Wichita Children's Home http://kmuw.org en Wichita Children's Home Celebrates 125 Years http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-childrens-home-celebrates-125-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Wichita Children’s Home&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">provides care for victims of abuse, abandonment and neglect. They also offer support to runaways, children facing family crisis and youth who may be at risk in the home.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The home began in 1888 as the city’s first orphanage, but has changed through the years and now provides crisis services.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:55:48 +0000 Carla Eckels 15588 at http://kmuw.org Wichita Children's Home Celebrates 125 Years How Wichita Can Save Its Kids From Sex Trafficking http://kmuw.org/post/how-wichita-can-save-its-kids-sex-trafficking <p>Wichita continues to be a city where minors are lured into sex-trafficking; r<span style="line-height: 1.5;">unaway and homeless youth are picked up then taken across state lines, often into Texas or Missouri.</span></p><p>This happens, in part, because Wichita and Sedgwick county are situated at the crossroads of America. There is easy access to major highways that can quickly take people across state lines. This location makes south-central Kansas a prime spot for domestic minor sex-trafficking, known as DMST, which is the buying and selling of children and youth for sexual purposes.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:19:35 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 12239 at http://kmuw.org How Wichita Can Save Its Kids From Sex Trafficking