Over the past three decades, VCR has been committed to the well-being of children, families, and the communities in which they live. We believe that child well-being does not and cannot happen in isolation of family well-being. That is why the VCR team continues to walk alongside families, creating safe spaces where they can come together to focus on growing their parenting skills and building leadership capacity.
What a heartfelt, beautiful celebration we had at our Stepping Up for Kids event! Thank you to all of our sponsors and honorees, you truly have gone the extra mile stepping up for children and families!
Our brief descriptions for each honoree give only a glimpse into all they do for children and families. Check out their bios and event photos in our post today.
Reducing mental health stigma and preventing child abuse and neglect, this is the mission of a 2023 Public Awareness Campaign we are excited to begin work on. We are seeking talented professionals to help us develop a comprehensive plan and implement the campaign.
Throughout 2022 we revived activities that had been on hold due to the pandemic, we continued to utilize program models that have demonstrated a proven impact on children and families, and we listened to the community as we started new endeavors. Vision for Children at Risk (VCR) continues to promote the well-being of children, youth, and their families, with a primary focus on those impacted by socioeconomic risk and racial inequity.
The annual Stepping Up for Kids Awards Luncheon celebrates the amazing stories of resource families and front-line agency staff who give outstanding service to children in foster and adoptive care. Awardees are nominated by their peers and have gone the extra mile to ensure safe and supportive homes for children who have experienced abuse and neglect, many of whom today continue to face behavioral and physical health issues.
It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that we share with you the news of Rich Patton’s passing. Mr. Patton passed away on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022. Mr. Patton served as VCR’s Executive Director for over 25 years. He was an exceptional leader, a visionary, and the kind of person who you only get to meet once in a lifetime.
This was a wonderful event, and we are grateful to the speakers, parents, children, and staff that came together to celebrate Black History & Parent Leadership Month. We left feeling inspired, more educated, and motivated.