Kempe Children's Foundation
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, The Kempe Foundation’s mission is increase awareness, engage in advocacy and secure and provide more resources for the work of The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect in Colorado and the nation.
The Kempe Center is a living legacy to a brilliant researcher, teacher and prominent pediatrician, Dr. C. Henry Kempe, who became America’s foremost pioneer in child abuse and neglect.
The Kempe Center specializes in nine innovative programs that treat abused children (from birth to age 18), trains medical professionals and researches new methods to prevent child abuse and neglect. Last year Kempe treated 1,500 children and their families and trained more than 2,500 professionals across the country. From our Therapeutic Preschool, to our mentoring program, to our Postpartum Depression Intervention Program, Kempe has been helping children reclaim their lives for more than 40 years. For more information visit: www.kempe.org.
Kappa Kappa Iota proudly sponsors the foundation as its National Philanthropic Project. In the last three years, Kappa members have contributed nearly $10,000 to this endeavor. Donations received from National, Local, Council, and State Chapters, as well as individual members, all help to improve the lives of abused children and to prevent others from being maltreated.
Other Philanthropic Endeavors
While the Kempe Center is the designated National Philanthropic Project, Kappas across the United States support a variety of additional causes in their communities to better the lives of children everywhere. For example, members of Alpha Chapter in OH help support a summer camp through Akron Children's Hospital. Camp C.H.O.P.S. (Children's Hematology and Oncology Patients and Staff) is a weekend experience for children with leukemia, sickle-cell anemia, hemophilia, and other blood disorders.