Helpful Links

Alliance for Children & Families

www.alliance1.org

The Alliance for Children and Families provides services to nonprofit child- and family-serving and economic empowerment organizations. Motivated by a vision of a healthy society and strong communities, we work to strengthen America's nonprofit sector, and through advocacy, assure the sector's continued independence.

Children's Services Coalition

www.csc-stl.org

Great Circle is a member of the Children's Services Coalition (CSC), a group whose mission is to promote delivery of high-quality social and behavioral healthcare services for children and their families in the Greater St. Louis area.

The CSC is comprised of nonprofit agencies that all have a successful history of serving the needs of children and families in the area. In the CSC, members work together to promote the delivery of social and behavioral healthcare services for Missouri's children and families through advocacy, collaboration, and communication. CSC members work collaboratively toward the following purposes:

  • Providing a unified voice regarding services, funding and advocacy for Missouri's children and their families;
  • Acting as a forum for identifying needs and gaps in the continuum of care for Missouri's children and their families;
  • Serving as a vehicle for discussion and sharing of knowledge, services and best practices;
  • Encouraging program and funding collaborations and referrals; and
  • Mobilizing grassroots support as appropriate.
To learn more, visit the CSC's website at www.csc-stl.org. The site provides helpful information and links to CSC member agencies that are listed by the types of services provided. It can be a valuable resource for a person or family who is facing a difficult situation and does not know where to turn for help.

Children's Trust Fund

www.ctf4kids.org

Children's Trust Fund (CTF) is Missouri's foundation for child abuse prevention. CTF was created by the Missouri General Assembly in 1983 as a 501c(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to prevent and/or alleviate child abuse and neglect. CTF does not receive any general revenue or funding from the state to support its prevention activities. Funding is obtained from dedicated fees on marriage licenses and vital records, volunteer contributions designated on Missouri state income tax returns, sales of the specialty CTF license plate, general donations, interest income from the fund, and other grants.

Kids Count Data Book

www.kidscount.org

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book finds today's youth — Generation Z — are healthier and completing high school on time despite mounting economic inequality and increasingly unaffordable college tuition. Aided by smart policies and investments in prevention, a record number of teens are making positive choices. This year, the annual report focuses on key trends in child well-being in the post-recession years and offers recommendations for how policymakers can ensure all children are prepared for the future, based on the country’s shared values of opportunity, responsibility and security.

Kidzrock

www.kidzrockband.com

Kidzrock is a music program that teaches children as young as 4 how to play an instrument in the setting of a real rock band. Band members rotate on drums, electric guitar, and keyboard as they prepare to sing and play in a rock concert. Each band sings and performs songs featured on the Kidzrock CD. The songs are composed specifically for the program and use simple music patterns allowing this age group immediate access to musical performance.

Children learn how to read color-coded standard music notation from the Kidzrock Songbook while playing on modified instruments for smaller sized hands. The program creates a unique experience by combining instruments, theory, singing, ensemble performance and rock ‘n’ roll fantasy all rolled into one. All instruments are provided by Kidzrock and there are no practice expectations outside of the class.

Missouri Department of Social Services Children's Division

www.dss.mo.gov

This site provides information on services for children, youth and families such as becoming a foster parent, adoption and child care. Contact information for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect also can be found on this site.

Phelps County Community Partnership

www.thepccp.org

The Phelps County Community Partnership has been working with citizens and organizations to match public and private funding, resources, and programs to meet the needs of the communities in Phelps County and the region. The Partnership's mission is to promote awareness of community needs and to work together with citizens and organizations to achieve better results for children, families, and communities.

State of Missouri

www.mo.gov

The State of Missouri's official website.