Wichita boarding home's license suspended

March 18, 2018 - 7:54 pm

The state has suspended a Wichita group boarding home’s license after a federal agency said it suspected the foster care children living there were being sexually and pjhysically abused. 

The Kansas Department for Children and Families licensing division began investigating the home on November 17 after receiving a report of “potential inappropriate contact of a sexual nature” between residents that staff may have been aware of. The home’s executive director and her facilities are also the subject of an ongoing federal investigation and investigations by two state agencies.

In response, the residental center has asked for a Sedgwick County judge to review the suspension decision. They say its license suspension was based on opinions and not facts. 

All of the home's residents were removed on November 17.  They have since been placed at other group homes, in foster care homes or were reintegrated into their own homes.  

Carla Hobbs also runs two other housing programs in Wichita. Those homes were not mentioned in the suspension order.    

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