Mission: Home of the Innocents is our region''s open arms to kids in crisis. The agency''s mission statement, as approved by the Board of Directors, reads: "The Home of the Innocents, a community of dedicated people and those they serve, provides the skills and opportunities by which vulnerable children, youth and their families may improve their lives."
Programs: The Home serves up to 300 children a day and almost 2,200 children a year through its two service divisions. The Childkind Center provides 24-hour emergency response in a residential setting for children, through 17 years of age, who have experienced abuse, abandonment, or neglect and includes specialized programs for pregnant and parenting teens, foster care, aftercare and follow-up services and a variety of in-home therapeutic supports to families at-risk and/or with specialized needs, including autism. The Home's Kosair Charities Pediatric Convalescent Center cares for 46 children who are severely and profoundly disabled, who have medical needs requiring 24-hour skilled care, some dependent on ventilators and feeding tubes, and all are in wheelchairs with limited verbal communication abilities.