Niles has been a safe haven for children since 1883 when Samuel Eason, an African-American bricklayer, began caring for homeless and orphaned children he found in his neighborhood near the historic 18th and Vine area. Previously called Niles Home for Children, Niles is striving to build a broad continuum of services to offer those in our community.

When Niles joined the KVC Health Systems family in 2017, our leadership took time to reflect on our guiding principals and purpose. KVC’s mission, vision and values so closely aligned with ours, we knew our new partnership was the right one for Niles to continue to improve the lives of children and families in Kansas City.

Niles logoMission

To enrich and enhance the lives of children, adults, families and communities with tools to thrive by providing compassionate trauma-focused mental and behavioral healthcare, social services and education.


To become the provider of choice in behavioral healthcare and child welfare by demonstrating leadership through excellence in quality, service delivery and professional expertise.


We have always operated with guiding values. They include putting people first, celebrating diversity, including youth/family voice and choice in every decision, acting with urgency, treating others as we want to be treated, innovating at the speed of science, working hard, striving for excellence, and always doing the right thing. Learn more here.

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