Cornerstones of Care is dedicated to partnering for safe and healthy communities by leveraging decades of expertise and a certification in trauma-informed care to provide an array of quality prevention, treatment and support services to children and families. We strive to affect positive change, give a stronger voice to those in need, raise awareness in our communities and deliver a fully integrated approach to care.

Recent News Coverage


Update Regarding the Marillac Campus in Overland Park, KS
Posted November 2017

The University of Kansas Health System has reached an agreement with Cornerstones of Care to acquire the 17-acre Marillac campus in Overland Park, to expand acute inpatient child and adolescent behavioral health services. Effective October 31, 2017, Cornerstones of Care will no longer provides residential treatment services on the Marillac campus, but will continue to provide its full range of services for children and families from its other campuses and locations. Cornerstones of Care continues its commitment to expanding prevention and treatment services to keep children safe and healthy in the home setting, including across its 31-county service area in Kansas.

If you are seeking The University of Kansas Healthy System – Marillac Campus adolescent psychiatric hospital, please click here.

The Tragic Death of Adrian “AJ” Jones
Posted September 1, 2017

In late 2015, Adrian “AJ” Jones suffered a tragic death at the hands of his father and stepmother. Cornerstones of Care joins the community in sadness and outrage over the devastating loss of AJ.

Prior to a merger with Cornerstones of Care in January 2017, Spofford provided residential treatment, where AJ received care. While at Spofford AJ was safe, well cared for and loved. As recent media reports indicate, Spofford and a former Spofford employee have been named in a lawsuit brought by AJ’s family. While that individual is not employed by Cornerstones of Care, our staff — especially those who worked at Spofford — continue to be heartbroken by the tragic end of AJ’s young life.

Cornerstones of Care has and will continue to cooperate by providing information regarding AJ’s time at Spofford to help advance a system of care that protects all children.

Our Press Releases

September 17, 2018
Cornerstones of Care Seeks Special Homes for Kids in Buchanan County

August 14, 2018
Nonprofit Celebrates one Year Serving Youth in Foster and Adoptive Families

July 6, 2018
Foundations Unite to Provide Free Heart Screenings for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

May 31, 2018    
Chad Harris Named Chief Development Officer at Cornerstones of Care

April 27, 2018   
New Funding Allows Mental Health Screenings for Students at Grandview C-4 Schools 

April 26, 2018  
Behavioral Health Workers Will Be First in Missouri to Adopt New Framework for Serving Children and Families

February 28, 2018 
Opioid Crisis' Impact on Children in Buchanan County

May 15, 2017
It's Foster Care Awareness Month and 13,391 Missouri Children are in State Custody 

April 14, 2017
Cornerstones of Care and the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition Partner to Bring Outpatient Counseling to Foster/Adoptive Families 

April 13, 2017
Philanthropic MVPs to be Honored at 36th Annual Spirit Awards

April 4, 2017
Local Nonprofit Cornerstones of Care Named Finalist for National Grant Award

April 1, 2017
Cornerstones of Care Merger to Benefit Northwest Missouri