The road for the Kempe Center has been long. It started with humble roots on Jasmine Street and now resides in 38,000 square feet in the Gary Pavillion at Children’s Hospital Colorado. With each new home, one legacy is left behind as another begins.
Dr. C. Henry Kempe established the National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect in 1972 at the University of Colorado Hospital. This was the place where Dr. Kempe’s vision became a reality. He developed the first crisis nursery to care for abused and neglected children. Today, crisis nurseries are found in many United States communities.
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Today, The Kempe Center and Foundation are a living legacy of Dr. Kempe and his belief that every child deserves a life free of abuse and neglect. The Kempe Center and Foundation have touched the hearts and minds of children, professionals, individuals, and communities across the country. Kempe continues the fight to stop child abuse and neglect while granting a more hopeful future for children and their families. To support this work you may Donate Here to the Kempe Foundation.
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