About Us

Daring to imagine communities free of abuse and filled with hope for every child and family.

Our Mission

Believing in the worth of children, the strength of families and the power of hope, we are dedicated to healing those in crisis through a continuum of innovative and specialized care.

In Kentucky, the state with the second-highest child abuse rate, Maryhurst is saving kids’ lives. Our work prevents abuse, restores hope, and empowers survivors.

At the first sign of conflict, Maryhurst’s counseling program partners with families to strengthen relationships and protect kids’ safety. For girls whose histories of trauma have left them without a safe home, our residential programs provide a place of healing. As soon as kids are ready, our foster care & transitional living services create pathways to permanency, stability and better futures.

We believe that strong family relationships are the foundation of healthy growth. Some form of family development — be it strengthening existing bonds or building new ones — is a goal we set with every child in our care.

Our Core Values

Individual Worth

Recognizing the dignity of each person, striving to treat each person with respect, giving them the opportunity for growth and individual expression.

Reconciliation

Working together in harmony, resolving conflicts, promoting open communication and discovering personal peace and peace in relationships.

Mercy

Acting with compassion and kindness, recognizing that all people sometimes make mistakes and need the support of others.

Zeal

The passionate giving of our time and talents in service of the welfare of others and the betterment of our world, love in action.

Our History

175 years ago, our founders promised to champion the needs of the area’s most vulnerable children, especially those turned away by all others.

Governance

We’re proud to have capable and passionate leaders serving on our executive team and our Board of Directors.

Financial Transparency

Our reports and filings contain information about our operations and how your donations are put to use.

Careers

Have you always wanted to make a difference in the lives of kids and families who are hurting?

The Journey

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