Member Agencies

The Adoption Exchange: Nationwide 114,000 children wait in foster care for adoption.  A majority of them are children of minority heritage who face significant developmental, medical, behavioral and/or emotional challenges.  Many are members of sibling groups; most are school-aged.  The Adoption Exchange works to make the connection between families who adopt and these children who wait.

Annie Malone Children & Family Service Center:  Since 1888, our mission at Annie Malone has been to care for children in need – and it remains so to this day.  Today, the Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center offers a range of programs and community services far beyond those available in our early days.

Bethany Christian Services of Missouri: Since 1944, Bethany Christian Services has been reaching out to children who are alone or vulnerable. As a worldwide and community leader in adoption and family services, we know that a child’s best chance to thrive is as part of a safe, loving, forever family.

Bringing Families Together: Bringing Families Together (BFT) was created in 1999 with the goal of providing quality social services to children and families.

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Saint Louis: Catholic Charities serves a wide range of disadvantaged populations: dependent, abused and neglected children; unemployed or homeless adults; parents and children requiring family counseling; people struggling as the result of drug abuse or alcoholism; senior citizens with special needs; and many more. Our goal is to break the cycle of poverty, abuse and neglect.  We empower people to make permanent changes in their lives leading to self-sufficient, dignified lifestyles.

Caritas Family Solutions: Caritas Family Solutions offers a premier network of quality child welfare and family services programs provided by a spirited, dedicated, professional staff who serve others with respect and dignity at every stage of life. Founded in 1947, Caritas meets the social and emotional needs of persons from all backgrounds within a 42-county service area in Southern Illinois. Services include adoption and pregnancy care, foster care, counseling, residential treatment for abused and neglected children ages 6-12, community service employment and assisted living for low-income seniors as well as independent living for developmentally disabled adults.

Children’s Home + Aid Society of Illinois: Saving children’s lives, moving families forward and going where the need is greatest – that’s what Children’s Home + Aid is all about.  Since 1883, we have been providing help, hope and opportunity to children and families in need.  Each year Children’s Home + Aid serves more than 40,000 children and families in Illinois by helping them overcome overwhelming obstacles such as poverty, abuse and neglect.

Children’s Permanency Partnership: CPP shall endeavor to provide foster care case management, resource development, and adoption services in a manner ensuring the safety of children and facilitating permanent placements for children, while providing superior services.

Epworth Children & Family Services: For 140 years, Epworth Children & Family Services has provided our community with essential youth development services that have helped thousands of children overcome severe emotional and behavioral challenges.

Every Child’s Hope: In 1858, Reverend Louis Nollau accepted the first child in the German Protestant Orphan’s Home with the goal to offer children a place where they could heal and feel safe. Today, 150 years later and now known as ECH, we are still striving to keep Reverend Nollau’s dream alive.

Family Forward: FamilyForward moves vulnerable children in the direction of hope by delivering comprehensive therapeutic and educational services to support biological, foster, and adoptive families.

Great Circle is an agency that provides a unique spectrum of behavioral health services to children and families. With specialized programs and highly-trained professionals, we provide hope to those in difficult circumstances throughout Missouri and beyond. 

Good Shepherd: In response to the call of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, to help those in need, we connect children with families and keep families connected.

Hoyleton Youth and Family Services: To enable all people, young and old alike, to realize the quality of life that God intends.  This will be accomplished with the compassion of Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit, reaching out to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and social needs of those with whom we journey.

Illinois Dept. of Children and Family Services: The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services provides child welfare services in Illinois.  The Department’s organization includes the Divisions of Child Protection, Placement Permanency, Field Operations, Guardian & Advocacy, Clinical Practice & Professional Development, Service Intervention, Budget & Finance, Planning & Performance Management, and Communications.

Lutheran Famlily & Children’s Services of Illinois: Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS) is a leading provider of a comprehensive range of community-based social services. We annually improve the well-being of more than 40,000 people statewide by nurturing and protecting children, strengthening families and transforming communities. We serve children, individuals, families and communities of all faiths, races, orientations and ethnic backgrounds.

Lutheran Family & Children’s Services of Missouri: Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri aids families, children and individuals by providing adoption, counseling, education and resources to assist with physical and emotional needs.

Marygrove: The Mission of Marygrove is to provide quality mental health services to severely disturbed children, young adults and their families who are economically disadvantaged.

Missouri Baptist Children’s Home: Missouri Baptist Children’s Home is committed to finding families for children who need care outside their own homes. Children now entering out-of-home care need special help and understanding because they may have experienced the pain of physical abuse, sexual abuse and/or neglect.

Missouri Alliance for Children and Families: Missouri Alliance for Children and Families facilitates planning and service implementation through a family-driven, multi-disciplinary team approach for families with children who have serious emotional problems.

Missouri Department of Social Services: Help keep families together and ensure health and safety for Missouri children.

St. Louis Crisis Nursery:  Committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and provides emergency intervention, respite care and support to families in crisis.

St. Vincent Home for Children: As a residential treatment center, St. Vincent Home provides care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for abused and neglected children with moderate to severe emotional problems, behavior disorders, and/or learning disabilities.

Voices for Children: Voices for Children advocates for abused and neglected children and youth in St. Louis by representing their best interests in court and in the community.

Youth In Need: Believing in the power of potential, Youth In Need’s mission is to provide nurturing environments and educational opportunities so children, youth and families will find safety and hope, achieve their goals, and build a positive future.