Donate to Katie’s Way


Why Donate?

Providing mental and behavioral health services to ages 2-26, Katie’s Way was developed to overcome barriers by providing:

  • A non-institutional setting to overcome the stigma associated with an institutional model

  • Team-Based Care – psychiatry, psychology, and therapy professionals all working together at one location

Since opening, over 2,500 individuals have sought services at Katie’s Way. On average, 400 patients are seen each week. This includes outpatient therapy & psychiatry services, as well as Autism & ADHD testing.

Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13-18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8-15, the estimate is 13%.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., the 3rd leading cause of death for people aged 10–14 and the 2nd leading cause of death for people aged 15–24.


The Mathis family established Katie’s Way to provide services that promote children’s social-emotional development, prevent development of mental health challenges, and address social-emotional problems that currently exist. We do this by using evidence-based strategies as well as innovative therapy programs that specialize in serving children and young adults.


To change and improve the lives of young people affected with mental health challenges no matter how great or small. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


  • You are helping erase stigma around seeking help for mental health issues. You support community outreach including visits to schools, parent support, and collaboration with other healthcare providers. Your support educates individuals on mental health and empowers them to seek treatment.

  • You are extending a lifeline to young people who need help. With your donation, we are able to provide care for underinsured and uninsured young people.

  • You are making a difference in the lives of young people.


  • Abilene, Alma, Assaria, Axtell, Baileyville, Belleville, Beloit, Belvue, Berryton, Blue Rapids, Centralia, Chapman, Clay Center, Clearwater, Clifton, Clyde, Council Grove, Derby, Emporia, Enterprise, Fairway, Falun, Frankfort, Ft Riley, Geneva (NE), Great Bend, Hanover, Hays, Herrington, Hiawatha, Hope, Hugoton, Hutchison, Independence (MO), Junction City, Jewell, Kansas City, Lake Quivira, Lawrence, Leawood, Lee Summit, Leonardville, Linn, Louiville, Lyndon, Manhattan, Marysville, McPherson, Merriam, Milford, Newton, Oakley, Ogden, Olathe, Oskaloosa, Overland Park, Quinter, Randolph, Riley, Salina, Seneca, Shawnee, St George, St Mary’s, Stillwell, Strong City, Tonganoxie, Topeka, Vermillion, Wakefield, Wamego, Waterville, Westmoreland, White City, Wichita, Wilsey, Woodbrine, and more…

A Special Thank You to the Katie’s Way Board Members:

Art DeGroat
Executive Director of Military & Veteran Affairs, KSU

Beth St. Amand
Parent, Nurse, Author

Erin Fingalson
Educator, USD 383

Larry McRell
Lead Soldiers’ Medical Evaluation Board Counsel

Leslie Alford
Owner/Broker, Destiny Realtors

Peggy Heldstab
Retired, USD 475 / Owner, Baskin Robbins, Junction City

Sheila Walker
Associate Vice President of Development, KSU Foundation