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 to begin services at that location!
Phase 2 – Build the initial three-five homes of the community and the Resource Center.
Phase 3 – Build additional homes, barn/community center, and playground.
Phase 4 - It is a priority of Joy Meadows to operate debt-free. As funds and donations arise, we will continue to add/build additional homes as possible. We would love to see a neighborhood of 10 homes.
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. Below is a general site plan description to provide an overview of the neighborhood. Property specific site plan will be provided soon! We are so excited to show you how beautiful our new location will be!
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.