A therapeutic model of care called Sanctuary guides all of our clinical decisions. The Sanctuary Model is a trauma-informed, brain-smart approach for assisting traumatized, injured youth to recuperate, recover, and reclaim their lives.
Throughout all of our programs, we base decisions on the acronym of SELF. We believe that we must address all issues of Safety, Emotional management, Loss, and Future which allow children to change. Within this environment, children can learn about trauma and its impact on them, recognize their need to change, and begin to experience the hope and joy of transforming their lives, thus minimizing the effects of earlier trauma.
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Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors consists of more than 20 members from diverse professional backgrounds. Our Directors lend guidance and expertise in healthcare, technology, law, education, business, social service, and other fields. Each member brings a unique perspective that supports Marillac's mission to provide children and families hope for a brighter tomorrow. For a complete list of our Board of Directors click here
Leadership & Management
The Management Team is comprised of seven members with culturally diverse backgrounds. The members draw on their various educational and professional backgrounds and areas of focus to ensure decisions are made in the best interests of the clients we serve and in keeping with Marillac's SAFE=t First philosophy. Our senior leadership
Marillac began in 1897 as an orphanage for boys founded by the Daughters of Charity and has evolved through the years as a private school for children with learning problems and a residential treatment center. Marillac joined Cornerstones of Care in 1998. In 2003, we moved to our current location in Overland Park, Kansas. Marillac's psychiatric hospital for children opened in 2006, joining with our residential treatment program and therapeutic day school to allow Marillac to offer a comprehensive array of treatment services. more info
Affiliations & Accreditations
In 1998, Marillac joined with four other organizations to form Cornerstones of Care, a partnership of agencies which provides a full-continuum of behavioral health services for children and families. The other members of this organization are Gillis, Ozanam, Spofford, andHealthy Families Counseling & Support. Together, these agencies provide efficient and effective care to children and families of all ages with a variety of service needs. Click here for a Scope of Services
Marillac's programs are accredited by The Joint Commission-an independent, prestigious, not-for-profit, national body that oversees the safety and quality of health care and other services provided in accredited organizations.
Marillac is a member of the United Way of Greater Kansas City and the United Way Heartland Combined Federal Campaign.