Why Maryhurst

Work like ours has never been more vital.

There’s a child safety crisis in Kentucky. Right now, there are thousands of children living in alternative placements after being removed from their families as a result of abuse or neglect. It’s an all-time high that’s expected to continue rising, propelled by increasing problems of drug addiction and family instability.

Compassionate care with durable outcomes.

To create enduring change, we know we have to address the cycle of abuse in each of its phases. That’s why, driven by a belief in children’s inherent worth and the strength of family relationships, Maryhurst offers a range of services that prevents abuse, restores hope, and empowers survivors of trauma.

A journey of hope since 1843.

175 years ago, our founders promised to champion the needs of the area’s most vulnerable children, especially those turned away by all others. We’re proud of this legacy and continue to learn from our founders’ example to this day. We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and families in greatest need.