Wins For Kansas: Kansas Children's Service League

A long running organization has worked for more than a century trying to prevent child abuse and strengthen families.

"Strong families build a strong community,” said Pamela Noble, assistant director for the Prevent Child Abuse Kansas chapter.

That’s the mission behind Kansas Children's Service League. Going 126 years strong, KCSL has many services to help advocate for kids, but a new program is helping navigate the court system for families to take in a child that might not be theirs.

"In many instances it’s a grandparent, it’s an aunt or an uncle, or in some cases it’s a very close friend. If a parent is no longer able to care for that child, we want them to be in a familiar environment,” said Noble.

But creating that environment can be costly and confusing… trying to get medical benefits and guardianship while coming up with legal fees.

“Those legal fees are per child not necessarily per family. So, if we're talking about two or three children, those legal fees are increased."

That's where the service league steps in, helping with fees and guidance for families in need.

"It's hard for most families to be able to suddenly take on a child, or more than one child, let alone pay the legal fees that allow them to then enroll in school and continue all of that good stable support that's needed."

To help with their mission, KAKE TV and our partners DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers are honored to them as this week's, “Wins for Kansas.”