WHAT WE DO

                             

Junior League of Wichita believes in building a better community.  In 2011, we identified child abuse as a significant issue in our community that needed addressed and voted to work with the community to combat child abuse through awareness, prevention, and intervention.  We carry this out through a variety of different ways including advocating, educating, funding and volunteering.

 

For the last three years, our traveling puppet show has performed at elementary schools to teach students about child abuse and who to tell if abuse is occurring. Each year, we connect with thousands of students throughout Sedgwick County. 

 

In 2013, Junior League of Wichita launched childabusewichita.org, a website targeting awareness, and providing information on community resources, and what to do if you suspects child abuse.

 

We sparked a crucial conversation in our community when Junior League members traded our purses in for blue trashbags.  During the month of April, Trashbag Handbag draws awareness for children placed in police protective custody who may have their belongings put in trash sacks while relocating.  The campaign strives to be a tangible way we can uplift and empower children in crisis.

 

Partnering with the community is key to combating child abuse.  Junior League of Wichita is a proud supporter and member of Wichita Coalition on Child Abuse Prevention.  This year, we are excited to partner with the Wichita Children’s Home to help young moms to reach their full potential and break the cycle of systemic abuse related stress factors.


 

Junior League of Wichita

6402 East 12th Street
Wichita, Kansas 67206-1306
Phone: (316) 682-7473