Family Engagement

Family Support
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Overview

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We are here to walk alongside you as you navigate parenting and accessing social supports for your family.

System of Care- Children & Youth Mental Health Services: Contact Jawana Hammonds, System of Care and Director of Family Support Services, at jhammonds@visionforchildren.org or 314-534-6015 ext. 130.

PACT-STL- Child Abuse & Neglect: Contact Kate Kasper, PACT-STL Director, at kkasper@visionforchildren.org or 314-534-6015 ext. 110.

Project LAUNCH- Children’s Early Development & Well-Being: Contact Nathan Ivy, Project LAUNCH Director, at nivy@visionforchildren.org or 314-534-6015 ext. 120.

Overview

Our Family Support Program is dedicated to peer support. We are here to walk alongside you as you navigate parenting and accessing social supports for your family. Our Family Support Team brings lived experience to their roles, and they understand the complexities of life.

Our Family Support Team trusts you as the expert on your family, respects you and your family, and will assist you as you navigate services.

Our Family Support Team, made up of Family Support Partners and Family Engagement Specialists, covers three different focus areas:

  • System of Care: Children & Youth Mental Health Services
  • PACT-STL: Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Project LAUNCH: Children’s Early Development & Well-Being

Goals

Our Family Support Team is committed to the following goals:

  • Creating a space for voice & choice;
  • Walking alongside parents/caregivers;
  • Validating that parents/caregivers are the expert on their families;
  • Listening/learning about family needs;
  • Providing support services in a non-judgmental manner;
  • Assisting parents/families in connecting to resources;
  • Facilitating and nurturing a culture of respect for families; and 
  • Helping families identify goals they would like to achieve.

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Upcoming Events

virtual
APR
17
Project LAUNCH
Dad's Café

Connect with other dads and learn more about strengthening your family.

virtual
APR
21
PACT-STL
Parent Café
Connect with other parents and caregivers to strengthen your family.
Virtual
Apr
27
Project LAUNCH Parent Café

Connect with other parents and caregivers to strengthen your family.

Children’s Data

Children of Metropolitan St. Louis
A Report to the Community

Vision for Children at Risk informs the community with data and information on child well-being in the St. Louis area, builds and drives collaboration and strategic action for children, and advocates for policies and investment in children that support child well-being.