Who We Are
Vision for Children at Risk is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the well-being of children, families, and the community. Over the past three decades, we have advocated tirelessly to change the relentless inequities that persist in our region’s systems. The work of building a better future for children at risk has never been easy, but it has always been rewarding. We do it by sticking to what we know works: engaging with the experience, passion, and creative voices of our community members. Our team is committed to empowering families and uplifting communities. We cultivate active collaborations to develop new ideas and methods for protecting our community’s youngest and most vulnerable members.
What We Do
Vision for Children at Risk (VCR) promotes the well-being of children, youth, and their families, with a primary focus on those impacted by socioeconomic risk and racial inequity. We do this by:
- Informing the community with data and research,
- Promoting collaborative action,
- Engaging and supporting families, and
- Advocating for child well-being through policy and community investment.
Why We Do It
We believe that the neighborhood in which a child lives should not determine the limits of their future. We know that change is possible when you empower parents and engage with communities as partners in the work of protecting our region’s children.
Learn About Our Focus Areas
How did the 2023 Legislative Session impact children & families?
PACT-STL Parent Café
Connect with other parents and caregivers to strengthen your family.
Parents charting their own paths, together, toward holistic wellness.
Check out our CMSL Data Book and our new interactive Children’s Data Center
Quantitative and qualitative data should provide the foundation for informed, strategic, collaborative community engagement, action, and advocacy. We invite you to explore the data and join us in working towards a better future for children and families in the St. Louis region.