Looking Out for the Most Vulnerable in Kentucky

Children’s Alliance is an association that represents and supports over 36 child welfare and behavioral health care agencies across Kentucky. The organization’s mission is to improve the well-being of at-risk children and families by shaping public policy and enhancing member agency programs. Children’s Alliance works in partnership with elected officials and state leaders to ensure services to vulnerable children and families are accessible and effective. Here, President Michelle Sanborn explains more about Children’s Alliance and the impact it has on the commonwealth.

What is the main goal of your organization?

We believe all children should be loved, nurtured and safe from abuse and neglect. We strive to promote and advocate for quality services that achieve permanence, well-being and positive development for Kentucky’s children.

What are your current needs as an organization?

While Kentucky is recording a significant decrease in abuse and neglect reports since February, our member agencies are preparing for a spike in both abuse rates and children entering foster care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At-risk children and families were …

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