The Children’s Place of Kansas City

The Children’s Place of Kansas City

Kevin Timmons Children's Place

Who they are…

The Children’s Place is a leader –locally and nationally –in trauma-responsive care for children as Kansas City’s specialized trauma treatment agency. The Children’s Place provides four distinct programs to offer a holistic continuum of care and a multi-disciplinary approach to mental health healing. We encourage anyone with a hurt – physical, emotional, or relational – to seek help. We know early intervention has the power to mitigate future health and social issues.

THEIR MISSION is to help children and families heal from life’s deepest hurts. We work to restore childhood. We tirelessly pursue, find and celebrate healing for young children in our community who have faced trauma, enabling children to lead happy, healthy, hopeful lives.


Partnering with Nick’s Voice

  • In 2018, Fore the Kids saw the need in this incredible organization and made The Children’s Place a benefactor for the Nick’s Voice Fund. 
  • The 2019 annual golf tournament raised $70,000 to be donated to The Children’s Place. This money helped with relocating to a much larger and newer facility. 
  • The 2020 annual golf tournament raised $100,000 for the Children’s Place. The money from this tournament will fully fund an all new classroom and teacher for The Children’s Place to help more kids. 

Dollars raised

Contact The Children’s Place

Head to their website to learn more about the organization.

Phone: (816) 363-1898

Mental Health Initiatives

Mental Health Initiatives: Nick's Voice Fund

Established in 2017, the Nick’s Voice Fund was dedicated to educating our community about the signs, treatment, and therapy related to depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders effecting the mental health of our children. The goal of this fund was to create a dramatic effect on the suicide rates in the Kansas City area by passionately and compassionately providing resources to insure healthy and fulfilling lives for our future generations.

In 2018, through the Nick’s Voice Fund, Fore the Kids devoted its resources to enhancing a school-based mental health initiative between Children’s Mercy’s and the Blue Valley School District. Through the Nick’s Voice Fund, proceeds from the 2018 & 2019 tournaments allowed for the creation of the Nick Timmons Endowed Professorship in Developmental and Behavioral Sciences. This endowed fund supported a new position to be used by the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences to enhance research efforts to prevent suicide and treat anxiety, depression and mood disorders in the adolescent population. The first of its kind at Children’s Mercy, this endowed professorship position allows the hospital to further enhance all efforts to address pediatric and adolescent mental health in our community.

Proceeds from the 2020 tournament, which raised a record amount, allowed for the elevation of the professorship to the Nick Timmons Endowed Chair in Developmental and Behavioral Sciences. Reaching the prominent chair level is an honor and will set the course for all new developments and research in the mental health field. Dr. Sarah Soden accepted this chair position with the hospital and we are very excited to see what she has in store. 

Dollars Raised for the Nick's Voice Fund