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Camber Children's Mental Health

Bringing Joy to Children During the Holidays

Children and teens receiving psychiatric treatment at KVC Hospitals for depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide, or other mental and behavioral health crises were unfortunately away from their families during the 2018 holiday season. We are thankful to the many generous individuals, families, and organizations who brought joy and excitement to these youth by becoming Holiday Heroes.

Holiday Heroes at KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital, which provides children’s psychiatric treatment.

What is a Holiday Hero?

A KVC Hospitals Holiday Hero helps make the holidays extra special by donating gifts and helping us host holiday events for the youth we serve. This season’s Holiday Heroes provided gifts for more than 130 youth, such as games, blankets, toys, clothes, and fun outings! Our Holiday Heroes truly bring the holiday spirit to youth at all of our locations and we wouldn’t be able to do it all without them!

Karyn Finn, Program Director at Niles, along with Santa.


We are incredibly thankful to everyone who generously donated gifts and their time to help us make this a special holiday season for the youth we serve, including KVC Hospitals employees who helped wrap and distribute gifts. While receiving treatment over the holidays can be challenging, it means so much to youth to be reminded of just how special they are by seeing the kindness of others!

See fun photos from the holiday season including celebrations with the youth we serve by visiting: KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital Facebook page, KVC Wheatland Hospital Facebook page, and Niles Facebook page.

About KVC Hospitals

KVC Hospitals offers inpatient/acute and residential psychiatric treatment to youth ages 6-18 at our three locations: KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital in Kansas City, KS; KVC Wheatland Hospital in Hays, KS; and Niles in Kansas City, MO. We provide care and treatment to children and teens who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and other behavioral health challenges.

Interested in making a meaningful difference in the lives of youth beyond the holiday season? We’re hiring for many positions! Find out how you can bring youth joy year-round and help them heal by visiting our Careers page.

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