Foster Care Coalition Of Greater St Louis Inc

Rating: 4.91 stars   75 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education

Location: 1750 S. Brentwood Blvd. Suite 210 Saint Louis MO 63144 USA

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!
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 43-1570225
800.FOSTER.3
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I'm the parent of a volunteer and have heard wonderful stories of her experiences and the great work the organization does. Our local newspaper has also covered the organization and its intense efforts to find a forever home for each child. Furthermore, as a teacher, I recognize the importance to a child of a stable home environment.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The most important gift we can give our Children is a loving, safe environment in which to live and grow.

People who will spend their lives finding homes for Children in need of this loving, safe environment is one of the greatest gifts God has given us.

The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition does this in spades. Creating the "Forever Family"...For Every Child… A Place to Call Home.

God Bless them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Although I have not fostered or adopted, I support this agency because I know they really do what they say. They have been recognized nationally for their work, and it seems to me; what could be more important than finding a home for a child? That's what they do, among a lot of other things. Friendly staff, just a great charity to donate to.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 2 stars  

This is in regards to the little wishes for Christmas from the channel 5 "a place to call home" program. I intended to give little wishes to a couple of children in the name of people I know. I went through the process for one child age 17 because I know these kids are aged out and thought giving to older children would make them know someone cared.

I then picked another child wanting the same thing, went through the process and was told there were no more of this item available. When I tried to review my donation I found the first child had been deleted and this would go to the second child.

Not only did this mess up my Christmas giving (I didn't know who and if they would get an acknowledgement ) but my heart broke knowing these and probably others would think no one cared enough to pick and get them a gift and not understand it was a lack of resources.

I'm sure a lot goes in to arranging this program, but wanted to let you know so perhaps this disappointment. Thanks, Kathy Burns

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

not aplicable

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to make enough gifts available to cover all children's wishes. If not available perhaps have a second choice

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Kathy, Thank you for your donation. I'm so sorry you had a negative experience when granting a Little Wish! I hope I can explain what may have happened so that you aren't discouraged from donating in the future. I assure you that every child that requested a little wish received at least one gift. When the site said, "there are no more of this item available," what likely happened was that that particular child's wish had just been granted by someone else. When it appeared that the first child had been "deleted" this just meant that someone else had granted their wish and so they no longer showed up in the system (so that they did not receive a duplicate wish). I hope this cleared some things up? We truly appreciate your donation and I know you made the holidays much brighter for children in foster care. If you have any further questions or would like to chat more about this, please give us a call at 314.367.8373. Thank you again, Kathy!

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

The little wishes campaign conducted year round is a chance for people who are not in the market to adopt a child but do want to help a child in need by granting "little wishes" that the child has requested.
This program serves the St. Louis Metro area and it wonderful to be able to help children who cannot help themselves.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Foster Care Coalition of Greater STL does a great service to the STL community by providing much needed counseling to both the children and to the prospective foster parents. FCC also found a way of fullfilling the needs and hopes of the children in the form of "Little Gifts". My wife and I fully support the FCC of Greater STL and we know that our donations get used for the greater good of the children who are in the greatest need.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I have made the Foster Care Coalition of Greater St. Louis my charity of choice. They run a great operation, provide a very necessary service to the St. Louis Community and they go out of their way to find new and different ways to fund their operation. Whenever I give a gift of charity, I make sure that the Foster Care Colition gets not only my dollar but also my friends. They are very responsive to my questions, concerns and give me almost instant recognition for my gifts.
Thanks you for providing me this forum to voice my views.
Chuck Gilbert

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Donations

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not change a thing

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Incredible group of hard working people. Whether it is staying up to midnight for multiple nights making sure every child has a gift, to developing Extreme Recruitment so children can find family members, and a new home ! innovative, dedicated and extremely caring, you won't find a better group of children's advocates.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In watching training sessions to late night Little Wishes fulfillment

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have the State realize that the funding of this organization and its programs actually SAVES the State money over the long term.

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Review from Guidestar
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

I am thankful for The Foster Care Coalition they helped my provide a wonderful Christmas gifts for my amazing teen foster daughters two 16 yr old they are not easy to shop for and the Little Wishes program brought some much excitment and happiness Thank you . I would like to take some of their training courses I have heard how great they are. I like the news letter too.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Little Wishes

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I am not sure maybe bring training out to other counties (Warren) because they offer such wonderful training

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