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Causes: Adoption, Children & Youth, Education, Foster Care

Mission: The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition is a non-profit agency that strives to create permanency in foster children’s lives by recruiting and retaining foster/adoptive families.

Results: Learn about our groundbreaking work: http://www.foster-adopt.org/about-us/reports-financials/ Awards & Recognition: http://www.foster-adopt.org/about-us/awards-recognition/

Target demographics: create permanency in every foster child’s life by recruiting and supporting foster and adoptive children and families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,801 children and families in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, and touched the lives of 12,347 foster and adoptive families

Geographic areas served: the St. Louis Metropolitan community

Programs: Recruitment Programs like 30 Days to Family™, A Place To Call Home, Extreme Recruitment®, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, Child In Need; and support services like educational advocacy, 24/7 crisis Intervention, support groups, trainings, resources for clothing for foster and adoptive youth ([RE]FRESH and the KidStore), newsletters, financial education for youth, and more!

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank You for starting ReFresh!!! I'm a foster care case manager and teenagers at my agency only have $200. per year to spend on clothes. I have one 16 year old in particular that just loves fashion, but feels like she's not able to have fun and be creative with her clothes. She feels like other kids can tell she's in foster care because of the way she dressed. Her 200 dollars a year barely covers her winter coat, shoes and undergarments. Since foster youth get 90% off at ReFresh, she was able to spend $50 and get twice as much as she could usually afford! I can tell she feels more confident and is having fun with her wardrobe. She's even talking about going through the job program at ReFresh now!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

An amazing organization providing critical services to area children and families. As a case manager, I have utilized the multiple services and supports available to foster/adoptive parents and clients. I have also attended professional trainings through the Foster Care Coalition which I found to be informative and progressive in the field of child welfare.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition provides support to and recruitment of foster and adoptive families. The Coalition is an agency that meets families where they are and continually reinforces that family belonging is powerful. The Coalition has an amazing group of employees, volunteers and board members that truly believe in the agency's mission and go above and beyond to see that it is put in action everyday.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with the FACC for many years through their support groups. I have always been very proud to be affiliated with such an awesome organization. These dynamic group of people genuinely care about children and families who are going through the foster care and adoption process.

The FACC provides quality trainings, resources and support. The successful work that is being done through Extreme Recruitment is connecting children with their birth families and identifying possible placements.

This organization is professional and strives for excellence in the quality of services they provide.

Review from Guidestar