Coalition CareLine

Program Overview

The Coalition CareLine serves as a lifeline, connecting foster and adoptive families with vital support services, resources, and referrals. With just one call to the Coalition CareLine, foster and adoptive families are connected to educational, mental, physical, and behavioral health resources!

Our team of specialists acts as a vital bridge, establishing collaboration and communication amongst foster and adoptive families with community partners such as child welfare professionals, foster care case managers, court personnel, court appointed special advocates, and other service providers  This seamless connection ensures that our families can easily access essential resources, receiving timely and appropriate referrals tailored to meet their specific needs. Through unwavering advocacy, the Coalition CareLine equips caregivers with the necessary tools and skills to advocate effectively for their child(ren)’s unique needs and provide them with a nurturing home.


  • Residency in St. Louis City, as well as the counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Warren.
  • The child is impacted by the foster care system.

What to Expect

Upon contacting the Coalition CareLine, an initial intake and assessment are conducted with the family. Families are then comprehensively assessed to determine their strengths, needs, family composition, and demographics, allowing us to tailor the scope of services accordingly. Once all relevant information about the child, family, and their current concerns is gathered, our specialists develop a personalized support plan that includes regular check-ins. This often involves enhancing families’ understanding of child welfare system policies and practices, facilitating meaningful conversations between families and child welfare professionals as necessary, and attending meetings and court hearings to advocate on behalf of the family. When needed, emotional support services and relevant resources are allocated.  The Coalition Carelines empowers caregivers to provide the best care possible!

Assistance includes but is not limited to:

  • Coaching through behavioral crises
  • Accessing Community Resources
  • Virtual Check-Ins
  • Virtual Support Groups
  • Support accessing Telehealth
  • Accessing your child(ren)’s medication/connecting you to pharmacy delivery
  • Governmental Assistance Support
  • Connection to material supports/resources
  • Financial Resources
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Education Resources
  • Food Resources

Program Goals

The primary goal of the Coalition CareLine is to provide immediate assistance to foster and adoptive families in their time of need, promptly connecting them to relevant support systems. By empowering caregivers with the necessary resources, we strive to stabilize placements and enable holistic care for children impacted by foster care.


Michelle Davis – Director of Advocacy & Support
1750 South Brentwood Boulevard, Suite 210, Saint Louis, MO 63144

o 314.367.8373

CareLine Inquiry Form

Contact the Coalition CareLine:

If you have an emergency, call 911.  

Please check all that apply to you:


Please expect an initial response within 24 business hours. 
 Responses provided during regular business hours.

 If you have any trouble submitting this form, please contact 
the Coalition at 314-367-8373 and leave your name and phone number 
and someone will return your call. 

Use this link for our Resource Page 
(information specifically for Foster/Adopt Families during the Coronavirus Crisis.)