How we get there
Our Future Plans
Joy Meadows was formed as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Kansas on August 30, 2017. IRS 501(c)(3) status was approved in June, 2018. The first goal of the organization is to locate land in Leavenworth County, specifically the Basehor-Linwood community, where a foster care community can be built. This area was chosen due to its excellent school district, support services available, and its central proximity to the four closest KVC offices in Leavenworth, Olathe, Kansas City, and Lawrence, each being within 20-25 minutes of Basehor, maximizing the ability to use resources to help the largest number of children in care and maintain a close distance to the child’s county of origin.
Phase 1 – Locate and purchase a minimum of 15 acres within the first year of operation. This will be accomplished through the capital campaign and/or donation in kind. UPDATE: We now have a contract on a piece of land and home for the location of Joy Meadows. We are working with County officials to get this property rezoned and we anticipate closing on the property in October 2019 and moving in mid-October!
Phase 2 - Capital Campaign to raise funds for additional housing. Building houses as funds are raised to operate on a debt-free basis.
UPDATE on Phase 1 Land Purchase:
As we move toward the closing of our property in October, 2019, we will give you the updated Site Plan specific to the location. The reason for the rezoning process is that the current zoning allows for residential homes on 2.5 acre lots. We want to maintain that residential use and space, but we need permission for residential homes/lots to use the existing driveways on 166th and 170th, rather than each have a separate driveway. Below is a link which has a summary of our proposal for rezone, intended use, and timeline. Please contact us with any questions!
Our goal is to have unique homes that are each different, but with the common characteristics of being a welcoming place for a large family to live together. This is a conceptual drawing by our architect.