681
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments

TLC Charities Foundation, Inc. was established in 2003 as a 509(a)(3) supporting organization for the purpose of encouraging private philanthropy to further the vision, values, and goals of KidsTLC. The Foundation exists solely to support, promote, and advance the purposes of KidsTLC. The Foundation’s principal activity is building the agency's Endowment Fund. This fund is invested following carefully considered, conservative investment policy to further KidsTLC’s mission, and to assure the long-term financial security of the agency.

Since 2006, KidsTLC has been recognized by Charity Navigator, the largest evaluator of charities in the United States, as a 4-Star Charity for sound fiscal management and commitment, accountability and transparency. According to Charity Navigator, only 2% of charities in the nation they rate have received this exceptional rating.

From 2010-2012 KidsTLC went through a comprehensive strategic planning process which resulted in a re-organization of our Board of Directors, rewritten by-laws, development of a new brand (name and logo), a revised strategic plan, and a re-engineering of our program services.
In 2010, KidsTLC’s Board of Directors initiated a $6.95 capital campaign to address the enormous needs in autism, behavioral health, and wellness. This campaign allowed KidsTLC to construct the Kelly Family Foundation Behavioral Health, Autism and Wellness Center that houses a state of art gym and Autism and Behavioral Health Clinics. The new building opened on May 30, 2013.   
In 2015, KidsTLC successfully completed a $1 million dollar capital improvement campaign comprised of deferred maintenance and new upgrades to our existing service buildings and grounds, as well as renovations to new buildings. The project will allow the agency to continue providing the highest level of behavioral health care and autism services and grow to meet the needs of the community.  
In addition, the agency opened three new lines of service: short-term residential crisis intervention, intensive outpatient services, and a parent education and support program, making it possible for the agency to offer a full internal system of care, including support for families. The internal system of care ensures timely and appropriate levels of care for the client, which deters more lengthy and costlier higher-level services.

In the coming year, KidsTLC will continue to respond to the needs of the community, providing the highest quality and most appropriate service for the well-being of the client, handled in a fiscally responsible manner.

Organization Name KidsTLC, Inc.
Address 480 S. Rogers Road
Olathe, KS 66062
Primary Phone (913) 7642887
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Gordon Docking
Board Chair Mr. Charles Warren
Board Chair Company Affiliation Expense Reduction Analysts
Year of Incorporation 1972
Former Names
Temporary Lodging for Children
TLC for Children and Families, Inc.