"We give them love, good food and a safe place to live. This is a place where they are going to get a hug."
"She still encourages me to be the best I can be and she tells me how proud she is of me. She has become more than just my foster mother. She is my mom, my grandmother and my friend."
"My foster parents have been great because they've been there for me. They've helped me get through everything and have helped me decide I wanted to go to college."
Sunrise offers the widest array of services to abused, abandoned or neglected children. Currently more than 7,000 children are in state custody in Kentucky. Sunrise cares for 1 in 12 of these children, or about 600 kids every day.
Sunrise holds the highest levels of accreditation from The Joint Commission, the Better Business Bureau and other professional organizations. We enjoy a long-standing partnership with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and generations of individual donors.
Sunrise Children's Services offers the widest array of services to abused, abandoned or neglected children. Sunrise is comprised of 370 employees, 12 Foster Care offices, 8 residential treatment centers throughout Kentucky. Sunrise’s Foster Care families reside in all 120 counties of the Commonwealth.
We have a commitment to produce and maintain strong, quality therapeutic foster homes. Through the professional training & ongoing support provided by our entire staff, our mission is to help families like yours grow to be confident and competent foster parents for the children and youth that we serve.
As a Family Foster Care Program Family, you become an important team member working to give care, guidance and a safe environment to a child temporarily placed in your home.
Sunrise Children's Services is also an important part of the team. We provide you with training and support in your job of caring for the child. We will provide or coordinate counseling and other services when the child has special needs.
The children in the program almost always have been unwillingly separated from their own families. As a result of that separation and the reasons that caused it, the children often have emotional/behavioral problems the Family Foster Care program team works to resolve. Children's needs are carefully matched with your family's abilities. We work closely with you to determine the right child for your household.
Since 1869, Sunrise has been continuously affiliated with Kentucky Baptist Churches. Sunrise was formerly known as Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children. The Kentucky Baptist Convention is waging two initiatives to support Sunrise including adopting foster care families in each of the 2,400 Baptist churches. The entire organization is excited about Sunrise’s ministry to kids and its mission in Kentucky.
When children enter our programs they often arrive with their few personal belongings thrown into trash bags. My heart absolutely breaks when I see kids’ belongings stuffed into big black trash bags. It makes me wonder what type of message that sends to the child as they are moving around the Commonwealth?”
Last year, churches and other friends of Sunrise Children’s Services contributed over $1 million to our SHINE! Campaign.However, our job is not done. We are working to improve how child welfare is done in Kentucky. Will you help us give these at–risk children a better chance to succeed? To do that, we’re asking you to shine again!