VCR November News: Featuring Family Advocates

Introducing VCR’s new dynamic team of Family Advocates! They are raising awareness int he community around the importance of early childhood social, emotional, & developmental screening and are helping connect families to resources. This has been made possible through System of Care St. Louis Region (SOC) funding, & is a strong example of work being sustained and expanded. VCR’s work […]

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ASQ Screening Collaborative

VCR is pleased to announce we have received funding from System of Care St. Louis Region to continue and expand the work of the ASQ Screening Collaborative. This funding will allow us to hire additional staff to support, grow, and strengthen the work of this initiative. The hiring process is currently underway and we look forward to introducing you to […]

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Thank You for Supporting the Stepping Up for Kids Awards

Thanks to all who attended and supported the 2018 Stepping Up for Kids Awards Luncheon. Congratulations 2018 Honorees Maria Holmes, Resource Family Wanda Noel, Resource Family Jimmie and Shirley Walker, Resource Family Mockia Shelton, Missouri Children’s Division Jennifer Thomas, Missouri Children’s Division Valerie Njiiri, Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition Meaghan Westhus, Good Shepherd Children and Family Services See profiles of […]

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November Missouri Ballot Initiatives of Interest to Children and Families

Vision for Children at Risk calls your attention to two items on the November 6 Missouri ballot that are of interest to children and families. VCR has endorsed both of these proposals. Proposition B – Minimum Wage Proposition B raises the minimum wage very gradually until it reaches $12/hour in 2023. The stress of low-wage workers who struggle to meet […]

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Proposition A Would Threaten Children and Families

In our current social service world, we talk a lot about collective impact, of breaking down silos of service, and warn of compartmentalizing the needs of children and their families. But we still too often fail to connect the dots when we consider public policy that has the potential to decrease poverty. There is a wealth of research that shows […]

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