The Village House

What is Village House?

Village House is under the direction of KIC Start, Inc. (Kids in Crisis), a non profit 501(c)3 corporation. Our mission is to assist and support the children of Sandusky County, Ohio, who have been affected by abuse, neglect, divorce, or separation, in rebuilding their family relationships. The name "Village House" come from the African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child." Approximately 3,600 families have used the services of Village House to date.

Children First

The Origin of KIC Start, Inc.

The origin of KIC Start, Inc. dates back approximately 15 years, when concerned members of our community gathered to discuss the plight of runaway children in Sandusky County, and the need for a shelter for these children. The services of KIC Start, Inc. were re-assessed when then Juvenile Court Judge Brad Culbert introduced the notion of a supervised visitation home modeled after Patchworks of Seneca County.