Member Agencies

What Are Our Member Agencies?

From the very inception of our cause, these invaluable partners have stood steadfastly beside us, propelling our mission forward with unwavering dedication.

Our member agencies serve as the lifeblood of our operation, infusing it with the expertise and resources that allow us to make a real and lasting impact on the lives of our kids, caregivers, and the community as a whole. As we navigate the intricate landscape of the child welfare system, their unwavering support and referrals become the guiding compass, enabling us to bridge the gaps and address the unique needs of each precious child under our care.

Together, we stand united, fueled by a common purpose and driven by the knowledge that each child deserves a loving and stable home. Our member agencies are the foundation upon which we build a brighter tomorrow – one filled with promise and possibility for every child in need.

Our 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 the 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 of offering 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.

Good Shepherd: Good Shepherd helps those in need by connecting children with families and keeping families connected.

Hoyleton Youth and Family Services: To enable all people, young and old alike, to realize the quality of life that they deserve.  Hoyleton reaches out to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and social needs of youth and families.

KVC Health Systems: 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. 

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 Family & Children’s Services of IllinoisLutheran 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.

Become a Member Agency

  • The agency must consistently support our mission.
  • Reach out to Melanie Scheetz at to inquire about becoming a member agency.