ARCHS provides funding and strategic support for children across St. Louis in all stages from birth to high school graduation. In FY 2019, ARCHS' funded partners ensured parents of newborns were set up with Safe Sleep Packs, helped children with disabilities secure equipment to grow just like other kids, and access to mental health treatment was readily available.
Here are just a few highlights from FY 2019 Child Safety Data:
- Nearly $5,000 of materials and supplies (diapers, clothing, hygiene supplies, baby monitors, rent assistance, etc.) was given by ARCHS' partner Annie Malone Children & Family Service Center's Parent Advocacy Program to stabilize the family unit and prevent children from entering foster care.
- ARCHS support allowed St. Louis Arc to loan an average of 191 pieces of therapeutic equipment per month to families of children with special developmental needs. 100% of those families reported improvement in their child's target area of development as a result of equipment use.
- ARCHS' partner Hopewell Center provided 857 mental health therapy sessions to more than 150 students and delivered training to more than 70 parents and teachers so they can better assess behavioral and emotional disorders.
- ARCHS support allowed the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition Extreme Recruitment Program to connect more than 30 children between ages 10-18, the most difficult age group to place, with safe and appropriate relatives.