Sign the coalition's open letter to Governor-elect Laura Kelly
We are working to bring reforms to our foster care system so every Kansas kid can have a safe and permanent home.
Kansas Appleseed coordinates Strengthen Families Rebuild Hope, an independent coalition advocating for a better foster care system for Kansas kids. For more information about the coalition, visit www.RebuildHopeKansas.org.
In response to the number of children in foster care reaching record highs in 2018 and troubling reports of inadequate protections for children in the state’s custody, we are compiling research, meeting with stakeholders, and advocating for reform.
The Kansas foster care system, in its current form, creates strains on stakeholders throughout. It is not good for children. It is not good for families. It is not good for the social workers, attorneys, judges, administrators, health care workers, or foster parents trying to keep children safe. It is not good for Kansas.
Research has shown cuts to public assistance in Kansas have increased the number of kids entering foster care. Restoring full access to the safety net must be a top priority for the 2019 legislative session. Will you sign our open letter to Governor-elect Laura Kelly, letting her know we're ready to work with her to rebuild hope for Kansas families?