1991 – First Addressing the Needs of St. Louis Children at Risk report published.
1993 – Vision for Children at Risk initiative launched with three strategies.
1994 – Second report published, renamed Children of Metropolitan St. Louis.
1996 – U.S. Safe Futures grant of $7.2 million for juvenile justice programs awarded to St. Louis through Project Respond and Vision for Children at Risk.
1997 – Third Children of Metropolitan St. Louis report published.
1998 – First St. Louis Metropolitan Children’s Summit held; establishes St. Louis Metropolitan Children’s Agenda with some 25 strategies.
1999 – Vision for Children at Risk established as independent 501(c)(3) organization.
1999 – Fourth Children of Metropolitan St. Louis report published.
2001 – Fifth Children of Metropolitan St. Louis report published.
2001 – St. Louis Metropolitan Children’s Summit features national child advocate Shay Bilchik, director of the Child Welfare League of America.
2002 – Maternal Child & Family Health Coalition receives first $2.2-million federal Health Start grant for preventive health services to disadvantaged young mothers.
2003 – Sixth Children of Metropolitan St. Louis report published.
2004 – Vision for Children at Risk works with St. Louis Mayor’s Office in holding Mayor’s Summit and establishing city Strategic Plan for Early Childhood Success.
2004 – Early Childhood Success coalition receives $1-million federal Early Learning Opportunities grant.
2004 – Vision for Children at Risk and Children’s Agenda partners work with St. Louis Mental Health Board to help achieve passage of Community Children’s Services Fund tax providing dedicated revenue for children’s services.
2004 – St. Louis Metropolitan Children’s Summit focuses on economic returns of investing in children; featured speaker is Rob Grunewald of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
2005 – Child Health Resources in the St. Louis Region assessment published under grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health.
2005 – Seventh Children of Metropolitan St. Louis report published.
2006 – Vision for Children at Risk launches series of forums on public education issues in St. Louis.
2006 – Vision for Children at Risk receives U.S. Compassion Capital, Community Empowering Youth program grant of $750,000 over three years for capacity building with community partners.
2007 – St. Louis Metropolitan Children’s Summit focuses on public education reform; featured speaker is Dr. Pedro Noguera of New York University; attracts record attendance of 325.
2007 – First annual Child Abuse Prevention Month ceremony at St. Louis City Hall held by the St. Louis Family & Community Partnership.
2007 – Eighth Children of Metropolitan St. Louis report published.
2009 – New Vision for Children at Risk data and information Web site launched with greatly expanded data on child well-being along with commentary and best practices on children.
2009 – St. Louis Metropolitan Children’s Summit focuses on promoting investment in children as a strategy toward regional economic success. Speakers include Robert H. Dugger of the Partnership for America’s Economic Success and Otis White of Civic Strategies.
2009 – Ninth Children of Metropolitan St. Louis report published.
2010 – Missouri Children’s Leadership Council formed to coordinate statewide advocacy for children.
2011 – St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council formed combining four existing early childhood initiatives.
2011 – Vision for Children at Risk celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special event attended by over 200 people honoring three leading funders, James Kimmey, MD, of the Missouri Foundation for Health; the late Don Cuvo of the Saint Louis Mental Health Board and the late Rev. Jerry Paul of the Deaconess Foundation.
2013 – Implementation begun of five-year, $4.2-million Project LAUNCH grant promoting young child wellness in the 63106 and 63107 ZIP codes. VCR houses project operations under contract to the State of Missouri, the project grantee.
2014 – Missouri Children’s Leadership Council obtains funding to hire a lobbyist in the Missouri Capitol; achieves many legislative and funding successes for children.
2014 – St. Louis Family & Community Partnership starts annual “Stepping Up for Kids” Awards Luncheon honoring foster and adoptive families and the agency staff who serve them.
2015 – Child Abuse Prevention Month observance expands to include Family Resource and Fun Fair, in addition to yard-sign display added in 2014.
2017 – Tenth Children of Metropolitan St. Louis data book published.
2017 – St. Louis Metropolitan Early Childhood Summit draws attendance of 280 and features introduction of the St. Louis Metropolitan Early Childhood Plan and publication of the Building Blocks report on the early care and education landscape.
2017 – St. Louis Family & Community Partnership merges with St. Louis Area Council on Child Abuse & Neglect to form the St. Louis Area Child Abuse & Neglect Network (STLCANN).
2017 – Fourth annual Stepping Up for Kids Awards luncheon draws attendance of 320.
2017 – VCR’s founding Executive Director Richard Patton retires as of December 31 and is succeeded by Sanaria Sulaiman.
2018 – VCR moves its office and meeting space to the new Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being.