Position Opening – Youth and Family Engagement Coordinator

Vision for Children at Risk currently has an opening for a Youth and Family Engagement Coordinator in the System of Care program. The purpose of the System of Care is to seamlessly integrate social and emotional wellness services and practices into all aspects of the care system and to ensure understanding of and access to holistic care, services, resources and […]

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Friends, Colleagues Celebrate Rich Patton’s Retirement

Friends and colleagues of longtime Vision for Children at Risk Executive Director Rich Patton gathered on January 24 to celebrate his accomplishments and December 31 retirement. Speakers included Martin Casas, presenting a proclamation from St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson; Tom Nolan; Ron Jackson; Robbyn Wahby; and Rich’s brother Jim. All praised his work to improve the well-being of children in […]

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We Have Moved!

Effective January 4, 2018, Vision for Children at Risk is now located at 1000 N. Vandeventer Ave., 63113–3435 (Note correction of ZIP code), in the new Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being. Located at the edge of the Grand Center Arts District, the center will provide convening and office space for child advocates, civic leaders and community organizers to promote policy […]

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First Lady Sheena Greitens Joins in Honoring Heroic Service to Children in Foster and Adoptive Care

Over 300 guests joined Missouri First Lady Sheena Greitens in honoring resource families and agency staff for outstanding service to children in foster and adoptive care at the fourth annual Stepping Up for Kids Awards Luncheon on Oct. 6, 2017 at Norwood Hills Country Club.                 Congratulations 2017 Honorees! Front row from left: Stephanie Littlejohn, St. Louis Family Court Juvenile Division (Honoree) Bridget Virdure, Youth […]

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Early Childhood Summit Advances Early Childhood Plan

Over 250 early childhood professionals, child advocates, nonprofit executives, funders, parents, businesses and other community leaders gathered for the St. Louis Metropolitan Early Childhood Summit on October 4, 2017. The Summit was presented by Vision for Children at Risk, the St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council and Ready by 21 St. Louis. Thanks to our sponsors the Deaconess Foundation (Leadership […]

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