To protect children in our community from physical and sexual abuse through education, advocacy, forensic and medical services.
Sunflower House is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) as an official Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) that is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse while providing a place to tell and heal for those children who have suffered abuse. Its mission is "to protect children in our community from physical and sexual abuse through education, advocacy and forensic services." Its vision is "safe children thriving in nurturing families and communities."
Sunflower House fulfills its important mission by providing services in two key program areas:
Education - The Sunflower House Education Program provides child abuse prevention education in more than 160 elementary schools, preschools and early learning centers in 100 percent of school districts in Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas. It is also represented in increasingly more Kansas districts outside the Kansas City metropolitan area. In addition, Sunflower House provides educational presentations for youth and adults at a variety of community events, places of worship, training facilities and professional meetings.
Child Assessment - The Sunflower House Child Assessment Program serves children in Johnson and Wyandotte counties who have been referred by law enforcement and/or child protective services. Working as part of a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), the Sunflower House Child Assessment Program is able to reduce the trauma to abused children by providing a safe and supportive environment for them to reveal the details of their abuse to our trained forensic interviewers, receive trauma-focused therapy and ongoing family support services.