Wednesday, September 16, 2009

TLC for Children and Families, Inc.

TLC for Children and families, inc. (TLC) was founded 36 years ago by the Johnson County Young Matrons to fulfill an unmet need for an emergency shelter for abused and neglected children. Over the years, TLC's mission has expanded as they have stepped forward to further help children and youth in crisis. The mission of TLC is, "to provide opportunities that encourage positive growth and change for children, youth and families while ensuring a safe environment". TLC strives for the preservation and healing of families by providing services, to the extent allowed by their resources that complement existing community services.

In 2007 alone, TLC provided services to over 18,000 children and youth of all socio-economic, religious, ethnic and racial backgrounds. Over 3,000 of these children and youth were provided shelter or intensive intervention services, while another 15,000 youth were reached through educational activities and community outreach.

From it's beginning, TLC has responded to community needs by implementing new programs to meet these needs. TLC's Resource Family Services, Juvenile Intake and Assessment, Shelter Home, Street Outreach, Juvenile Intervention Services and Youth Crisis Services reflect their continued efforts to serve children and youth in crisis.

We are so happy to give a gift of glass jewelry to benefit this amazing organization which does so much for children and families in crisis. Please visit to find out more about the "Moonlight Masquerade" auction to benefit TLC. This event is on Friday, October 30 at the Overland Park Convention Center. Please take a look!

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