Coalition in the News

Press Releases

April 19, 2017: Cornerstones of Care and the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition Partner to Bring Outpatient Counseling to Foster/Adoptive Families

February 3, 2017: $300,000 Grant to Meet Needs of Children in Foster Care

National Recognition

TIME Magazine “Foster Care: Extreme Edition”

New York Times “A Determined Quest to Bring Adoptive Ties to Foster Teenagers”

Local News & Recognition

St. Louis Post Dispatch (February 26, 2017) “Tiniest victims of Missouri’s heroin epidemic flood into foster care”

Ladue News (February 9, 2017) “Once Upon a Prom”

Ladue News (May 5, 2016) “Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition’s Old Bags Event”

CBS St. Louis (May 4, 2016) “Give STL Day Raises $1.6 Million for Local Charities”

Old Newsboys (November 19, 2015) “Finding family for foster children.”

The Chronicle of Social Change (November 12, 2015) “Detectives on the Case for Older Foster Children”

Goodshop (November 4, 2015) “Little Wishes have Big Impact on Foster Kids”

Vision for Children (June 19, 2015) “‘Stepping Up for Kids’ Honors Outstanding Service to Kids in Foster…”

Youthbridge Community Foundation (June 19, 2015) “YouthBridge Presents $25,000 Grant to Foster and Adoptive…”

KDHX Collateral Damage (July 21, 2015) “27: Melanie Scheetz Talks State of Foster Care”

Town & Style (June 10th, 2015) “Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition 9th Annual Old Bags.”

St. Louis Post Dispatch (April 2015) “Parents should work with schools to avoid student suspensions”

St. Louis Post Dispatch (March 2015) “Prom season brings a little Cinderella magic for area foster and adoptive kids”


St. Louis Review  pdf (November 2014) “Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition taking steps to place foster kids in loving homes at rapid pace”

Gazelle STL Magazine (August, 2014)

St. Louis American (June, 2014) “Youth Collect Gifts for Kids in Foster Care”

Volunteers of the Year Press Release (May, 2104)

Growe Eisen Karlen Helps Support Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition (March, 2014)

Bank of America Awards Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition For Its Impact in St. Louis (February, 2014)

Missouri Law Extends the Definition of Family for Foster Children (2013)

Buy Pretzels, Help Foster Youth (11.12.14)

Bank of America Awards Workforce Development Grant to Support Foster Youth (10.16.12)

John Phillips Named Vice President of the Board of Directors – 10.2.13 (10.02.13)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (9.23.13) Missouri law extends the definition of family for foster children

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (9.10.13) 101 ESPN Radio and River City Casino Join Forces to Help Foster Youth

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (9.30.13) Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition Wins 2013 BBB Torch Award

CPI Corp. Partners with the Dave Thomas Foundation in Placing Children in Permanent Homes (05.22.12)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (4.1.13) Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition Recognized as Leader in Child Abuse Prevention

St. Louis Magazine (3.20.13) “Girls’ Night Out: Old Bags 2013”

Town & Style (2.15.13) “Old Bags”

Brentwood Pulse (2.12.13) “Trivia Night Plus Vote [RE]FRESH Best Resale!”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (11.25.12) “Charitable Birthdays Redefines Giving for Kids”

STL Today (10.16.12) “PNC awards grant to support foster youth work program”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (05.20.12) [RE]FRESH

Ladue News (07.06.12) “Old Bags Party”

St. Louis Magazine (04.12.12) “The Good, The Bad, and The Lovely”

Foster Children Benefit From Old Bags (04.10.12)

Town & Style (02.22.12) “Little Wishes. Big Dreams.”

Ladue News (01.27.12) “Little Wishes. Big Dreams.”

Fontbonne Alumni Magazine (01.02.12)”A Refreshing Tale of Collaboration”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (03.20.11) “Agency’s Store Fosters Job Skills”