Every February, our country honors African-American culture during Black History Month. It’s a time of celebration, but also a time to reflect on the hardships African Americans have faced and continue to face. The ongoing struggle is reflected in the fact that a disproportionate number of African-American children are in foster care.Read More
Monday's observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 90th birthday reminds us of his impact on philanthropy and social justice will be everlasting. On the anniversary of his birthday, we’d like to revisit some of MLK Jr.’s most powerful words and use them as guidance in the upcoming year:“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.”Read More
. As the nation reflects on the life of former President George H.W. Bush, we are reminded of his commitment to selfless service and the desire to step outside of ourselves and serve others.Read More
Daily, our staff encounters children like Korrie who through no fault of their own, were removed from the care of their parents and brought into state custody. These children, who have the most to gain or lose, have the least power in the decisions made by the court and the professionals who are responsible for their well-being.Read More
Today, with your help we are committed to making #GivingTuesday even more special with a goal of raising $7,500, which would support five children or youth in foster care. Voices’ cost to provide high-quality advocacy is $1,500 per child, per year.Read More
Thanks to our participating teams, this exciting event raised more than $21,000 for Voices for Children!Read More
On Thursday, July 19, Voices for Children was named alongside 36 local St. Louis nonprofits, service providers and organizations awarded funds from the Saint Louis Mental Health Board (MHB) during their FY19-21 Community Children's Services Partnership Celebration. MHB administers public funds on behalf of the residents of the City of St. Louis for behavioral health and children’s services.Read More
On Tuesday, July 31st we celebrated a successful 2017!
Last year we were privileged to serve 944 children and supervise more than 250 CASA Volunteers!
Thank you so very much for the life-changing advocacy you make possible.
As you read this, there are nearly 2,000 children living in foster care in St. Louis City and County because they were hurt by their parents or others – hurt by those people who were supposed to cherish them. For them, there will be no red-white-and-blue ribbons tied to their bikes for the neighborhood parade, flag flying in the neighbor’s yard or spinning sparklers toward the hot afternoon sky.Read More
CASA volunteers are asked to meet with the child regularly and are authorized to interview people in the child’s life such as social workers, attorneys, and teachers.Read More
This June, we celebrate the important accomplishments of parents and the many professionals, including Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), who work on getting children home safe after they’ve been in the foster care system. It's Child Advocates' goal to make sure children are supported with a CASA and have what they need to move forward in a positive path, when reunifying with their family.Read More
Congratulations to Cheryl Latham, our Director, County CASA & Volunteer Engagement, on being honored by the North County Incorporated Regional Development Association!Read More
St. Louis City Police Commissioner Colonel John W. Hayden, Jr. to address crowds on Friday, April 20thRead More