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 Heart to Heart Office                     Heart to Heart Office
 702 N. Main                                  306 S. Plum
 Newton, KS 67114                        McPherson, KS 67460
 316-804-4603                               620-245-0048            
Dedicated to effectively and efficiently serve child victims of abuse and assist local communities in responding to allegations of child abuse

Promote all agencies to harmoniously work together  to ensure children of abuse are not victimized again by the system that protects them.

Our Goal
The goals of the center is to provide quality resources to children of abuse and their families by offering:

  • A multidisciplinary team    
  • A child appropriate/child friendly agency
  • Forensic interviews
  • Advocacy support
  • Medical intervention






Heart to Heart was established in 2000 through the efforts of Sheriff T. Walton, and Lori Hardin, of the Newton Social Rehabilitation Service Department.  Sheriff Walton and Lori Hardin had done many interviews with children who had been victims of abuse.  They realized these types of interviews were extremely difficult for children and the environment where the interviews were conducted needed to be improved.  Prior to Heart to Heart interviews were conducted at Police Stations in small interview rooms, schools, Police cars and in homes where sometimes the perpetrator was livingmall.  Often times, the child had to be interviewed numerous times by various agencies involved in the investigation of the abuse.

By creating Heart to Heart, children who had been abused could come to a center that was built child friendly, with resources available for the child and the child's family.  Heart to Heart relies on a multidisciplinary response to child abuse.  Instead of numerous interviews by various agencies, those agencies joined in a team effort, so the child would be interviewed by only one person.  It is the goal of Heart to Heart to provide the necessary services, resources and compassion for children and the families who come to the center reporting abuse.

Since opening the doors at Heart to Heart in August 2001, over 900 children have come to the Center making reports of abuse.  Many of those cases have resulted in arrests, warrants and convictions.

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Parenting Questions?
Call the Kansas Children's Service League Parent Helpline

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