Helping families keep kids safe and healthy

Ascension Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita is the lead organization for the Safe Kids Wichita Area Coalition, a member of Safe Kids Worldwide.

Safe Kids Wichita Area Coalition

Safe Kids Wichita Area Coalition, a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, is dedicated to preventing accidental childhood injury to children through age 14.

Locally, Safe Kids Coalition has:

  • Established biweekly community car seat checkups.
  • Donated car seats to low-income Wichita-area families.
  • Sold bike helmets at reduced cost through area organizations.
  • Donated smoke detectors to local health departments for low-income families with children.
  • Provided child safety brochures and information at safety fairs and to local groups conducting child safety activities.
  • Initiated funding and facilitated construction of new crosswalks and pedestrian safety signs near Harry Street Elementary School.
  • Provided over 20,000 fireworks safety cards through area fireworks stands.
  • Educated on average 3,000 area students on fire and burn safety during Fire Prevention Week.
  • Collaborated with Wichita Police Department in providing bicycle safety clinics during the summer.

For information about upcoming car seat checks and additional Safe Kids Wichita events, or to find out how you can help us keep kids safe, email wichitasafekids@gmail.com, or call 316-268-6760.

To help support Safe Kids, please consider a donation