Support VCR on Give STL Day Tuesday, May 5

All Donations to VCR on GiveSTLday.org will be matched 100% Join in 24 hours of online charitable giving on Tuesday, May 5, for the second annual Give STL Day. Organized by the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation, Give STL Day features nearly 800 nonprofit agencies. Please help the St. Louis community make a strong showing by supporting Give STL Day. And, […]

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Photos from April 18, 2015 Family Resource & Fun Fair

A coalition of community organizations joined to hold a Family Resource & Fun Fair on April 18, 2015, in observance of April Child Abuse Prevention Month. More than 90 families attended this first-ever event. They received information on a variety of resources and services available to promote healthy and strong families from the 33 agencies staffing information tables. Children enjoyed […]

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Proposed cuts to social services do not represent best interests of Missourians

In a letter to the editor, Ruth Ehresman discusses proposed cuts to social services in Missouri and the impact of those cuts on both the recipients of the services and workers employed by state social service agencies. Sen. Schaefer wants to cut the growth of social service programs. He uses a sledgehammer where a thoughtfully employed scalpel would be more […]

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News You Can Use

An update on Child Abuse Prevention activities April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The St. Louis Family & Community Partnership is promoting awareness of child abuse and neglect, and the importance of strengthening families to prevent abuse.  There is still time to be a part of the action. Check out the daily posts on Vision for Children at Risk’s Face Book […]

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Presentation on Child Well-Being to the Ferguson Commission

VCR Director Rich Patton gave a presentation on the state of child well-being in the St. Louis area to a recent meeting of the Ferguson Commission. The slides illustrate the wide disparities in child well-being across the region, along with VCR’s overall view of the issue and the strategic approach that should be taken to address it. See his slides.

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