Today, a Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) licensing staff member visited The Villages to ensure the safety and well-being of the children placed at the facility. From our visit, the children seem to be adjusting well, and are having their needs met. While DCF licenses The Villages facilities, our agency has no direct oversight of the federal government’s contract with The Villages, which started in February 2017.
Additionally, this afternoon, Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel reached out to the executive director of The Villages to discuss the well-being of the children and the program in general and was satisfied that they are being provided excellent service in their time of need.
Further questions should be directed to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) or the Villages.