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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Highlights from the 2018 Missouri Legislature Impacting Children and Families

Speakers provided much information about actions of the 2018 Missouri Legislature impacting children and families at the annual Legislative Wrap-Up on May 24 at the Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being, attended by 86 interested individuals. On the panel were: Brian Colby, Missouri Budget Project  See his presentation Jessica Seitz, Missouri KidsFirst  See her presentation Brian Schmidt and Linda Rallo, Kids Win […]

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Legislative Wrap-Up Forum May 24

In this unusual 2018 Missouri Legislature session punctuated by criminal charges being filed against the governor, what actions have been taken that affect children and families? Get a full review at the annual Legislative Wrap-Up forum on Thursday, May 24, at the Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being, 1000 N. Vandeventer Ave. Networking and registration begin at 8:30 a.m.. and the […]

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