In 1967-68, Junior League saw a need to help abused and neglected children and voted to establish Wyandotte House (the original name). It began with one home for 9 homeless boys. This was a joint effort by the Junior League of Kansas City, Kansas (our original name), the Kansas City Jaycees, and the Juvenile Court. The first house opened one year later.
It began with one house, then went to three houses in downtown Kansas City, Kansas, to a full residential facility in 1986 when their name changed to Kaw Valley Center. In 1997 it became one of five foster care private providers in the state of Kansas, and it operates in 33 counties under its current name of KVC Behavioral Healthcare.