Kempe is a world leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. We bring together leading research and treatment professionals, policy makers and community members to make sure every child has the opportunity to develop and grow in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment.
"Things were falling a part…we couldn't take them (our foster children) to church, we couldn't go to Sunday school, we couldn't go into the grocery store. We went from on the edge of losing it to a controlled situation almost immediately with Kempe's support. We have the tools now to manage them and it has made all the difference. The biggest difference in those children's lives was The Kempe Center. Words cannot express the overall difference they made in our family."
David Story, Foster and Adoptive Parent
"We try to move on and make the best of every day; we thank God for places like Kempe."
Chris Slater, a parent whose son received help from the Kempe Child Protection Team
“Kempe’s mission of strengthening families, communities and the systems that serve them is more vital now than ever. At Kempe, every month is Child Abuse Prevention Month.”
- Dr. Kathi Wells, Executive Director of The Kempe Center
“My commitment to Kempe is fueled by an intense compassion for and interest in giving children a voice. Throughout the pandemic, Kempe’s work became more important than ever with children away from the classroom, stressed parents, health worries and potential economic implications impacting the workforce. I have never been so proud to represent a force for good in the current environment.”
- Cindie Jamison, Kempe Foundation Board Member
“Among professionals working in the field of child abuse and neglect, The Kempe Center has long been regarded as a touchstone and resource for teaching, educating, idea-sharing, cultural awareness and distinctions, journal publication and worldwide gatherings and meetings. In our society, the Kempe Center serves to remind us of our responsibilities to protect the vulnerable – our children – as well as their needs and rights here in Colorado and everywhere."
-Annie Kempe, a daughter of Dr. Kempe
“Our children’s future and the world’s future are one.”
-Dr. C. Henry Kempe