The Friends of Cary Home for Children recently changed its name to Jessie’s Kids Foundation and expanded its mission in order to better serve at-risk youth in Tippecanoe County. Jessie’s Kids Foundation will build on the successes of The Friends of Cary Home to support the youth of the Tippecanoe County by providing funding for educational, recreational and family support programs. Now, however, the organization will not only support youth programs at Cary Home, but also at Juvenile Alternatives and Juvenile Probation. The Friends have received tremendous community support for the young people at Cary Home. Jessie's Kids is an opportunity to impact the lives of even more youth with similar needs.
Jessie's Kids is named for Jessie Levering Cary, a Tippecanoe County native who was dedicated to the welfare of children. Her husband, Frank Cary, provided funds to build Jessie Levering Cary Home for Children in 1930.