Press, Awards, Publications & Accreditation

National Press

TIME Magazine “Foster Care: Extreme Edition”

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

Local Press

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”

Awards

2015: Incarnate Word Foundation Award

2015: “Stepping Up for Kids” Award, St. Louis Community Family Partnership

2014: “Neighborhood Builders” Award, Bank of America

2013: “Adoption Excellence” Award, Department of Health and Social Services

2012: “Advanced Improvers” Awardee, Sigma Aldrich

2011: “Innovative Programming” Award, Missouri Association for Social Welfare

2010: “What’s Right with the Region” Award, FOCUS St. Louis

2009: “Most Worthy Cause” Best of St. Louis, St. Louis Riverfront Times

2009: “Georgia Frontiere Community Quarterback” Award, St. Louis Rams

2008: “Leadership” Award, The Women of the Well

2007: “Angels in Adoption” Award, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute

2006: “Adoption Activist” Award, North America Council on Adoption

2005: “What’s Right with the Region” Award, FOCUS St. Louis

2004: “Service to America” Award, National Association of Broadcasters

Publications

2015: Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota. “The Importance of Rice Pudding.” Melanie Sheetz & Gayle Flavin, LMSW. Link to Publication (Page 24)

2013: National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment. “Final Missouri Diligent Recruitment Grant Report.” Link to Publication

Accreditation

Council on Accreditation – In 2012, the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition achieved accreditation through the National Council on Accreditation (COA). COA Standards reflect current best practices in our field as determined through extensive reviews and a rigorous, multi-stage development and vetting process. Implementing COA standards means our organization is among the best in the field. We greatly appreciate your contribution to the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition’s success. COA accreditation ensures that our clients can be confident that their needs are addressed in accordance with the most stringent standards of public, as well as private, accountability.

Better Business Bureau® Accredited Charity – The Coalition is an A+ BBB Accredited Charity, meaning it meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.