Kaleidoscope is a non-profit child welfare agency that has been serving children and families impacted by abuse and neglect since 1973. Our goal is to keep children safe within a home environment through innovative service delivery.
Kaleidoscope’s mission is to empower children, youth, and families impacted by abuse and neglect to build resourcefulness, resiliency, and supportive relationships through innovative, individualized case management and clinical services.
Our vision is that all children and youth have the opportunity to enjoy safe and healthy lives nurtured by responsive adults.
What We Do
We provide assessment, case management, clinical intervention, specialized foster care, independent living preparation and other services within home and community settings. We believe that relationships, and families in particular, are the best way for children to heal from trauma and grow into happy, healthy, successful adults. Through our expert programs and services, we equip the adults in a young person’s life to provide the best care possible. Together, we provide kids with the adult support, patience and guidance they need to succeed.
Who We Serve
The children and youth we serve range in age from birth to 21 years old and are all referred to us through the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). These young people have experienced trauma, most often through neglect or emotional, physical or sexual abuse. In addition, many have been exposed to substance abuse, domestic violence, extreme poverty and other concerns. As a result, many of our children and youth have specialized mental health, behavioral, medical and/or pregnancy and parenting needs. Through our services, we ensure their safety, assist them in creating a stable support system, and help them overcome trauma to lead healthy, happy lives.
In addition to working directly with young people, we provide core training on the impact of trauma to our staff, foster parents and stakeholders, so that they are best equipped to support the children and youth we serve.
We are accredited through the Council on Accreditation (COA), meaning our programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards. To learn more about COA accreditation, visit www.COAnet.org.