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Welcome to Kids Cove Respite Home

At Kids Cove, our mission is to provide short-term respite care for foster families in Central Missouri. Founded by James and Kate Radford, our journey began with a deep commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of foster children and their dedicated families.

Our Story

The inspiration for Kids Cove emerged from a culmination of experiences – from James' extensive background in business management to Kate's Masters in Ministry to Children, Youth and Families. The Radford family's personal journey, including a period of living on the road and their passion for fostering, paved the way for the creation of Kids Cove Respite Home.

What Sets Us Apart

Located on the picturesque shores of Lake of the Ozarks, Kids Cove offers more than just respite care. Our unique program integrates the therapeutic benefits of nature, providing children with a supportive and enriching environment. We believe that every child deserves moments of joy and connection.

Our Vision

As we embark on this journey, our vision extends beyond just providing care. We envision Kids Cove as a beacon of hope, fostering a community where every child feels valued and every family finds support. Our commitment is unwavering – building brighter futures, one child at a time.

Get Involved

Join us in making a difference. Whether through volunteering, fundraising, or simply spreading the word, your support contributes to the success of Kids Cove Respite Home. Together, we can create positive change and enrich the lives of foster children in Central Missouri.

Thank you for being a part of our story.

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