On Friday, June 4th VCR partnered with Generate Health and St. Louis Child Abuse and Neglect Network (STLCANN) to host the annual Legislative Wrap-Up focused on children and families. The event was centered on the question “How did the 2021 legislative session affect children and families in Missouri?” Some of our key take-a-ways include…
After Missouri lawmakers chose not to expand Medicaid for seven years, voters took the matter into their own hands. Volunteers collected sufficient signatures to get the issue on the ballot and Missouri voters approved a change to the Constitution that required Medicaid expansion. The next step is for the Legislature to put money in the budget to fund the expansion. The Governor did this, but the House voted to take the money out.
The year of 2020 brought with it many new and unexpected challenges that impacted our families and our staff. From an unprecedented pandemic to a national reckoning with systemic racial inequity, we found ourselves in a position where we had to be creative to meet our community’s increased needs for support while also adapting all our usual strategies and techniques to work at a safe distance. It has been a difficult time, but the VCR team managed to maintain all our initiatives at the standard we expect from ourselves. We even managed to achieve some new levels of success.
Black History Month is about celebrating the uniqueness and difference African Americans make and have made in America. National Parent Leadership Month is also celebrated during the month of February. We celebrate the uniqueness and positive difference parents make in the lives of their children, family and community. Yes, the parent voice matters for your family and community….
Absentee voting is now open for the March 2nd municipal primary, but the excuses have changed from the November 2020 election. You may still be eligible.
At Vision for Children at Risk, our focus is on creating a better future for children, where geography does not determine their future. We are committed to reducing the wide disparities that exist in the well-being of children across the St. Louis region. This has been our commitment for nearly three decades, and we renew that today with the announcement of our new branding and website.