Thank you for supporting the 2018 Stepping Up for Kids Awards

Congratulations 2018 honorees:

Pictured front row from left, honorees Valerie Njiiri, Foster & Adoptive Coalition; Jennifer Thomas, Missouri Children’s Division; Wanda Noel, resource family; Maria Holmes, resource family; Shirley Walker, resource family; Mockia Shelton, Missouri Children’s Division. Second row, Yolanda West and Brenda Maly, St. Louis Child Abuse & Neglect Network; honoree Jimmie Walker, resource family; Ruth Ehresman, Vision for Children at Risk; honoree Meaghan Westhus, Good Shepherd Family & Children’s Services.

Click here to see full profiles of the honorees

Thanks also to:

Hon. Judge Robin Ransom, Guest Speaker

Cynthia Williams, Emcee

Point of View Jazz Ensemble, HEAL Center for the Arts

Thanks also to our table sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor
Children’s Permanency Partnership

Blue Ribbon Sponsors
Family Forward
Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
Incarnate Word Foundation
Missouri Foundation for Health
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
YouthBridge Community Foundation

Leadership Sponsors
Bringing Families Together
Cornerstones of Care
Epworth Children & Family Services
Every Child’s Hope
Good Shepherd Children & Family Servicees
Lutheran Family & Children’s Services
Missouri Alliance of Children & Families
Missouri Baptist Children’s Home & Family Ministries
Missouri Coalition of Children’s Agencies
Places for People
Positive Impacts Staffing
Presbyterian Children’s Home & Services
Saint Louis Partners
St. Louis College of Health Careers
St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon
Vision for Children at Risk Board of Directors
Voices for Children
Youth in Need

Couldn’t attend? You can still make a donation to support the work of the St. Louis Child Abuse & Neglect Network and Vision for Children at Risk to promote child abuse prevention and ensure safe, permanent homes for children.

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Funds raised at Stepping Up for Kids help defray event costs and support the work of the St. Louis Child Abuse & Neglect Network, a coalition of over 100 agencies, organizations and individuals dedicated to preventing abuse and neglect and providing safe, loving and permanent homes for children. The St. Louis Child Abuse & Neglect Network is the new name for the St. Louis Family & Community Partnership and the St. Louis Area Council on Child Abuse & Neglect, now one organization.

Summaries of Past Stepping Up for Kids Events and Profiles of Our Honorees


 Event Summary & Profiles 2017



 Event Summary 2016

Honoree Profiles 2016

2015 Honorees  Event Summary 2015

Honoree Profiles 2015

2014 Honorees  Event Summary 2014

Honoree Profiles 2014