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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Rating: 5 stars  

As a professional clinical counselor, i am aware of the long-term adverse impact of a lack of stability in a child's life. The dedication of the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition to find Forever Homes that will provide this needed stability for children is inspiring beyond words! I have seen first hand how the expertly trained professional staff works tirelessly to protect and advocate for children. FACC is a Gift - to the children, their new families and the community as a whole.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Donor and Enthusiastic Backer (capitalized because this should be a Proper Category) of the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition. A mission to help children, most of whom really don't have someone fighting for them, is as high a calling as I can think of. You meet these kids and hear their stories of joy when that adoption comes through, or Extreme Recruitment has discovered a relative, and you just want it to happen again and again and again. You want to be a part of that happening. The Coalition makes that happen. THAT makes for a fabulous organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Whenever I have items to donate, I prefer to take them to the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition. I believe in the services they are providing and I'm grateful to those that are able to help with foster care situations!

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

Nothing that I can think of except to make their presence more known!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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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.

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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.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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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

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

Not change a thing

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been and continue to be a supporter of and cheerleader for the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition. The 1/10/11 article in Time Magazine lauds the organization's creative and effective approach, referred to as "Extreme Recruitment, to placing hard-to-place kids with adoptive families. The goal is to give them "A place to call home." Every child deserves one.

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

Make none.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been associated with the Foster Care Coalition of Greater St. Louis for over 10 years. As a professional with over 30 years experience working in related helping professions, I feel confident in my ability to evaluate an outstanding agency when I encounter one. FACC is such an agency. Staff members are not just highly skilled but demonstrate compassion & caring when others might have given up. They are tireless in finding creative ways to reach their goal of finding a forever home for each child. (Could there be anything more creative than Extreme Recruitment?). As a volunteer & a donor I could not be more proud of FACC.

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

I've watched the reaction of the families as ongoing support is offered them. The look on their faces & their personal stories tell it all.

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

Find ways to take Extreme Recruitment nationally - so that children everywhere would have a better opportunity to have a permanent home.

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

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Personally saw the wonderful work being done with children & wanted to help these actions continue in the future.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Have been donating regularly for several years.

What would you tell others about this organization?

It's an outstanding agency - that truly takes its mission seriously.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This Coalition does what I believe in-It serves and protects children who need our support the most. I am a donor and I have also worked with the group to distribute car seats to the foster families. I especially commend their "extreme recruitment" program.

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

Working directly with them with injury prevention materials. They truly care about the kids and families they serve.

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

Help them broaden who they help with financial support.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Through my volunteer work and through donation, I have gotten to know the passionate workers at FACC. They are dedicated to helping the children of St. Louis and work tirelessly on their behalf. They seek the best, most effective ways to place kids in positive environments. This organization deserves as much support as St. Louis can give them.

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

the volunteer work I have done.

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

Make the state budget more money for them.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

An amazing organization providing a critical service to area children and families. Little Wishes, A Place to Call Home, Extreme Recruitment...just some of the many ways FACC touches the lives of those they serve.

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the impact FACC has on our community.

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

not make any!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

What a wonderful organization. Children are served everday that otherwise would have been left out of the joys of life. They truly touch my heart

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

seeing the joy the children experience as they are given Christmas gifts or Little wishes

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

wish more people would participate

 
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