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Since 1870, Gillis has been dedicated to serving the needs of children and families of Kansas City. Gillis services have undergone many changes over the years. From our beginnings as a support service for families following the Civil War, to our years as an orphanage, to the current focus of assisting troubled children and their families to become healthy and self-sufficient, we have remained steadfast to our original mission of helping the "needy and distressed" of Kansas City.

Mission: Our mission is to help at-risk children and families reach their potential through education, counseling, and social services.
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