Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children in our care while empowering them to prepare for their future.

From its inception, The Villages, Inc. has always been the model for group homes that provide quality care and nurturing environments. Created by Dr. Karl Menninger, The Villages, Inc. was founded in 1964 with their first home opening in the winter of 1969 in Topeka, Kansas. With Dr. Menninger’s constant belief in the program, The Villages, Inc. went on to create four more homes in Topeka, two homes in Lawrence, Kansas and six homes across the state of Indiana. Presently, The Villages, Inc. is compiled of the five residences in Topeka and the two in Lawrence.

The amazing staff at The Villages, Inc. works endlessly to provide the children in their care with a safe environment that promotes personal growth at all times. Committed to the principles that Dr. Karl Menninger established over 50 years ago, The Villages, Inc. aims to give youth in their care the same opportunities that every child deserves.

Who We Are

Variety of Children Served

The Villages, Inc. currently serves two populations, helping Children in Need of Care and Unaccompanied Children.

Growing Staff

The Villages, Inc. takes pride in its growing staff. We are proud to employ over 90 employees in the Topeka and Lawrence area.

Newly Accredited

The Villages, Inc. was recently granted a 3 year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We are proud of this accomplishment and the amazing staff that lead to its completion. 

We are so grateful for the constant support from our community. If you would like to make a donation or see how you can show your support, click below.

As positions throughout the organization become available, they will be posted on our website. To see the available positions and a description of each, click below.

We strive to give the best quality to all in our care. If you’d like to view the Wishlists for our homes and potentially donate, click below.

Our Executive Board

  • Steven Crouch

  • Angela Haggard

  • Michael Hooper

    Michael Hooper

  • Jim Reardon

    Jim Reardon

  • Amanda Vogelsberg

  • Judette Padilla

  • Elizabeth Bell

  • Alice Eberhart-Wright

Want to get involved?

Topeka, KS : 785-267-5900


PO Box 4967

Topeka, Kansas 66604