The Villages of Indiana

The Villages of Indiana is the state’s largest not-for-profit child and family services agency serving more than 3,000 children and their families every day. Through foster care, adoption and a diverse array of programs and services for abused, neglected and at-risk children and their families, The Villages works to ensure every child has a safe, permanent and nurturing home.

The well-being of children in Indiana is facing a crisis, with an unprecedented number of children being removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect last year. The Villages, one of only 2 percent of child and family services agencies that are fully accredited by the prestigious Council on Accreditation, is highly qualified to address this growing crisis and passionate about providing loving, stable homes for these vulnerable children.

The Villages truly “champions families” for children and serves more than 11,000 deserving children and families each year.  Annually, 9 out of 10 children served by The Villages Foster Care Program are in only one home, providing stability while in care and far exceeding state and national averages. Since their founder, Dr. Karl Menninger, opened The Villages in 1978 his belief to give children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected the best opportunity to grow and flourish within a family is still very much the mission today. 

President/CEO Sharon Pierce

President/CEO Sharon Pierce

Years Founded: 1978
Serves: 11,000 children and families

  • Early learning and early childhood 

  • Adoption with pre- and post-support

  • Foster care and kinship care

  • Behavioral health

  • Parent, caregiver and kinship support

  • Youth programs

  • Prenatal, pregnancy and maternity support