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Children's Home Society of Missouri (CHS) is a non-profit social services agency with a mission to improve the quality of life for children in need.
Our founders were pioneers in the emerging field of child welfare and envisioned a society that would provide homes for neglected and abused children. We have provided safe, permanent and loving homes for children since 1981.
Since our inception, we have formed thousands of families through a continuum of adoption services. We provide extensive pregnancy counseling at no charge for women facing an unplanned pregnancy. Our staff provides assistance for families adopting domestically and internationally, as well as intensive training and support for families to adopt children presently in foster care.
Education and Counseling Services
CHS launched the first comprehensive post-adoption support program in the St. Louis area in April of 2007. On an annual basis, we have supported over 275 families. We provide ongoing education resources and counseling for children and parents throughout their journeys as adoptive families.
Our goal is to provide the necessary knowledge, support and resources for families so they may continue the process of helping their children heal from past trauma, conquer the negative aspects of their earlier lives or appreciate their roles as members of a loving family.
Developmental Disabilities Services
In the early 1980s, we extended our mission to provide short and long-term care for children with significant developmental disabilities. Today, we provide two residential sites for children with significant disabilities, as well, as respite care for families.
We provide a nurturing, home setting for children with significant disabilities from birth 21 years of age, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our children are non-ambulatory and may have a combination of disabilities including cerebral palsy, cognitive disability, brain trauma and epilepsy.
Children's Home Society of Missouri is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization. For more information on how you can support children in need, visit our How to Help pages.
For press inquiries, please contact:
Karen E. Nolte
9445 Litzinger Road
St. Louis, MO 63144
Office 314.968.2350 x232