In a merger of two longstanding organizations which have helped children and families for a combined 170 years, Children’s Home Society of Missouri and Family Resource Center united as FamilyForward in 2017 to better serve the community.

FamilyForward provides trauma assessment and psychological evaluation, therapy, coaching and education, foster care and adoption, therapeutic preschool, and care for children with developmental disabilities.

Among last year’s grants, Old Newsboys supplied gifts for teens and toys for various ages in the Shop for an Angel program of Children’s Home Society.

Thanks to a host of generous donors, FamilyForward renovated its Therapeutic Preschool this year, creating a soothing space where young children impacted by trauma can find the therapy support and individualized care they needed to move forward with their lives.