Institute for Child Welfare Innovation Launched in St Louis with $1.4 Million grant

December 04, 2019 – St. Louis, Missouri – Ian Forber-Pratt, a Distinguished Alumnus from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and a graduate from Principia College, and his team have received a grant from a private donor to formally launch the Institute for Child Welfare Innovation.  The Institute is a spin-off 501c3 from the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition in St Louis, Missouri.

Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition

For Every Child . . . A Place to Call Home

Recruitment Programs

Finding Forever Families

Our partnerships and groundbreaking programs make the Coalition the region’s most successful recruiter of foster and adoptive families.

Support Services

Helping Parents

98% of families served by the Coalition maintain their foster/adopt status, and 88% of children in crisis remain in their homes with the help of our support programs.


Changing Child Welfare

Each year, thousands of hours of skill-building trainings are provided to foster/adoptive parents at no cost.

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