Caring For Kids is a non-profit organization that provides essential resources to meet the urgent needs of children involved in the Family Court system in the St. Louis County area. It seeks to enhance the lives of children who have either been abused, neglected or considered “at risk.”
Did You Know?
» In any given month, the Family Court of St. Louis County provides services to approximately 1,300 children?
» Children come under the Family Court jurisdiction because of neglect and/or physical or sexual abuse by caretakers or others?
» Untreated substance abuse by parent(s) or untreated depression can often lead to a referral to the Family Court?
» Tutoring services, once routinely provided by school systems, are no longer offered in many schools?
» Only $250 per year is made available for clothing vouchers for children ages seven and older in foster or residential care?
Caring For Kids brings hope to children and families by fulfilling these essential needs. The systems serving these children now have an organization to call upon when faced with unmet, immediate needs. With the help of Caring For Kids, children can be reunited with their families and leave foster care; sometimes this requires simply a bed.
In 2015, Caring for Kids was very active in our community.
All this was done with the help of our generous community through grants, donations and family foundations. Our Fall Fundraiser in November was a fun evening, and we plan to do it again--watch for details!
This is a great example of kids Caring for Kids. The young lady on the right is Isabelle Adams, daughter of a Caring for Kids Board Member. She is assisted by her cousin, Addison and her friend, Courson at the bake sale they organized, raising over $400.00, and gave half of it to Caring for Kids! Thanks, girls--you've helped make a difference in lots of children's lives.
Cardinals Care has awarded Caring For Kids a $3,000.00 grant. Accepting the grant award are Jan Abrams, Executive Director, and Sharon Mink, member of the Board of Directors.